The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commissioned the preparation of this historic context in accordance with a July 2010 Memorandum of Agreement among the VA, the Missouri State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The agreement addresses construction and demolition of buildings at the St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks Division (VAMC-JB), a site which is an important off-shoot of the storied Jefferson Barracks U.S. Army post (1826-1946) and likewise neighbor to the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The MOA also formalized the determination that the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Jefferson Barracks historic district, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This historic context study refines and details the basis for that determination. You may review the two documents prepared for this study by using the links provided below.