St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
In 1881, Zimmerman built a small combination home and store on this block. Though the estimated cost of construction of his first home and store was only $700, new building materials were available to Zimmermann. The year before, a Cleveland, Ohio company had begun mass producing house paint from a standardized formula, and then began shipping the paint to markets across the country.
Zimmermann prospered. In 1895, he was able to build this larger storefront and home, with an estimated cost of construction of $2,200.
The sophisticated cast iron storefront was produced by a local company, Union Iron and Foundry. The company was located on South Second Street in the Frenchtown or Kosciusko neighborhood.
Erected 2007 by NiNi Harris.
Location. 38° 35.595′ N, 90° 13.457′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling south on Indiana Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers 2225 Cherokee (a few steps from this marker); South St. Louis Architect (a few steps from this marker); In 1860 A Scholarly Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); 2215 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); 2315-17 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); The Billiards Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bardenheier Row (within shouting distance of this marker); 2201 Cherokee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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