St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1913
The Stearns, built in Cleveland, Ohio, commencing 1901, became the Stearns-Knight in 1912, when it acquired the first American license to manufacture the Knight engine. The Knight a sleeve-valve motor, known for its quietness, was often called the "Silent Knight." George W. Booker of the St. Louis agency, became president of Stearns-Knight in 1916, when Frank B. Stearns retired, at age 37. Mr. Booker was succeeded in 1925 by John North Willys of the Willys-Overland Co. Stearns-Knight production ceased in 1929.
The Garnder automobiles were manufactured in St. Louis from 1920 through 1931 at Rutgers and Main Streets. The Hug truck was manufactured at Highland, Illinois from 1921 to 1942.
Erected by The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri and Hilliker Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 38° 38.163′ N, 90° 13.379′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Locust Street east of North Cardinal Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3033 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. Locomobile Building (a few steps from this marker); Stutz Building (a few steps from this marker); Dodge-Reo Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nash Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 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 121 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.