Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marine Villa in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Corner Store

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District

 
 
The Corner Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
1. The Corner Store Marker
Inscription.  In 1912, this storefront was one of at least four saloons in the old Cherokee business district. At the turn of the 20th century, when large families crowded into small flats, the corner saloon provided a getaway and social hour for the men of the block.

Along with saloons, the St. Louis Red Book for 1912-1913 lists other businesses typical of that era. The four milliners (hatmakers), seven shoemakers, shoe repair and shops, and seven dressmakers and tailors on the street show that the garment industry had not eliminated independent craftsmen.

Many family needs were met by small, family-owned businesses. Cherokee Street's bakers, four butchers, and six grocers and produce men supplied the kitchens of neighborhood families.

The business district's blacksmith, outfitting neighborhood wagons and horses, and coal businesses, supplying heating fuel for neighborhood households, reflect a dramatically different life-style prior to World War II.

The early development of the street is evidenced by the fact that an even earlier brick home was razed to make way for construction of this modern style storefront
The Corner Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
2. The Corner Store Marker
in the 1890's. The saloon building's corner entrance, cast iron column, large windows and ornate brick work are sophisticated building traits typical of storefront construction at the end of the Victorian era.
 
Erected 1999 by NiNi Harris. (Marker Number H.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, The Cherokee-Lemp History Walk ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 35.543′ N, 90° 13.13′ W. Marker is in Marine Villa in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Street west of Lemp Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3403 Lemp Avenue, 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. 1901 Cherokee (a few steps from this marker); The Simon Complex (a few steps from this marker); 1905 - 09 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blacksmith Shop (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 Marine Villa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 2, 2021