“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Franklin 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> Franklin County, MO (130) Crawford County, MO (31) Gasconade County, MO (59) Jefferson County, MO (33) St. Charles County, MO (226) St. Louis County, MO (555) Warren County, MO (26) Washington County, MO (10)  FranklinCounty(130) Franklin County (130)  CrawfordCounty(31) Crawford County (31)  GasconadeCounty(59) Gasconade County (59)  JeffersonCounty(33) Jefferson County (33)  St.CharlesCounty(226) St. Charles County (226)  St.LouisCounty(555) St. Louis County (555)  WarrenCounty(26) Warren County (26)  WashingtonCounty(10) Washington County (10)
Union is the county seat for Franklin County
Adjacent to Franklin County, Missouri
      Crawford County (31)  
      Gasconade County (59)  
      Jefferson County (33)  
      St. Charles County (226)  
      St. Louis County (555)  
      Warren County (26)  
      Washington County (10)  
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1 Missouri, Franklin County, Gerald — Gerald Depot — Rock Island — Built 1909, Relocated 1986 —
The Rock Island Railroad was completed through Gerald in March, 1901. In 1902, a depot was built. Destroyed by fire, the present depot was erected to replace it and was operational until March, 1975, when the Rock Island Railroad filed bankruptcy. . . . Map (db m132879) HM
2 Missouri, Franklin County, Gerald — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans and those who follow their tradition of service & sacrifice to our nation WWI 1914-1918 This memorial is dedicated in honor of the valiant men and women who rendered unyielding service to the cause of . . . Map (db m132878) WM
3 Missouri, Franklin County, Gray Summit — Missouri Botanical Garden Arboretum and Nature Reserve
Missouri Botanical Garden Arboretum and Nature Reserve has been designated a National Environmental Education Landmark This site possesses distinctive values in revealing significant natural and cultural processes through . . . Map (db m186591) HM
4 Missouri, Franklin County, Labadie — Bethel Methodist Church
Bethel Methodist Church Erected 1868 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m169291) HM
5 Missouri, Franklin County, Labadie — George Phillips — Medal of Honor, Pvt. US Marine Corps, World War II — Jul. 14, 1926 - Mar. 14, 1945 —
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving . . . Map (db m169294) HM WM
6 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — "Boeuf Creek" — New Haven — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail —
"The wind being favorable, we made 18 miles today. We passed in the morning several islands, the largest is Buffalo (Boeuf) Island, which separated from the southern side by a small channel which receives the waters of Buffalo (Boeuf) Creek. . . . Map (db m132881) HM
7 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — "The Mighty Missouri" — Lewis and Clark Trail National Historic Trail
The Lewis and Clark Expedition faced many obstacles and challenges on their journey to the west and the Missouri River was among the mightiest. The Corps of Discovery rowed and pulled with a heavy rope (cordelle) up the uncharted Missouri River's . . . Map (db m169286) HM
8 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Anna Bell Chapel — [African Methodist Episcopal Church of New Haven]
Anna Bell Chapel has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m169287) HM
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9 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Colter's Escape from the Blackfeet
While trapping for beaver along the Jefferson's Fork River in the fall of 1808, John Colter and his companion, John Potts, were surprised by a war party of Blackfeet braves. With no chance to escape Colter came ashore while Potts retreated and was . . . Map (db m121297) HM
10 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — From the Mountains to Missouri
John Colter's nearly three years with the Lewis & Clark Expedition had hardened him for a life in the mountains. He had survived cold, hunger, grizzly bears, and Indians. It was the lure of wealth from beaver pelts that kept him in the West from . . . Map (db m121298) HM
11 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Historic New Haven — Reported damaged
Originally a wood yard and steamboat stop along the Missouri River called Miller's Landing, the City of New Haven was first platted in 1856. Today, New Haven is home to over 2,000 residents, an award-winning school, artist community, and thriving . . . Map (db m132880) HM
12 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Miller's Landing — New Haven — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail —
Steamboat travel was gaining momentum when Philip Miller saw this tract of land along the Missouri river and felt it would be an ideal wood yard. On June 23, 1836, Miller bought the land and began supplying wood to fuel the steamboats. Soon this . . . Map (db m132883) HM
