Franz Arzt House, Spring 2021

I went back by the Dr. Franz Arzt House to see how it was looking, and with the trees blossoming in the springtime, it was looking really good.

Historic American Buildings Survey in Soulard

Always remember, they wanted to completely demolish Soulard, and put in a totally forgettable suburban style neighborhood that probably would have been torn down by now, too. But just because buildings are abandoned, or missing a pillar, doesn’t mean they can’t be saved. Houses in Soulard now typically go for over a half million dollars,…

Dr. Franz Arzt Family Plot, Bellefontaine Cemetery

I thought I would swing by Bellefontaine Cemetery and check out Dr. Franz Arzt’s grave. Like many famous members of St. Louis society buried there, he purchased a family plot, so many other members of family are buried with him. Of course, his house is being renovated in Soulard, which I’ve written about at St….

Franz Arzt House, Revisited

Update: See Dr. Arzt’s family plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery here.; see a photograph of the house in the 1960s here. I’m pleased to report there’s been steady progress on the wonderful Dr. Franz Arzt House on Twelfth Street at Lami. See my original article at St. Louis Magazine showing pictures of the interior by Jason…

Franz Arzt House, Soulard

Update: This house is being carefully restored by a great family. Read my story at St. Louis Magazine here. See progress on the house in the fall of 2019. See Dr. Arzt’s grave in Bellefontaine Cemetery here. The Franz Arzt House from 1876 is one of the most beautiful and pure examples of the Second…