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Colonel John R. O'Fallon

Colonel John R. O'Fallon
1791–1865
Benefactor

A descendant of a long line of Irish kings on one side and the exploring Clarks on the other, he was a much-loved benefactor. After winning his military title in the War of 1812, he settled in St. Louis and became an excellent businessman. Athlone Farm, now O’Fallon Park, was his country estate. He donated land in midtown St. Louis for St. Louis University, built Pope Medical College which became Washington University Medical School and O’Fallon Poly Tech which became part of Washington University. The monument is on the largest lot and is the work of George I. Barnett.