St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
During the mid 19th century, German pioneers settling the open land south of St. Louis built homes in the style of this pair of houses, 1936 and 1938 Cherokee. Often they were built as farm houses. As the farm land evolved into the urban neighborhoods that now make up South St. Louis City, rows of later homes were built between and among these scattered early homes. This pair is atypical of the German settlers homes built in the 1840's, 1850's, and 1860's in that the gables face the street, and the pair is connected by a breezeway.
Note the soft texture of the brick used in these and other early buildings.
Erected 1999 by NiNi Harris. (Marker Number L.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, The Cherokee-Lemp History Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 38° 35.552′ N, 90° 13.206′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1938 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Elusive Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1959 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Simon Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1905 - 09 Cherokee (about 300 feet away); 2008 Cherokee (about 400 feet away); 1901 Cherokee (about 400 feet away); The Corner Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.