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Benton Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Blacksmith Shop

Cherokee-Lemp Historic District

 
 
The Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
1. The Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  This building, constructed about 1880, was home to dressmaker Sophia Wirth at the beginning of the 20th century. Bernard Wirth operated his blacksmith shop in a building on the adjacent, now-vacant lot. Later, that site, 1913 Cherokee, became home to the Joseph Ziegler Sheet Metal business. To attract the attention of passers-by, Ziegler stood the company mascot in front of the shop — a tin man that he had fashioned after the Tin Man character in The Wizard of Oz.
 
Erected 1999 by NiNi Harris. (Marker Number J.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, The Cherokee-Lemp History Walk ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 35.562′ N, 90° 13.159′ W. Marker is in Benton Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Street east of Salena Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1915 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
1915 Cherokee Street image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
2. 1915 Cherokee Street
of this marker. 1905 - 09 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Simon Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elusive Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1901 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Corner Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlers' Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wagon House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1959 Cherokee (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton Park.
 
 
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 97 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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