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City of St. Louis Historic Land Deeds

The following content is not a full accounting of all deeds associated with the listed properties and in no way should be considered a title search. Missouri Recorders of Deeds are prohibited from conducting title searches.


City Hall Land Deeds

December 1, 1840 Deed
For Six Acres - Washington Square
- "shall be a public square for the use of the Citizens of St. Louis forever"
Later City Hall, 1200 Market
Grantors: Major Thomas Floyd Smith (1784-1843)
             Emilie Antoinette Smith (1802-1843)
daughter of Auguste Chouteau and Marie Therese Cerre
Grantee: City of St. Louis
Consideration: $25,000

April 20, 1895 Deed
For Six Acres - Washington Square, Later City Hall, 1200 Market
Grantors: Heirs of Thomas Floyd Smith
Grantee:  City of St. Louis


City of St. Louis Parks Deeds
Carondelet Park
Forest Park
Lyon Park