St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1917
The Joseph W. Moon Buggy Co., commenced manufacturing automobiles in 1905, at its plant at Main and Douglas Streets in St. Louis. All Moon autos were built at that location, until production ceased in 1929. The Moons were well built, attractive looking, mid-priced cars, which most commonly were powered by Continental, 6 cylinder motors. 1925 was the peak year for Moon, when 13,000 were built.
From 1925, through 1928, a subsidiary of Moon Motor Car Co. manufactured the Diana (Greek goddess of the moon), a light, luxury car. In 1929 and 1930 the Windsor was built and in 1929, Moon produced the Ruxton, a front wheel drive, luxury car of sensationally, racy design.
Production of Moons, Dianas, Windsors and Ruxtons ended in a dramatic struggle over control of the company, between competing boards of directors and Moon Motor Co.'s affairs were finally settled in court, decades later.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 38° 38.175′ N, 90° 13.431′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Locust Street west of North Cardinal Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3115 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. Dodge-Reo Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Stutz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Stearns-Knight Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomobile Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Roads To Freedom (about 500 feet away); Durant-Star Building (about 500 feet away); Nash Building (about 600 feet away); Ford 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 139 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.