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DeMenil Mansion

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This imposing Greek Revival Mansion began in 1848 with the construction of a four room farmhouse by Henri Chatillon and his then wife Odile Delor Lux Chatillon. They built their home facing Carondelet Avenue, the road that . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Blacksmith Shop

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Marilla, New York.
The Blacksmith Shop Built in the 1850's, it was originally operated by Peter Petz, and later by John Kratt. William Roloff purchased the Shop in 1921 and later passed in on to his son Kenneth. The shop became the last full . . .

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Origins

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St. Louis, Missouri.
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 . . .

(Colonial Era • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cherokee Cave

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St. Louis, Missouri.
The caves that riddle the underground of the Soulard and Benton Park neighborhoods served as natural refrigerators for the local breweries. Adam Lemp was aging his German style beer in the cave system beneath your feet even . . .

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The Lemp Brewery

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This castle of brick, the Lemp Brewery, covers almost 14 acres and includes over 20 buildings. The buildings of this massive complex date from 1874 to 1912. The brewery began with German-born Adam Lemp, who introduced lager . . .

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The Bungalow

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St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1923, Cherokee Business Association raffled a house (on this site) that was furnished down to the coal in the coal bin, a car in the garage, and toothpicks in the pantry. The bungalow, which faced 18th Street, was raffled . . .

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International Shoe

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St. Louis, Missouri.
"Lemp Brewing Plant Sold at 'Eight Cents on the Dollar.'" headlined at a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article reporting the sale at auction of this huge brewery complex on June 28, 1922. The passage of the Eighteenth Amendment — . . .

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The Wagon House

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St. Louis, Missouri.
The Lemp family built this "Wagon House" in 1895 to house its fleet of delivery wagons and herd of horses that carried Lemp brews to far-flung retailers. A corral for the Percherons — the draft horses used by the Lemp . . .

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1901 Cherokee

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This home was built when the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks across the mountains and valleys from the West and the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks coming from the east to build the transcontinental . . .

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The Corner Store

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St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1912, this storefront was one of at least four saloons in the old Cherokee business district. At the turn of the 20th century, when large families crowded into small flats, the corner saloon provided a getaway and social . . .

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The Simon Complex

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Courtyards, alley houses, shops on the first floors, second floor apartments — this combination and arrangement of residential and commercial uses were typical of mid-19th century neighborhoods crowded with immigrants. . . .

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The Blacksmith Shop

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St. Louis, Missouri.
This building, constructed about 1880, was home to dressmaker Sophia Wirth at the beginning of the 20th century. Bernard Wirth operated his blacksmith shop in a building on the adjacent, now-vacant lot. Later, that site, . . .

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1905 - 09 Cherokee

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St. Louis, Missouri.
The men who used to come home to the town house to your right and to the one that stood on this vacant lot had faced difficult choices when the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917. Julius Dittmaier was . . .

(Industry & Commerce • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Wealthy Suburb

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St. Louis, Missouri.
During the 1850's and 1860's, this high ground on the southern outskirts of St. Louis evolved into an enclave of elegant homes. At that time Broadway was known as Carondelet Avenue, and this street, now DeMenil Place, was . . .

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Washington Bakery

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Washington, Missouri.
Built in 1868 by developer C. H. Kahmann it served as the C. Kegelmann Cigar Fctory until 1889. Julius Rombach and Paul Schmidle had their bakery here until the partners split in 1902, Schmidle stayed until 1920. The rear . . .

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Augusta to Matson

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Augusta, Missouri.
Katy Trail State Park runs for 5.70 miles from Augusta to Matson. The first four miles are away from roads, and trail users can enjoy the farm landscape and bottomland forest of the Missouri River floodplain, lined by . . .

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Augusta to Dutzow

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Augusta, Missouri.
From Augusta to Dutzow along Katy Trail State Park is 7.70 miles. Augusta has a strong German heritage like many other lower Missouri River towns. This area has several wineries open to the public. Founded in 1836, Augusta . . .

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Missouri Wine

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Augusta, Missouri.
When we think of American wine, California comes to mind, and perhaps Oregon, Washington or New York. But Missouri? Ja, absolutely. German immigrants settling on the lower Missouri River, and later, Italians coming to the . . .

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H. S. Clay House Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage

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Augusta, Missouri.
September 8, 1881, the "St. Charles "Democrat" reported that Dr. Hampson Strother Clay intended to become a physician in Augusta. Before locating in Augusta, Dr. Clay, an 1873 graduate of the Missouri Medical College, had . . .

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Matson to Weldon Spring

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Matson, Missouri.
From Matson to Weldon Spring is 4.6 miles, one of the shortest distances between trailheads in Katy Trail State Park. Defiance, at milepost 58.9, is less than two miles from Matson. It received its name after preventing . . .

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