We ask your help as we preserve another piece of St. Louis history before it is lost. Fundraising for Phase 1 in the amount of $200,000 begins now. Phase 1 includes the relocation of the log house to a new foundation and includes any repairs necessitated by the move. Later in Phase 2, we will fundraise to prepare the log house to serve the public.
The Sappington cousins’ houses offer a contrast from the current Sappington House Museum, Thomas’ brick, almost a mansion in its day, to Joseph’s traditional log house in exceptional condition. It will provide another setting where history can come to life, engaging school children and life-long learners alike. The log house fits into our long-term plan by providing extra educational, event and exhibit spaces, instead of constructing a modern structure as previously proposed. For more information, read the National Register of Historic Places form with photos of the interior when scrolled to the end - https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/82000589.pdf
If this project does not go forward, donors may request a refund. Funds remaining in this account will go toward preservation of the 1808 Thomas Sappington House Museum.