13 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — New Haven — 1856 - 1956
Early prominent Missouri River port, New Haven was settled about 1805 and was first named Miller’s Landing for pioneer Philip Miller. The Pacific R.R. (MO. PAC.) reached here in 1855 and the town was laid out and renamed the next year. John . . . Map (db m121231) HM
14 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Private John Colter — Ca. 1775-1812
John Colter, a Virginia native was recruited in Kentucky by Meriwether Lewis, to serve in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, October 1803. Colter became a valued member of the Corps of Discovery, serving as a hunter and scout. When Colter asked to leave . . . Map (db m121294) HM
15 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Private John Colter — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Born about the time of the American Revolution John Colter was enlisted as a private in the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Maysville, Kentucky in October, 1803. He began the expedition as an oarsman but because of his skills as a woodsman was . . . Map (db m121295) HM
16 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Private John Colter — New Haven — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail —
Private John Colter was among the first members to be recruited by Captain Meriwether Lewis for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Colter was a skillful hunter, scout, and translator and he quickly became a valuable member of the party. After almost . . . Map (db m121296) HM
17 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Scouting and Hunting on Shore — The Journey of Lewis & Clark: Colter's Landing Access — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail —
His (John Colter's) veracity was never questioned among us and his character was that of a true American backwoodsman. He was about thirty-five years of age, five feet ten inches in height and wore an open, ingenious, and pleasing . . . Map (db m169282) HM
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18 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — The Iron Horse Arrives — New Haven — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail —
With the arrival of the Pacific Railroad in 1855 Miller's Landing became a railroad town. Track was laid westward from St. Louis beginning in 1851. Progress was slow and it was 1865 before St. Louis and Kansas City were connected by rail. The . . . Map (db m121293) HM
19 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — The Lewis and Clark Expedition — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana . . . Map (db m121299) HM
20 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
”Set out a 7 O’Clock after a hard rain & Wind, & proceed on verry well under Sale… The wind favourable today… we made 18 mile… wind & rain Closed the Day…” William Clark, May 26, 1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by . . . Map (db m121300) HM
21 Missouri, Franklin County, New Haven — Thurmon Park
Historic site of early Christian church and public school. Named to honor pioneer family whose members organized the first congregation in 1856.Map (db m169283) HM
22 Missouri, Franklin County, Oak Grove Village — Russell A. Schmitt VFW Post 3987 Veterans Memorial — 1944 • 1994
Dedicated to those who served our countryMap (db m180116) WM
23 Missouri, Franklin County, Oak Grove Village — Veterans Memorial
A Tribute To All Veterans ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "All Gave Some" "Some Gave All" Built and donated by Bob Ruwwe April 2001Map (db m180109) WM
24 Missouri, Franklin County, Oak Grove Village — Veterans Memorial Wall
Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 [Veterans names not transcribed]Map (db m180117) WM
25 Missouri, Franklin County, Oak Grove Village — World War II Veterans Memorial
In honor of World War II Veterans [Dedicated] May 28, 2001Map (db m180120) HM
26 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Graze Catering — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
This World War II era Quonset hut, with a unique stone faηade was built here in 1950. It started out as a family-run dry cleaning business by the original owners. Over the years it has been a photo studio and the home of several roadside diners . . . Map (db m205178) HM
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27 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Hero Nation!
Hero Nation!Map (db m191476) WM
28 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Pacific Honor Roll
Dedicated to those who served, fought and gave their lives for our country They served with honor Now we serve them Forever remembered Let freedom ring Colwell Harris • H. Saylor • B.N. Lane • Paul Williams • F. Bruce • . . . Map (db m169301) WM
29 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Spc. Jeffrey L. White Jr.
