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2646 Cherokee Street

Mamroth's Tailor Shop

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 2646 Cherokee Street Marker
Inscription. The original building constructed as a dwelling circa 1883, received several layers of additions as the years progressed. The Bogard family first inhabited the home and lived at this address for over twenty years. Musical instrument manufacture, Charles Menze bought the dwelling in 1905 and remodeled the building four years later to contain a store. Menze operated a musical retail store in the historic building until he sold the property to Abraham Mamroth during the Winter of 1925. Mamroth operated a tailor shop in this building for nearly forty years.

The present two story store front was designed by Hubert W. Guth for Abraham Mamroth in 1928. As a teenager, Guth worked as a draftsman for various manufacturing companies and briefly for an architect. His early career consisted of calculating load requirements of structural systems built by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company. Versed in engineering and technical drawing, Guth began his own practice designing residential and commercial buildings.

Glazed terra cotta became a prevalent element for several popular architectural styles during the turn of the twentieth century. The durable material was widely used as an inexpensive approach for building ornamentation. Lacking formal training in architectural design principals, Guth likely selected elements found
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 2646 Cherokee Street Marker
in popular architecture and incorporated them into his own design. The large amount of modular glazed terra cotta would have been selected by Guth and applied to his simple brick building to give style to the store. Guth did not follow the strict rules of any architectural style. The compilation of various elements resulted in a building exhibiting Guth's own architectural language.
 
Erected by Cherokee Station Business Association.
 
Location. 38° 35.609′ N, 90° 13.657′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Cherokee Street east of Ohio Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2646 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2638-2642 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2701-2703 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2639-2641 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2621-2623 Cherokee Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3354 Iowa Avenue (about 400 feet away); 2728 Cherokee Street (about 400 feet away); 2730-2734 Cherokee Street (about 400 feet away); 2731 Cherokee Street (about 500 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 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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