Faust Mansion - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 38.828 W 090° 15.894
15S E 738029 N 4281169
Quick Description: Historic mansion in the Portland and Westmoreland Places historic district in the central westend area of St. Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2009 3:33:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Z7K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Faust Mansion was built beginning in 1910 and completed in 1912. The house was given as a gift by Adolphus Busch's on his fiftieth wedding anniversary when he gave each of his children $1,000,000.00 to build a house. Edward Faust and his wife Anna Busch built this mansion with this gift. The Italian Renaissance styled mansion was designed by architect Tom P. Barnett, he also was the architect for the addition of a ballroom in 1916. Edward Faust was the son of prominent St. Louis restaurateur Anthony Faust and worked as a Vice President of Anheuser-Busch. Following the death of Anna and Edward in 1936 the house remained the property of the Faust family but remained vacant for nearly 10 years. The mansion as was threatened with demolition as the Faust children did not want anything to do with the mansion and deed restrictions prevented converting the home to a museum as they desired. The home was finally sold in 1945 and saved. The house is very well maintained and is a single family home.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Portland and Westmoreland Places

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

1 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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