The owner was very gracious and gave my family and I a tour without any notice on Christmas eve. They have done a wonderful job of restoration which is on-going. I lived in this house 25 years ago while in college and have always tried to describe the opulence and splendor of my apartment which had stained glass windows and a fireplace. It is still a beautiful mansion from the two-three foot cherry dragon bannisters to the 47 stained glass windows. If you stay here you must eat at Barbosas Castille about 5 minutes away which is also a beautiful mansion and restaurant. Thanks again for the walk down memory lane and letting me show off my old apartment which is beautiful. Roger G.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Shakespeare Chateau was built in 1885 by Nathan Ogden when St. Joseph Missouri was known as "The Queen of the River Cities." High atop a bluff looking down across the city toward the Missouri River, 809 Hall Street is one of several mansions in the Hall Street Historic District known locally as "Millionaires' Row." You'll enjoy meeting the friendly innkeeper, Isobel, as she takes you through the palatial interior. You'll marvel at 47 (yes, 47!) Original stained glass windows, carved cherrywood, mahogany, and walnut mantles, and of course, a bust of the Bard himself above the grand fireplace in the front foyer. But most of all, you'll enjoy our comfortable sleeping rooms, each one beautifully appointed with fabulous art and antiques and luxurious linens. ... more less