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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1938 Cherokee Street
Missouri (St. Louis), Marine Villa — L — Settlers' Homes — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
During the mid 19th century, German pioneers settling the open land south of St. Louis built homes in the style of this pair of houses, 1936 and 1938 Cherokee. Often they were built as farm houses. As the farm land evolved into the urban . . . — Map (db m124510) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Saint Louis — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
A father and son who worked in this building greatly shaped our nation’s economy. William McChesney Martin, Sr. is credited with helping to write the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, creating the Federal Reserve System. He headed the Federal Reserve . . . — Map (db m122487) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Saint Louis — Sold on the Steps of Justice — Jefferson National Expansion Museum
Auctions were once a common site on the stately steps of the Old Courthouse in front of you. The court organized property sales when people went bankrupt or died without a will. Between 1839 and 1862, the court sold more than 500 enslaved men, . . . — Map (db m119024) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Saint Louis — St. Charles Rock Road — Boone's Lick Road — St. Louis
First Trail West Started near this corner 1764 Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri 1913 Re-dedicated – 1970 - DAR — Map (db m119095) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Saint Louis — Teenager Samuel Clemens
“The first time I ever saw St. Louis, I could have bought it for six million dollars, and it was the mistake of my life that I did not do it.” Across Fourth Street from this location, teenager Samuel Clemens set type for the . . . — Map (db m122491) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Saint Louis — Western Reach of the Revolution
The Battle of Fort San Carlos was the westernmost battle of the American Revolution. On May 26, 1780, about 300 townspeople, including Spanish soldiers, French settlers, and enslaved and free African Americans rallied to defend St. Louis. In . . . — Map (db m119025) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Nimνipuu (Nez Perce)
[Traveling?] approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nimνipuu (Nez Perce) came to St. Louis in the fall of 1831 to the home of William Clark. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white presence in their homeland, these men . . . — Map (db m62061) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 1959 Cherokee — The Gilded Age — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
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 . . . — Map (db m124509) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2008 Cherokee — Hard Times - 1933 — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
One-third of the American workforce was unemployed. In January of 1933, anxiety about the economy led to panicked withdrawals from the banks. The anxiety grew into frenzy, and the withdrawals turned into a run on the banks. Banks all over St. Louis . . . — Map (db m124506) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2014 Cherokee — Moving Picture Tent — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
There were 10,000 moving picture theaters in the United States in 1909. Half of Americans attended a movie at least once each week, and in some places Americans would pay as much as ten cents admission to see this new form of entertainment. . . . — Map (db m124505) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2201 Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Dr. Richard Kring moved his medical office and pharmacy to this building in 1930. While Kring, who had lived and worked for years in the Soulard neighborhood, was the American-born son of German immigrants, many of his neighbors on Cherokee Street . . . — Map (db m124502) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2215 Cherokee — They Left Their Mark — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
August Hoffman built this handsome, two and a half story town house in 1893. The 45 year-old German immigrant was a bookbinder by profession. He was one of the many tradesmen who took great care to build well designed and crafted homes in South St. . . . — Map (db m124486) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2225 Cherokee — German Bakers — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The United States was expanding, with the new states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Montana admitted to the Union in 1889. That year, German immigrant George Jost was constructing this combination of storefronts and apartments. Only . . . — Map (db m124477) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2301 Cherokee — German Butcher — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Following the Civil War, German teenager Charles Zimmermann came to America. He settled in St. Louis and learned the trade of a butcher. In 1881, Zimmerman built a small combination home and store on this block. Though the estimated cost of . . . — Map (db m124476) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2315-17 Cherokee — The Roaring Twenties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
It was the Roaring Twenties--with a roller coaster economy, women's skirts getting shorter and shorter, Prohibition was the law, but illegal booze could be found on almost every block -- when these storefronts at 2315-2319 Cherokee were constructed. . . . — Map (db m124470) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2621-2623 Cherokee Street — Cherokee Livery
