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David R. Francis

This is a monument marking the grave of David R. Francis. Francis is one of many prominent people buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. He was Mayor of the City of St. Louis, Governor of Missouri and Secretary of the Interior. He may be best known as President of St. Louis’ 1904 World’s Fair. See more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_R._Francis […]

Wainwright Tomb

St. Louis’ Bellefontaine Cemetery is a great place to explore our country’s history.   In 1891, Ellis Wainwright, a young St. Louis millionaire brewer, commissioned Louis Sullivan to design the tomb for his beautiful young wife. Sullivan had just completed the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, one of the masterpieces of architecture and generally considered […]