Carondelet started out as a settlement in 1767 by French settler Clement Delor de Treget. Just remember, this was 3 years after the founding of St. Louis and this was before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase. But what this current St. Louis neighborhood takes pride in is this school. If you've been to the St. Louis Walk of Fame then you've probably seen Susan Blow's name. This is where her influence comes in.
|Side of the building|
|The front of the Des Peres school, or the Carondelet Historic Center|
|A closer look at the sign|
The building closed as a school during the Depression-era. It is currently in the process of restoration, going back to its 1870s style.
|Right side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
On top of the cake is a 3-sided look at the history of Carondelet as well as the school. Very unique!
Carondelet Historical Society on FB
6303 Michigan Ave., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63111
Cake artist: April Morrison