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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

If These Walls Could Talk? They Can.

Welcome to the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk

 

—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —

 
If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. Marker
Inscription. Mini-histories are displayed in the windows, on fences, and on walls of 43 buildings along DeMenil Place and Cherokee Street. They tell the stories of the early settlers of this area, about the craftsmen who built these homes, about the people who lived and shopped here during World War I and during the Great Depression, and about the children who played here during the 1950's.

The mini-histories are on DeMenil Place -- the site of grand houses that witnessed an elegant social life during the 19th century. More mini-histories are on the walls of the old, castle-like Lemp Brewery. And more mini-histories are on the Victorian storefronts and townhouses, built by immigrants during the late 19th century and early 20th century, on Cherokee Street between DeMenil Place and Jefferson Avenue.

You can begin the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk here, or with any of the mini-histories. You can read one mini-history, or the mini-histories on one block, or spend an afternoon walking from one mini-history to the next, enjoying the charm of this historic neighborhood as you walk and read.

This Self-guided Tour Through 200 Years of History was written by NiNi Harris, and made possible by the Cherokee-Lemp Special Business District, the City of St. Louis, and 9th Ward Alderman Ken Ortmann.
 
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If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. Marker
NiNi Harris, Cherokee-Lemp Special Business District, the City of St. Louis, and Alderman Ken Ortmann.
 
Location. 38° 35.607′ N, 90° 13.52′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Street and South Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Cherokee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3354 South Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Nickelodeon (here, next to this marker); The Billiards Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); 2315-17 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); In 1860 A Scholarly Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2301 Cherokee (about 300 feet away); 2621-2623 Cherokee Street (about 300 feet away); 2225 Cherokee (about 300 feet away); South St. Louis Architect (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 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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