Historic Painting Project

More evidence of St. Louis’ honoring its history is the Patterson Paintings Project that was completed in 2001. Local artist Michael O. Patterson was commissioned to paint pictures of St. Louis historic sites and scenes and all 18 of these paintings are now framed and displayed in City Hall, most of them available for public view in Council Chambers along with tri-fold brochures describing each painting.

The paintings were paid for with donations from local citizens who gave money in memory of a loved one, and each painting bears a small brass plaque with this information. Mike Patterson has continued to paint after his retirement, and resides in St. Louis right near the downtown.

Park Hotel
Donated by Gary and Lou Irvin
Gilmore Grocery
Donated by Steven K. Near, O.D.
St. Louis Downtown
Donated by City of St. Louis
Harrington House Block
Donated by Gratiot County Community Foundation
Hoxie Law Office
Donated in Memory of T. Jefferson Hoxie
Michigan Chemical Corporation
Donated in Memory of John L. Giles
Gratiot County State Bank of St. Louis
Holcomb Opera House
Donated in Memory of Dr. Louis O. Ludlum, DDS
Magnetic Mineral Springs
Donated in Honor of Grant and Vesta Hess
The Conery
Donated in Memory of Mable and Early "Bun" Brown
Lake Shore Sugar Company
Donated in Memory of The Clyde Richter Family
The Church Castle
Donated in Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Orville Church
Old Train Depot
Donated by Gratiot County Community Foundation
Yerington's College
Donated in Honor of Clare and Frances Irvin
Martins Opera House
Colonial Theatre Block
Donated by Doug and Nancy McKim
The Charles House
Donated in Honor of Bud and Elaine Roslund
St. Louis High School
Donated by Loraine and Bill Mayes
War Memorial Monument
Donated by St. Louis VFW Post #3055
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