Louis Sachs donated land some years ago to the St. Louis County Library for a new genealogy center “with the express understanding that the Library had a limited time in which to put the property to use, and the donation agreement specifically stated that if construction of the Center did not commence by May, 2013, the gift would be negated.” The date came and went with no action by the Library so the gift, six acres at Wild Horse Creek and Baxter roads in Chesterfield, has reverted to the family-owned Sachs Properties.
Plans for the new Center for Family History stated it would occupy six acres near the corner of Baxter and Wild Horse Creek Roads in Chesterfield, Missouri, just west of Chesterfield Mall. The two-story facility would have been 63,000 square feet, providing ample room for expansion of St. Louis County Library's existing genealogy collection. The building also would have included an auditorium for programs and a family history museum.
You can read more in an article by Jane Henderson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at http://goo.gl/MSfzGn.