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

Becker House

1812 S 8th St.

 

— circa 1848 —

 
Becker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
1. Becker House Marker
Inscription.  In 1848, Heinrich (Henry) Becker purchased this lot from Benjamin Soulard. Becker subsequently built this two-unit Federal-style flounder house. Its first story was originally a storefront for the family's brick-making business. Kilns, an alley house, and other structures were added to the property over time. Today, only this front building, one of the oldest extant structures in Soulard, remains. The Becker family owned and resided in this property for 159 years.
 
Erected 2019 by Soulard Historic District.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard Historic District ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 36.54′ N, 90° 12.153′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South 8th Street south of Soulard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1812 S 8th St, 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 marker. Philip W Schneider House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery
Becker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
2. Becker House Marker
Marker is mounted to the old house, which is private property.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Soulard Market (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Soulard (about 500 feet away); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (about 700 feet away); The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away); The Slezak House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 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 November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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