Circa 1906 (812 N 6th) - St. Charles, MO
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N 38° 47.408 W 090° 29.089
15S E 718451 N 4296492
This building is number 68 in the Commons Neighborhood District.
Waymark Code: WM17MV5
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/11/2023
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County of building: St. Charles County
Location of building: N 6th St., 3rd house N of Franklin St., E side, St. Charles
Built: 1900
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Architectural Style: Folk Victorian
Original Occupant: Gustav and Louise Paul
Historic District Map

Marker Text:

Circa 1906
812 N 6th

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 $15.00 tax (the home was built) He and his wife, Louise, had three
   children, Wilbert, Wilhelm, and Adele. The house is a beautiful example of a Folk Victorian. It is
   an all brick home with a front and side gable design. Graceful brick arches crown the double
   windows on the first and second floors. Transomed door and a Queen Anna porch add a romantic

1916 - Gustav, after working for the Star Paper, was now with A.C.F.

1939 - Mrs. Nellie Paul (widow of Gustav) and a member of the Lydia Soc. of the Immanuel Lutheran

1941 - Wilbert Paul served in World War II.

    Wilbert's sister Adele married Arthur H. Nippert who was a manager at the St. Charles Dairy
   and resided here.

1964 - Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nippert retired.

1988 - The Nipperts raised three children, Paul, Carlos, and Clifton. The Paul/Nippert Families retained
   ownership for over 80 years.

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History of Mark:
"Built: circa 1900
Style/Design: Folk Victorian
Based on city directory research, this house was built between 1891 and 1906. Gustav and Louise Paul were the occupants in 1906, and Mr. Paul was employed by Star Brand/Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Company (which became the International Shoe Co. in 1911).

"This 50’x140’ lot is elevated above the public sidewalk that spans the front property line, and a scored concrete retaining wall extends along the sidewalk. A concrete stairway with eight steps pierces the retaining wall. Hedges extend diagonally from the top of the stairway to the retaining walls, and shrubs and trees are planted throughout the lot. The rear yard is enclosed by a privacy fence and an outbuilding is along the rear alley. The long board-and-batten structure has a corrugated metal shed roof. On the south end of the east façade is a sliding board and batten door, and to the north are two window openings covered with board-and-batten shutters. This building is shown on the 1917 Sanborn Insurance map and is contributing." ~ St. Charles Historic Survey  Phase IV, PDF pages 300-304

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