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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Charles County, Missouri

Clickable Map of St. Charles County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> St. Charles County, MO (226) Franklin County, MO (130) Lincoln County, MO (7) St. Louis County, MO (521) Warren County, MO (26) Calhoun County, IL (2) Jersey County, IL (17) Madison County, IL (205)  St.CharlesCounty(226) St. Charles County (226)  FranklinCounty(130) Franklin County (130)  LincolnCounty(7) Lincoln County (7)  St.LouisCounty(521) St. Louis County (521)  WarrenCounty(26) Warren County (26)  CalhounCountyIllinois(2) Calhoun County (2)  JerseyCounty(17) Jersey County (17)  MadisonCounty(205) Madison County (205)
St. Charles is the county seat for St. Charles County
Adjacent to St. Charles County, Missouri
      Franklin County (130)  
      Lincoln County (7)  
      St. Louis County (521)  
      Warren County (26)  
      Calhoun County, Illinois (2)  
      Jersey County, Illinois (17)  
      Madison County, Illinois (205)  
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1Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — 5505 Locust Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m169481) HM
2Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — August Sehrt House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m169476) HM
3Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Augusta — (Mt. Pleasant)
The river landing was a popular Indian trail, and a campsite for French fur traders. Leonard Harold, follower of Daniel Boone, came from Virginia to Missouri in the late 1700's and settled the river front area that would later become . . . Map (db m169477) HM
4Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Augusta to Dutzow — Points of Interest
From Augusta to Dutzow along Katy Trail State Park is 7.70 miles. Augusta has a strong German heritage like many other lower Missouri River towns. This area has several wineries open to the public. Founded in 1836, Augusta has preserved . . . Map (db m133204) HM
5Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Augusta to Matson — Points of Interest
Katy Trail State Park runs for 5.70 miles from Augusta to Matson. The first four miles are away from roads, and trail users can enjoy the farm landscape and bottomland forest of the Missouri River floodplain, lined by increasingly taller . . . Map (db m133202) HM
6Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Dortmund
1832 - Julius Mallinckrodt arrived from Dortmund, Westphalia, Prussia. Mallinckrodt purchased land from Ludwig Eversmann, and married Mary McClenny. The Mallinckrodts dreamed of a new Dortmund. 1835 - Mallinckrodt asked Alexander . . . Map (db m169475) HM
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7Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — H. S. Clay House Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage — Reported unreadable
September 8, 1881, the "St. Charles "Democrat" reported that Dr. Hampson Strother Clay intended to become a physician in Augusta. Before locating in Augusta, Dr. Clay, an 1873 graduate of the Missouri Medical College, had lived in Darst Bottom where . . . Map (db m133208) HM
8Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Missouri Wine
When we think of American wine, California comes to mind, and perhaps Oregon, Washington or New York. But Missouri? Ja, absolutely. German immigrants settling on the lower Missouri River, and later, Italians coming to the St. James area, brought . . . Map (db m133207) HM
9Missouri, St. Charles County, Augusta — Staudinger-Grumke House-Store
Staudinger-Grumke House-Store has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1857Map (db m169480) HM
10Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — A Defiant Tale
Around the time of the Civil War, southwestern St. Charles County was a rural and isolated community. By 1888, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad negotiated to extend its line through the region. As the railroad moved in, two towns sprung up . . . Map (db m133233) HM
11Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Baseball in Defiance
Baseball has played an important role in the lives of St. Charles County residents. According to the St. Charles News, the first recorded local game was played July 1, 1875 between the St. Charles Browns and the St. Charles Acadia. . . . Map (db m169482) HM
12Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Boone Homestead — Donated by Randall and Alean Andrae
The Andrae family held the Boone Homestead for nearly forty years. Randall Andrae and his wife, Alean, made a major donation of the property to Lindenwood University in honor of his parents. Rolla Phelps Andrae. Randall and Alean gave this gift to . . . Map (db m169515) HM
13Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Daniel Boone — Born November 2, 1734 — Died at the Boone Home September 26, 1820 —
Served as a militia officer rising to the rank of colonel during the American Revolution (1775 - 1783)Map (db m169495) WM
