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2315-17 Cherokee

The Roaring Twenties

 

—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —

 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 2315-17 Cherokee Marker
Inscription. It was the Roaring Twenties--with a roller coaster economy, women's skirts getting shorter and shorter, Prohibition was the law, but illegal booze could be found on almost every block -- when these storefronts at 2315-2319 Cherokee were constructed.

An odeon, or silent movie house, had stood on this site since 1908. In 1922, however, Rose Schwier was issued a permit to wreck the building. Rose, the daughter of emigrants from France, and her husband Charles, the son of German immigrants, owned and operated a grocery in the adjacent storefront facing Jefferson.

In 1922, the year that archaeologists opened King Tut's Tomb in Egypt, and the Bauhaus school of design in Germany was displaying the work of its founder Walter Gropius and artist Paul Klee, Charles and Rose Schwier built these storefronts.

During the 1920's, a millinery shop, a men's clothing store, a jeweler, and a confectionary occupied these storefronts.
 
Erected 2007 by NiNi Harris.
 
Location. 38° 35.598′ N, 90° 13.496′ 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: 2317 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
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2315-17 Cherokee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 2315-17 Cherokee Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Billiards Hall (a few steps from this marker); If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. (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 300 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 25 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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