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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Louis, Missouri
Adjacent to St. Louis, Missouri
► St. Louis County (416) ► Madison County, Illinois (152) ► St. Clair County, Illinois (112)
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This home was built when the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks across the mountains and valleys from the West and the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks coming from the east to build the transcontinental railroad. The home was one . . . — — Map (db m133194) HM|
|The men who used to come home to the town house to your right and to the one that stood on this vacant lot had faced difficult choices when the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917.
Julius Dittmaier was the 21-year-old son of . . . — — Map (db m133198) HM|
|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|
|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|
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 . . . — — Map (db m124486) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Creole Geminien Beauvais built the largest house in this elegant enclave on this site in the early 1870s.
As a teenager, Beauvais had worked in the lucrative fur trade, a source of seed money for many early 19th century entrepreneurs. . . . — — Map (db m133132) HM|
|The mysterious Lemp Mansion seems to haunt this street as the house itself is purported to be haunted. The story of this house is inextricably tied to the evocative history of the Lemp Family. In three generations the Lemp family rose from . . . — — Map (db m133134) HM|
|During the 1850's and 1860's, this high ground on the southern outskirts of St. Louis evolved into an enclave of elegant homes. At that time Broadway was known as Carondelet Avenue, and this street, now DeMenil Place, was known as 2nd Carondelet. . . . — — Map (db m133199) HM|
|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|
|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|
|This imposing Greek Revival Mansion began in 1848 with the construction of a four room farmhouse by Henri Chatillon and his then wife Odile Delor Lux Chatillon. They built their home facing Carondelet Avenue, the road that linked St. Louis with . . . — — Map (db m133183) HM|
|Americans were reading Mark Twain's satire A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court and verses by St. Louisan Eugene Field. Tap dancing Irish-American George M. Cohan was entertaining vaudeville audiences. Americans were singing popular . . . — — Map (db m133137) HM|
|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|
|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|
|This building, constructed about 1880, was home to dressmaker Sophia Wirth at the beginning of the 20th century. Bernard Wirth operated his blacksmith shop in a building on the adjacent, now-vacant lot. Later, that site, 1913 Cherokee, became home . . . — — Map (db m133197) HM|
In 1923, Cherokee Business Association raffled a house (on this site) that was furnished down to the coal in the coal bin, a car in the garage, and toothpicks in the pantry.
The bungalow, which faced 18th Street, was raffled on the night of . . . — — Map (db m133191) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
The Lemp family built this "Wagon House" in 1895 to house its fleet of delivery wagons and herd of horses that carried Lemp brews to far-flung retailers. A corral for the Percherons — the draft horses used by the Lemp Brewery — . . . — — Map (db m133193) HM|
|This cake commemorates the 250th anniversary of Saint Louis' founding and has been painted to reflect the beautiful Victorian ceiling mural of the Lemp Mansion. The cake, one of 250 that have been placed around the St. Louis area, reflects the . . . — — Map (db m143749) HM|
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|
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 . . . — — Map (db m124464) HM|
|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|
|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|
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
|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|
|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|
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|
The River and the City
By the 1900s, St. Louis was dumping its raw waste into the river, making it a sewer
For the 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis buried the river alive beneath Forest Park to hide the sewage and the stench
. . . — — Map (db m151378) HM|
[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|
This is to certify that the
described below is the largest
known tree of its species in the
state of Missouri recorded by
Missouri Department of Conservation
Species: Ulmus americana
Owner: . . . — — Map (db m62186) HM|
Born September 26, 1740
Died February 24, 1829
Founder of St. Louis — — Map (db m62017) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m62119) HM|
Foundress of the
(Formerly the Home of the Friendless)
1853 — — Map (db m62117) HM|
Freed from slavery by his friend Taylor Blow.
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 that . . . — — Map (db m61970) HM|
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|
Born in Dublin, Irl'd
Mar. 21, 1837
Sept. 6, 1897
of St. Cronan's Church
Priest & Poet
Mar. 17, 1864 — — Map (db m62045) HM|
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|
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|
| . . . — — Map (db m156618) HM|
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|
Founder & Pastor
1817 - 1854
First Baptist Church
west of the
Mississippi River — — Map (db m62184) HM|
|Pioneer Baptist, Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff College — — Map (db m62185) HM|
|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|
of Catholic Schools
of St. Louis
He helped children
to know and love their God — — Map (db m62040) HM|
Died Jan. 3, 1854
Aged 47 years
The Priest of the Poor
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|
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|
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
St. Patrick's Church
St. . . . — — Map (db m62044) HM|
Born Dec. 2, 1868
Ordained Dec. 17, 1892
Died Oct. 26 1911
Chaplain of the
14th U.S. Cavalry
Founder of the
Church of the Nativity
1904 - 1911 — — Map (db m62042) HM|
|Founder Central Baptist Church — — Map (db m62183) HM|
Who died Apr. 2, 1892.
