2215 Cherokee

2215 Cherokee (HM2C6T)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63118
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.588', W 90° 13.426'

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They Left Their Mark

—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —

August Hoffman built this handsome, two and a half story town house in 1893. The 45 year-old German immigrant was a bookbinder by profession. He was one of the many tradesmen who took great care to build well designed and crafted homes in South St. Louis. The estimated cost of construction of this home was $3,000.

While Hoffman was planning and building his impressive home on Cherokee, another German South St. Louisan gave up on making his fortune in St. Louis. Otto Barby left his parents and sister in South St. Louis and headed west. In the spring of 1893, he took part in the last of the Oklahoma land rushes, which settled the Oklahoma panhandle.

August Hoffman moved into his new house with his wife Maria, their son August, Junior, and daughters Frieda and Bertha. Their son became a jeweler, and moved to the adjacent home at 2217 Cherokee.

The Hoffman family lived here and raised the next generation of their family on this block. The family called this place home, when in 1917, the United States declared war on the Central Powers in Europe, ensuring the defeat of Germany.

Out west, Otto Barby kept working and expanding his ranch until it covered tens and thousands of acres. While Barby left his ranch to his descendants, the Hoffman family left a beautiful piece of architecture to future generations



of St. Louisans.
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HM NumberHM2C6T
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByNiNi Harris
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 741790 N 4275283
Decimal Degrees38.59313333, -90.22376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.588', W 90° 13.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 35.28" N, 90° 13' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)314
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2215 Cherokee St, St. Louis MO 63118, US
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