1959 Cherokee

1959 Cherokee (HM2C7A)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63118
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.568', W 90° 13.249'

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The Gilded Age

—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —

St. Louisans were taking up the new American pastime of bicycling when this storefront was built in 1888. They were reading Walt Whitman's poems in the Leaves of Grass and learning about Theodore Roosevelt's western experiences in Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. And St. Louis baseball fans were paying 50 cents for a ticket to watch the St. Louis Browns play at their ballpark on North Grand Avenue.

The estimated cost to construct this storefront was a substantial sum — $3,500. But then, this corner storefront featured an entrance set off by a cast iron column, a slate-covered mansard roof, decorative brick work, and milled wood trim.

In the early 20th century, the Co-Operative Union Meat Market operated in this storefront. Then the storefront was home to a saloon. After Prohibition closed all the saloons in 1919, one of the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company chain of shops located here.
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HM NumberHM2C7A
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByNiNi Harris
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 742048 N 4275254
Decimal Degrees38.59280000, -90.22081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.568', W 90° 13.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 34.08" N, 90° 13' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)314
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1957 Cherokee St, St. Louis MO 63118, US
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