Aged 84 years.
Robert A. Barnes Hospital — — Map (db m62190) HM|
|Memorial and tribute to Samuel Hawken and his brother, Jacob Hawken 1786-1849, makers of the famous "Hawken Rocky Mountain and Plains Rifle", which for nearly half a century preceding the Civil War was the outstanding choice of the old mountain men, . . . — — Map (db m156617) HM|
|Bellefontaine Cemetery serves as the final resting place for over 86,000 souls and counting. With 314 acres and fourteen miles of roadways, Bellefontaine is home to dozens of architectural landmarks representing St. Louisans and their families since . . . — — Map (db m155782) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m62116) HM|
| 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|
Clement DeLore DeTreget could stand up here looking over the gentle sweep of this great River bend, and could see the homes of his village nestled in the sylvan vale below.
In 1767, four years after Spain required all west of the River, . . . — — Map (db m139705) HM|
|The Carondelet Marine Railway and Dock Co. was founded in 1853 to build riverboats. It was later leased by James Eads to build ironclad gunboats for the Union Army. — — Map (db m139681) HM|
|The Carondelet Germania Turnverein Drum Corps was formed in 1875 by local German groups to promote social engagement and exercise programs in the community. — — Map (db m133470) HM|
|Built in the 1850's and located on S. Broadway, the Carondelet Hotel housed up to 100 guests as well as the town post office. — — Map (db m133469) HM|
Nobel Laureate — — Map (db m169035) HM|
|For 10 years, Boyle and Olive was the center of St. Louis' entertainment universe. The Square gained its national reputation as a magnet for the beat and the hip. Later, it became home to legendary and local performers in comedy, drama, and jazz - . . . — — Map (db m139329) HM|
"I will always remember Saint Louis...
God bless Saint Louis!
God bless America!"
Pastoral visit of his Holiness Pope John Paul II
January 26-27, 1999
In Memory of Bishop Charles R. Koester
June . . . — — Map (db m141231) HM|
|King piece measuring 20 feet tall (6.096 m) and 9 feet, 2 inches (2.79 m) in diameter at the base and weighing 10,860 pounds (4,926 kg). The piece is 53 times larger than its model—the "Championship Staunton" king custom—designed by The . . . — — Map (db m141201) HM|
|Founded by Austrian Jesuits for the rapidly expanding German immigrant community on land donated by Mrs. Ann Biddle. Site of a Vatican authenticated miracle 16 March 1864. Home to the Altar of answered prayers 1867. — — Map (db m144369) HM|
|Slain in a church robbery. Without this humble priest there would be no Shrine of St. Joseph. — — Map (db m169237) HM|
|The Preetorious-Schurz-Daenzer Memorial Association commissioned the Naked Truth Monument to honor three St. Louis German Language newspaper editors: Carl Schurz, Emil Preetorious and Carl Daenzer. These former German revolutionaries became American . . . — — Map (db m144265) HM|
|This building, designed by Wm. A. Balsch, Architects, was built by Cadillac Automobile Co., of St. Louis, when it outgrew its building at 2920-22 Locust St. The dealership became Oliver Cadillac in 1927, and remained here through 1930.
During . . . — — Map (db m133099) HM|
First occupied in 1912, by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and Oldsmobile Co. of St. Louis, then by dealerships for Buick, Nash and Lafayette, this building was a dealership for the Star and the Durant automobiles from 1924 to 1930.
