Within the pages of “Oldest St. Louis” by Nini Harris, readers will get to know the history of the Mound City’s most iconic buildings and the stories that bring their walls to life. Included are some of the businesses and buildings from the city’s inception through the turn of the twentieth century that are examples of the living history of St. Louis like Eugene Field House (1854), Bissell Mansion (1820s), and homes in the historic Carondelet neighborhood that may date back to the late 1700s.