John E Connely Mall, St Louis Missouri
In 1888 wealthy St. Louis entrepreneur Samuel Cupples commissioned the prominent architect Thomas Annan to design a magnificent mansion that would speak of Cupples' business success. The architect adapted the style of Henry Hobson Richardson and designed a three-story home in purple Colorado sandstone complete with limestone gargoyles and elaborate architectural details. It exists today as one of the rare examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis. At an original cost of $500,000 ($15 million in today's currency), Cupples House was acquired by Saint Louis University in 1942, and restoration of the house to its original splendor began in 1970. The 42 rooms, 22 fireplaces and elaborate interior make Cupples House a visual feast for visitors to freely explore each gallery and view the collection of five centuries of fine and decorative art.
Other History nearby:
(Alton) Alton Confederate Prison
(Alton) Alton Museum of History and Art
(Stanton) Antique Toy Museum
(St Louis) Carondelet Historic Center
(St Louis) Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral
(St Louis) City Museum
07/08 Coming to The St Louis area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.