St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This home was built when the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks across the mountains and valleys from the West and the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks coming from the east to build the transcontinental railroad. The home was one of only two dozen buildings, surrounded by empty lots, that faced this section of Cherokee Street in 1876, the year of Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn.
During the early 20th century, after this area had evolved from open land into a busy neighborhood, 1901 Cherokee was home to Dr. Emil Burst. The physician had grown up over the corner saloon, which his father operated, across the street.
Erected 2007 by NiNi Harris.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, The Cherokee-Lemp History Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 38° 35.55′ N, 90° 13.129′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, MissouriTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Corner Store (a few steps from this marker); 1905 - 09 Cherokee (a few steps from this marker); The Simon Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); International Shoe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elusive Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Settlers' Homes (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.