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

The Slezak House

Circa 1869

 
 
The Slezak House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
1. The Slezak House Marker
Inscription.  Probably built in the 1850s, this house first appears in historical records in 1869 when Bohemian immigrants Joseph Slezak, b1819, and wife, Catharine, b1824, moved here with sons, Frank and Joseph. Joseph Krivanec immigrated from Bohemia in 1882 with wife, Catherina and son, Joseph and bought the house in 1892. Daughter, Marie, was born in 1895 and her descendents owned the house until 1975. Work by family members and tenants, some from attached or adjacent buildings no longer standing, included homemaker, tailor, saddler, blacksmith, stonemason, carpenter and fireman. Joseph, d1890, and Catharine, d1901, Slezak are buried at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in St. Louis.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 36.537′ N, 90° 12.364′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Geyer Avenue west of South 10th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 Geyer Ave, Saint Louis MO 63104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Slezak House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
2. The Slezak House Marker
Marker is mounted on the house, which is private property.
marker. The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soulard Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip W Schneider House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Menard Triplets (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Becker House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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