Known as the home of Carondelet Historical Society is the Carondelet Historic Center, the former Des Peres School. This is the same school where famous St. Louis Citizen Susan Blow conducted the first kindergarten in the United States in 1873. The kindergarten conducted here was funded by the public and was a one of the pioneer in the start of kindergarten operations in the United States.
The Carondelet Historic Center preserves and exhibits the history of the area in St. Louis that is known as Carondelet. Moreover they also hold memorabilia of Susan Blow. Her ideas about kindergarten were born when she worked with Friedrich Froebel, known to be the father of kindergarten in Europe.
There are original rooms as well as newly added parts of the building that is being used for museum as well as office purposes. The building is part of the National Register of Historic Places for its contribution to history. Interested visitors can tour the museum during Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Moreover, student tours are free with prior arrangements.