Meyer and his team have found the first evidence of where a French colonial home once stood. The darker, trench-like formation in an approximate 25 by 30 foot hole shows where a series of wood posts were built to form a house wall.
The French built homes with vertical wood posts, as opposed to the Anglo-American style of horizontal log cabins.
The cross-section of development with concrete on top, brick in the middle, and discolored dirt on the bottom demonstrates development across centuries, common to the way other big cities have developed.
Story: Alex Heuer, St. Louis Public Radio | Stephanie Zimmerman, St. Louis Public Radio