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Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Green Haven?

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

 
 
Green Haven? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2012
1. Green Haven? Marker
Inscription. Colonel Dent named the property White Haven after his family home in Maryland. Paint analysis indicated the home was painted various colors in the nineteenth century, including Paris Green with a dark green trim, as seen on this wall and door. This physical evidence, along with a ledger sheet from a local store where the paint ingredients were purchased, dates the Paris Green to 1874, during Grant's ownership. A typical color of the Victorian period, it is not what most visitors today expect to see, given the historic name of the property.
 
Location. 38° 33.125′ N, 90° 21.095′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Grant Road. Touch for map. Marker is within the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7400 Grant Road, Saint Louis MO 63123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Owners of the Farm (here, next to this marker); New Buildings for White Haven (here, next to this marker); Slaves Only (here, next to this marker); The Roads to White Haven (here, next to this marker); The White Haven Estate: Other Houses
Two tone Victorian green paint. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2012
2. Two tone Victorian green paint.
(here, next to this marker); The Working Farm (here, next to this marker); White Haven's Outbuildings (here, next to this marker); Outbuildings / ~150 Years Ago—Colored Troops (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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