The Meramec Highlands store was one of the first resort structures built in 1891.  It served resort guests and the year round residents of the area.  In 1892, a U.S. Post Office was added to the store.  The storekeeper served as postmaster and station agent for the nearby Frisco Station.  The Meramec Highlands post office was decertified in 1907. Over time, the business of the store shifted to providing groceries and included a restaurant as indicated in the 1913 era photograph below.