Roettger Inn - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.657 W 091° 00.702
15S E 673237 N 4269930
Today the building houses a hot dog joint and a chiropractor.
Waymark Code: WMZ0CP
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/20/2018
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County of marker: Franklin County
Location of marker: Front St. & Oak St., SE corner, Washington
Built: 1852
Marker erected by: Washington Historic Preservation Society
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Marker Text:

Roettger Inn
August Roettger completed this structure for two businesses. He had a woodworking shop in the lower level and his wife operated an inn on the upper floors. Local architect Otto Brix is credited with the building design
c. 1852

History of Mark:
"The homes and work place of a prosperous, aspiring German merchant class, the majority of the two-story brick buildings reserved first story rooms for commercial use and upper floors as living quarters. Five District buildings, distinguished by a hallmark streetfront gable or high shaped parapet, are among a group of eleven surviving in the city which Charles van Ravenswaay's study of Missouri-German architecture cites as unique in the state.(10) The group includes August Roetger's circa 1855 building at 120 W. Front (Photo #10), ...

" ... A block east of the Wolf Hotel is the inn at 120 W. Front (Photo #10,left) erected c.1855 by Prussianborn August Roetger who also worked as a cabinetmaker." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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