The Pluth Building

The Pluth Building (HM2LU3)

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N 38° 20.14', W 90° 9.028'

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115, 117 & 119 South Main

— Waterloo, Monroe Co. Ill., Laid Out in 1818 —



known as a watchmaker and a sewing machine repair man, thus continuing the legacy of Jacob Pluth. The Reime Family bought Bersche's Jewelry Store and renamed it Reime Jewelers. The store was run by Robert Reime and then by his son Scot Reime.

A haberdachery, was opened around 1923 on the south side of the downstairs, 115 South Main Street. August Bodenbach, a tailor as well as the shop owner, remained in the building until the late 1960's when Cal Bode moved in opening a men's clothing store.

In the late 1970's Bode's Men's Wear moved out of 115 South Main Street and Reime Jewelers expanded their business by removing the wall between the north and south halves of the downstairs. Reime Jewelry closed in 2009 when Harriett Reime retired.

Very soon after, the downstairs space was rented to Dolores Guettermen for her quilting shop, Raccoon Hollow Fabrics until she moved her shop to Maeystown in late 2014.

In May 2015, Chris Rahn, and his wife Tammy, leased the bottom floor of the Masonic Lodge to open the Stubborn German Brewing Company.

Researched by Gibault Students Emilia Kueker & Abby Mueller
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HM NumberHM2LU3
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Waterloo Beautification Committee
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Date Added Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 749060 N 4246902
Decimal Degrees38.33566667, -90.15046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.14', W 90° 9.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 8.4" N, 90° 9' 1.68" W
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