Jarville House is one of the oldest houses in St. Louis County, built in 1853. It was built in the Greek Revival style, but when it was purchased by Edgar Queeny, the son of the founder of Monsanto, it was expanded in the Georgian Revival style, which is highly compatible to the original. Of course, it is now the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.
The library is now in what is most likely the former carriage house.
Queeny Park, where most people in West County have visited to see the Greensfelder Center, is actually a wild and rugged park, where most people never explore.
When I first saw this house, thick hedges blocked the view of the road; now the original gates stand free of brush.
A garden lies to the north of the house.