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Traces of colonial St. Louis unearthed


Evidence of a French colonial home has been found beneath layers of concrete and bricks in St. Louis.

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.

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Story: Alex Heuer, St. Louis Public Radio | Stephanie Zimmerman, St. Louis Public Radio

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