Thursday, September 26, 2013
Anton Schmitt House
This is one of those things that has bugged me for years, but I never really worked that hard to find an answer until now, flipping through my archives of unsolved mysteries. This house is located at the corner of South Broadway and Courtois, but it turns out this is not the original location! Known as the Anton Schmitt House, or the Monsanto-Schmitt House, was built in 1859 on property now occupied by the Monsanto chemical plant that is farther south. It was moved to this site (7727 South Broadway) in 1992 to save it from demolition. The National Register of Historic Places registration from 1998 says that it is to become a museum, but I have not seen any evidence as such, nor can I find more recent information.
For more from Carondelet/Patch, check out the Built St Louis tour. This is one of my favorite websites for architectural tours of St Louis.