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14Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Daniel Boone Home
The Daniel Boone Home, Defiance, Missouri, stands in an enchanting wooded hillside setting surrounded by stately elms, including the 16½-ft. girth Judgment Tree. This four-story Georgian-style structure is as staunch and solid as the . . . Map (db m169494) HM
15Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Isaac McCormick House
Isaac McCormick House This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1867 Map (db m169489) HM
16Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Nathan Boone — Born: March 2, 1781 — Died at Ash Grove, MO October 26, 1856 —
Served during the War of 1812 as captain with company of Missouri Rangers, in 1820 as delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention, and from 1833 to 1853 in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.Map (db m169497) HM WM
17Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — School Days In Defiance
Known as "Sycamore School", the first public school in Defiance was organized around 1881. Located in the floodplains of Darst Bottom, this one-room schoolhouse provided first-through eighth-grade instruction to students living within a . . . Map (db m133234) HM
18Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — Searching for Opportunity — Daniel Boone's Life and Impact on Western Expansion
Who was Daniel Boone? Many picture Daniel Boone as a famous Kentucky pioneer and hunter. While this was certainly true, Boone participated in many other ventures throughout his long life. He was a blacksmith, land surveyor, business . . . Map (db m169496) HM
19Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — The Boone Home Construction
The Boone's constructed their home from Missouri Blue Limestone with the help of water. They drilled holes into the stone, filled them with water in Fall and Winter, and waited for the freezing water to expand and crack the stone.Map (db m169513) HM
20Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — The Daniel Boone Home
This tablet marks the Daniel Boone Home where Colonel Daniel Boone lived and died on September 26, 1820Map (db m169502) HM
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21Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — The Final Move — The Boone Family in Missouri
Opportunities for new land called many families westward. The Boone's were no exception to the lure of prosperity. In 1799, at the age of sixty-five, Daniel Boone, his wife Rebecca Bryan, and several children and family friends moved to Spanish . . . Map (db m169514) HM
22Missouri, St. Charles County, Defiance — The Sappington / Dressel Home
John Sappington Jr, a Revolutionary War Veteran, had 18 children, the oldest of which was Zephaniah. Sometime between 1804 and 1810 Zephaniah Sappington (1781-1857) constructed this house a few miles Southwest of St. Louis where he also operated . . . Map (db m169504) HM
23Missouri, St. Charles County, Lake Saint Louis — Pond Fort - 1800 — Boone's Lick Road
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri Map (db m207941) HM
24Missouri, St. Charles County, Machens — Katy Trail State Park — Eastern Terminus
Welcome to Katy Trail State Park, one of 87 state parks and historic sites managed by Missouri State Parks. Whether you are beginning or ending your journey, Machens is the eastern terminus of the park. From this point, the Katy Trail . . . Map (db m169575) HM
25Missouri, St. Charles County, Matson — Daniel Boone Judgment Tree Memorial
[The plaque on the left when entering the memorial] A Summary Chronology of the Life of Daniel Boone -by Ken Kamper, Historian Copyright © December 1999 Daniel Boone was born miles east of present Reading, . . . Map (db m176670) HM
26Missouri, St. Charles County, Matson — Daniel Boone's Missouri Golden Years
Daniel Boone and his fellow travelers—his sons' and daughters' families, other relations, friends and family slaves—came to Missouri in 1799. Boone was 65 years old and already famous in America and Europe, thanks to his "autobiography" by John . . . Map (db m133211) HM
27Missouri, St. Charles County, Matson — Matson to Augusta — Points of Interest
Katy Trail State Park runs for 5.70 miles from Matson to Augusta, Tavern Bluffs, seen across the river, were the scene of a dramatic episode from the Lewis and Clark Expedition: on May 23, 1804, Capt. Meriwether Lewis fell 20 feet before . . . Map (db m133210) HM
28Missouri, St. Charles County, Matson — Matson to Weldon Spring — Points of Interest
From Matson to Weldon Spring is 4.6 miles, one of the shortest distances between trailheads in Katy Trail State Park. Defiance, at milepost 58.9, is less than two miles from Matson. It received its name after preventing Matson from having the . . . Map (db m133209) HM
29Missouri, St. Charles County, Matson — The Boone Trace — Eastern Trailhead — ca. 1805 —
The Boone Trace was an important westward trail for American settlers. The Boone Trace probably followed a trail used by American Indians. In the early 1800s it was used by Daniel Boone's sons Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone. For travel to the . . . Map (db m133212) HM
