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Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard Historic District ⚜️ Historical Markers

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By Jason Voigt, March 24, 2022
2414-2416 Menard Street Marker
1 Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard — 2414-2416 Menard Street — BWorks — Soulard Historic District —
This property - 3 lots, 2 buildings - sold in 1973 for $1.00. October 7, 1837 the City of St. Louis deeded a large tract of land to Francis Cabanne, one of St. Louis' "Founding Fathers." Used as a stable from 1849-1891, it became a carriage factory; . . . Map (db m218900) HM
2 Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard — 9th Street Abbey — 1808 S 9th St. — circa 1850 —
Dedicated as St. Paul's Evangelical Church, the building was destroyed by the Great Cyclone of 18896, then rebuilt and rededicated in 1897. The church became Holy Trinity Slovak Catholic in 1924. Sold by the Archdiocese in 1990, the building became . . . Map (db m215649) HM
3 Missouri, 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
4 Missouri, 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
5 Missouri, 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 fa็ade celebrated the Schatz family faith, and the . . . Map (db m158932) HM
6 Missouri, 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
7 Missouri, 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 he . . . Map (db m189727) HM
8 Missouri, 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
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9 Missouri, 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
10 Missouri, 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
11 Missouri, 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
12 Missouri, 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
13 Missouri, 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 fa็ade were added by quarry owner Philip W Schneider. Nicknamed "Granite Schneider," his . . . Map (db m160370) HM
14 Missouri, 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
15 Missouri, 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
16 Missouri, 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 fa็ade with mansard roofs. The six homes may be similar, . . . Map (db m159008) HM
17 Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard — Ruckert Building — 2330 S 12th St. — circa 1889 —
This three-story Georgian revival-style building with turrets incorporates a Queen Anne tower topped with a 'witches hat' roof. The owner-builder, Henry Ruckert, completed the structure in 1889 at a cost of $140,000. He placed his initials and the . . . Map (db m163827) HM
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18 Missouri, 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
19 Missouri, 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
20 Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard — St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery — 1833 S 8th St. — circa 1893 —
Louis Mette, a wine-tobacco-liquor wholesaler, was a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. He built this foursquare style home with Romanesque accents. Mette passed the property to the parish to provide support to women and children. The two . . . Map (db m163822) HM
21 Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard — Sts. Peter and Paul Parish — Founded 1849
This Church (the third on this site) was dedicated in 1875. Designed by Franz George Himpler in German Gothic architectural style. The renovated church interior is a combination of the original concept of an open German hall church with a dynamic . . . Map (db m163826) HM
22 Missouri, 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
23 Missouri, 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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