history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography

4 kids only

What Are Buildings Made Of?

   Question #3

ANSWER: Sandstone


Sandstone is a common stone which was used a lot in St. Louis, especially for trim such as window sills. Although we used a fair amount of it here, we had to import the sandstone from the St. Francois Mountains southwest of St. Louis or from other states such as Michigan.


wood Wood clay Clay stone Stone Identify It! Identify It!



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

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.

Version 1.0