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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Soulard

 
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Soulard and Vicinity
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    Madison County, Illinois (101)
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1Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Becker House — 1812 S 8th St. — circa 1848 —
In 1848, Heinrich (Henry) Becker purchased this lot from Benjamin Soulard. Becker subsequently built this two-unit Federal-style flounder house. Its first story was originally a storefront for the family's brick-making business. Kilns, an alley . . . — Map (db m160367) HM
2Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Big Daddy's — 1000 Sidney St. — Circa 1880 —
This building is the last vestige of three Soulard breweries that operated within a block of this site. This structure was originally part of the Schilling and Schneider Brewery. Later, Green Tree Brewery used the building as an accounting office . . . — Map (db m158882) HM
3Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Cat's Meow — 2600 S. 11th St. — circa 1885 —
This corner commercial space with apartments above was the quintessential 1890s city building model. Bricklayer Hy Debus built this structure for Schatz's Grocery. The Star of David topping the faηade celebrated the Schatz family faith, and the . . . — Map (db m158932) HM
4Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Clydesdale Stable — Built in 1885
The Clydesdales' stable is the official home of the world-famous eight-horse hitch. Originally used as a private stable for Adolphus Busch's horses, the stable is one of the registered National Historic Landmarks in the Anheuser-Busch brewery . . . — Map (db m133130) HM
5Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Henry Brunelle House — 1221 Sidney — circa 1873 —
Possibly dating to pre - 1870, the Brunelle House was built by architect Nathan D. Allen as a single family home for stone-quarry owner Henry Brunelle. Originally built on 3 lots, this 3 story home sits upon a limestone basement which tops a . . . — Map (db m159516) HM
6Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Historic Site — Main Office Building — 721 Pestalozzi Street —
Originally constructed as the Lyon School in 1868 at a cost of $42,000, this building was intended to serve educational needs of the entire far southern and western portions of St. Louis. It was named in honor of Captain Nathaniel Lyon, the . . . — Map (db m133131) HM
7Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Historic Site Brewhouse — Constructed in 1891-1892
The Brewhouse with its dominant clocktower is the heart of the St. Louis brewery. Since 1852 [Additional plaque nearby] Anheuser-Busch Brewery has been designated a Registered National Historic . . . — Map (db m133140) HM
8Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Historic Soulard
History The area known as Soulard was once part of the estate of Antoine and Julia Soulard. Antoine came to St. Louis via New Orleans, having left France to literally save his head - he was a loyalist to King Louis XVI. Once in St. Louis . . . — Map (db m158665) HM
9Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Jos. Wushke Cigar Factory No. 37 — 2201 S 7th St. — circa 1850s —
This two-story structure is Federal style architecture, with a gabled roof, six over six windows, and a corbelled cornice. Small, mixed use commercial and residential structures were common in this densely-populated walking city. This building was . . . — Map (db m160365) HM
10Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Lafayette Lofts — 815 Ann Ave. — circa 1907 —
The original Lafayette School stood on this site in the middle of the 19th Century. The elementary school was named for Marie Jean Paul Lafayette, French-born American Revolutionary War hero. In 1906, architect William B. Ittner designed a new, . . . — Map (db m160366) HM
11Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Louis Obert Mansion — 2631 S 12th St. — Circa 1886 —
Louis Obert was born in Germany in 1845 and emigrated to St. Louis in 1866. Obert purchased the Arsenal Brewery in 1876. Located across the street and slightly south, the brewery produced the flagship brand Tannhauser. A contemporary of Adolphus . . . — Map (db m159007) HM
12Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Mad Art Gallery — 2727 S 12th St. — 1937 —
Originally this land contained a bottling shed for Arsenal Brewery. In 1937, city architect Albert Osberg (who also designed Soulard Market) designed a series of Art Deco police stations for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. This . . . — Map (db m159009) HM
13Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Martie "Murph" Aboussie Park — March 2, 1909 - December 31, 1970
"Murph" Aboussie was a "People's Politician". His first and last concern was for the "other guy". He believed in youth and always had time to listen. He knew that the youth would be our leaders of tomorrow. The youth had to be given the opportunity . . . — Map (db m158659) HM
14Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Max Feuerbacher Mansion — 1138 Sidney St. — Circa 1874 —
Max Feuerbacher was owner of the Green Tree Brewery. When he built this home, he was the first to flank a private residence with stone lions-hence the mansion's nickname "The Lion House." The cupola on the roof provides long-ranging views of . . . — Map (db m158881) HM
15Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Menard Triplets — Circa 1850
2105 Menard St. was the first & middle house of the "Menard Triplets". Back half built in 1850 & front portion added in late 1870's. Once vacant & vandalized, the house was restored in 1985 with interior pieces from the old Laclede Gas Bldg, the . . . — Map (db m158879) HM
16Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — C — Origins — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Before construction of Interstate 55 and of some of the large industries along the river, DeMenil Place offered an expansive view of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi was the original interstate of the Midwest, cutting through otherwise . . . — Map (db m133185) HM
17Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Philip W Schneider House — 1832 S 8th St. — circa 1860 —
This pre-Civil War home originally had a Federal-style slanted roof. In 1875, the mansard roof, cornice, side conservatory, and Italianate and Second Empire faηade were added by quarry owner Philip W Schneider. Nicknamed "Granite Schneider," his . . . — Map (db m160370) HM
18Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Pontiac Square Park — South 9th St. & Ann Ave. — circa 1908 —
Before 1908, this city block included the Wm. Stumpf Brewery, Joseph Scheybel Mansion, and numerous other homes and businesses. In 1908, Saint Louis implemented a plan to convert the block to a city park, which was named for the Ottawa chief who led . . . — Map (db m159513) HM
19Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Renault Beauvais Home — 2326 S. 11th St. — circa 1850 —
Originally built as a hipped-roof flounder on the north of two lots, this early 1850s home started as just two rooms. Built by store owner Renault Beauvais, the home faced Lami Street. Enlarged in the 1870s to add a kitchen, this single-family home . . . — Map (db m159515) HM
20Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Ripple Row — 2620-2630 S 12th St. — Circa 1865 —
The lots were sold at Auction in 1865 with the dissolution of the French common fields. This connected series of Victorian style red brick townhouses has four-level, high bay windows on the faηade with mansard roofs. The six homes may be similar, . . . — Map (db m159008) HM
21Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Soulard Market — 730 Carol St. — 1779 —
This is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi. The land was owned by the Soulard family. In 1841, Julia Cerre Soulard, widow of Antoine Soulard, donated two city blocks to the people of St. Louis to preserve the market's future. The . . . — Map (db m158651) HM
22Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Soulard Station — 1911 S 12th St. — circa 1930 —
In the late 1920s the City of St. Louis extended Gravois Ave to connect to 12th St, creating a path for the world-famous Route 66. Part of the City Beautiful Movement to create garden and green space for the city, the triangle became a Sinclair . . . — Map (db m160372) HM
23Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — The Slezak House — Circa 1869
Probably built in the 1850s, this house first appears in historical records in 1869 when Bohemian immigrants Joseph Slezak, b1819, and wife, Catharine, b1824, moved here with sons, Frank and Joseph. Joseph Krivanec immigrated from Bohemia in 1882 . . . — Map (db m158876) HM
24Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — The Trapper Cottage — 811 Allen Ave. — circa 1810 —
One of the few French Creole buildings left in Soulard, this cottage is not aligned with the surrounding streets and buildings - it pre-dates them. The stone and brick masonry foundation with stand-alone center chimney was built into the pre-urban . . . — Map (db m160376) HM
25Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Trinity Lutheran Church and School
Formed in 1839, Trinity is the oldest Lutheran congregation west of the Mississippi River. The congregation moved to this location from a site farther northeast near the river. The 1864 building, destroyed in the 1896 cyclone, was replaced with the . . . — Map (db m158595) HM
26Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Vincent's Market — 2400 S 12th St. — circa 1910 —
This building was designed and built by Ulfert Ruhaak at a cost of $8000. It was a vaudeville theater, American Nickelodean, which had an Air Dome for summer use. In 1921, this became the American Theatre. In later years this was also a church, . . . — Map (db m158935) HM
 
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