In an investigation of the old Creole village of St. Louis, which once outlined the site of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the architectural research staff of the National Park Service has made an extensive search in the source materials which remain. While docu mentary evidence is rich (there are 250} documents in the St. Louis Recorded Archives, many of which contain architectural information), it has been necessary to recreate a dead vocabulary to understand it. This process involved a correlating study of Eighteenth Century docu ments and existing buildings. The last of the French buildings of St. Louis disappeared two generations ago. Only in Ste. Genevieve can the comparison be made todev.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - United States National Park Service
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265580639
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
Page Count - 57
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