Imbs Station history
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Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#52 Feb 21, 2013
I think there are at least three posting on Pogo.
Poor pogo is up day and night trying to keep up
I wonder if pogo ever has time to sleep being he is watching the posts when he isnt bsuy out shagging a stray dog or handing out bl*w jobs at the McBride bar parking lot
Poor pogo
Lauralynn

Saint Louis, MO

#53 Dec 22, 2014
Dupo Resident wrote:
<quoted text> Oops. Sorry, you are correct Old Timer. It was the Brass Rail. Sorry for the mistake. Thanks.
My patents owned the Brass Rail.. On Triple Lakes rd .. Close to Cahokia.. The one at the white church at the cross rds of IBMs and triple lakes was the Triple Lakes tavern and the one further down on Triple Lakes rd .. Going towards Columbia/Millstat was the Bluffside Tavern
david

Kansas City, MO

#54 Dec 28, 2014
Love the bar
EricH

Saint Louis, MO

#55 Jan 10, 2015
Does anyone know what the IMBS stands for?
jjm

Millstadt, IL

#56 Mar 19, 2015
don't know what the imbs stands for but I was told it was an old stage coach trail and then a trolley trail that ran from waterloo to east st Louis, I was told you can see the old trolley tracks running down 5th street in dupo in front of the high school in some old pics. the vfw was a trolley power station back in early 1900's. get the history of dupo book from library, it tells some of the story.
jjm

Millstadt, IL

#57 Mar 19, 2015
you can still see the "arco" gas station sign there and what looks to be the old trail off to right and left
Eric

Saint Louis, MO

#58 Mar 24, 2015
jjm wrote:
don't know what the imbs stands for but I was told it was an old stage coach trail and then a trolley trail that ran from waterloo to east st Louis, I was told you can see the old trolley tracks running down 5th street in dupo in front of the high school in some old pics. the vfw was a trolley power station back in early 1900's. get the history of dupo book from library, it tells some of the story.
Is that by where the building is that has the front of an old train on it? Whats the story with that building?
ratsnake

Aurora, CO

#59 Mar 29, 2015
Bill wrote:
There was a tavern there probably a stage coach stop as well years ago along with farmers inn
There was a gas station there .Every thing else was gone back in the sixties
ratsnake

Aurora, CO

#60 Mar 29, 2015
ratsnake wrote:
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There was a gas station there .Every thing else was gone back in the sixties
Farmers inn was in Monroe county imb station was more st.clair county.
MISS_TAKES

Edwardsville, IL

#61 Apr 8, 2015
Hello wrote:
Sad that this topic had to turn into this kind of crap.
Hello, your so right, Imbs Station was a nice area and some people are making it sound like a slum, guess they were brought up that way and low life is all they know.(Have heard old timers talk about the filling station, tavern and a old iron bridge not far from the tavern, some have said people would ride a ferry boat up the creek past imbs and go on up stream for several miles, one told me how his ancestors came in contact with Indians.) I have found arrow heads in the area.
Nam vet

Chicago, IL

#62 Apr 17, 2015
Just curious wrote:
I was just wondering where the name 'Imbs Station' comes from. Someone once told me there used to be a tavern up there somewhere. Was there an old stagecoach stop/boarding house/saloon up there many years ago?
It was bluffside
Flo

Columbia, IL

#63 Apr 18, 2015
That was Imbs Station Tavern. BluffSide
was on Triple Lakes Rd.
jjm

United States

#64 Apr 19, 2015
Eric wrote:
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Is that by where the building is that has the front of an old train on it? Whats the story with that building?
no that is the American legion park. the other side is/was a concession stand for picnics etc. the old vfw is now a pool hall and that was the trolley power station
lrehg-TX

Arlington, TX

#66 Saturday Aug 12
My Grandfather owned the IMBS station building which was a tavern, general store, filling station, large dance hall (on west side of building), a baseball diamond and a residence. It was active during the 1940's, 50's and 60's that I know of. Grandpa sold the property in the 60's and moved to Millstadt, where he with his wife and children are buried. When I was very young, there was a train that came thru there and was a bridge on IMBS Station road, over the tracks. That bridge was removed in the 40's but some of the right of way can still be seen. The building burned down in the 1980's and a modern brick house is on the property. I do not know what IMBS stands for, but it could have had something to do with the railroad.
opinion

East Saint Louis, IL

#67 Saturday Aug 12
This thread started off being interesting. I like hearing about the history of this area from people who know the truth. I miss the old Falling Springs bar.
Jerome Real Man

New York, NY

#68 Saturday Aug 12
opinion wrote:
This thread started off being interesting. I like hearing about the history of this area from people who know the truth. I miss the old Falling Springs bar.
You only love things you can mooch off others Trucker
People had to work to keep that place going...while you came there to mooch off others
lrehg-TX

Arlington, TX

#70 Monday
lrehg-TX wrote:
My Grandfather owned the IMBS station building which was a tavern, general store, filling station, large dance hall (on west side of building), a baseball diamond and a residence. It was active during the 1940's, 50's and 60's that I know of. Grandpa sold the property in the 60's and moved to Millstadt, where he with his wife and children are buried. When I was very young, there was a train that came thru there and was a bridge on IMBS Station road, over the tracks. That bridge was removed in the 40's but some of the right of way can still be seen. The building burned down in the 1980's and a modern brick house is on the property. I do not know what IMBS stands for, but it could have had something to do with the railroad.
More information on where Imbs Station got it's name. There was a flour mill at Imbs that collected wheat for shipment to Crown Mill Co. in Belleville, IL , where it was processed into flour & feed. Mr. J. H. Imbs from St Louis was President of Crown Mill Co. They had 3 Large ware houses on points of the Louisville, Nashville & Cairo short line Railroad. The Station at the Imbs location was named after the President of the milling company.
lrehg-TX

Arlington, TX

#71 Monday
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