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The Billiards Hall

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St. Louis, Missouri.
During the late 19th century, this was the yard behind "Oeler's Hall," a three story brick structure. The L-shaped building wrapped around the corner of Jefferson to Cherokee. Louis Oehler's brick yard was nearby and . . .

(Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dickson, Tennessee,100 Years 1899-1999

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Dickson, Tennessee.
1899-Town grants railroad permission to build overpass/underground on Charlotte Street, the western edge of the city limits. 1900-Ordinance passed requiring all business to have board sidewalks * Population is 1363 residents . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Quarries

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
1.2 billion years ago intense heat and pressure transformed pure quartz sandstone into quartzite rock. The sandstone originated from sand deposited on the floor of an ancient ocean. Later, as glaciers moved across the area, . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Marianne Moore

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University City, Missouri.
Born in Kirkwood, Poet Marianne Moore was profoundly influenced by her early upbringing in the St. Louis area before her family moved to Pennsylvania. One of the most influential Modernists and an inspiration to generations . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Railroads

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Great Dakota Land Boom took place from the late 1870s through the 1880s. This influx of settlers was driven largely by rapid railroad expansion. In 1878, the first rail service arrived in Sioux Falls and by 1888 it had . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

David Merrick

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University City, Missouri.
Born and raised in St. Louis, David Margulois graduated from Central High in 1930 and received a law degree from St. Louis University in 1937. With his sights on Broadway, he moved to New York in 1940 and changed his name to . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home

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Columbia, South Carolina.
The Confederate Infirmary opened here in 1909. S.C. was the last southern state to create a residence for indigent Civil War veterans. Legislation authorized space for two veterans from each county. The United Daughters of . . .

(Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

27 Cooper Sq.

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New York, New York.
27 Cooper Sq. Bowery Arts & Beats You are standing in front of an 1844 townhouse which was converted in the 1960s from a cold-water flop to home and gathering place for a newly developing, inclusive avant-garde. Poets Amiri . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

2225 Cherokee

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St. Louis, Missouri.
The United States was expanding, with the new states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Montana admitted to the Union in 1889. That year, German immigrant George Jost was constructing this combination of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Columbia Civil Rights Sit-Ins/Barr v. City of Columbia (1964)

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Columbia, South Carolina.
COLUMBIA CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS (FRONT) On March 15, 1960 five African American students from Benedict College – Charles Barr, David Carter, Richard Counts, Milton Greene, and Johnny Clark – were arrested after refusing to . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bristol Basin

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New York, New York.
Bristol Basin Beneath this East River Drive of the City of New York lie stones, bricks and rubble from the bombed city of Bristol in England… brought here in ballast from overseas, these fragments that once were homes shall . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

South St. Louis Architect

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Henry Schaumburg, Jr. designed this storefront that was constructed in 1900. Schaumburg was one of South St. Louis' German-American architects who celebrated the abundance and variety of decorative brick available in St. . . .

(Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Cigar Store

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St. Louis, Missouri.
As a child, Jeanette Anderson lived at 2111 Cherokee from 1935 to 1941. "My grandfather, Charles Kludas, operated a Cigar Store at 2111 Cherokee," Anderson relates. Directories indicate that Kludas had moved his business . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

2215 Cherokee

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St. Louis, Missouri.
August Hoffman built this handsome, two and a half story town house in 1893. The 45 year-old German immigrant was a bookbinder by profession. He was one of the many tradesmen who took great care to build well designed and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bardenheier Row

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This row of five almost identical homes was built in 1884 as investment property by German immigrant Philip Bardenheier. These working-class city houses featured recessed entrances, fully arched doorways and first floor . . .

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Church of the Heavenly Rest

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New York, New York.
Landmarks of New York Church of the Heavenly Rest Chapel of the Beloved Disciple Designed in a Gothic style by Hardie Phillip, this Protestant Episcopal church was opened for worship Easter Sunday, 1929. The rose window was . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1950 Korean Conflict 1955/1964 Vietnam Era 1975

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Dickson, Tennessee.
War Memorial Building Korean & Vietnam Dedicated to the memory of the men of Dickson County Tennessee Who gave their lives that freedom might live 1950 Korean Conflict 1955 Bennie E. Bellar Mack Cavender Jesse R. Cooksey . . .

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

2201 Cherokee

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Richard Kring moved his medical office and pharmacy to this building in 1930. While Kring, who had lived and worked for years in the Soulard neighborhood, was the American-born son of German immigrants, many of his . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Benito Juárez

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, Mexico.
Mi única aspiración es servir a los intereses del pueblo y respetar su verdadera voluntad Benito Juarez Huichapan Hgo. Marzo del 2001 English translation: “My only aspiration is to serve the interests of the people and to . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

El Chapitel

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, Mexico.
El Chapitel “Los religiosos y los párrocos clérigos hicieron fabricar en los pueblos grandes, y adonde los vecinos de un distrito o provincia se reunían cierto día de la semana en los mercados que llamaban 'tianguis', que . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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