Honoring those we have lost but have not forgotten Spc. Jeffrey L. White Jr.Map (db m139833) WM
30 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — The Battle of Pacific — Missouri's Civil War — 1861 - 1865 —
In 1864, the Confederate Army mounted a major incursion into Missouri, designed to liberate the state from federal control. Known as Price's Expedition, a force of 12,000 cavalry and mounted infantry, under the command of former Missouri governor . . . Map (db m169299) HM
31 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Veterans Memorial
To honor those who serve and sacrifice defending the cause of freedom.Map (db m169300) WM
32 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Veterans Memorial
Presented to American Legion Post 320 upon disbandment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5608 Jan,12 1955. In memory of H. R. Sutter K.I.A. Korea • W.F. Funke • J.A. Johnson Sr. • O.R. RitcheyMap (db m191389) HM WM
33 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — War on the Pacific Railroad
The City of Pacific, once known as Franklin, takes its name from the railroad that bustles through town. Up to the time of the Civil War only the Pacific Railroad ran from St. Louis to this point. The main line of the Pacific Railroad was . . . Map (db m168408) HM
34 Missouri, Franklin County, Pacific — Worlds Fair, St. Louis, Missouri
Worlds Fair, St. Louis, Missouri McHugh Dailey Opera House Reconstructed from the 1904 World's Fair Grand opening New Years Eve 1908Map (db m191390) HM
35 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Albans — Head's Store — [St. Albans General Store]
Head's Store St. Albans, MO has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1892Map (db m169296) HM
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36 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Franklin County Vietnam Memorial — Dedicated May 23, 1987
For those who served in Vietnam They gave their full measure of devotion Killed in Action Richard P. Bartle • Gary R. Burnett • Steven C. Bush • John A. Claggett • Charles H. Cook • Scott H. Cook • Kenneth W. Cowsert . . . Map (db m169323) WM
37 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — International Shoe Company Building — 160 North Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133127) HM
38 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Korean War Memorial
. . . Map (db m169324) WM
39 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Panhorst Feed Store — 465 St. Clair Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133129) HM
40 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — POW & MIA Memorial
In loving memory of all war POW [&] MIA's. You are not forgotten.Map (db m169317) WM
41 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop — MoDOT
Extended employment sheltered workshop programs in America began in the state of Missouri, in the city of Sedalia in 1965, when a parent campaigned for a vocational program to better the life of his disabled child; who was finished with school . . . Map (db m139733) HM
42 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the courage and sacrifice of all Missouri veteransMap (db m169314) WM
43 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who have kept this flag flying freeMap (db m169316) WM
44 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Veterans Memorial
In thankfulness to God and in lasting memory of all who served their beloved countryMap (db m169322) WM
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45 Missouri, Franklin County, St. Clair — Veterans Memorial Benches
Caring and Remembering Vietnam veterans and friends, dedicated 11-11-88 To the honor and memory of all World War II veterans In remembrance of Leslie J. Reed 1919-1998 To the memory of all veterans of all wars American Legion Post . . . Map (db m169319) WM
46 Missouri, Franklin County, Stanton — Jesse James Hideout — Meramec Caverns — Stanton, Missouri — Reported missing
In the early 1870's he and his band used the cavern on numerous occasions because it afforded a complete hideout for men and horsesMap (db m156382) HM
47 Missouri, Franklin County, Stanton — Saltpeter Cave — Missouri's Civil War
As far back as anyone can recall, the cave on the right bank of Meramec River, one hundred miles upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River, was called Saltpeter Cave. Anyone venturing into Saltpeter, or any of the other large . . . Map (db m173410) HM
48 Missouri, Franklin County, Sullivan — In Grateful Memory
Hereupon are inscribed the names of the community's heroic youth, who at the very beginning of life's alluring promises to them, laid down their lives in their country's defense and so gave "the last full measure of devotion" World War I . . . Map (db m169281) WM
49 Missouri, Franklin County, Sullivan — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served their country Korean War 1950 - 1953 Vietnam War 1965 - 1975 Persian Gulf War 1990 - 1991 Map (db m169279) WM
50 Missouri, Franklin County, Union — Disabled Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces who sustained physical or emotional wounds and disabilities while defending the rights and freedoms of all Americans. No words can truly express our unending . . . Map (db m169312) WM