This building, originally known as "Cherokee Livery", was constructed in 1893 for undertaker Paul Buol. The original facade consisted of two large segmental arched bays enclosed with double doors for horse and carriage access. The second story . . . — Map (db m124466) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2638-2642 Cherokee Street — The Rathert Building
The double lot where this building sits was purchased July 5, 1867 by Dorothea Rathert from Henry Lipphardt. Rathert occupied a dwelling situated at the rear of the double lot before the present building was constructed. Previous to ordinances . . . — Map (db m124465) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2639-2641 Cherokee Street — The Vandora Theater
The Vandora Theater was built in 1909 by the Vandora Amusement Company, and designed by architect Otto J. Boehmer. Boehmer, who was born in Warren County, Missouri in 1858, started his career at the building firm of Joseph B. Goesse & Frederick J. . . . — Map (db m124464) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2646 Cherokee Street — Mamroth's Tailor Shop
The original building constructed as a dwelling circa 1883, received several layers of additions as the years progressed. The Bogard family first inhabited the home and lived at this address for over twenty years. Musical instrument manufacture, . . . — Map (db m124462) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2701-2703 Cherokee Street — Favorite Amusement Company
The unimproved property located at this corner was purchased by brothers, Harry and Eugene Freund during the Spring of 1909. Three days later, the Freund's were granted a building permit to construct a one-story brick odeon designed by William . . . — Map (db m124461) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2728 Cherokee Street — Pfeifer's Saloon
Henry Becker was hired in 1895 by H.E. Pfeifer to construct a two story dwelling and store. Becker had recently completed a building employing similar stylistic elements for Jeremiah Thompson at the northwest corner of Cherokee and Oregon. After . . . — Map (db m124456) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2730-2734 Cherokee Street — Worth's Store
Designed by architect O. J. Popp, 2730-34 Cherokee Street was constructed in 1921 on land purchased by Harry and Bertha Horowitz from the St. Louis Brewing Association. In 1922 Levy Shoe Store and Walter J. Wolf's ladies' clothing store became the . . . — Map (db m124455) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2731 Cherokee Street — The Cinderella Building
The Cinderella Building, designed by architect William Wedemeyer was constructed by contractors Joseph G. Bothe and Charles A Welsh in 1913. The property where the building stands was purchased from the Besch family by Harry and Eugene Freund a year . . . — Map (db m124454) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2817 Cherokee Street — Vanderventer Building
On December 6, 1935, Edward A. Vanderventer was granted a permit to demolish a one-story brick residence on this lot. The razed building was one of five identical single story brick residences constructed by John B. Westermeyer in 1892. These . . . — Map (db m124452) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2818-2820 Cherokee Street
On this site in 1891 John B. Westermeyer built five, one-story brick houses, identical to the houses he built across the street in 1892 and just to the west of here on Cherokee Street the same year. Most of the houses on this side of the block were . . . — Map (db m124451) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2822-2824 Cherokee — August G. Maass Plumbing Supply
This block, from the alley to the east and Oregon Avenue to the west, was fronted with five one story brick homes. These residences were constructed for John B. Westermeyer in 1891 for speculative purposes. During the Spring of 1924, Harry Mass . . . — Map (db m124450) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 2831-2835 Cherokee Street — The Thompson Building or Starke's Market
This commercial and residential building was built in 1895 by owner Jeremiah Thompson and building contractor H.R. Becker. Throughout the 1890s Thompson used the space for his butcher shop, while residing on McNair Avenue. In 1911 George W. Starke . . . — Map (db m124449) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3014-26 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1905
Constructed by Pelligreen Construction. Henry Hackman Hardware opened for business here just after the building's construction. The first business to occupy the corner storefront at Grand and Arsenal was the popular Sebastian's Candies & Ice Cream . . . — Map (db m124432) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3101-13 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Designed by the architectural firm of Eames and Young, whose work also includes the Palace of Education at the 1904 World's Fair, buildings at Cupples Station, the Masonic Temple on Lindell, and the Marquette Building. Home to the first theater in . . . — Map (db m124431) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3121-23 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1907
Designed by Leo Rottler for the Kleekamp Bros. Piano Co. which occupied the first floor storefront. The second and third floors contained Kleekamp's Hall, which served as a performance space for music students and a venue for community meetings. — Map (db m124430) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3127 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1908
Constructed by Henry Brocker based on designs by the architectural firm of Matthews & Clarke. Known as "The Rain Stick" building because of its first occupant, Louis Onimus' umbrella business. In the 1940s and 1950s, the building housed a Kroger . . . — Map (db m124429) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3137-39 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1907
