Rue St. Francois Street model donated to Historic Florissant

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When Robert Hunt decided to dismantle his large handcrafted train set, he didn’t want to destroy the portion depicting St. Francois Street in the 1950s. He carefully removed this portion from the set and donated it to Historic Florissant. Wiehaupts General Store (Dooley’s Florist), Florissant Bank, Union Church, the old City Hall, Korte’s Hardware, and more are included in the model. The tiniest details include telephone poles and telephone wires, dogs, and dresses in the store windows. Historic Florissant will have the street scene on display in the research center at the Gittemeier House and will place in on display at different events.

Pictured here is Robert Hunt and his model of rue St. Francois Street