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2831-2835 Cherokee Street

The Thompson Building or Starke's Market

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 2831-2835 Cherokee Street Marker
Inscription. This commercial and residential building was built in 1895 by owner Jeremiah Thompson and building contractor H.R. Becker. Throughout the 1890s Thompson used the space for his butcher shop, while residing on McNair Avenue. In 1911 George W. Starke purchased the building for his butcher shop and grocery store. He had been located at 3403 California Avenue at the corner of Cherokee Street since 1901. After Starke's death in 1933 the business was taken over by his son, and Starke's Market remained in operation at this location until 1964. The associated one-story brick garage behind the building, on Oregon Avenue, was built in 1916 by George Starke and the plaque above the door bears his name "G. W. Starke". Throughout the 1960s and 70s the building occupied by the Cherokee Furniture Company. This 19th century building remains remarkably intact, with its original cast iron storefront and slate roof.
 
Erected by Cherokee Station Business Association.
 
Location. 38° 35.644′ N, 90° 13.876′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Oregon Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Cherokee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2831 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
2831-2835 Cherokee Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 2831-2835 Cherokee Street Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2822-2824 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); 2818-2820 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2817 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Calle Cherokee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2731 Cherokee Street (about 500 feet away); 2730-2734 Cherokee Street (about 600 feet away); 2728 Cherokee Street (about 700 feet away); 3354 Iowa Avenue (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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