Constructed for baker Henry Mausshardt by William Gruenwald. A succession of other bakers used the space until the late 1990s. The building was also occupied by pharmacist Jacob Scheu who opened a drug store here shortly after the building's . . . — Map (db m124433) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3141-45 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Designed by William Lucas and constructed by William Gruenwald. The first restaurant located here was a delicatessen owned by German immigrant Hieronymus Bernhard. The second floor of the building was occupied by a mix of residents and commercial . . . — Map (db m124436) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3159-61 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1894
Constructed by a builder named Eicholz, this is the oldest building within the district. Originally constructed as a four-family flat it was later converted into two commercial spaces on its ground floor. Home to Haun Oyster & Ice Cream during the . . . — Map (db m124437) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3163 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1908
Designed by the architectural firm of Wessbecher & Hillebrand and constructed for Bloemker & Son, Embalmers and Undertakers. The garage at the rear of this building was used for storage and possibly as the company's embalming parlor. — Map (db m124438) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3190-98 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Designed by architect W.A. Lucas. This building's original tenant was a barbershop and has remained the same for over 110 years. — Map (db m124439) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3191 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1910
Constructed by William Schmidt. This two-story building was home to Herman Koenig's tailoring, cleaning and dyeing business, Joseph Elke's Tire Company, Tevis Radio & Appliance and the original location of Pho Grand Restaurant. "H. Koenig" is still . . . — Map (db m124440) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3197-99 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Constructed by Chapman Realty and Construction Co. and designed by architect Oscar Greishorn. This building features terra cotta cornice ornamentation in the shape of lions' heads. Orpheum Cleaners has been a neighborhood landmark here since the . . . — Map (db m124441) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3201-3 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Constructed by Ernest J. Lay and based upon the design of architect William F. Holtman. The first occupant was German-born baker John. H. Waldeck. — Map (db m124442) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3212-26 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1915
Constructed by B.J. Charleville and based on plans by prominent architect Preston J. Bradshaw, whose better known commissions include The Chase Hotel, the Coronado Hotel, the Mayfair Hotel, and the Paul Brown Building. — Map (db m124443) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3232-34 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Designed by architect Leo Rottler and constructed by Ernest J. Lay and Sons. This building was the first home of Jay International Foods in the 1970s. — Map (db m124444) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3238-46 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1911
Designed by architect Frank Saum, who in partnership with his brother built and gave his name to the Saum Hotel (1919 S. Grand, now Saum Apartments). The storefront was home to one of several Kroger grocery locations in the district, as well as the . . . — Map (db m124445) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3354 Iowa Avenue — The Casa Loma Ballroom
The northeast corner of Cherokee Street and Iowa Avenue was the location of the Cinderella Airdome, which opened in 1921. The Airdome, which was an outdoor theater, was operated by Harry and Eugene Freund. The Freunds had built the Cinderella . . . — Map (db m124458) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3609-13 Juniata Street — Built 1927
Constructed by Huger & Bueckler based on plans by architect O.J. Krieg. Completed two years before the onset of the Great Depression, this building represents the end of the building boom that resulted in the construction of most of the South Grand . . . — Map (db m124448) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Aloe Plaza — The Meeting of the Waters
This fountain by the sculptor Carl Milles symbolizes the union of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers · The two central figures represent the two great rivers while the lesser water creatures suggest the many tributaries and streams · Milles . . . — Map (db m62213) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — American Elm — Missouri State Champion Tree — Treemendous
This is to certify that the American Elm described below is the largest known tree of its species in the state of Missouri recorded by Forestry Division, Missouri Department of Conservation Species: Ulmus americana Owner: . . . — Map (db m62186) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — K — At Home On Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This townhouse is typical of homes built in working-class neighborhoods during the 1880's. It is tall, narrow and features the then popular mansard roof. The foundation is roughcut stone and the facade is smooth brick with eyebrow arches over the . . . — Map (db m124507) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. Louis — Map (db m62017) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — T — Bardenheier Row — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This row of five almost identical homes was built in 1884 as investment property by German immigrant Philip Bardenheier. These working-class city houses featured recessed entrances, fully arched doorways and first floor windows. Originally, all five . . . — Map (db m124487) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Basilica of Saint Louis, King
