Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chouteau Mansion

The house of Auguste Chouteau, in decrepit beauty before its demolition.

4 comments:

  1. I am mad that someone actually tore that down. Our French heritage has been lost in St. Louis. What a mortal shame

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  2. Tom Maher - KirkwoodFebruary 21, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    The home shown was the "country house" of Chouteau; it is not the "mansion" shown in the link. The house shown was in the now-Bridgeton area. The mansion was Downtown, somewhere on what is now Washington in the Park area; it was razed in 1841.

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    1. Ah, the drawing must have been mislabeled. Thanks, Tom.

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  3. From having read the description from your link, I gather that the mansion must have sat right about where the south leg of the Arch stands. But I could be wrong.

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