Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Born 1758 In Enniskillen, Ireland
— Died In St. Louis September 29, 1833 —
It has been said “One man's name towers above all others as a giant among the great men of North County's past.”
When Missouri became a State, he offered to build the State House at his own expense if Florissant were made the capital. He founded the first hospital west of the Mississippi and paid one-sixth of the cost of building St. Ferdinand's Church. He acquired Taille de Noyer in 1804 and his descendants lived there until 1961.
Erected by City of Florissant.
Location. 38° 47.493′ N, 90° 19.378′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on St. Francois Street just west of Brown Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is a sidewalk plaque located in front of Florissant City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 980 St Francois Street, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert G. Lowery, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Peters (within shouting distance of this marker); Rita Ann Moellering (within shouting distance James J. Eagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Castello (within shouting distance of this marker); Jules ONeil (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregorie Aubuchon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
Regarding John Mullanphy. Mullanphy was said to be Missouri's first millionaire, as he was one of the wealthiest people in St. Louis, having earned his fortune cornering the cotton market after the War of 1812.
Taille de Noyer (mentioned on the marker) is currently located on the grounds of McCluer High School. It was once called ‘Walnut Grove’ by his children because of the many oak and walnut trees that once surrounded the house. The house was originally located 200 yards away from its current location. It is now owned by the Florissant Valley Historical Society.
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