On this location the first church in St. Louis, a small wood structure was blessed on June 24, 1770. Six years later it was replaced by a larger church of white oak timbers blessed and used for divine service for the first time in early summer of . . . — Map (db m62637) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Bob Pettit — Born December 12, 1932
Basketball legend Bob Pettit came to St. Louis with the Hawks in 1955. The ideal power forward, he averaged 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds per game for his career. Pettit led the Hawks to the NBA Finals four times in five years, and in the 1958 . . . — Map (db m124798) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Calle Cherokee
Resolution Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis on September 17, 2017 Whereas, in honor of over 40 years of the Hispanic/Latino cultural economic contributions to the revitalization of Cherokee Street and the . . . — Map (db m124614) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Capture of Camp Jackson
The Strength of our Nation is the Union of States To Commemorate The capture of Camp Jackson - May 10 1861 - By - The Missouri Volunteers: First Regiment Infantry - Colonel Frank Blair, Second Regiment Infantry - Colonel Henry . . . — Map (db m51474) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Cedric the Entertainer — Born April 24, 1964
Berkeley High graduate Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles first performed stand-up comedy at a St. Louis open mic night. His television career began as host of BET's "Comic View" and as co-star of the #1 ranked sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show," for which . . . — Map (db m124795) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Central Axis
Bald cypress trees frame this majestic vista, further accented by seasonal borders and sensational summer displays. Built in 1917, the unheated pools feature tropical water lilies and giant Victoria water lilies when the water is a consistent 72 . . . — Map (db m121599) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of
. . . — Map (db m62119) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless — 1810 - 1905
Foundress of the Charless Home (Formerly the Home of the Friendless) 1853 — Map (db m62117) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Chic Young — Born January 9, 1901
Cartoonist Murat Bernard "Chic" Young grew up in St. Louis at 2248 Oregon Ave. and graduated from McKinley High in 1919. In 1930 Young created "Blondie," a comic strip featuring Blondie Boopadoop and her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead. Readership jumped . . . — Map (db m124799) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Christine Brewer — Born October 26, 1955
Soprano Christine Brewer began her career singing in the choruses of the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. After winning the Metropolitan Opera auditions and the Richard Tucker Award in 1989, Brewer performed with top symphonies and . . . — Map (db m124781) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Curt Flood — Born January 13, 1938
Proclaimed "baseball's best centerfielder" on a 1968 "Sports Illustraded" cover, three-time All-Star Curtis Charles Flood played 12 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinal. Flood won seven straight Gold Gloves from 1963-1969, hit .293 for his career and . . . — Map (db m124794) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Curves Ahead
In front of you is the iconic Gateway Arch. The natural curve of a hanging chain—a catenary curve—inspired the Arch design. Curves also define the landscape. You may not notice them at first, but there are curves throughout the park. . . . — Map (db m124950) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Donny Hathaway — Born October 1, 1945
Soul singer Donny Hathaway grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Vashon High School in 1963. Already an accomplished producer, composer and musician, in 1970 he released the album "Everything Is Everything," which included the R&B hit "The . . . — Map (db m124792) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Doris Roberts — Born November 4, 1925
Actress Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, but moved to New York with her mother when she was young. In a career that began in 1951, Roberts performed in several Broadway productions and appeared in over 40 films, but was best known for her work . . . — Map (db m124712) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Dred Scott — Born About 1799 — Died Sept. 17, 1858
[Front] Freed from slavery by his friend Taylor Blow. [Back] Subject of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1857 which denied citizenship to the Negro, voided the Missouri Compromise Act, became one of the events . . . — Map (db m61970) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 432 — Edward & Stephen Hempstead Graves — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Son of Stephen & Mary Hempstead Born at New London, Conn. June 3, 1780 Died at St. Louis Aug. 10, 1817. ————— First delegate to Congress from the Territory of Missouri 1812 . . . — Map (db m121828) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Eugene Field — “The Children’s Poet”
