Life In The Fifties

Life In The Fifties (HM2C7O)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63118
Buy Missouri State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 35.572', W 90° 13.367'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 86 views
Inscription

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District

Due to the housing shortage that had developed during the Depression and World War II, the Antique Row neighborhood was a crowded and busy community during the 1950's — when Larry Akley grew up here.

"We lived in the upstairs flat. It had three rooms," Akley remembers. Larry's boyhood buddy, Jerry Becker (and his family), lived in the three room flat on the third floor. "Downstairs was a 3.2 tavern. It was open on Sundays when they sold 3.2 beer," Akley explains.

The neighborhood kids, "played crowns in the yard of Shepard (elementary) School. Crowns was played with bottle caps and a sawed off broom handle. It didn't cost anything," according to Akley. "We'd get beer bottle caps from the taverns on Cherokee." As the commercial hub of the neighborhood, Cherokee Street was a focal point of community life. Akley fondly recalls a highlight of the school year at nearby Shepard School. The children began school picnic day with a parade down Cherokee Street.

Through high school, Ackley walked down Cherokee to his job at Berlinger Dairy at 2025 Cherokee Street.

"There was an old policeman, Joe Saputo. He used to run me off the corner. He made sure the kids didn't hang out on the corner — he made us go home." Akley grew up and became a police officer. With a warm laugh he says, "Joe Saputo ended up



working for me." Akley retired as a Major in the St. Louis Police Department.
Details
HM NumberHM2C7O
Tags
Year Placed1999
Placed ByNiNi Harris
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 741877 N 4275256
Decimal Degrees38.59286667, -90.22278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.572', W 90° 13.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 34.32" N, 90° 13' 22.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)314
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2118 Cherokee St, St. Louis MO 63118, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
The Cigar Store
0.02 miles
The Birth of Antique Row
0.02 miles
2201 Cherokee
0.03 miles
Bardenheier Row
0.04 miles
2215 Cherokee
0.06 miles
2014 Cherokee
0.07 miles
At Home On Cherokee
0.07 miles
South St. Louis Architect
0.08 miles
2008 Cherokee
0.08 miles
2225 Cherokee
0.08 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?