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

308 North Main

Merten Cash Store

— 1898 • Silas H. Wright —

 
 
308 North Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
1. 308 North Main Marker
Inscription.  Longtime tobacco man, North Carolinian Silas Wright, owned the St. Charles Tobacco Company. By 1900, tobacco manufacturing had become a science. Wright flavored his company's plug and twist tobacco with licorice and other spices.

Built in 1898 for $2,000 Wright sold this building to St. Louis tobacco manufacturer Robert B. Dula for the tidy sum of $9,000.
 
Erected 2011 by Historic Downtown Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 38° 46.991′ N, 90° 28.817′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Monroe Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 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. 311 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 302-306 North Main (a few steps from this marker); 319 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 230 North Main (within
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shouting distance of this marker); 324 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 323 & 329 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 330 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 220-226 North Main (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
308 North Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
2. 308 North Main Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 3 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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