30Missouri, St. Charles County, New Melle — Butler Bro's General Store
Butler Bro's General Store 3669 Mill Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1850Map (db m169511) HM
31Missouri, St. Charles County, New Melle — Hier Ruhen In Frieden — [Rest in Peace]
In memory of the many unknown Lutherans who lie here as a result of the cholera epidemics in the early 1850'sMap (db m169505) HM
32Missouri, St. Charles County, New Melle — New Melle
The St. Paul Lutheran Church stands directly on the ridge of Missouri and Mississippi River watersheds. Rainwater from the west side of the roof eventually flows into the Mississippi River, and water from the east side finds its way into the . . . Map (db m169510) HM
33Missouri, St. Charles County, New Melle — New Melle Sister City Photo Display
[The marker is a display of photos of New Melle and its sister city, Melle, Germany, including these captions:] JoAnn Hammel, President of the New Melle Friendship Society, with sculptor, Johann Janikowski, in front of the sister-city . . . Map (db m169509) HM
34Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — AH1G Cobra Gunship
This aircraft was in combat from 1969 Sept 1972 when it was shot down in Vietnam. This aircraft id dedicated in memory of all helicopter pilots and crew members who fought in all conflicts through the years.Map (db m182632) HM WM
35Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Alien Designs or Native Handiwork? — City of O'Fallon, Missouri, founded in 1856
Mound building dominated cultures that existed in the Midwest 2,000 years ago. Earthworks found in the East, South and Midwest are so magnificent that some 18th and 19th Century European-Americans argued that the Native Americans couldn't have . . . Map (db m169550) HM
36Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — City of O'Fallon, Missouri Veteran's Memorial Walk
[Seals of the various branches of the U.S. military]Map (db m182639) WM
37Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Early O'Fallon — the James H. Audrain Settlement — City of O'Fallon, Missouri: Founded in 1856 —
"Bold, courageous, genial and inventive, James H. Audrain was a man in his times almost larger than life. No frontier constrained him. He was in step with many of the men we know from the history books and countless others." . . . Map (db m169536) HM
38Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Fort Zumwalt
300 yards south — built 1798 on Spanish grant. Homestead of Major Nathan Heald, Commander Fort Dearborn, War of 1812, and his wife Rebecca Wells from 1817 to 1853.Map (db m169554) HM
39Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Fort Zumwalt Fun Facts — O'Fallon Parks & Rec
• Log Cabin is the only War of 1812 site that is located in a public park. • Jacob Zumwalt lived here for nineteen years and raised ten children from two wives. He moved to Pike County Mo, with one of his sons in 1817 and passed away in . . . Map (db m169555) HM
40Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Fort Zumwalt Park — A slice of American History — City of O'Fallon, Missouri: Founded in 1856 —
When the City of O'Fallon purchased Fort Zumwalt Park for $1 from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in 1978, it acquired about 48 acres, the ruins of a War of 1812 settler fort and a brick house built circa 1884-86. What took . . . Map (db m169558) HM
41Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — O'Fallon During Ancient Times — City of O'Fallon, Missouri, founded in 1856
Between 150 B.C. to 300 A.D, the streets of the city market would have been lined with merchants offering items such as ornate serving bowls and cooking vessels for your home, the latest style in hunting gear, new tools like granite celts (axe . . . Map (db m169549) HM
42Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — O'Fallon's 2,000-year-old Civilization — City of O'Fallon, Missouri, founded in 1856
If you could step into a time machine in this park and travel back 2,000 years you would find a large village that extended north across Highway P. You would also find an open-air market off Highway 79 where O'Fallon's sewage treatment plant is . . . Map (db m169540) HM
43Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Omer J. Dames War Memorial
This memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives that we may live in peace Swafford Robert PFC USMC • Shortt Walter CPL USMC • Smith Robert PFC Army • Ross Dale AME2 Navy • Hood William PFC Army • O'Neal LeRoy SSGT Army • . . . Map (db m169552) WM
44Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — The Ancient Cities and Earthen Mounds of O'Fallon — City of O'Fallon, Missouri, founded in 1856
Trade brought great wealth to this region. Several large communities with markets, including one off Highway 79 near the present-day O'Fallon sewage treatment plant, could be found across the greater O'Fallon area. Just as they do now, local . . . Map (db m169541) HM
45Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — The Ancient Earthen Burial Mounds of O'Fallon — City of O'Fallon, Missouri, founded in 1856
When popular leaders died they were honored by burials in earthen mounds like the one within Dames Park. The mounds were similar in concept to the pyramids of Egypt, but constructed of soil rather than stone. People weren't forced to build these . . . Map (db m169551) HM
46Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Veterans Memorial — The O'Fallon Jaycees
In honor of all the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for American freedom.Map (db m169553) WM
47Missouri, St. Charles County, O'Fallon — Zumwalt's Fresh Water Spring — With it comes life and opportunity — City of O'Fallon, Missouri: Founded in 1856 —
Fort Zumwalt Park sits on land that was granted to Jacob Zumwalt and his family by the Spanish government in the late 1700s. The land was suitable for settling, in part, because it had a fresh spring and creek, now known as Belleau Creek, running . . . Map (db m169576) HM
48Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — 1815 Treaty — Between All Warring Indian Tribes and the U.S. — Signed at Portage des Sioux —
Overland escape route of Sioux Indians between Mississippi and Missouri Rivers gave name to Portage des SiouxMap (db m140635) HM
49Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — Forts and Blockhouses — 1799 - 1812
Forts and block houses built on this site to protect white settlers from Indians and afterwards used in War of 1812Map (db m141011) HM
50Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — Lewis & Clark 1804
1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition to northwest obtained men and supplies hereMap (db m140967) HM
51Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage des Sioux — Louisiana Territory — 1673 • 1763 • 1800 • 1803 — Portage des Sioux - St. Louis —
Settled by France in 1673 Ceded to Spain 1763 Ceded to Napoleon 1800 Sold to President Jefferson 1803 Map (db m141010) HM
52Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage des Sioux — Our Lady of the Rivers — Monument to a memory
Back in 1951, raging flood waters threatened to destroy Portage des Sioux. The community pulled together and prayed to Mary, who was given the title, Our Lady of the Rivers. The flood waters receded and the community was saved. This shrine is . . . Map (db m140002) HM
53Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673
Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet explored Mississippi Valley in 1673Map (db m140634) HM
54Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — Portage des Sioux 1798
In 1815 representatives of Indian tribes arrived in several thousand canoes to negotiate a peace treaty with the white settlersMap (db m140966) HM
55Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage des Sioux — St Rose Philippine Duchesne — First School - 1818
Arrived from France on mission to convert the Indians and established first school west of the Mississippi in St. Charles CountyMap (db m140970) HM
56Missouri, St. Charles County, Portage Des Sioux — St. Francis of Assisi Church
First chapel built c1813 First brick church completed in 1839 destroyed by fire in 1879 Present church built in 1879 Map (db m141013) HM
57Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 100 North Main — First National Bank 1863-1984 — 1911 • First National Bank —
In 1886, seventeen-year-old John Adam Schreiber stoked the fire, wound the clock by climbing up and straddling the vault door, filled in for the cashier at lunch, and slept in the bank as the night watchman. He became the bank President in 1922. He . . . Map (db m124836) HM
58Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1005 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood
This "castlelike" abode built in 1895 is in style, Richardsonian Romanesque—an innovatively modified amalgamation of both Romanesque and Byzantine features. The interior is an architectural equivalent to the exterior, combining aesthetics . . . Map (db m133252) HM
59Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 101 South Main — St. Charles City Hall 1886-1979 • St. Charles County Historical Society — 1886 • City of St. Charles —
The city's two-story brick Market House, at this location, had outdoor scales and indoor stalls for selling meat and produce. City office were on the second floor. This building served as city hall from 1886 to 1979. In 1886, the city fathers . . . Map (db m124833) HM
60Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 101-103 North Main — Meyer's Jewelry • 1834-1866 — 1863 • Ludwig Meyer —
Meyer Jewelry was founded in 1834 by Ludwig Meyer, a clockmaker from the Kingdom of Hanover. His family continued in the jewelry business until 1966. During all those years, the clock that Meyer had made in Germany and brought with him aboard the . . . Map (db m124851) HM
61Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1025 Jefferson Street
Joseph and Genevieve Stoltz built this house as their residence in 1884. Stoltz was the proprietor of the Central House Hotel and Saloon on Main Street in St. Charles. This home features a hand-painted fireplace imported from Germany, sliding . . . Map (db m133251) HM
62Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1029 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood
Built in the late 1800's, this Country Victorian home retains many of the attributes of the period. Using balloon framed construction, the exterior finish includes a tin roof and wood siding with square head nails, and bubble glass windows . . . Map (db m133250) HM
63Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1035 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood Historic District
This Queen Anne cottage was built in 1904 for Fred W. Eisner. In the early 1920's, Paul Draudt and his wife Lottie owned the house. Mrs. Daudt was President of the National Bank of Commerce on Main Street. In 1955, the home was purchased on the . . . Map (db m133249) HM
64Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 104 South Main — Gatzweiler Building or Cronin Office Building — 1847 • F.W. Gatzweiler · Remodeled 1890 —
Built by F. W. Gatzweiler and remodeled by his son Charles, this building has been home to such diverse businesses as Union Electric Light and Power, St. Charles Business College, The Cosmos Monitor newspaper office, and Mary Gatzweiler's Elegant . . . Map (db m124834) HM
65Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 105-107 North Main Street — H. B. Denker Grocer Company — 1867 • Henry Denker —
"Like many of the better people of St Charles County, Henry B. Denker is a native of Hanover." Henry Denker served as Mayor of St. Charles, V.P. of the Union Saving Bank, and President of the St. Charles [Railroad] Car Company; he also owned . . . Map (db m124852) HM
66Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1057 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood
This home was built between 1890-1900 by Christian Bode for his brother, John J. Bode, owner of the St. Charles Demokrat. The newspaper was established in 1852 and was published in German. The St. Charles Demokrat affiliated itself . . . Map (db m133248) HM
67Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 108 South Main — Julius Quade and Company • Dealers in Stoves and Tin Ware — Circa 1870 • Frederick Buschmann —
Sophia and Julius Quade continued the tin manufactory business that her father, Frederick Buschman, began in 1850. Sophia Quade purchased this property in 1876 for $4309 from her mother who stipulated that the property be "for her [daughters's] . . . Map (db m124835) HM
68Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1111 Jefferson Street
This home was built in 1964 by the William Wolter family for the sum of $3,300.00 and remained in the family until 1980. The house is of Folk Victorian design with a stone foundation. The roof is a gable and hip design with overhanging eaves. The . . . Map (db m133247) HM
69Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 116-120 South Main — Platz Grocery & Dressmaking — 1863 • John Platz —
When John Platz built this building in 1863 for his grocery and his daughter's dressmaking shop, he actually owned only half of his north wall and only half of his south wall. The practice of sharing walls was not usual in St. Charles, and these . . . Map (db m124831) HM
70Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 117 South Main — Odd Fellows Hall — 1878 • Builder H. C. Bode —
The "Queen of Main Street" was built by the Odd Fellows Hall Association in 1878 on the site of the city's former Concert Hall which had been destroyed by a tornado in 1876. Banks were important tenants; they were very visibly the center of the . . . Map (db m124832) HM
71Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 119 South Main — U.S. Post Office 1909-1964 • St. Charles County Court House 1840-1909 — 1912 • U.S. Postal Service —
"The first term of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the District of St. Charles was held on the first Tuesday in January, 1805, in the house of Dr. Antoine Reynal on the site of the present courthouse." The "present" courthouse of . . . Map (db m124826) HM
72Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 121-123 North Main — St. Charles Savings Bank • 1910-1961 — Carl Bull and Son, Architect and Builder • 1908 —
The old three-story brick City Hotel that served the city from 1852-1907 was replaced by the new St. Charles Savings Bank Building in 1908. The bank incorporated in 1867 and continues today as the First State Bank.Map (db m124853) HM
73Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 122 North Main — Schmidt's Barbershop 1916-1988 — circa 1855 • George Bauman —
Before the Civil war, this was the cabinet shop of George Baumann, a young German cabinetmaker. By 1906, it had become the St. Charles Steam Laundry. "Of course a laundry is a washhouse, but when you take into consideration the fact that the St. . . . Map (db m124854) HM
74Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 122 South Main — Masonic Hall • Gut Saddlery • Elks Building — 1849 • Free and Accepted Masons —
