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What Are Buildings Made Of?

Before and After

One of the things that made St. Louis such a great place to start a village is the abundance of natural resources in the area. In the beginning, villagers had nothing but the few possessions they brought with them and materials they could find nearby.

St. Louis became a great center of manufacturing and trade, but at different times in history, many parts of the city were built of materials found within the city limits.

This section of the Mound City web site will explore the building materials found in and outside of the St. Louis area and show you the processes that turned them into completed buildings right here in St. Louis.

Click the button on the right for some warm-up questions that will take you into the site (or choose from the links at the bottom of the page).
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This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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