Stearns-Knight Building

Stearns-Knight Building (HM2G9G)

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N 38° 38.163', W 90° 13.379'

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Built in 1913

This structure was originally the dealership building in St. Louis, for the Stearns-Knight automobile. Over the years, it also housed dealerships for the Stutz, Lexington, Gardner and Inter-State automobiles and the Hug truck.

The Stearns, built in Cleveland, Ohio, commencing 1901, became the Stearns-Knight in 1912, when it acquired the first American license to manufacture the Knight engine. The Knight a sleeve-valve motor, known for its quietness, was often called the "Silent Knight." George W. Booker of the St. Louis agency, became president of Stearns-Knight in 1916, when Frank B. Stearns retired, at age 37. Mr. Booker was succeeded in 1925 by John North Willys of the Willys-Overland Co. Stearns-Knight production ceased in 1929.

The Garnder automobiles were manufactured in St. Louis from 1920 through 1931 at Rutgers and Main Streets. The Hug truck was manufactured at Highland, Illinois from 1921 to 1942.
HM NumberHM2G9G
Placed ByThe Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri and Hilliker Corporation
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Date Added Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 741714 N 4280048
Decimal Degrees38.63605000, -90.22298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.163', W 90° 13.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 9.7799999999998" N, 90° 13' 22.74" W
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