126-130 North Main - St.Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.912 W 090° 28.856
15S E 718814 N 4295584
Marker for historic commercial building in downtown St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WMDF11
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/06/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 10

Text of marker:

126-130 North Main
St. Charles City Mills - 1851-1885
Ringe-Barklage & Company Farm Machinery 1906-1936

This was the site of one of three flouring mills on North Main during the second half of the 19th century.  St. Charles County produced over a million bushels of wheat in 1879.  The old mill was closed in 1896 and the building was rebuilt as a farm implement shop.

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History of Mark:
"120-24 N. Main 1896 Revival style 2 1/2 story, 4-bay commercial building; fully glazed storefront with recessed entrance; storefront transom boarded; curved brick end-piers on stone bases feature "1896" date-stone and stone capitals; deep brickwork cornice (partially boarded) embellished with ornamental pressed brick; brick trim above 2nd story windows. Built by Theodore Klinger, son of Wurtemberg miller George Klinger whose mid-19th century flour mill previously stood on the same lot. Occupied by Ringe-Barklage Hardware Co." ~ NRHP

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