was born here in 1850. He wrote such poems as Little Boy Blue, Wynken, Blyklen and Nod, and The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat. Field was also one of America’s most admired newspaper columnists when he died in 1895. ”Time . . . — Map (db m122224) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Father Thomas Ambrose Butler
Born in Dublin, Irl'd Mar. 21, 1837 Died Sept. 6, 1897 R.I.P. First Pastor of St. Cronan's Church Priest & Poet Ordained in Maynooth Mar. 17, 1864 — Map (db m62045) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Field House
Home of Roswell Field, attorney in the pivotal Dred Scott freedom suit, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 2007 National Park . . . — Map (db m122223) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — First Conference, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — 1845 - 1945
The First Conference of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the United States was organized here at this venerable cathedral one hundred years ago. The delegates of the Society in convention assembled, Oct. 1, 1945 place . . . — Map (db m124952) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Founders of Saint Louis, Missouri — In Commemoration
Buried here are the remains of many men and women who were founders, on 14 February 1764, of the city of St. Louis, including Nicolas Beaugeneau • Jean-Baptiste Bequette (blacksmith) • Jean-Baptiest Bequette (miller) • Margaret Bequette • . . . — Map (db m114595) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Frankie Muse Freeman — Born November 24, 1916
Frankie Muse Freeman began a celebrated legal career that spanned 60 years when she opened a private practice in St. Louis in 1949 Freeman was lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal . . . — Map (db m124783) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Gateway to the West
William Clark's Indian Council Chamber once stood here as the gateway between east and west. After the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clark became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the West. From here, he executed the government policy of tribal . . . — Map (db m124953) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — General Franz Sigel
To remind future generations of the heroism of the German-American patriots of St. Louis and vicinity in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865 General Franz Sigel — Map (db m124918) WM
Missouri, St. Louis — Hale Irwin — Born June 3, 1945
After winning the 1967 NCAA Golf Championship, Hale Irwin turned pro in 1964 an later settled in St. Louis. His first PGA Tour Victory came in 1971, and in 1974 he won the first of his 3 U.S. Open championships. A self-taught player, Irwin was known . . . — Map (db m124801) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Harriet Scott — ca. 1815 - 1860s
American Patriot Wife of Dred Scott Mother of Eliza and Lizzy Co-Plaintiff in the historic Dred Scott Case Your plea for equality was raised in obscurity, but in time it became the rallying cry of a people determined to abolish . . . — Map (db m61991) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Helen Traubel — Born June 16, 1899
Born above her father's drugstore at Jefferson and Chouteau Avenues in South St. Louis, heroic-voiced Helen Traubel debuted with the St. Louis Symphony in 1924. To continue her training in St. Louis, she initially declined an offer from New York's . . . — Map (db m124892) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. — Welcome to the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
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 . . . — Map (db m124467) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — In 1860 A Scholarly Neighborhood — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The population of the United States and its territories was less than 34 million people in 1860 — and the nation was tearing itself apart along the lines of Free States and those that allowed slavery. News of impending civil war pushed . . . — Map (db m124475) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — In Memory of Robert E. Lee
Engineer, St. Louis Harbor 1837-1841 His engineering genius was responsible for moving the Mississippi River Channel back to the St. Louis shore, preserving the city as a river port. Erected by the Missouri Committee R. E. Lee Memorial . . . — Map (db m4946) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — James MacCash
Born Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland August 16, 1834 Died St. Louis, Missouri December 27, 1922 Founder of the Order of Scottish Clans at St. Louis on November 30, 1878 To commemorate a noble achievement and as a reverent . . . — Map (db m62079) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — John B. Meachum — 1780 [sic - 1789] - 1854
African Founder & Pastor 1817 - 1854 First Baptist Church west of the Mississippi River — Map (db m62184) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — John Mason Peck — Oct. 31, 1789 - Mar. 16, 1858
Pioneer Baptist Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff College — Map (db m62185) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Judy Rankin — Born February 18, 1945
St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the "Triple A" golf course in Forest Park. Described as one of the best prospects ever in a 1961 "Sports Illustrated" cover article, she turned pro in 1962 and . . . — Map (db m124932) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Kresko Family Victorian Garden
During the late 1700s, geometric-style gardens were popular in England. Victorians favored elaborate and colorful combinations in these formal gardens, lined with bold and brightly colored plants. Foliage and succulents were typically combined . . . — Map (db m121587) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Lee Falk — Born April 28, 1911
