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Pearson House (formerly the Dooley House)

Color photograph of the exterior of the Pearson HouseHistory

Address: 8260 Big Bend Blvd.


Date: 1933


Architect: Beverly Tucker Nelson


Original owners: William T. and Cornelia Dooley


Webster University Acquisition

Purchased by Webster University on April 15, 1985.


Ceremony to change the name to Pearson House: May 1987; Sr. Deborah Pearson was a former English faculty member.


Deborah Pearson


Bouchard, Sue. (1985, October 3). Move to Dooley Reallocates Space. The Journal, vol. 17, no. 5, p. 3.

Brandt, Alex. (2012, February 29-March 6). Master plan may not include Pearson House. The Journal, vol. 65, no. 21, p. 1-2.

Chilson, Brian. (1987, September 10-16). Dooley House Named After Sister Deborah. The Journal, vol. 21, no. 11, p. 4.

Morris, Ann. (2005). A new century in Old Orchard: Historic walking tour. Webster Groves, MO: Webster Groves Historical Society.

Pearson House is not historic, says local building commissioner. (2012, February 29-March 6). The Journal, vol. 65, no. 21, p. 1.