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

Philip W Schneider House

1832 S 8th St.

 

— circa 1860 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
1. Philip W Schneider House Marker
Inscription.  This pre-Civil War home originally had a Federal-style slanted roof. In 1875, the mansard roof, cornice, side conservatory, and Italianate and Second Empire façade were added by quarry owner Philip W Schneider. Nicknamed "Granite Schneider," his company supplied the Eads Bridge, City Hall and Old Post Office. The front storm doors are original, as is the carriage step. On the back of the property, a limestone garage and carriage house date back to the early 1800s.
 
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° 36.511′ N, 90° 12.178′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South 8th Street north of Geyer Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1832 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. St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (a few steps
Philip W Schneider House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 28, 2020
2. Philip W Schneider House Marker
from this marker); Becker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trapper Cottage (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (about 500 feet away); Soulard Market (about 700 feet away); Historic Soulard (about 700 feet away); The Slezak House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
Regarding Philip W Schneider House. Philip W. Schneider's granite quarry became what is now known as Elephant Rock State Park in southeastern Missouri (near Belleview). He died in 1905 and is buried in a granite mausoleum in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in St. Louis.
 
 
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 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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