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John A Holmes Mansion - Portland and Westmoreland Places - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 38.829 W 090° 15.951
15S E 737946 N 4281168
Quick Description: Historic mansion in the Portland and Westmoreland Places in the central west end area of St Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2009 5:16:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Z83
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The John A Holmes Mansion at 9 Portland Place was built in 1897-99 for John A. Homes, a successful lumberman. Holmes moved to St. Louis after graduating from Cornell and became involved in lumber dealing. He founded the John A. Holmes Lumber Company and served as its president and chairman of its board. He also served on the board of directors of several other companies.

The mansion was designed by firm of Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge with the assistance of John L. Mauran in Neo-Classical Palladian style. Following the Holmes family owning the mansion it was home of members of the Birch and Laura McBride Mahaffey family for more than 60 years.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Portland and Westmoreland Places

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

9 Portland Place St. Louis, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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