Built from 1880–1884, the Tappmeyer Homestead was located on Olive Street Road just west of Ross Avenue on a 33-acre working farm that produced wheat, corn, alfalfa, and clover hay. The Tappmeyer farm also had livestock—mules, horses, cattle, pigs, and chickens—and a large orchard and vegetable garden.
For over 100 years, four generations of Tappmeyers lived in the house, an example of the ornate Victorian Italianate architecture popular at the time. Wagonloads of potatoes were driven to the City of St. Louis, returning with the lumber needed to construct the house. The labor for construction was $260 plus room and board for the carpenter and his helper.
The house was moved to Millennium Park in 2003. Today, the home has period-appropriate furnishings on the first floor, which has been restored and is open to the public for exhibits, tours, and functions. Tappmeyer descendants still live in the area.
Self-Guided Tours Historic Tappmeyer Homestead is open for self-guided tours during the summer concerts at Millennium Park and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of June through August, 12:00–4:00P.
Historic St. Louis Summer Tour Tappmeyer Homestead is once again participating in the Historic St. Louis summer tour where 25 historic sites throughout the metropolitan area are open for tours. The house will welcome visitors Saturday, June 10, from 10:00A-4:00P.
Summer Hours: 2nd and 4th Sundays June, July, and August 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. Millennium Park (2 Barnes W. Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141)