51 Missouri, Franklin County, Union — Shawnee Town Ford
Where the Shawnee Indians lived ca. 1790-1850Map (db m124311) HM
52 Missouri, Franklin County, Union — Veterans Memorial
The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom Abraham Lincoln Dedicated to the Veterans of Franklin County Map (db m124310) WM
53 Missouri, Franklin County, Union — Vitt's Mill — Missouri's Civil War — 1861-1865 —
The City of Union was founded in 1825. It was the second county seat of Franklin County, replacing New Port, which served the county from the time it separated from St. Louis County in 1818. In 1859, John T. Vitt constructed the brick building that . . . Map (db m124309) HM
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54 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 1865 Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot — Freight Depot
The first train arrived in Washington, Missouri, in 1855. That event confirmed Washington's position as the major transportation center in Franklin County. The railroad town's first railroad depot was destroyed in a Civil War raid on October 2, . . . Map (db m121238) HM
55 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 1891 St. Francis Borgia School Building
When the School Sisters of Notre Dame arrived in Washington in 1859, they lived in a house built from the logs of the first St. Francis Borgia Church. In 1860, the Parish built a new convent and school for the Sisters, known as St. Mary's . . . Map (db m169270) HM
56 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 1935 St. Francis Borgia School Building
St. Francis Borgia's high school program was established in 1901 with fourteen girls and nine boys in the first class. In 1933, its first four year, fully accredited, high school program was introduced. The 1935 school building was built to . . . Map (db m169268) HM
57 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 21 — Bank of Washington — 1880
In 1880 the Bank of Washington constructed this Italianate style building. The bank remained here until 1923. From 1877 to 1880, the bank was located in the building adjacent to the west.Map (db m124329) HM
58 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Bassora Cemetery
Within this block, known since 1959 as Krog Park, lie the bodies of many early settlers of Washington. The town of Bassora was founded October 8, 1836 and this block was set aside for the city's cemetery. In 1847 this cemetery received the remains . . . Map (db m124423) HM
59 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Beckmann Building — c. 1885
Originally a one story structure owned by Miss Julia Beckmann; she had a stationary and book business here until 1892 when she sold the building to the Trentmann family. Miss Beckmann had two additional "bays" which she rented to other shop keepers.Map (db m124314) HM
60 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 10 — Bernard Wiese House — c. 1855
Tobacconist and wine merchant Bernard Wiese used this structure as his home and shop. Eduard Robyn included this building in his lithograph of Washington produced in 1859.Map (db m132888) HM
61 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 20 — Bertelsmann Building — 1864
Henry Bertelsmann lived and worked in this building for nearly thirty years, operating a furniture shop where he also built coffins and skiffs.Map (db m124358) HM
62 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 31 — Bleckman Building — 1888
Johann "Friedrich" Bleckmann built his first blacksmith shop in 1834. His son Fritz and grandson Henry J. built the eastern part of this building in 1888. "Bleckman's" is the oldest business in Washington.Map (db m124389) HM
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63 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 29 — Bleckman Furniture & Undertaker — 1856
John F. Bleckman began business here in 1856. He was joined by son Henry in 1880. The family lived upstairs and continued business here until about 1914 when the business relocated.Map (db m124390) HM
64 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Church, Rectory, and Jesuit Hall
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Parish was established in 1834 and serviced by the Jesuit Missionaries from St. Charles, Missouri. The Parish's current church is the third church built and was constructed in 1869. The bell tower houses three bells . . . Map (db m169271) HM
65 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 28 — Commercial Hotel — c. 1864
For about five years, the Kahmann family operated a hotel and saloon here. John Boland then conducted the Commercial Hotel for about fifteen years, at which time it was sold to and enlarged by Elijah Zumwalt.Map (db m124315) HM
66 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Commercial Hotel Addition — 1891
Erected in 1891, this addition created a dining room to the north and a "sample room" to the south for salesmen to show wares. Elijah Zumwalt managed the Commercial Hotel from 1888-1921 and became the owner in 1892. The Kahmann Pork Packing Plant . . . Map (db m124312) HM