Behind this 1914 Art Deco tile and marble facade is one of the oldest buildings on the street, the Masonic Hall. The lodge held its last meeting on July 17, 1861. "About this time [1861], we came under the dark Cloud of War between the North and . . . Map (db m124830) HM
75Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 126-130 North Main — St. Charles City Mills • 1851-1885 — Ringe-Barklage & Company, Farm Machinery • 1906-1936 —
This was the site of one of three flourishing mills on North Main during the second half of the 19th century. St. Charles County produced over a million bushels of wheat in 1879. The old mill was closed in 1896, and the building was rebuilt as a . . . Map (db m124855) HM
76Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 130 South Main — Hunting Dry Goods & Goebel Photography Gallery — Circa 1855 • H. C. Easton —
In the 1860s, A. R. Huning's Dry Goods store occupied the street level of this shop, and Goebel's Photography occupied the second floor. Rudolph Henry Goebel, a German immigrant, photographed St. Charles and her citizens from 1856 to 1916. In . . . Map (db m124829) HM
77Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1310 North Third Street
(c. 1876) This romantic front gabled home was built in 1876 by Theodore Mertens, who died shortly thereafter. Upon his death, the home was willed to Christoph Mertens, a minor. In 1878, the home was auctioned off on the courthouse steps for $595.00. . . . Map (db m169572) HM
78Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1314 N. 3rd — Frenchtown Historic District
Built circa 1894 by Otto & Augusta Hischke, Prussian immigrants. The house has a shotgun floorplan of brick made in Frenchtown on a raised foundation of locally quarried and cut "Burlington" limestone. The Victorian Vernacular has Steamboat . . . Map (db m169574) HM
79Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 136 South Main — Gut Building/Post Office 1900-09 • Cosmos Building 1886 — 1882 • Frederick Gut —
An earlier two-story structure, known as the Old Benne Building built by Joseph C. Easton circa 1840, was replaced by this building in 1882. The new Second Empire /Italianate building with its parade balcony and bracketed cornices and pediments was . . . Map (db m124825) HM
80Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 142 North Main — Linnemann Hardware & Farm Implements • Weil Shoe Mart • Braufman's Clothing • 1941-1970 — 1862 • August Marten —
A river ferry operated from the east bank of this block in the early 19th century. In order for a man to claim the lost whiskey in an 1820 advertisement, he had to prove ownership and pay the ferryman for the ad, "Found: Barrel of Whiskey, Chauvin's . . . Map (db m124859) HM
81Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 147 North Main — The Palace Clothing Co. • 1902-1980 — 1925 • Emil Weil —
Emil Weil bought two brick buildings on this site that were joined with a common wall that separated a tailor shop from a meat market. When Weil raised the old buildings to rebuild, he kept the functionality of the common wall, which separated his . . . Map (db m124856) HM
82Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1889 — 603 North Sixth Street — of The Commons Neighborhood —
1834 John and Herman Wilke arrived from Hanover, Germany. 1850's John and Herman established successful farms in Portage Des Sioux Township, now Orchard Farms. 1860's John and Herman both served for the Union during the Civil War, . . . Map (db m133256) HM
83Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1900 — 800 North Sixth St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 year lease of the Commons ground. 1876 - Census of St. CHarles Township lists the family of Henry Kroetter (farmer) and wife Catharine and six . . . Map (db m133264) HM
84Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1902 — 806 N. Sixth St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of lot 11 Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Dr. Wilson's subdivision of the commons. 1900 - Lot was purchased by Joseph H. Etling and his wife Anna (nee Broeckelmann). Joseph was a carpenter who . . . Map (db m133265) HM
85Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 1911 — 815 N. Fifth — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons 1837 - Andrew Wilson leased this and other land from Morgan to Seventh 1870 - This block sold to Henry G. Holtforester and Herman H. Schaberg. 1911 . . . Map (db m169226) HM
86Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 201-203 North Main — The Oberkoetter Building — 1867 • Francis Oberkoetter —
Francis Oberkoetter, a prosperous shoe manufacturer from Hanover, Germany, built this Italianate "Oberkoetter Business House" building in 1867. His son-in-law operated the Mackenzie Hotel and Dining Room on the second floor. After becoming owner of . . . Map (db m124857) HM
87Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 208 North Main — Shulze Plumbing • 1906-1941 — 1906 • Albert Runge —
"John Schulze, Sanitary Plumber: Plumbing, Gas-fitting, and Sewering, Hot water heating for dwelling houses a specialty." St. Charles City Directory, 1912.
