St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Gilded Age
—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The estimated cost to construct this storefront was a substantial sum -- $3,500. But then, this corner storefront featured an entrance set off by a cast iron column, a slate-covered mansard roof, decorative brick work, and milled wood trim.
In the early 20th century, the Co-Operative Union Meat Market operated in this storefront. Then the storefront was home to a saloon. After Prohibition closed all the saloons in 1919, one of the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company chain of shops located here.
Erected 2007 by NiNi Harris.
Location. 38° 35.568′ N, 90° 13.249′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling east on Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1959 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 2008 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); At Home On Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); 2014 Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlers' Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elusive Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cigar Store (about 500 feet away); Life In The Fifties (about 600 feet away); The Birth of Antique Row (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
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