201-203 North Main - Oberkoetter Building - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.943 W 090° 28.851
15S E 718819 N 4295641
Marker for historic commercial building in downtown St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WMDEPK
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/04/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 10

Text of marker:

201-203 North Main
The Oberkoetter Building

1867 - Francis Oberkoetter

Francis Oberkoetter, a prosperous shoe manufacturer from Hanover, Germany, built this Italianate "Oberkoetter Business House" building in 1867.  His son-in-law operated The Mackenzie Hotel and Dining Room on the second floor.  After becoming owner of the building, Mackenzie sold it in 1894 to H.B. Denker for $7,500, a low price that reflects his sizable bill to Denker for groceries.  Rumor has it he had spent the hotel profits "while dissipating gambling."

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History of Mark:
201 N. Main 1867 Italianate 3-story commercial building with a 44 foot frontage on Main St. First story storefront sheltered by a 1-story wood porch. Recessed round arched second story and segmentally-arched 3rd story windows; modillioned wood cornice. Built for rental retail and offices by Francis Oberkoetter (b.1819), a shoemaker who emigrated from Hannover in 1842." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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