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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

136 South Main

Gut Building/Post Office 1900-09 • Cosmos Building 1886

 

— 1882 • Frederick Gut —

 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 136 South Main Marker
Inscription.  An earlier two-story structure, known as the Old Benne Building built by Joseph C. Easton circa 1840, was replaced by this building in 1882. The new Second Empire /Italianate building with its parade balcony and bracketed cornices and pediments was built by Frederick Gut. It was home to many businesses including the Hahn Bakery, the Bruns Machine Company, The Cosmos and the St. Charles Banner newspaper offices, and the U.S. Post Office while the new Post Office was being built across the street.

Behind the building was a brick bake oven for the bakery, various other outbuildings, and H. B. Denker's Pork House, a landmark in St. Charles. Three to five-thousand hogs a year were unloaded from train cars into the pigpens near the tracks, butchered, and processed on site.
 
Erected 2010 by Historic Downtown Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 38° 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 136 South Main Marker
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46.823′ N, 90° 28.903′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 South Main Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 130 South Main (a few steps from this marker); 119 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); First Missouri State Capitol Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); 122 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 116-120 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 108 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 117 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Capitol of Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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