49. A Report on the 1991 Excavations at Ulysses
S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis, Missouri.
Noble, Vergil E.
For three weeks during the summer of 1991, an archeological
team investigated the abandoned estate of White Haven, family home
of Julia Dent
Grant, which now is referred to as Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
since coming into the National Park System in 1990. Those excavations
served two major purposes: (1) to provide information on the structural
evolution of White Haven for preparation of a Historic Structures Report
on the property; and (2) to examine two large open grassy parcels
identified as possible alternative parking areas for the Historic Site.
Results of the study have contributed new data bearing on the main house
and particularly an attached stone structure. Survey of the parking
alternatives, furthermore, eliminated neither parcel completely from
consideration at this time.