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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

809 Jefferson Street

Midtown Neighborhood Historic District

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. 809 Jefferson Street Marker
Inscription.  This the Henry Ehlmann House, probably built in 1873. Situated very close to the street, this 1½-story brick Federal style house has a side-gabled roof trimmed with an entablature having a cornice with corbelled brick dentils and an architrave with a dogtooth course. The roof's front slope holds a wide shed dormer with a band of three 6/1 clad windows and side walls finished with fish scale shingles.

When the house was originally built, it had two rooms on the main floor with a large attic on the upper level. A summer kitchen and a smoke house were located at the rear of the home. The dormers were added in 1903. The windows have stone lug sills and are framed by louvered blinds. The door opens onto a stoop and a stairway extends from the west side, hugging the front wall of the house, which was built shortly after the lot was purchased in 1873 by Henry Ehlmann.

The house may have been built by Christian Bode, who was a carpenter (and lived next door); however, since Ehlmann owned Henry Ehlmann & Son, brick contractors, he likely was responsible for the brickwork.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. 809 Jefferson Street Marker
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Location. 38° 47.061′ N, 90° 29.474′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on Jefferson Street east of South 9th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Jefferson Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 819 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 715 Jefferson Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1005 Jefferson Street (about 500 feet away); 1025 Jefferson Street (about 700 feet away); 1029 Jefferson Street (about 700 feet away); 1035 Jefferson Street (about 800 feet away); 1057 Jefferson Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1111 Jefferson Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Oct. 27, 2020