213 North Main - Charles E. Meyer Drugs - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.943 W 090° 28.842
15S E 718832 N 4295642
Marker for historic store building in downtown St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WMDEVN
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/05/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 5

Text of marker:

213 North Main
CharlesE. Meyer Drugs 1899-1961

1880 - J.H. & W.A. Bode

Over the years, this hadsome Italianate building was home to the Demokrat, a German language newspaper; the Gustave Hucker Bakery; and the Charles E. Meyer Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor.  J.H. and W.A. Bode, who owned the Demokrat from 1864 to 1916, printed the newpaper on a water-powered press.  "The high cost of new print paper and the decline in the general usage of the German language arethe reasons given by Mr. Bode for suspending the publication."

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