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

227-229 North Main

The Hoffman House Hotel • Thro Clothing Co.

— 1863 • George Ochri —

 
 
227-229 North Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
1. 227-229 North Main Marker
Inscription.  
Thro & Company Clothing, formerly a 137 N. Main (shown above), has been owned and managed by the Thro family since 1898 when Jean Baptiste Thro, Sr., and his nephew Jean Baptist Thro, Jr., founded the clothing store. J.D. Thro, Senior's Unlce Melchior Thro had been in the mercantile business in this area since arriving in the US in 1837 from Alsace-Lorraine.

This current structure actually dates to two buildings, one stone (built pre-1850) and the 1863 Hoffman House Hotel. In 1949 F.W. Woolworth Co. bought both buildings and tore down the south stone building and substantially remodeled the hotel structure. The south building was a saloon, the Grand ice cream parlor with a two-story brick addition for the candy kettle, a drug store, and then "the dime store", for more than four decades.
 
Erected 2010 by Historic Downtown Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 38° 46.966′ N, 90° 28.84′ W. Marker is in St.
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Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on North Main Street south of Monroe Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 North 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. 223-225 North Main (here, next to this marker); 219 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 215 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 220-226 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 218 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 212 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 230 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 213 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
227-229 North Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
2. 227-229 North Main Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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