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The Peculiar House, Lafayette Square

Brick will never tell you lies, and if you look closely at this fascinating house on what was formerly Armstrong Street, we realize that there was once a front porch (as well as a small side porch, according to Compton and Dry). Greek Revival houses are incredibly rare in St. Louis, and city records state that this one was built in 1870, which seems about right. Its large plat size also alludes to its early building, probably before the Lafayette Square neighborhood subdivision was laid out. It is also next door to that house whose first floor is an old stone house, from probably an antebellum dwelling.

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