In 1920, . . . — — Map (db m133098) HM|
|His vision changed the face of St. Louis. Strauss' accomplishments included the restoration of the Fox Theatre with his wife Mary and Fox Associates, the development of DeBaliviere Place and Kingsbury Square and a deep commitment to the Saint Louis . . . — — Map (db m142666) HM|
by the United States
Department of Interior
— — Map (db m169236) HM|
|This station serves as a connector on the Loop Trolley system, taking passengers directly over the MetroLink light rail system. Here at Forest Park and DeBaliviere, visitors can connect to both the Red and Blue Line trains, traveling as far east as . . . — — Map (db m141949) HM|
|Called the "knuckle" of the Loop Trolley system, the intersection of Delmar & DeBaliviere is a crucial connector to the neighborhoods and businesses to the community today. This area and others along the 2.2 mile route are the focus of transit . . . — — Map (db m141910) HM|
|In its hey-day, DeBaliviere was home to several famous people and hotspots. Many St. Louisans recall their first skating lessons at The Wintergarden indoor icehouse, dinners at Garavelli's and Sorrento's. Others frequented the DeBaliviere Strip know . . . — — Map (db m141943) HM|
The River des Peres Watershed
Every drop of rain goes somewhere. What isn't absorbed into the ground, will eventually find its way into our creeks, streams and rivers. As you read this, you are standing within the River des Peres . . . — — Map (db m141960) HM|
|Jack Buck welcomed back baseball after the interruption caused by the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks with a recitation of his original poem "For America." — — Map (db m151832) HM|
|The Cardinals established a new club record with 106 wins. Known for their speed, the "Swifties" swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs on the final day of the season to finish two games ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers and claim the National . . . — — Map (db m151985) HM|
|May - In response to enabling legislation passed during the 1989 Missouri General Assembly session, the project's governmental sponsors (State of Missouri, St. Louis County, and The City of St. Louis) appointed 11 Commissioners, formally . . . — — Map (db m142042) HM|
|Necessary financing was obtained through the issuance of three series of bonds totaling $258,670,000, at the time, the largest publicly financed project in the State of Missouri.
The conceptual design for this facility was accomplished and . . . — — Map (db m142044) HM|
|The design of the major building systems was completed. The systems include:
1.7 million square feet of finished space
two 726-foot north-south roof trusses and five 600-foot east-west roof trusses
moveable overhead light grid
. . . — — Map (db m142045) HM|
| January - Site preparation and final design were completed.
March - Construction began of the foundation, anchored by 585 piers drilled into bedrock to provide maximum structural stability.
May-July - Bids were received and contracts were . . . — — Map (db m141887) HM|
|A Workforce Diversity Program was developed with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to promote the employment of female and minority workers on the project.
Negotiations were begun to relocate the National Football League Los Angeles Rams . . . — — Map (db m141884) HM|
|The Authority entered into a Relocation Agreement with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, Football at the New Stadium, Inc., and the Los Angeles Rams Football Company, Inc., for the Rams to relocate to St. Louis.
Nearly 1.6 . . . — — Map (db m141847) HM|
|The new facility receive its permanent occupancy permit for all events from the City of St. Louis after it passed all required safety inspections.
The operations of the domed stadium and convention center expansion were turned over to the St. . . . — — Map (db m141844) HM|
|The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority voted unanimously to dedicate the park area in honor of Authority Chairman Robert J. Baer.
All construction contracts associated with the project were closed out, with no unresolved . . . — — Map (db m141842) HM|
|The Cardinals beat the New York Mets 4-3 in one of the longest games ever, a 25 inning affair at Shea Stadium. — — Map (db m133393) HM|
|Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Moe Drabowsky with a pinch-hit RBI double into the left field corner at Wrigley field. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3. — — Map (db m133345) HM|
|Lou Brock earned the 3,000th hit of his career with a single off Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cubs were the team that originally traded Brock to the Cardinals in 1964. — — Map (db m133397) HM|
|Bob Gibson became only the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strike out 3,000 batters. Cesar Geronimo of the Reds also became Nolan Ryan's 3,000th victim six years later. — — Map (db m133391) HM|
|Stan Musial hit three home runs in three consecutive at-bats in a 15-1 victory vs. the Mets in New York. Musial had hit a home run in his last at-bat on the prior day, resulting in four consecutive home runs over two days. — — Map (db m133346) HM|
|Larry Jaster shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for his Major League Baseball record-tying fifth shutout of the season. — — Map (db m133371) HM|
|Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game. — — Map (db m150820) HM|
|Bob Gibson won his 7th consecutive World Series game, a streak that started in Game One of the 1964 World Series. He soundly defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game Four by a score of 10-1 but his streak ended when he was defeated in Game Seven 4-1, by . . . — — Map (db m133385) HM|
|Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike. — — Map (db m133425) HM|
|President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch before the American League defeated the National League 4-3, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford won MVP honors after his leaping catch over the wall made the difference in the game. — — Map (db m151825) HM|
Six score and seven years ago
In Scott's Hotel on this site
October 27, 1847
En route Washington, D.C.
as an Illinois Congressman — — Map (db m141483) HM|
I am threatened with violence and death because I dare to advocate, in any way, the cause of the oppressed...And I am prepared to abide the consequences. Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1835
Elijah Lovejoy printed his antislavery . . . — — Map (db m139676) HM|
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