I have never been to Faust Park in St. Louis County so a few days ago I packed up the dogs and headed that way. The park is famous for its “Butterfly House” where they keep various species of the insect. They also have walking trails in the back. After walking on one trail for about a half mile we  found this old house. As it turned out this was Frederick Bates’ home. Bates was the second governor of Missouri.

Here is a front shot of the home, a three shot HDR processed in Lightroom and Photmatix.

One of my dogs thought she was home: