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Name:  Stockton, Robert H. House
Address:  3508 Samuel Shepard Drive (formerly Lucas Avenue)
Year:  1890
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Barnett, Haynes & Barnett
Standard Architectural Styles:  Romanesque Revival
Front facade:  Stone, ashlar
Property Type Codes:  House, detached
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Ward:  19
Neighborhood:  77
This house is the earliest known example of the residential work of Barnett, Haynes & Barnett. [p.92] and now an isolated remnant of what was once an exclusive residential area. Robert Henry Stockton was a founder of the Majestic Stove Company, and donor to Culver-Stockton College in Canton Missouri, renamed in his honor.

"The Robert Henry Stockton House at 3508 Samuel Shepard Drive, originally Lucas Avenue, is a distinguished St. Louis example of Romanesque Revival architecture designed in 1890 by Barnett & Haynes with alterations and an addition from 1900 by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett. The original portion of the two-story house features a sophisticated program of smooth, rough-faced and carved limestone set off by roofs and side gables of red slate. The 1900, two-story addition to the rear is of red brick, an alteration from that date to the original house created a bold, two-story bay that encloses an open porch. Although the present condition is fair, the exterior and significant interior features are still remarkably intact." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Carolyn Hewes Toft, executive director, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc., February, 1988.]



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