The Nims Mansion was built in 1929 by Eugene Nims who was a founder of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. It was the weekend retreat for the Nims family and they cultivated extensive gardens on the grounds. Built of all stone, the large mansion was designed by a prominent St. Louis architectural firm at the time, Maritz and Young. The property was developed into a park in the early 1970's and purchased by St. Louis County in 1986. The Nims Mansion is not available to tour but the surrounding gardens are a favorite place for wedding pictures!
Located in Bee Tree County Park
2701 Finestown Road
Oakville, MO 63129
The fountain at Nims Mansion in Bee Tree County Park
Historic Landmark-Eugene Nims House, "Bee Tree Farm", built 1929, Oakville MO