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Missouri, St. Louis, Cherokee Station Business Association Historical Markers

2623 Cherokee Street image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
2623 Cherokee Street
1 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2621-2623 Cherokee StreetCherokee Livery
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
2 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2639-2641 Cherokee StreetThe Vandora Theater
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
3 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2701-2703 Cherokee StreetFavorite Amusement Company
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
4 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2731 Cherokee StreetThe Cinderella Building
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
5 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2817 Cherokee StreetVanderventer Building

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
6 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 2831-2835 Cherokee StreetThe Thompson Building or Starke's Market
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
7 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park West — 3354 Iowa AvenueThe Casa Loma Ballroom
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
8 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2638-2642 Cherokee StreetThe Rathert Building
The double lot where this building sits was purchased July 5, 1867 by Dorothea Rathert from Henry Lipphardt. Rathert occupied a dwelling situated at the rear of the double lot before the present building was constructed. Previous to ordinances . . . Map (db m124465) HM
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9 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2646 Cherokee StreetMamroth's Tailor Shop
The original building constructed as a dwelling circa 1883, received several layers of additions as the years progressed. The Bogard family first inhabited the home and lived at this address for over twenty years. Musical instrument manufacture, . . . Map (db m124462) HM
10 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2728 Cherokee StreetPfeifer's Saloon
Henry Becker was hired in 1895 by H.E. Pfeifer to construct a two story dwelling and store. Becker had recently completed a building employing similar stylistic elements for Jeremiah Thompson at the northwest corner of Cherokee and Oregon. After . . . Map (db m124456) HM
11 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2730-2734 Cherokee StreetWorth's Store
Designed by architect O. J. Popp, 2730-34 Cherokee Street was constructed in 1921 on land purchased by Harry and Bertha Horowitz from the St. Louis Brewing Association. In 1922 Levy Shoe Store and Walter J. Wolf's ladies' clothing store became the . . . Map (db m124455) HM
12 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2818-2820 Cherokee Street
On this site in 1891 John B. Westermeyer built five, one-story brick houses, identical to the houses he built across the street in 1892 and just to the west of here on Cherokee Street the same year. Most of the houses on this side of the block were . . . Map (db m124451) HM
13 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2822-2824 CherokeeAugust G. Maass Plumbing Supply
This block, from the alley to the east and Oregon Avenue to the west, was fronted with five one story brick homes. These residences were constructed for John B. Westermeyer in 1891 for speculative purposes. During the Spring of 1924, Harry Mass . . . Map (db m124450) HM
14 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2838 Cherokee StreetSpicker's Furniture Store
The present building was originally constructed as a dwelling in the Fall of 1893 for Gertrude Muller. During the turn of the twentieth century this city block facing Cherokee Street was largely residential. Once a street car line was established on . . . Map (db m196102) HM
15 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 2846-2850 Cherokee StreetThe Montague Building
2846, 2848 and 2850 Cherokee Street were originally constructed as three of a group of five freestanding houses built by John B. Westermeyer in 1891. Two long time residents and later owners of the building were Bertha and Montefiore Montague. They . . . Map (db m196101) HM
16 Missouri, St. Louis, Gravois Park — 3409 California AvenueHess Hardware
The present three story building was designed by August Foell and constructed for Henry W. Heuermann in 1894. Heuermann occupied the north portion as a dry goods store for several years. On January 14, 1908, Heuerman received a permit to remodel the . . . Map (db m196100) HM
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