Lynch's Furniture amp; Appliance, Inc. was founded in 1942 by my Great Grandfather, P.R. Lynch. Lynch's Furniture has been around longer than the city of St. Robert! P.R. was one of the founders of St. Robert and was one of three men to name the City. My Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother started the store in 1942 out of a tent. Fort Leonard Wood was just beginning to form and the Army supplied cots for the soldiers, but the families needed furniture. Great Grandpa and Great Grandma sold just about everything from china to used furniture. If you needed it; they had it or would get it! Eventually the store outgrew the tent and Great Grandpa built a building right smack on I-44!! Of course, I-44 wasn't there at the time! My Great Aunts and Uncles, all 4 of them, grew up in the family business. My Great Aunt recalls working in the family store as early as 7 years old cleaning the furniture! My Grandpa & Great Uncle were the 2nd Generation owners. Fort Leonard Wood was growing and so was the traffic in St. Robert! In the early 60's the State Highway department decided to build I-44 right through the Lynch's Furniture building! So, my Grandpa and Great Uncle built a new building in 1962 at 248 Old Route 66 which is where we still are today!