The Pilaster House was given to the City of Hannibal in 1956 by Mrs. Sarah Mahan. It was restored and opened to the public in 1959. In 2009 the building was placed on Missouri Preservation's "Most Endangered Buildings" list.
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum has the responsibility of caring for Grant's, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. We are relying upon donations from concerned citizens to restore this important historical landmark and keep it open for future generations. Will you please donate?
Grant's Drug Store (aka; Pilaster House) was named to Missouri Preservation's "Most Endangered Buildings" list in 2009. Emergency repairs by volunteers saved the building temporarily, but it is now in dire need of a complete restoration and cannot be reopened to the public until such a restoration is complete. This building is vital to preserving the legacy of Mark Twain.
We invite visitors to view the old time drug store display through the windows. Donations toward the restoration project are gratefully accepted. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum receives no tax dollars to support its historic preservation efforts and must rely on the generosity of Mark Twain fans from around the world.
Thank you for supporting our preservation efforts.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 640801 N 4397075|
|Decimal Degrees||39.71193333, -91.35741667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 42.716', W 91° 21.445'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 42' 42.96" N, 91° 21' 26.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 323-399 N Main St, Hannibal MO 63401, US|
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