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

The Wedge

1893-1972

 

— Maplewood, MO —

 
The Wedge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 10, 2019
1. The Wedge Marker
Inscription.  Built as an early turn-around for the horse-drawn trolley lines from St. Louis, the building saw many changes in its eight-decade existence. It later served as a grocery, a saloon and finally E.J. Tire Store (c. 1921) until its demolition.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 36.815′ N, 90° 18.952′ W. Marker is in Maplewood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Manchester Road (State Highway 100), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chain Of Rocks Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Fun Fair Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Supply (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens National Bank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kalb Electric (about 500 feet away); Scheidt Hardware (about 600 feet away); Coral Court (about 700 feet away); 66 Park-In Theater (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maplewood.
 
More about this marker. This is part of the City of Maplewood's Route 66 Tribute and Memorial Plaques series. This is the last of the 13 plaques that is seen on the right.
 
Also see . . .  Maplewood's Route 66 Memorial and Tribute Plaques
The Wedge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 10, 2019
2. The Wedge Marker
in front of the Benevolent King restaurant
. The City of Maplewood's webpage on the sidewalk plaques (Submitted on September 13, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Map of Route 66 tribute and memorial plaques image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 10, 2019
3. Map of Route 66 tribute and memorial plaques
Located within a few steps from The Wedge marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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