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At Home On Cherokee

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. At Home On Cherokee Marker
Inscription. This townhouse is typical of homes built in working-class neighborhoods during the 1880's. It is tall, narrow and features the then popular mansard roof. The foundation is roughcut stone and the facade is smooth brick with eyebrow arches over the windows. The entrances are along the side of the house, providing privacy from the busy street. The east side of the house still has the original windows, two panes over two panes. The ornate wood cornice is the highlight of the facade. Such elaborate wood trim was affordable because of industrial-age milling equipment.

The interior design is flexible, allowing the house to be used as a large single family home or easily converted into a two-family flat. Both the first floor and the second floor featured three large rooms. The third floor behind the Mansard roof, remained unfinished until recent years. Also typical of the era, the floors are made of pine boards.
 
Erected 1999 by NiNi Harris. (Marker Number K.)
 
Location. 38° 35.574′ N, 90° 13.286′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Street west of Wisconsin Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2009 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
At Home On Cherokee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. At Home On Cherokee Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2014 Cherokee (a few steps from this marker); 2008 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); 1959 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cigar Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life In The Fifties (about 400 feet away); Settlers' Homes (about 400 feet away); The Elusive Cemetery (about 400 feet away); The Birth of Antique Row (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
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