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2621-2623 Cherokee Street

Cherokee Livery

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 2621-2623 Cherokee Street Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  This building, originally known as "Cherokee Livery", was constructed in 1893 for undertaker Paul Buol. The original facade consisted of two large segmental arched bays enclosed with double doors for horse and carriage access. The second story fenestration consisted of eight one over one double sash windows.

Buol sold the structure in 1901 to John Ziegenhein, who continued to operate a funeral home at the current location. In 1909 John sold the property to the newly formed corporation, Ziegenhein Brothers Livery and Undertaking, operated by him and his two brothers, Fred and William.

In 1915 the Zeigenhein Brothers remodeled the structure with a dark brick facade employing several Tudor Revival elements. A large Tudor arch with terra cotta dripmold, capped with a large foliated finial at the apex emphasized the entrance. All windows on the facade were replaced with paired stained glass windows.

The Zeigenhein Brothers continued to operate a successful funeral home at this location until 1941 when the property was sold. Subsequent changes made to the structure after 1941. The embellished entry and stained glass windows were
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 2623 Cherokee Street
removed when public sentiment viewed such treatments as gaudy and out of date. The first story elements were replaced by large display windows and retrofitted with exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) on the first story mimicking the diamond shaped pattern terra cotta of the 1915 remodel still visible on the second story.
 
Erected by Cherokee Station Business Association.
 
Location. 38° 35.609′ N, 90° 13.588′ W. Marker is in St Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis. Marker is on Cherokee Street east of Texas Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2623 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. 2639-2641 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2638-2642 Cherokee Street (within shouting distance of this marker); If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Nickelodeon (about 300 feet away); 2646 Cherokee Street (about 300 feet away); 2701-2703 Cherokee Street (about 400 feet away); The Billiards Hall (about 400 feet away); 2315-17 Cherokee (about 400 feet away).
 
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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 24 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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