John Schulze did plumbing work to modernize St. Charles . . . Map (db m124860) HM
88Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 212 North Main — St. Charles Gas Company • 1941-1989 — 1906 • Frank Bezzenberger —
The St. Charles Lighting Company was organized in 1871. By the next year, it had doubled its business, burning 10,000 bushels of gas-grade coal to supply 135 private customers and 59 city street lamps. "Do not think for one minute that gas is a . . . Map (db m124861) HM
89Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 213 North Main — Charles E Meyer Drugs • 1899-1961 — 1880 • J. H. & W. A. Bode —
Over the years, this Italianate building was home to The Demokrat, a German language newspaper; the Gustave Hucker Bakery; and the Charles E. Meyer Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor. J. H. and W. A. Bode, who owned The Demokrat from 1864 to 1916, . . . Map (db m124862) HM
90Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 215 North Main — Bell Telephone Office • 1909-1957 — 1866 • Valentine Zerr —
German shoemaker Valentine Zerr leased this building to the Bell Telephone Co. for $40 per month from 1909 to 1928. Local and long-distance calls were connected manually on the switchboard. Operators were required to have a good voice and good . . . Map (db m124863) HM
91Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 218 North Main — A. R. Hunings Dry Goods Co. • 1868-1928 — 1863 • Herman Mallinckrodt —
Dr. Albin Morgner rented this former three-story building to his son-in-law A. R. Huning for $1100 a year. Huning Dry Goods operated continuously in St. Charles on North Main Street from 1860 until 1998. In the late 1940's and 1950's this . . . Map (db m124869) HM
92Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 219 North Main — The Hub Clothing • 1916-1980 — 1879 • Henry Pfeiffer —
The decorative facade, with elaborate stone window surrounds and stone quoining, invites comparison to the fancy sugar pastries and candies sold here from 1879 to 1909 by Henry Pfeiffer, a confectioner from Braunschweig, Germany. Henry . . . Map (db m124864) HM
93Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 220-226 North Main — Central Grain Mill • 1866-1893 — The Central Building • 1906 • William H. Rechtern —
This 1906 Renaissance Revival building with its Italianate pressed metal ornamentation at the windows and cornice replaced the burned out Central Mill built in 1866 and the old Constitutional Presbyterian Church built in 1845. Rechtern bought the . . . Map (db m124868) HM
94Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 223-225 North Main — Ahmann News 1929-1988 — circa 1865 · Remodeled 1934 • Frank F. Ahmann —
Ahmann's Newsstand and the Quality Hat Shop shared this double-front building in 1903. The Craftsman/Art Deco yellow glazed brick facade was added in 1934 when the newsstand expanded. The building may date to 1865.Map (db m124865) HM
95Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 227-229 North Main — The Hoffman House Hotel • Thro Clothing Co. — 1863 • George Ochri —
Thro & Company Clothing, formerly a 137 N. Main (shown above), has been owned and managed by the Thro family since 1898 when Jean Baptiste Thro, Sr., and his nephew Jean Baptist Thro, Jr., founded the clothing store. J.D. Thro, Senior's Unlce . . . Map (db m124866) HM
96Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 230 North Main — Schubert Music/St. Charles Music Co. 1906-1935 • Walters Jewelry 1935- — 1878 • S.H. Merten & Company —
This Italianate building with elaborate wood bracketed cornices has been described as a "structure unsurpassed in the quality of dignity." It has been home to Walter's Jewelry since 1935. From 1906 until 1935, Edward Schubert, pianist, composer and . . . Map (db m124867) HM
97Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 25th Anniversary — Katy Trail State Park — 1990-2015 —
From its inception and throughout its 25-year history, Katy Trail State Park has been one of the most successful rails-to-trails conversions projects in the United States. As the longest developed rail-trail in the United States, it has been . . . Map (db m163853) HM
98Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 302 Jefferson Street
This brick home was built in 1895 by Henry B. Denker as a wedding gift for his daughter and her husband, William Rechtern. The Rechterns later gave the home as a wedding gift in 1950 to their son, Ralph, and his wife, Esther, who lived here until . . . Map (db m162675) HM
99Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 302-306 North Main — Electric Theatre • 1908 — 1871 • Charles Hug —
"Mr. Murry, the melodious and congenial proprietor of the Electric, has spared no time or money to make the Electric a place of entertainment and amusement to all who would kill time and troubles in a most enjoyable manner." One popular movie . . . Map (db m124872) HM
100Missouri, St. Charles County, St. Charles — 308 North Main — Merten Cash Store — 1898 • Silas H. Wright —
Longtime tobacco man, North Carolinian Silas Wright, owned the St. Charles Tobacco Company. By 1900, tobacco manufacturing had become a science. Wright flavored his company's plug and twist tobacco with licorice and other spices. Built in 1898 . . . Map (db m124873) HM

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