1982-2016

1873

Carondelet Historical Society

Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-2pm

​Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm

Built as a four room school designed by architect Frederick Raeder in a simplified Romanesque Revival style


School is significant as the site of the first public kindergarten in the United States. First year enrollment at the school included 42 students in the kindergarten class

Closed as a school in 1935


Building was used as a restaurant (Kindergarten Grill), a dance hall, and a warehouse for Cook's Market until 1980

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Des Peres School

6303 Michigan Avenue

​St. Louis, MO 63111

1897

The school building and the kindergarten area have been completely restored to their original 1870's appearance

1981

Connecting corridor and slate stairway with four new classrooms were added


This addition increased the size of the school to

80 ft. by 94 ft. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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1982

1935

Site designed by Locality Studio

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314-481-6303

carondelethistoricalsociety@yahoo.com

Carondelet Historical Society

Carondelet Historical Society purchased the school for $25,000 from the Family Care Center