Beyond Jane Austen’s Time: A House of Pre-Civil War Missouri

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September 29, 2017 @ 11:00 AM – September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
The Oakland House
Genesta St
St. Louis, MO 63123

Reservations are required for this program. Please contact Bettye Dew, our Hostess, to reserve.

September will take us to a home of the post-Austen era, the Oakland House, with a tour (including tidbits about the house and the times) followed by lunch.

Oakland House was built 1853/54 by L. A. Benoist (1803-1867), a pioneer banker and financier, as a country home for him and his third wife, Sarah Elizabeth Benoist, whom he married in November 1849.  In 1853, Benoist commissioned George I. Barnett, the architect for the Tower Grove home of Henry Shaw, to design his home.   Barnett is also known for designing the Grand Avenue Water Tower and the 1871 Missouri Governor’s Mansion.



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