Thomas Sappington House (23SL2392)

The Thomas Sappington House was recorded with the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 by the Missouri State Historical Survey and Planning Office. It was reported to the Department of Natural Resources archaeological survey in 2016 by Professor Michael Fuller.

A service-learning archaeological field project was conducted at the site during the summer of 2016. The project was the cooperative effort of the St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Sappington House Museum Society, City of Crestwood, and the Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis. The fieldwork was directed by Robin Machiran.



West side of the Thomas Sappington House viewed from Sappington Road. The commemorative plaque to the left side of the front door is its National Register plaque.



Excavation equipment belonging to the St. Louis Society of the AIA and the Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis stored each night in the equipment shed at the site.



Pre-excavation photograph of the unit position immediately south of the caretaker house on the Thomas Sappington House Museum property. Robin Machiran is wearing the yellow jacket.



High School students and professional archaeologists working on the excavation unit situated south of the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Excavation unit on the south side of the Caretaker's Cottage was covered and protected each night.



Careful excavation with a trowel during the service-learning project at the Thomas Sappington House site.



All soil excavated during the service-learning project at the Thomas Sappington House site was screened through quarter inch mess sifters.



Line of limestone cobbles belonging to a wall discovered in the 19th century layer in the excavation unit behind the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Measuring and piece plotting the stone wall features in the excavation unit behind the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Measuring and piece plotting the stone wall features in the excavation unit behind the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Pencil map showing some of the features uncovered in the excavation unit behind the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Using a Munsell color chart to record the color of soil features at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Rimsherd to a salt glazed corckery vessel from the excavation unit south of the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Final photograph of the excavation unit including an intrusive water line situated south of the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Original sod replaced at the end of the excavation at the Thomas Sappington House site.



Typical historic debris from the excavation unit situated south of the Caretaker's House at the Thomas Sappington House.



Rimsherd of a cup decorated with annular bands. Registration number C20A - 1416. This sherd measures 3.2 mm in thickness and weighs 9.6 grams.


Machiran, Robin
2016 Results of the 2016 Archaeological Institute of America’s High School Field School at the Thomas Sappington House, Crestwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis Research Report #798.

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