Monday, June 30, 2014

#144: Chatillon-DeMinil Mansion

  • A symbol of the Greek Revival style in St. Louis.
  • Henry Chatillon, a famed hunter, built the original section of the building and lived here (along with his second wife) in 1849.
  • It wasn't until 1863 when the DeMinil family gave it a more 'Greek Revival' look by making it into a mansion.
  • Museum houses several artifacts, all related to St. Louis and its culture, from its origins, the families that lived there to the interstate highway that nearly destroyed the mansion.
  • The largest collection of 1904 World's Fair memorabilia on public display is shown in two rooms. 
  • Weddings are usually performed here as well.

A far away view of the mansion
The cake, which from what I hear, is suppose to resemble an old-style wedding cake:
Top of the cake

Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake

Chatillon- DeMinil Mansion on FB
Official website
Official website (for weddings)

3352 DeMinil Place, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63118
Cake artist: April Morrison

UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there, however it is located in the back of the place.

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