Writer and cartoonist Lee Falk, originally named Leon Harrison Gross, was born and raised in St. Louis. Falk created and wrote the comic strip "Mandrake the Magician," which debuted in 1934 and featured a stage magician who used hypnosis and magic . . . — Map (db m124785) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront
The Return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Michael Haynes "We Arrived in Sight of St. Louis" At about noon on September 23, 1806, five dugout canoes and a larger boat called the "White Pirogue" rounded the bend of the Mississippi River to . . . — Map (db m40810) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — R — Life In The Fifties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Due to the housing shortage that had developed during the Depression and World War II, the Antique Row neighborhood was a crowded and busy community during the 1950's -- when Larry Akley grew up here. "We lived in the upstairs flat. It had . . . — Map (db m124503) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Max Starkloff — Born September 18, 1937
Disabled in an auto accident in 1959, lifelong St. Louisan Max Starkloff never surrendered to dependence or inaction. In 1970 he co-founded Para-Quad, a pioneering center for independent living, and in 2003 he co-founded the Starkloff Disability . . . — Map (db m124796) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Mel Bay — Born February 25, 1913
Mel Bay bought his first guitar at age thirteen, taught himself to play and was performing publicly within a few months. He moved to St. Louis in 1933, where he fronted his own trio and taught up to 100 students per week. In 1947 Bay published his . . . — Map (db m124803) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Miles of Steamboats — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
St. Louis was the third busiest port in the United States during its 1830s to 1850s heyday. Steamboats waiting to load and unload their cargo lined up for miles along the Mississippi River. Field calls of dockworkers filled the air. You might have . . . — Map (db m124954) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Nathaniel Lyon
August 10 1861 Lyon — Map (db m51475) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — New Country, New Rules
From the French-style log home that once stood here, territorial governors shifted the style of government from Spanish to American. They set up new laws, a new legal system, and divided the area into counties. General James Wilkinson and Meriwether . . . — Map (db m124955) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Ntozake Shange — Born October 18, 1948
Born Paulette Williams, writer Ntozake Shange lived in St. Louis from 8 to 13 years of age on Windemere Place in the Ville. Her experiences in St. Louis infuse her work, especially the novels "Betsy Brown" (1985) and "Liliane: Resurrection of the . . . — Map (db m124793) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — One Day, Three Nations
Here on March 9, 1804, Spanish Lieutenant Governor Charles Dehault Delassus met with US Army Captain Amos Stoddard to complete the Louisiana Purchase. Stoddard accepted the Upper Louisiana territory first for France and then for the United States. . . . — Map (db m124956) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Pierre Laclede
This monument is erected to commemorate the landing of the founders of the City of Saint Louis Pierre Laclede and companions in the year 1764 — Map (db m124957) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Presley and Amelia Cordell
Reinterred July 1868 from an older cemetery, here rest Presley Cordell and wife Amelia Conner. Both died in July 1849. He had been a silversmith and served as mayor of Leesburg, Virginia. His group left there 15 Oct. 1835 and included his mother . . . — Map (db m62204) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. A. [Aloys] V. Garthoeffner — Oct. 17, 1873 - Apr. 27, 1917
First Superintendent of Catholic Schools of St. Louis He helped children to know and love their God — Map (db m62040) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. Ambrose J. Heim
[Front] Died Jan. 3, 1854 Aged 47 years The Priest of the Poor [Back] Spiritual Director of the first conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Founded in North America at St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 14, 1845 A tribute to his memory by . . . — Map (db m62041) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. Constantine P. Smith
Native of Cavan, Ireland Born June 2, 1838 Ordained June 29, 1862 Died February 5, 1898 Founder and first pastor of Saint Agnes Church R.I.P. — Map (db m62039) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. James J. Toomey — Sacred To The Memory Of
Born May 8, 1852 in Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland Ordained at Montreal, Canada Dec. 18, 1891 Died Pastor of Farmington, Mo. Apr. 21, 1906 Burial services at St. Bridget's Church, City Asst. Priest St. Patrick's Church St. . . . — Map (db m62044) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. John C. Granville
Born Dec. 2, 1868 Ordained Dec. 17, 1892 Died Oct. 26 1911 R.I.P. Chaplain of the 14th U.S. Cavalry Founder of the Church of the Nativity 1904 - 1911 — Map (db m62042) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rev. John R. Anderson — 1818 - 1863
Founder Central Baptist Church — Map (db m62183) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rita Levi-Montalcini — Born April 22, 1909
