A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.
I am mad that someone actually tore that down. Our French heritage has been lost in St. Louis. What a mortal shame
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.
Ah, the drawing must have been mislabeled. Thanks, Tom.
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.