Ulysses S. Grant library in St. Louis possible

Ulysses S. Grant led the Union to victory in the Civil War and served as president for two terms, yet no presidential library bears his name.

That could change under a proposal to revitalize the Jefferson Barracks military post in St. Louis County.

Construction of the library is far from certain and will depend largely on the ability to raise private funding, project manager Scott Emmelkamp said. But plans call for investing $68 million in public and private funds to create a military history tourist attraction by 2026, the 200th anniversary of the barracks’ opening.

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