319 North Main - Brocker Wallpaper & Paint - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 47.007 W 090° 28.818
15S E 718864 N 4295761
Marker for paint and wallpaper store in downtown St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WMDF75
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 8

Text of marker:

319 North Main
Brocker Wallpaper & Paint

1875 • Gustave Johannpeter

Henry Brocker was a house decorator, sign painter, and artist from Prussia.  He specialized not only in wallpapering, but also graining, a technique that imitated expensive wood, and calcimining, a special whitewash for plastered ceilings.  Brocker ground pigments and mixed paint by hand.  Because paints often faded, wallpaper was preferred for all the important rooms in a house.

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History of Mark:
319 N. Main ca.1870 Italianate 2-story, 3-bay brick house-store; full-width glazed storefront with transom and deep recessed primary entrance; north-bay door to interior stairs; 2nd story segmentally arched windows with wood sills; corbelled brick cornice with shaped parapet featuring a center glazed roundel. Built by Johannpeter family, Prussian furniture makers and carpenters. Purchased by optician Dr. Westphal in 1898." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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