64 Vandeventer Place, 1899

From the Catalogue of the Annual Exhibition of the Saint Louis Architecture Club (1899). This two-and-a-half story Elizabethan-style mansion was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge in 1898 for Henry C. Scott, a Confederate war veteran and St. Louis capitalist. The H.C. Scott mansion stood at 64 Vandeventer until the 1950s city acquisition.

For the Google Earth Vandeventer Place pack:

3 comments:

DOJP said...

My father lived in this neighborhood in the 1930s and 40s. He is the last of eight siblings who grew up there and just turned 80 this weekend.

Do you have a copy of the street plan for that era? I though I saw it on the Google earth you posted but that is no longer available. He used to live in No. 41 and later in No 17 Vandeventer Place.

Any more photos you have of that era would be very much appreciated.

Cockateil Awesomeness said...

Hi DOJP,

I know your post is very old, but you can look up "Sanborn Maps" and see a great layout of all the homes on Vandeventer Place. Also if you like, I can give you some info on those two homes. Do you have any photos of when your father lived in them? Numbers 17 and 41 were both substantial homes with interesting hisotories.

Mike Boyd
thearchitective@aol.com

DOJP said...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for replying! I have a few... they don't show much of the houses but they are from the 1930s & 40s. Do you have any history and interior shots of either?

My father is in somewhat deteriorating health and his memory is starting to fail him. It would be a great thing if he could see some pics of his old stomping grounds - especially the houses. He's told some many stories over the years - having actual pics would be great.

How do I send you pics?

- David Printy

My personal e-mail is david.printy@gmail.com