St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1916
Cadillac was founded by Henry Ford as the Henry Ford as the Henry Ford Motor Co. Upset by Henry Ford's preoccupation with auto racing, his financial backers forced Ford out in 1902 and renamed the company, Cadillac Automobile Co. Henry Ford went on to found Ford Motor Co.
After Cadillac, this building was, in sequence, Orthwein Chevrolet, Tilton Gardner Motor Co., Central Star and Durant Sales Co. and in 1929
Erected by The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri and Hilliker Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 38° 38.129′ N, 90° 13.241′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Locust Street east of North Garrison Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2920 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. Cole-Standard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nash Building (about 400 feet away); Locomobile Building (about 700 feet away); Stearns-Knight Building (about 700 feet away); Stutz Building (about 700 feet away); Dodge-Reo Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Long Roads To Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.