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  1. Laurie B says:

    Quite possibly because the stone was recycled having been used previously in a building at the 1904 World’s Fair.

    There is a row of stone homes that face Hanley Road that are of similar material & style.

    Many buildings built for the fair were torn down after the exposition ended. It is not unusual to go into the rafters of a 1910 +/- era home in Maplewood and see evidence of previous nail holes etc.

    Workers from Europe came to St Louis to help build the grand buildings of the fair – and stayed. Their skills are evident in the high quality stone and brickwork still standing in neighborhoods built just after the turn of the century.

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