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

The Trapper Cottage

811 Allen Ave.

 

— circa 1810 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, November 18, 2020
1. The Trapper Cottage Marker
Inscription.  One of the few French Creole buildings left in Soulard, this cottage is not aligned with the surrounding streets and buildings - it pre-dates them. The stone and brick masonry foundation with stand-alone center chimney was built into the pre-urban hillside. The second story, constructed in the "briquette-entre-poteaux" method (brick between poles) and originally covered in stucco, was topped with 4" lap siding due to harsh St. Louis winters. Its long & storied past includes housing the Allen Social Club, a speakeasy or "lid lifting club".
 
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° 36.442′ N, 90° 12.252′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Allen Avenue west of South 8th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Allen Ave, Saint Louis MO 63104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
The Trapper Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 18, 2020
2. The Trapper Cottage Marker
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (here, next to this marker); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip W Schneider House (about 500 feet away); Lafayette Lofts (about 700 feet away); Becker House (about 800 feet away); The Slezak House (about 800 feet away); Jos. Wushke Cigar Factory No. 37 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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