219 North Main - The Hub Clothing - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.961 W 090° 28.841
15S E 718833 N 4295675
Marker for historic store building in downtown St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WMDEVT
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/05/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 9

Text of marker:

219 North Main
The Hub Clothing - 1916-1980

1879 - Henry Pfeiffer

The decorative facade, with elaborate stone window surrounds and stone quoining, invites comparison to the fancy sugar pastries and candies sold here from 1879 to 1909 by Henry Pfeiffer, a confectioner from Braunschweig, Germany.

Henry Pfeiffer's family sold the confectionery shop in 1909 to merchants Polski and Shapiro for $8,000.  The two men opened a clothing sore that later became known as The Hub, which continued as a men's clothing store until 1980.

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History of Mark:
"221 N. Main, ca.1880 Italianate 2-story, 4-bay brick house-store with elaborated stone window surrounds on 2nd story and stone quoining; bracketed wood cornice; dormered mansard. Fully glazed storefront; doorway and interior stairs in south bay to upper stories. Built by Henry Pfeiffer (c . 1830-1885), a confectioner from Braunschweig, Germany, whose family continued the business after Henry's death in 1885." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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