67 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Dickbrader Hardware — c. 1860
Built by developer C.H. Kahmann, for fifty-one years this was Dickbrader Hardware. Since then it has been an eating establishment, housing the Olympia Candy Kitchen, Mealer's Cafe and Cowan's Restaurant.Map (db m124313) HM
68 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Droege's Mercantile Food Store
In 1867 John G. Droege opened Droege's Mercantile Food Store on Main Street in Downtown Washington. He was followed by Cecilia Jack, Firmin and Butch & Judy Droege. This building was built in 1896.Map (db m124359) HM
69 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 22 — Edward G. Busch Building — 1887
Busch entered the implement and hardware business in 1882 and built this structure five years later. He also served as a three-term mayor for the City of Washington.Map (db m124324) HM
70 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 18 — Francis Becker Building — 1871
Probably built as a two family home, this structure was built by Francis Arnold Becker of St. Albans, Missouri in 1871 and upon his death in 1886 was willed to his son Louis.Map (db m169275) HM
71 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 19 — Frank Joerden Building — 1859
Joerden occupied this structure with his general store for about forty years. In the early twentieth century, it housed a bakery owned by Julius Rombach.Map (db m124327) HM
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72 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 17 — G. Henry Herweck Building — 1869
G. Henry Herweck, a barber with two barber apprentices erected this building in 1869. Later businesses included Bihr's Millinery Store and Kuhlmann's Drug Store.Map (db m169264) HM
73 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — George Washington
Permanent settlers began arriving in the area of present-day Washington, Missouri, in the 1790s. After former United States President George Washington died at his Virginia estate in 1799, numerous cities, counties and a state were named in his . . . Map (db m124397) HM
74 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Gravesite of Washington's Founder — Lucinda Owens
William Owens realized the potential for a town at the site of "Washington Landing" on the Missouri River. He purchased property including the landing and began to sell city lots as early as 1829. Owens' murder in 1834 led to his estate being . . . Map (db m124413) HM
75 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Henry A. Hartbauer
In Memory of Henry A. Hartbauer 1916 - 2004 Founder 1953 Community Chest, United Fund and United WayMap (db m124457) HM
76 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 23 — Henry Herkstroeter Building — 1879
Herkstroeter established his men's clothing business in 1875 and built this structure four years later. His descendants continued business until 1923. Bocklage Menswear built the addition in 1947.Map (db m124322) HM
77 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 39 — Hibbeler Building — 1875
Having been in business with partners L. H. Peistrup and C. H. Herkstroeter since 1861, John D. Hibbeler relocated to this building from Elm and Main Streets. Later operating solely, records show that the Hibbeler General Merchandise Store remained . . . Map (db m124388) HM
78 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Historic Log House
Historic Log House built on this site c. 1835 by George Gottfied Beyreis Rehabilitated 1994-1997 by Downtown Washington, Inc. VolunteersMap (db m124401) HM
79 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Honor Roll — World War — 1917 - 1918 —
Edwin A. Mische • Max Wm. Mueller • Ewald Mense • Walter J. Oberhaus • Groegry C Bieker • Otto Geo. Hesse • Paul Thater • Louis H. Hoeing • John H. Barlage • Ben F. Czeschin • Oscar M. Bramel • Aug. SchroederMap (db m132884) WM
80 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Honor Roll — World War — 1941-1945 —
Joseph A. Monzyk • Victor F. Diener • Herbert H. Koch • Vincent Sunderdick • Edward E. Hiatte • George H. Stolte • Donald L. Rector • Joseph H. Seifert • Raymond J. Schulte • Louis H. Hanneken • Joseph J. Westermeyer • . . . Map (db m132885) WM
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81 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 24 — John C. S. Foss Building — c. 1868
Foss constructed this building for his newspaper business. He was the proprietor of the "Observer" for several years and then in the insurance business. this building later housed the First National Bank.Map (db m124321) HM
82 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 5 — John Clayton Inn — 1838
Washington began in the area of Front and Lafayette Streets. The John Clayton Inn was located near the natural river landing site used in early times. Erected by John Clayton, this inn/boardinghouse is one of Washington's oldest surviving . . . Map (db m124366) HM
83 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — John Schwegmann House — Washington Historical Society — Preserving yesterday, today…for tomorrow —
Home of a successful flour miller Built in 1861 Map (db m168284) HM
