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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Charles, 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 (214) Franklin County, MO (120) Lincoln County, MO (7) St. Louis County, MO (419) Warren County, MO (24) Calhoun County, IL (2) Jersey County, IL (11) Madison County, IL (152)  St.CharlesCounty(214) St. Charles County (214)  FranklinCounty(120) Franklin County (120)  LincolnCounty(7) Lincoln County (7)  St.LouisCounty(419) St. Louis County (419)  WarrenCounty(24) Warren County (24)  CalhounCountyIllinois(2) Calhoun County (2)  JerseyCounty(11) Jersey County (11)  MadisonCounty(152) Madison County (152)
Location of St. Charles, Missouri
    St. Charles County (214)
    Franklin County (120)
    Lincoln County (7)
    St. Louis County (419)
    Warren County (24)
    Calhoun County, Illinois (2)
    Jersey County, Illinois (11)
    Madison County, Illinois (152)
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1Missouri (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
2Missouri (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
3Missouri (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
4Missouri (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
5Missouri (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
6Missouri (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
7Missouri (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
8Missouri (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
9Missouri (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
10Missouri (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
11Missouri (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
12Missouri (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
13Missouri (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
14Missouri (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
15Missouri (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
16Missouri (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
17Missouri (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
18Missouri (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
19Missouri (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
20Missouri (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
21Missouri (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
22Missouri (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
23Missouri (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
24Missouri (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
25Missouri (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
26Missouri (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
27Missouri (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
28Missouri (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
29Missouri (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
30Missouri (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
31Missouri (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 including sewering & . . . Map (db m124860) HM
32Missouri (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
33Missouri (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
34Missouri (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
35Missouri (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
36Missouri (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
37Missouri (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
38Missouri (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
39Missouri (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
40Missouri (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
41Missouri (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
42Missouri (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
43Missouri (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
44Missouri (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
45Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 311 North Main — J. N. Mittelberger Dry Goods • St. Charles Opera House — 1881 • J. C. & J. N. Mittelberger —
The railroad brought touring companies including vaudeville shows, to the opera houses of America. The 1902 production of Uncle Tom's Cabin required two sixty-five foot special cars for the lavish sets and costumes. Tickets were twenty-five, . . . Map (db m124874) HM
46Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 319 North Main — Brocker Wallpaper & Paint — 1875 • Gustave Johannpeter —
Henry Brocker was a house decorator, sign painter, and artist from Prussia. He specialized not only in wallpapering, but also graining, a technique that imitated expensive wood, and calcimining, a special whitewash for plastered ceilings. Brocker . . . Map (db m124876) HM
47Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 323 & 329 North Main — St. Charles Coal & Ice — 1890 • Bettie Miller —
In 1909, the St. Charles Coal & Ice Company made and delivered "artificial ice" for twenty-five to forty cents per hundredweight. If the customer "desired heat instead of cold," they delivered coal for three dollars a ton. Residents of . . . Map (db m124877) HM
48Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 324 North Main — Kuhlmann's Cash Store — 1892 • John Atkinson —
The pantaloon skirt on display in the window created a crowd. Bloomers, introduced in the 1850s, were loose fitting trousers worn by women under a mid-calf length skirt. Pantaloons, introduced at the turn of the century, were worn without skirts, . . . Map (db m124878) HM
49Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 330 North Main — Demokrat Building 1889-1916 • Light & Power Office 1916-1925 — 1893 • J. H. Bode —
The first coal-powered incandescent light company in St. Charles started operation in 1894. Service was available evenings and nights only. Who needed electric lights during the day? Eventually, daytime service was made available so that customers . . . Map (db m124882) HM
50Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 334 North Main — Gruenberg Saloon — 1875 • John B. Schutten —
When Bavarian brewmaster Jacob Moerschel owned this building, he rented it out as a saloon. Moerschel's White Pearl muenchner, and lager and beers were served, "manufactured directly therefrom the coolness and clearness of the nectar of the . . . Map (db m124879) HM
51Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 340 North Main — Galt House Hostel • 1864-1940's — 1863 • Henry Angert, Sr. —
Many hotels opened and closed in St. Charles during the railroad boom of the 1870s and 1880s. the Galt Hotel and saloon survived the railroad boom, Prohibition, the Great Depression, a tornado, and a runaway railroad car.Map (db m124880) HM
52Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 343 North Main — White Elephant Saloon — 1863 • Frank Flohr —
Highway bridge construction in 1903 and 1904 was delayed by ice, flood, a river current change, misrouted iron shipments, and a suit for damages filed by the owners of the three buildings on respective corners of North Main and Adams Streets. Dr. J. . . . Map (db m124881) HM
53Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 437 North Main — circa 1900
During Prohibition, Moses Bowlen O'Bannon rented the two-story brick Green Tree Tavern from former brewer Charles Schibi. O'Bannon sold soft drinks and had a license to operate two billiard tables from 1921 until 1930. O'Bannon born in 1873, the son . . . Map (db m124883) HM
54Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 612 North Sixth Street — Circa 1903 — Commons Neighborhood Historic District —
In 1830, still in the afterglow of the Louisiana Purchase, Nathan Boone was contracted to survey the lands of Missouri that would be recognized as St. Charles. By 1835, this plot resided within Andrew Wilson's subdivision. The first person . . . Map (db m133258) HM
55Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 715 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood
This picturesque house, built in 1938, has an asymmetrical design consistent with the architectural style of a Cotswald Cottage. It features many charming details including the steep, gabled roof, original lead diamond windows, and arched . . . Map (db m133255) HM
56Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 720 North Fifth Street
(c. 1915) First paper physical evidence of this house appears on the 1917 Sanborn Fire Map. Agnes Alexander sold the property to Lana Anderson. An American Four square style of architecture having a bracket cornice on the front porch. Columns have . . . Map (db m169228) HM
57Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 809 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood Historic District
This the Henry Ehlmann House, probably built in 1873. Situated very close to the street, this 1½-story brick Federal style house has a side-gabled roof trimmed with an entablature having a cornice with corbelled brick dentils and an . . . Map (db m133254) HM
58Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 809 North Third Street
(c. 1865-1875) In 1882 was owned by a Mr. Cunningham and purchased by Emil and Clara Borgmeyer in 1916. After being condemned and scheduled for demolition in the spring of 2002, this Federal style house, with a Victorian porch, was rescued. Several . . . Map (db m169570) HM
59Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 819 Jefferson Street — Midtown Neighborhood
This home was built concurrently with construction of buildings for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. In 1943 it was acquired from Emma Wilke by Allie & Bertie Becker under the somewhat unusual consideration of loyalty, friendship, love . . . Map (db m133253) HM
60Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 921 South Riverside Drive
[Top plaque:] This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1769 [Bottom plaque:] A Designated Historic Landmark . . . Map (db m124809) HM
61Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — African Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m169214) HM
62Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — African Influence
Slave and free Africans migrated to St. Charles through the "underground railroad" by word of mouth from storytellers, which was a great art among Africans because they were descendants of different tribes, speaking different dialects. They brought . . . Map (db m163860) HM
63Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Bales Wetland — Created Through People Working Together!
On a cold, windy day in October, 1999 a group of twenty adults, teens, and children worked together to plant over 2000 individual wetland plants to complete the creation of the wetland before you. This was the climax of a partnership effort to . . . Map (db m169230) HM
64Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Bishop's Landing — is named in recognition of Glennon E. Bishop 1926-2001 — Historic Marker —
Founder and guiding spirit of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Glen's vision and commitment built a replica keelboat and a great organization which subsequently built 3 replica boats and reenacted the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Expedition, . . . Map (db m162712) HM
65Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Boone's Lick Trail — Covered Wagon - circle 1820-1860 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
A variety of wagons used the trails during the westward migration. The Conestoga wagon was the most durable. It was built in the Pennsylvania Valley between 1750-1840. Prairie schooners and covered farm wagons were also used, pulled by horses, oxen . . . Map (db m124888) HM
66Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Centennial Greenway - Katy Trail State Park
Rolling Along the Katy Trail • The Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) railroad rolled along this route from 1870 to 1988. Locomotives of every era traveled here, tracing the path of the Missouri River, from the early, wood-burning steam engines, . . . Map (db m150851) HM
67Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1865 — 701 N. 5th St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1815 - Wallace Kirkpatrick, of Scottish nationality, arrived in St. Charles from South Carolina. He was one of the first merchants in St. Charles, later residing on property near St. Charles and became a successful farmer. He married Miss Jane . . . Map (db m169215) HM
68Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1888 — 811 North Fifth Street
1830 - Part of the Nathan Boone Survey of the Common Fields. 1837 - 999-year lease for $4.62 Ύ per year to Dr. Andrew Wilson. Dr. Wilson worked as the coroner of St. Charles County, as well as other occupations. He was a relative of Woodrow . . . Map (db m169223) HM
69Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1893 — 725 North Fifth Street — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 • Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1837 • Part of Dr. Andrew Wilson's lease of the Commons 1857 • Partitioned among the heirs of Dr. Andrew Wilson who subdivided the area as Wilson's subdivision. 1893 . . . Map (db m169220) HM
70Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1894 — 714 N. 6th St.
