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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1959 Cherokee

The Gilded Age

 

—Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —

 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. 1959 Cherokee Marker
Inscription. St. Louisans were taking up the new American pastime of bicycling when this storefront was built in 1888. They were reading Walt Whitman's poems in the Leaves of Grass and learning about Theodore Roosevelt's western experiences in Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. And St. Louis baseball fans were paying 50 cents for a ticket to watch the St. Louis Browns play at their ballpark on North Grand Avenue.

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.
1959 Cherokee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
2. 1959 Cherokee Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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