1959 The Missouri Highway Department announced an agreement had been reached to preserve the historic Bissell Mansion. The 129-year-old home in North St. Louis was in the path of the Mark Twain Expressway. Captain Bissell was a veteran of the War of 1812. He was a member of the 1818 Yellowstone Expedition, which founded the City of Omaha and his father was the first commandant of Fort Bellefontaine. The oldest remaining home in St. Louis, the mansion is now a murder mystery dinner theatre.