St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
2621-2623 Cherokee Street
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The embellished entry and stained glass windows were removed when public sentiment viewed such treatments as gaudy and out of date.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
Erected by Cherokee Station Business Association.
Location. 38° 35.609′ N, 90° 13.588′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
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