After we left Jefferson Barracks, we headed back towards Mercutio’s neck of the woods to see a few more cakes before the end of our adventure.
The first of these cakes was at the Carondelet Historical Society. The Historical Society itself was founded in 1967 with the goal of preserving the heritage of Carondelet and the surrounding community.
Plus, adding to the historical-ness of the location is the fact that the building that the society uses was formerly the Des Peres School Building. And, after some research, I learned that in this building in 1873 Susan Blow opened the first continuous public school kindergarten in the US. What an incredible accomplishment!
And so, to commemorate our trip to the first US kindergarten, I proudly present the kindergarten photos of Mercutio and myself:
Weren’t we the cutest?
And so even though Mercutio and I didn’t know each other when we were in kindergarten, I still think we look pretty fab cake hunting together all grown up…well mostly grown up anyway.