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Samuel Cupples House, St Louis, Missouri


Samuel Cupples House, St Louis, Missouri is a castle-like, Romanesque-style mansion built by wealthy entrepreneur Samuel Cupples in 1888.  

Purchased by St Louis University in 1946, the property has seen various uses including as a student center with basement bowling alley. Now serving 'as a gallery for SLU's collection of fine and decorative art' the castle was renovated to its original state in the 1970s and, in 1976, placed on the National Historic Register.  

The property's McNamee Gallery hosts exhibitions of art by SLU students and faculty from the fine and performing arts department, as well as visiting artists.

As per the SLU website, groups of all sizes are welcome for walk-in visits.



Contact Samuel Cupples House (St Louis University)

SLU Website

Tel: 314-977-6631


3673 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States


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