In 1938, two years after graduating from the University of Turin, Italian neurobiologist Levi-Montalcini was forced to continue her research in a makeshift bedroom lab because Fascist laws barred Jews from academic careers. In 1946 she came to . . . — Map (db m124931) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Robert A. Barnes
Who died Apr. 2, 1892. Aged 84 years. Founder of Robert A. Barnes Hospital — Map (db m62190) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Robert Duvall — Born January 5, 1931
Actor Robert Duvall attended high school at the Principia at St. Louis and graduated from nearby Principia College in 1953. He appeared in the classic films "To Kill a Mockingbird," "True Grit" and "MASH" before gaining stardom in the 1970s with . . . — Map (db m124891) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Robert S. Brookings — Born January 22, 1850
Robert S. Brookings moved from Maryland to St. Louis in 1867 to take a job as a clerk and became one of the city's most successful businessmen. In 1895 he crowned his business career with the construction of the historic Cupples Station Warehouse . . . — Map (db m124890) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rocco Landesman — Born July 20, 1947
Broadway producer Rocco Landesman was born and raised in St. Louis. Where his family owned the Crystal Palace, a Gaslight Square cabaret that featured cutting edge theater and performers. Landesman developed and produced the Broadway musical "Big . . . — Map (db m124942) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rock Solid
The Old Rock House was built using rocks from the riverbank. Originally built as a warehouse, it later became a sail loft making covers for wagons going west. After other evolutions, the Rock House became a bar and nightclub. The club drew crowds of . . . — Map (db m124958) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Rue des Granges — Third Street
English: La Rue des Granges ("Barn Street" or Third Street), farthest from the river, formed the western boundary of the town. It had many small homes of tradesmen and laborers built along its east side, while the west side had a number of . . . — Map (db m124959) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Sara Teasdale — Born August 8, 1884
Sara Teasdale was born in St. Louis and lived both on Lindell Blvd. and on Kingsbury Place. While attending Mary Institute and Hosmer Hall, she began writing poems. First published in 1907, Teasdale wrote several collections of poetry in the . . . — Map (db m125015) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Scott Bakula — Born October 9, 1954
Actor Scott Bakula was born in St. Louis and graduated from Kirkwood High in 1973. His first success came in the theatre, both on and off Broadway, and he was nominated for a Tony in 1988. Bakula became a household name as Dr. Sam Beckett on . . . — Map (db m124788) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Site of First Mormon Meeting Place in St. Louis
On this site from 1854 to 1857 stood the building used as the first Mormon Church in the St. Louis area. Beginning in 1831, and during the difficult days of persecution that followed, St. Louis provided an oasis of tolerance and security and was . . . — Map (db m124960) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — V — South St. Louis Architect — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Henry Schaumburg, Jr. designed this storefront that was constructed in 1900. Schaumburg was one of South St. Louis' German-American architects who celebrated the abundance and variety of decorative brick available in St. Louis. His father was a . . . — Map (db m124479) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Speedy Delivery
Today you can get a package from St. Louis to California in less than 24 hours. But before planes and trains, speedy deliveries to the West went by stagecoach. Henry Wells, William Fargo, and John Butterfield capitalized on the country's rapid . . . — Map (db m124961) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — St. Louis Arsenal
A former U.S. Arsenal established in 1827. It is one of the oldest military reservations in continuous use west of the Mississippi and has played many roles in our national endeavor for peace. Entered on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m77681) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ — Born August 29, 1769
Born in Grenoble, France, Rose Philippine Duchesne was drawn to a life of religious service. She led five Religious of the Sacred Heart Nuns to the St. Louis area in 1818, settling in the then frontier town of St. Charles, where Duchesne opened the . . . — Map (db m124711) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum
Constructed between 1859 and 1860, this neoclassical building is one of only five original structures at the Garden built by Henry Shaw. While the exterior was designed by George I. Barnett, the interior resembles Museum No. 2, the Economic Botany . . . — Map (db m121586) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — T. S. Eliot — Born September 26, 1888
The grandson of the founder of Washington University, T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis and attended Smith Academy here. He is best known as a poet and critic, and his "The Wasteland" is one of the more influential works of the twentieth century. . . . — Map (db m124894) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — W — The Billiards Hall — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
During the late 19th century, this was the yard behind "Oeler's Hall," a three story brick structure. The L-shaped building wrapped around the corner of Jefferson to Cherokee. Louis Oehler's brick yard was nearby and probably furnished brick for . . . — Map (db m124469) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — S — The Birth of Antique Row — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Following World War II, changing lifestyles and housing patterns and the development of shopping strips and shopping malls brought decline to old-fashioned business districts like Cherokee Street. Homemaker Antiques, established in 1945, both . . . — Map (db m124494) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — The Captains' Return
