|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1923|
Prominent St. Louis physician. Born in Austria, Dr. Arzt came to the United States in 1867. He practiced for many years in St. Louis where he built a mansion in 1876. The house owed its steel beam construction, the first in a St. Louis home, to Dr. Arzt's adaptive use of old railroad rails. It boasted the city's first residential hot-water heating system as well as its first natural air-conditioning system, made possible by a series of flues with both floor and ceiling vents.
Although underground caves run through the Soulard area of St. Louis, none existed under Arzt's home until he created them himself, complete with stalagmites and stalactites imported from around the world. Aside from his professional and architectural accomplishments, Dr. Arzt won accolades in his avocational field of botany. His greenhouse was one of the first built at a private residence.
Dr. Arzt was a linguist of note, having at his command at least four languages-German, Bohemian, Slovak and Hungarian. A member of the St. Louis Naturalist Club, he continued to practice in St. Louis until his death.
Katherine Hais Arzt (1860 - 1940)*
Lily Ann Arzt (1899 - 1957)*
Franz Arzt (1901 - 2000)*
St. Louis City
Plot: Block 157/158 Lot 4097
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
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