Midtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1913
This building initially served as the St. Louis dealership for the Locomobile automobile. The structure later housed the dealership for the Davis Six and Maibohm automobiles. The Locomobile, a massive luxury car, was manufactured from 1899 to 1929 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. As its name implies the Locomobile was originally steam powered, but it was changed to internal combustion in 1903.
Premier Recording Studios moved to this building during World War II. Under the direction of Premier Recording Studios and its successor, Berzerker Studios, artists Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, Ike and Tina Turner and Chuck Berry recorded in this building. Programs of the long term, nationally televised show, Wild Kingdom were recorded here, with Marlin Perkins as host.
Erected by The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri and Hilliker Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3028 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. Stearns-Knight Building (a few steps from this marker); Stutz Building (a few steps from this marker); Dodge-Reo Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nash Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moon Building (about 300 feet away); Ford Building (about 300 feet away); Long Roads To Freedom (about 400 feet away); Cole-Standard Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.