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Moon Building

Built in 1917

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Moon Building Marker
Inscription.  From 1917 through 1929, this building was the St. Louis dealership for Moon automobiles. In later years, the dealership included a building across the alley, which faced Washington Ave.

The Joseph W. Moon Buggy Co., commenced manufacturing automobiles in 1905, at its plant at Main and Douglas Streets in St. Louis. All Moon autos were built at that location, until production ceased in 1929. The Moons were well built, attractive looking, mid-priced cars, which most commonly were powered by Continental, 6 cylinder motors. 1925 was the peak year for Moon, when 13,000 were built.

From 1925, through 1928, a subsidiary of Moon Motor Car Co. manufactured the Diana (Greek goddess of the moon), a light, luxury car. In 1929 and 1930 the Windsor was built and in 1929, Moon produced the Ruxton, a front wheel drive, luxury car of sensationally, racy design.

Production of Moons, Dianas, Windsors and Ruxtons ended in a dramatic struggle over control of the company, between competing boards of directors and Moon Motor Co.'s affairs were finally settled in court, decades later.
 
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Moon Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. Moon Building Marker
The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri and Hilliker Corporation.
 
Location. 38° 38.175′ N, 90° 13.431′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Locust Street west of North Cardinal Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3115 Locust Street, Saint Louis MO 63103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dodge-Reo Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Stutz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Stearns-Knight Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomobile Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durant-Star Building (about 500 feet away); Nash Building (about 600 feet away); Ford Building (about 600 feet away); Cadillac-Chrysler Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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