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The Billiards Hall

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. The Billiards Hall Marker
Inscription. During the late 19th century, this was the yard behind "Oeler's Hall," a three story brick structure. The L-shaped building wrapped around the corner of Jefferson to Cherokee. Louis Oehler's brick yard was nearby and probably furnished brick for early construction along Cherokee Street.

The 1912-13 St. Louis Red Book lists a paperhanger named John Rabenau at this address. The current building dates to 1925 and features building materials popularized by the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1920's -- the green mission tile roof, and rough or mat brick. In 1935 this storefront was a billiards hall owned by Joseph Buckowitz, brother of long-time neighborhood politician, Louis.

The storefront was rehabbed in 1998.
 
Erected 1999 by NiNi Harris. (Marker Number W.)
 
Location. 38° 35.593′ N, 90° 13.502′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Street east of South Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2136 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2315-17 Cherokee (a few steps from this marker); If These Walls Could Talk? They Can.
The Billiards Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. The Billiards Hall Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The First Nickelodeon (within shouting distance of this marker); In 1860 A Scholarly Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); 2301 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); 2225 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); South St. Louis Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); 2215 Cherokee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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