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1837 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 years lease of the Common ground. 1870 - Lot number 6 of Boone's survey block 9 was subdivided between R. B. Fraysier and A. H. Edwards. . . . Map (db m133261) HM
71Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1899 — 602 N. Sixth St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Andrew Wilson's Subdivision of the Commons. 1898 - Herman H. Hackman Jr., early dry goods merchant with Kuhlman - Hackman, and his wife Laura, purchased this lot from . . . Map (db m133259) HM
72Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1904 — 717 N. Sixth St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of the Nathan Boone survey of the Commons. 1835 - Lot 13 of the Riggs Subdivision 1904 - The three houses (709 - 713 - 717) were built at or about this time. They originally were identical. The style is Victorian Folk with . . . Map (db m133260) HM
73Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1906 — 812 N. 6th — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons 1837 - Part of Andrew Wilson's lease of the Commons. 1868 - Gustav - Paul was born to Wilhelm and Charlotte Paul. 1901 - Gustav A. Paul paid $2.50 tax on 50' x 140' lot for five . . . Map (db m133266) HM
74Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1939 — 807 North Sixth St. — Saint Charles Commons Neighborhood Association —
1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Included in lease of the Commons by Andrew Wilson. 1939 - Easement for sewer recorded. The house is believed to have been built at this time as well as the look-a-likes to . . . Map (db m133262) HM
75Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Circa 1940 — 609 N. Sixth Street
1830 Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1857 Part of Jeremiah Fletcher Riggs Subdivision. 1867 Part of John Wilke's property. (Alley to Lewis) He was a Civil War veteran and bought 603 N. 6th Street. 1902 Henry . . . Map (db m133257) HM
76Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Collier Cottage — Historic Marker — St. Charles —
This two story building was built in the 1830's and derived its name, Collier Cottage, from Catherine Collier. As a devout Methodist who was interested in education, she financed the building of this brick school next to the Methodist church.Map (db m162678) HM
77Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Corn, Pole Beans, Squash / Habanero & Jalapeno Peppers / Tomato
Corn (Zea mays), Pole Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), Squash (Cucurbita maxima) These three vegetables store very well during winter months and were important food sources for the Native Americans of the northern plains. . . . Map (db m169189) HM
78Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Edward Paule Home — 124 Boone's Licke - buit 1865 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paule managed the Western House hotel at Boone's Licke and South Main. This was their first home. Edward Paule was the proprietor of the Monroe House, a boarding house and saloon at Third and Chauncey. He also served as mayor of . . . Map (db m124806) HM
79Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Ezra Overall House — 406 Boone's Lick - circa 1864 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
Ezra Overall owned this property and may have built this home. He was a local attorney and land speculator, selling dozens of properties. He sold this property to Frederick Maerklin. This building is a good example of a "single German" one story . . . Map (db m124804) HM
80Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Farmer's Home — circa 1805 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
Named Farmer's Tavern by innkeeper John Frazier on premises originally owned by Alexander McNair, first Governor of Missouri who had a 27 vat tannery at rear of property. Popular hostelry favored by early legislators and officials when St. Charles . . . Map (db m124816) HM
81Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — First Methodist Church — Historic Marker — St. Charles, Missouri —
Oldest existing brick church north of the Missouri River. Built of hand-made bricks with walls 18 inches thick. Records establish that Mrs. Catherine Collier built this church in 1831. It was used by her Methodist Episcopal Congregation . . . Map (db m124887) HM
82Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — First Missouri State Capitol
On Aug. 10, 1821, Missouri became the 24th state of the United States. Peck Row in St. Charles served as the temporary capitol of Missouri for just over five years, from 1821 to 1826. The promise of free rent, spacious accommodations, close . . . Map (db m169206) HM
83Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — First Missouri State Capitol Buildings
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m169211) HM
84Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — First State Capitol of Missouri — City of St. Charles, 1821 • City of Jefferson 1921
On the tenth day of August A.D. 1821 the President of the United States proclaimed the admission of Missouri to statehood. On this spot was located the First State Capitol of Missouri.Map (db m169213) HM
85Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — French Influence
French trappers began to explore this area in the 17th century. The entire Missouri and Mississippi Valley were claimed for France by LaSalle in 1682. France ceded the area to Spain in 1762 in the secret Treaty of Fontainebleau, yet the French . . . Map (db m163857) HM
86Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Frenchtown Neighborhood
The Frenchtown neighborhood of Saint Charles owes its name and its most distinctive architecture to early French-Canadian settlers. The neighborhood has been the home of Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, founder of Chicago who died here in 1818; Mother . . . Map (db m150944) HM
87Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — German Immigration
German immigrants came to St. Charles County in large numbers beginning in the 1830s. Many had learned of the area from Gottfried Duden, who wrote a book describing the area as similar to the Rhineland. Placing great value on industriousness and . . . Map (db m163861) HM
88Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Glenday / Zeisler Home — Built circa 1820 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
This building was erected by Peter Glenday from Scotland. Jacob Zeisler, a German immigrant, made this his residence in 1867. Jacob was the proprietor of a successful soda water factory which occupied the two buildings directly behind this one. . . . Map (db m124817) HM
89Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Greens Bottom to St. Charles — Points of Interest
The distance from Greens Bottom to St. Charles is 6.20 miles. Traveling east toward St. Charles, the elevation remains almost constant. Greens Bottom (milepost 45.7) is named for the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) veteran James Green, . . . Map (db m169568) HM
90Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Greens Bottom to Weldon Spring — Points of Interest
The distance from Greens Bottom to Weldon Spring is 10.30 miles. Trail users heading west pass between bluffs and bottomland farm fields in this wide, flat inside bend of the Missouri River. Between milepost 49 and the Weldon Spring . . . Map (db m169567) HM
91Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Historic Frenchtown
North 2nd Street Shops North Second Street was a bustling thriving commercial district. Butchers, bakers, tinsmiths and saddle makers all had shops on the street; many lived above them on the second floor. Farmers brought their grain to the . . . Map (db m150983) HM
92Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — History of 426 South Main Street
Joseph Chancellier arrived with the first settlers of St Louis in 1764. He laid claim to property along St Charles riverfront and then orally conveyed it to the Roman Catholic Church in the 1780's. In May 1804, Lewis and Clark visited "this . . . Map (db m124819) HM
93Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — History of St. Charles
1769 Les Petites Cτtes, River Gateway St. Charles stands on the banks of the Missouri River as the gateway to the Missouri River valley. First known as Les Petites Cτtes (Little Hills), it was founded by Louis Blanchette in 1769 as a . . . Map (db m169194) HM
94Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Home of Don Carlos Tayon
Tayon was civil commandant from 1793 to 1801 Don Santiago Mackay Fur trader succeeded Tayon as post commandant From 1801 to 1804Map (db m162697) HM
95Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Home of Dr. Jeremiah Millington — built circa 1820 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —
Served as first duly appointed Postmaster during the time that St. Charles was the State Capitol and performed his postal duties from here. Jeremiah and his brother Seth were joint owners in a botanical garden west of the city. They manufactured and . . . Map (db m124820) HM
96Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Home of Seth Millington
Built in 1808. Celia Ann French, Dr. Millington's niece married Elijah Lovejoy, first martyr of the free press in the United States. He was almost lynched here but escaped to Alton, Ill. Was murdered there in 1837.Map (db m124824) HM
97Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — John Borgemeier House 1852 — 1001 North Third Street
John Balthasar Borgemeier, a Hanoverian carpenter, built this home in 1852. He is reported to have owned much of this city block and built many of these historic homes. This home is one of the best examples of the French Colonial style of . . . Map (db m169571) HM
98Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Survey Disk
The survey disk below was placed by the National Geodetic Survey, with support from the Missouri Department of Natural resources and the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors. A formal dedication ceremony was held in May, 2004; two hundred . . . Map (db m169170) HM
99Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Lewis & Clark Monument
Saint Charles has welcomed travelers for well over 200 years. Captain William Clark and the men of the Corps of Discovery experienced this hospitality with a ball held in their honor on the evening of May 16, 1804 as they awaited the arrival of . . . Map (db m163854) HM
100Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Lewis and Clark in Missouri
Missouri was a beginning and end for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Planned by President Thomas Jefferson and carried out by the two captains and a large crew, the expedition is a keystone American event. When the United States took ownership of . . . Map (db m169204) HM

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