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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ADV_stephen-and-peter-sachs-museum_St.-Louis-MO.html
Constructed between 1859 and 1860, this neoclassical building is one of only five original structures at the Garden built by Henry Shaw. While the exterior was designed by George I. Barnett, the interior resembles Museum No. 2, the Economic Botany…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ADN_kresko-family-victorian-garden_St.-Louis-MO.html
During the late 1700s, geometric-style gardens were popular in England. Victorians favored elaborate and colorful combinations in these formal gardens, lined with bold and brightly colored plants. Foliage and succulents were typically combined…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ABI_tower-grove-house_St.-Louis-MO.html
Between 1849 and 1851, architect George I. Barnett simultaneously designed Henry Shaw's city and country residences. Tower Grove House was Shaw's elegant Italianate country home. Making a dramatic impression against the landscape, it was designed …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29ST_the-old-courthouse_St.-Louis-MO.html
On April 6, 1846, a slave named Dred Scott and his wife Harriet sued for their freedom in this courthouse. The Scotts had been taken by their owner to free jurisdictions and then returned to Missouri, a slave state. In 1857, Chief Justice Roger B.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28R1_st-charles-rock-road_St.-Louis-MO.html
First Trail West Started near this corner 1764 Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri 1913 Re-dedicated - 1970 - DAR
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28OE_western-reach-of-the-revolution_St.-Louis-MO.html
The Battle of Fort San Carlos was the westernmost battle of the American Revolution. On May 26, 1780, about 300 townspeople, including Spanish soldiers, French settlers, and enslaved and free African Americans rallied to defend St. Louis. In front…
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Auctions were once a common site on the stately steps of the Old Courthouse in front of you. The court organized property sales when people went bankrupt or died without a will. Between 1839 and 1862, the court sold more than 500 enslaved men, wom…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VFG_lewis-and-clark-historical_St.-Louis-MO.html
June 20, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson's instructions to Meriwether Lewis on river exploration: "The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the wat…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEJ_jefferson-barracks-national-cemetery-historical_St.-Louis-MO.html
The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery was established by joint resolution of Congress in 1866, among the first burial grounds officially designated in the wake of the Civil War. Under the care of the Veterans Administration, the facility is ope…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TE6_world-war-ii-merchant-marine-seamen-and-navy-armed-guard-memorial-a-war-memorial_St.-Louis-MO.html
Dedicated to the memory of Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard who gave their lives in World War II in the service of their country United States Merchant Marine World War II Losses Ships - 731 Merchant Seamen - 6700 Navy Arm…
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