At noon on September 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition ended on the St. Louis riverfront after a journey along the Missouri River to its headwaters, a passage of the Rocky Mountains, and a descent to the Pacific Coast via the Columbia River. . . . — Map (db m124962) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Q — The Cigar Store — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
As a child, Jeanette Anderson lived at 2111 Cherokee from 1935 to 1941. "My grandfather, Charles Kludas, operated a Cigar Store at 2111 Cherokee," Anderson relates. Directories indicate that Kludas had moved his business from the south side of . . . — Map (db m124504) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — K — The Elusive Cemetery — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Records indicate that during the mid-19th century, the entire section of land covering the two city blocks stretching from Cherokee north to Utah Street and Lemp west to Wisconsin served as a cemetery. The Map of St. Louis, published in . . . — Map (db m124949) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — X — The First Nickelodeon — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The faded lettering on the east side of this building once read "Wehrenberg's." In 1907, Fred Wehrenberg operated a grocery/saloon in this corner storefront. A year later he had rented a vacant storefront nearby on Cherokee and converted it into St. . . . — Map (db m124468) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — The Gateway Arch — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Dedicated to the People of the United States May 25, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson President of the Unites States The City of St. Louis Missouri The United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Committee United States Department . . . — Map (db m26866) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — The Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club first opened on this site in 1903. Club members competed in the Olympics held in St. Louis the following year. The Club’s original home was destroyed in a 1914 fire that claimed 37 lives. This building was completed in . . . — Map (db m124963) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — The Old Courthouse
On April 6, 1846, a slave named Dred Scott and his wife Harriet sued for their freedom in this courthouse. The Scotts had been taken by their owner to free jurisdictions and then returned to Missouri, a slave state. In 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. . . . — Map (db m120711) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — The Security Building
The Security Building, one of St. Louis’ most significant 19th century office buildings, is the city’s only remaining commercial structure designed by the renowned architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns. Built in 1891, a year before Louis . . . — Map (db m124964) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Thomas Hart Benton — Statesman — Elizabeth Benton
. . . — Map (db m62116) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Thomas Hart Benton — Born March 14, 1782
Thomas Hart Benton moved to St. Louis in 1815 and became one of the city's leading citizens. Elected one of Missouri's first two Senators, Benton served five consecutive terms from 1821-1851 and figured prominently in the era's national debates. A . . . — Map (db m124784) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Tim McCarver — Born October 16, 1941
Tim McCarver debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals at the age of 17. A fine defensive catcher and a dangerous hitter. McCarver became a mainstay on the great Cardinals teams of the 1960s, an All-Star in 1966 and 1967, he played in four decades before . . . — Map (db m124786) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Tower Grove House
Between 1849 and 1851, architect George I. Barnett simultaneously designed Henry Shaw's city and country residences. Tower Grove House was Shaw's elegant Italianate country home. Making a dramatic impression against the landscape, it was designed to . . . — Map (db m121580) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Union Station
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America ——————— [Markers on interior . . . — Map (db m62210) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Whitey Herzog — Born November 9, 1931
Beloved Cardinals manager Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog enjoyed a solid, eight-year playnig career from 1956-1963, but in his own words, "baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it." He managed the Kansas City Royals to three straight . . . — Map (db m124789) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — William Clark Monument
Born in Virginia August 1, 1770, Entered into Life Eternal September 1, 1838 Soldier, Explorer, Statesman and Patriot. His life is written in the history of this country. — Map (db m61810) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — William Holden — Born April 17, 1918
Actor William Holden was born near St. Louis in O'Fallon, Illinois. He vaulted to stardom in 1939's "Golden Boy," and the film's title stuck as Holden's nickname. He received the first of three Academy Award nominations for 1950's "Sunset . . . — Map (db m124790) HM

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