Historic Florissant, Inc.

HFI 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 operates under by-laws which provide that it is not organized for profit and that no dividends shall ever be shared by its members. The Board is 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.

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.
  • HFI 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.
  • HFI actively participates in preservation activities on the local, state and national level working to preserve landmarks, neighborhoods and historic districts.


Historic Florissant, Inc. has saved 10 historic structures from possible demolition.

John B. Myers House
Cougot Log Cabin at Water Tower Park
Peters House
Wiese House
Archambault House
Albers House
Delisle Building
Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Gittemeier House
Steudeman House

The Gittemeier House is available for small showers, small weddings, card parties, book clubs, bunko parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, photographers and other gatherings.

Contact 314-565-1468 for details

Meet the Board of Historic Florissant, Inc.