84 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 38 — Kohmueller House — 1878
Built by Louis Kohmueller, a son of Frederick who had emigrated from Osnabruck, Germany in 1843 and purchased what once was an 80 acre farmstead. Clay was mined extensively here for brick manufacturing purposes.Map (db m169278) HM
85 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Korean War Memorial
In Honor and Memory of Those Who Served in the Korean War 54,246 U.S. dead. 33,651 killed in action. 103,000 U.S. wounded. 8,179 U.S. Missing in Action. 7,000 Prisoners of War Only 3,450 returned 51% died in prison camps. 389 . . . Map (db m124411) WM
86 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Lucinda Owens Memorial
Kentucky natives William G. and Lucinda Owens came to Missouri in 1818. William soon became the leading politician of newly created Franklin County. In 1827 he purchased a farm and ferry boat at Washington Landing. On July 4, 1829, he began to sell . . . Map (db m124370) HM
87 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 32 — Marie Krog House — 1896
Miss Krog taught German in the Washington Public Schools and piano lessons out of her home. She built this attractive home and lived here until her death in 1917.Map (db m124407) HM
88 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 27 — Mense Building — c. 1866
Built by the Kahmann family, records indicate that ownership of this structure passed to and from the Mense family several times. Different members of that family conducted a general store here for over fifteen years.Map (db m169267) HM
89 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 12 — Missouri Meerschaum Company — 1883
Dutch immigrant Henry Tibbe and his son Anton began production of corncob pipes in 1869. The first portion of the factory was completed in 1883. The corncob pipe made Washington famous around the world.Map (db m124375) HM
90 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 2 — Missouri Pacific Passenger Depot — 1924
Increased passenger traffic led railroad officials to replace the old frame depot with the new structure located immediately west of the original site. The frame building was rolled to its present site and became the freight depot.Map (db m124363) HM
91 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Missouri Pacific Railway Station — 1923
For several years, Washington's Mayor John J. Ernst, the city council and other officials repeatedly petitioned the Missouri Pacific Railway Company to build a new depot at Washington. Finally, work on the improvement was started early in 1923. . . . Map (db m121242) HM
92 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Newport
Newport First County Seat 1819 - 1826 Map (db m169289) HM
93 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Notre Dame Hall
On All Saints Day, November 1, 1859, the first three School Sisters of Notre Dame arrived in Washington, 36 years before their order arrived in St. Louis. Throughout the years, the Sisters' living quarters were located in a number of different . . . Map (db m169272) HM
94 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 4 — Pacific House — 1855
C.H. Kahmann had Pacific House built as a tavern and hotel to accommodate passengers on the just-completed Pacific Railroad. Sold to Frederick Wohlgemuth in 1857, it has continued as a tavern under numerous owners.Map (db m124362) HM
95 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 1 — Pacific Railroad Depot — 1865
Washington's first depot was destroyed by fire during a raid by General Sterling Price in 1864. It was originally east of the current brick depot. The present structure is believed to be the oldest surviving frame depot west of the Mississippi River.Map (db m124374) HM
96 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — Robert Frazer
This marker commemorates Robert Frazer, a member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Listed as a witness in the trial of United States vs. Robert Westcott, Frazer wrote to President . . . Map (db m61608) HM
97 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 9 — Roettger Inn — c. 1852
August Roettger completed this structure for two businesses. He had a woodworking shop in the lower level and his wife operated an inn on the upper floors. Local architect Otto Brix is credited with the building design.Map (db m124365) HM
98 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 26 — Schmidt Jewelry Store — c. 1863
After four years in business, Joseph H. Schmidt purchased this building in 1880 and his "Schmidt Boss Jewelers" continued for 110 years through three generations of the Schmidt family.Map (db m124323) HM
99 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 40 — Schnier Building — 1883
Built to house Fred Schnier's sewing machine and tailoring business, it also showcased his wife Katharina's handmaid hair goods shop. The family resided here for two generations.Map (db m124404) HM
100 Missouri, Franklin County, Washington — 15 — Schuenemeyer Saloon — 1880
Fritz Schuenemeyer built this structure in 1880 and operated a saloon here. Later the business was sold to and continued by Joseph Stamm.Map (db m169265) HM

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