Beauvais Manor, sitting across the street from Tower Grove Park, is another fascinating relic of the area’s rural past. As can be seen below, it was once a country house built by Rene Beauvais in 1867.
Perhaps what is most interesting to me is that the Compton and Dry view reveals that the grand Corinthian column front porch was original, and not a later addition.
The tower (whose purpose eludes me) and the side wings were in fact later additions when the house became a retirement home as early as 1882, as it still is to this day.
The giant columns show off the wealth of the Beauvais family, and are still the most striking features of this grand old country house in the heart of the city.