ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Crews clearing land for a new IKEA store in St. Louis have found a large concrete vault. Mayor Slay's Press Secretary Maggie Craine says that the land was used as a cemetery in the late 1800's. The concrete vault could also be an old water cistern.
The land the IKEA is being built on was the Rock Springs Cemetery in 1833, and the first home of Calvary Cemetery by 1879. St. Louis City says that all graves had been moved to Calvary's current location in North city.
Workers are removing the structure. Calvary Cemetery have agreed to take the vault if it turns out to be human remains.