420 W Washington, Florissant MO 63031 / Phone: (314) 831-3500
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Historic Florissant Inc.

Historic Florissant Inc.

Historic Florissant Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1969 to meet the need for a local group with broad preservation interest and capable of responding quickly to protect and preserve landmark structures.

Historic Florissant has a limited membership, operating under by-laws which provide that it is not organized for profit and that no dividends shall ever be shared by its members who are responsible for establishing and implementing its policies and programs. In the event of the dissolution of the corporation, its assets must be given to a similar organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
While its membership is limited, Historic Florissant has always considered anyone interested in its purposes and willing to work to achieve its goals as one of its constituents.

Friends of Historic Florissant, through their donations, contribute to the financial needs of the organization and participate in planned activities.

HFI has worked with the city of Florissant and the State Preservation Office to study and survey the cultural resources of the city. It maintains a Resource Center to house research documents for the area and information on technical services relating to preservation, restoration and recycling of buildings.

HFI provides an opportunity for the community to better understand its heritage through tours and special events and actively participates in preservation activities on the local, state and national level working to preserve landmarks, neighborhoods and historic districts.

HFI operates a new and used book shop in the Gittemeier House at 1067 Dunn Road, Florissant, MO 63031.
In addition to working with other organizations, HFI has undertaken the restoration of a number of sites which include:

  • Archambault House (circa 1850) – 603 rue St. Denis. Now privately owned.
  • Narrow Gauge Railroad Station (1878) – relocated to Tower Court Park.
  • Myers House & Barn (1867) – 180 Dunn Rd., Occupied by deli and craft shops.
  • Peters House (1912) – 990 rue St. Francois, Restored and sold to private owners.
  • DeLisle Building (1878) – 298 rue St. Francois, Restored and sold for commercial use.
  • Log Cabin in Tower Court Park – owned by the City of Florissant.
  • Gittemeier House (1860) – 1067 Dunn Road, office of Historic Florissant, Inc., resource center and archive.

HFI will be open on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
from noon until 4:00 pm

Appointments can be made for any other day or time by calling
either 314-921-7055 or 314-795-6306.
Questions or requests for appointments
can also be sent to historicflo@aol.com

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For information call:
Historic Florissant 921-7055

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