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The home was built in 1867, sits at the south end of the town by the Mississippi River at Water's Point. The Anheuser family bought the estate in 1916 and used it as a summerhouse until 1945 when Mabel-Ruth and her husband, the late Frederick Straub Anheuser, moved there and named it Fredmar Farms. Read More
People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the Anderson House at Battle of Lexington Historic Site and marvel at the bullet holes still in the walls and evidence of the cannon shots. Read More
Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s. Read More
The Chatillon DeMenil House is a magnificent example of the late Greek Revival style in St. Louis, but its significance is more than architectural. The house embodies the stories of the families who lived here, including members of the founding families of St. Louis and Carondelet, a nationally known Western trailblazer, the family of an Oglala leader, the first… Read More
This house was Eugene's boyhood home, and during their residence here his father Roswell M. Field served as the Attorney who took Dred Scott's freedom suit into the Federal Courts, leading to the infamous Supreme Court decision in Scott v. Sandford. Read More
Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is composed of several buildings that preserve and interpret notable examples of the architecture and history for which the community is widely known. The Felix Vallé House, built in 1818, was designed as a combination mercantile store and residence for its original owner, Jacob Philipson. Built of native limestone, its Federal-style architecture demonstrates… Read More
The General Daniel Bissell House was built between 1812 and 1820 and is an outstanding and early example of the Federal style of architecture in the Missouri Territory. Daniel Bissell was an important figure in the early military history of the region, and the house reflects its occupancy by five generations of his family before they gave it to… Read More
Built in 1883 for Lula and her new husband, David A. Glenn, the Glenn House was originally built in a vernacular farmhouse style. It was renovated in 1900 to the Queen Anne style with Free Classic influences. Under the auspices of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, The Glenn House has been faithfully restored and has many original… Read More
This beautiful two story Federal style home sits in Southwest Park in Webster Groves Missouri. The home was built in 1857 by Christopher Hawken for his wife, Mary Ann Eads and features period furnishings. Christopher's father, Jacob, developed the Hawken rifle. The Hearth Room is also on premise and can be rented for weddings, receptions and business functions. Read More
The Daniel Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800’s from its adventures to its lifelong struggles. The Boone Home brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Within the thick limestone walls, stories of a daring man offer a glimpse… Read More
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: The stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces and furnished in the style it was in during its heydays of the 1860s-1880s, the ornate mansion provides a history lesson in every corner. In fact, most of the original furnishing purchased by Amanda Hunter, the house's first owner (with her… Read More
Jean Baptiste Valle became the richest man of the Illinois country and the first commandant under Spanish authority. The Spanish census for 1787 states that "Don Juan Baptiste Valle" establishment included his wife, 2 children and 37 slaves. The formal garden is likely to have been the first formal rose garden in Missouri. Mme Valle received rose cuttings from… Read More
As visitors make their trek to the historic Rocky Ridge Farm, the first sight they’ll see is Laura’s and Almanzo’s beloved farmhouse. It remains as it was in 1957 and stands as an official project of the Save America’s Treasures National Trust for Historical Preservation. Read More
The land upon which the Phelps House is built was purchased by Colonel William H. Phelps in 1868. Designed by Colonel Phelps and completed in 1895, the house is constructed of Carthage-mined grey marble and features a mixture of Beaux Arts, Classical Revival, and Romanesque styles. It is currently owned by Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc. Read More
Rockcliffe Mansion, built between 1898 and 1900 in the Georgian Revival Style, is a massive Gilded-Age grand residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Perched on a limestone bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River and the historic town of Hannibal below, its views are spectacular and unmatched. Read More
Built by Samuel Cupples in 1890 at a cost of $500,000, the 42 room Romaneque mansion is constructed out of intricately carved sandstone and granite. The interior features paneling of exotic woods, parquet floors, Tiffany stained glass, and St. Louis ironwork. The house is furnished with period pieces. The former bowling alley now serves as an art gallery. Read More
The Florissant Valley Historical Society is housed in the elegant Taille de Noyer House. Taille de Noyer is an historic antebellum home with stately pillars across the front veranda and is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homes in St. Louis County. The oldest section, a two-room log cabin used as a fur trading post, dates back… Read More
Honeyshuck is the lovely old restored two-story front-gable-and-wing frame home of James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark. The home displays furnishings and memorabilia and is named “Honeyshuck” for the yard’s honey locusts, whose shucks fall to the ground. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Read More
The 30 room mansion of Harvey Merrick Vaile was described as "the most princely house and the most comfortable home in the entire west" during its construction in the early 1880s. Besides elaborate architectural details and frescos, the house boasted such novel amenities as gas, water works and a wine cellar with a capacity of nearly 48,000 gallons. The… Read More
Thomas Hart Benton was one of Missouri's most noted artists from 1937 until his death in 1975. His Victorian house and carriage house studio contain many of his belongings. Read More
Tour the Watkins family home and woolen mill for an unforgettable trip into the 1800s. This 2 ½ story Classic Revival home has been restored to its 1870s appearance. Built between 1850-1854, the home was made almost entirely from materials immediately available on the property.Highlights of the house tour include the semicircular semi-floating staircase, the formal parlor, guest rooms,… Read More