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Update: The in-fill is now complete (fifth photograph down). The mansion or institutional building mentioned below was the Charless School (fourth photograph down).

I’ve long been intrigued by the dense collection of houses built just after the Civil War to the northeast of the intersection of Gravois and Jefferson. What fire insurance maps and Compton and Dry show as some sort of large mansion of institutional building was demolished sometime in the past, and now is receiving in-fill known as Charless Village

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  1. David says:

    Chris, I believe that is the area where the old Charless school was located., at the 2200 block of Shenandoah near Gravous and Jefferson. It was a 3 or 4 story building with a cupola or bell tower. Not sure when it was torn down

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Yes, thanks, David! It explains the name of the new development–I was wondering why it was called that when Charless Street is a couple of blocks away. http://collections.mohistory.org/resource/141036.html

  2. David says:

    There is a page about it with info and a picture on the Missouri History museum website

  3. Therese Dolan says:

    When are you going to reveal the location of the Emil Frei window?

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