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Barnard, W.H.D. Residence. Meramec and Virginia. (see SDNC 2-01-0020 - 0022).

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Identifier: N04504

Title: Barnard, W.H.D. Residence. Meramec and Virginia. (see SDNC 2-01-0020 - 0022).


Vertical, black and white photograph showing the W. H. D. Barnard residence, located at the corner of Meramec Street and Virginia Avenue. The two-story house has a small tower room in the center of the roof and ornate brick chimneys at the four corners. Wooden gingerbread trim decorates the porch and the roof line. Bushes and other foliage surround the house. A gardener can be seen digging in the front garden, and a woman sits on the porch. The photograph was taken in 1878, but the print was probably made sometime between 1940-1962.

See the back of the print for notes written by Dr. William G. Swekosky regarding W. H. D. Barnard and subsequent owners of the house. Additional information is provided in Swekosky manuscript number 2892.The house was built in 1859 by W. H. D. Barnard, a wholesale druggist. Samuel S. Grant, a horse and mule dealer, was the next owner. The house passed to John F. Slevin in 1871, then John Casey in 1878, and Dr. Robert Reilly in 1883. After Reilly died in 1891, his widow Jennie M. subdivided the property into lots and moved the home to 4227 Virginia Ave. The house was demolished about 1962 in order to build apartments. See images 2892, 2894, 2895, 4503 and 4504 for additional notes and other views of the house.



Dates: 1878

Type(s): Photograph

Maker/Creator: Swekosky, William G., 1895-1964

Subjects: Architecture, Domestic
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