|What can I say here....another cake with a great view!|
- Le Grange de Terre is French for 'Earth Barn'
- It was also called 'Le Butte de Terre', or French for 'The Mound of Earth'
- The mound was a popular historic site in old St. Louis until 1869, when it was completely cut down.
- The mound stood approx. 30 feet high, extended about 150 feet, and had extended to 13-15 feet wide.
- The dirt and brick from the mound was used for paving the St. Louis city streets.
- The only surviving mound in St. Louis is Sugarloaf Mound, which is located south of downtown.
|Great view, eh?|
"THIS BOULDER STANDS NEAR THE SITE OF THE GREAT INDIAN MOUND, LEVELED ABOUT 1870, WHICH GAVE THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS THE NAME "MOUND CITY"
-Placed by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri-1929"
1700 North Broadway, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63102
Cake artist: Erik Thompson
The cake was sold on 1/1/2015 for $505 in the biddingforgood auction.