American Foundry & Mfg. Co., 1908

From Building Laws of the City of St. Louis by the J.T. McAnulty publishers (1908). Click in for a closer look at the goings on at the American Foundry and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis. The foundry produced a variety of goods and was a neighbor to F.W. Hanpeter's Furniture Factory at the time of this advertisement. The advertisement shows the corner of 11th and Hebert at the bottom left, with the face of the building on Hebert Street (with the streetcar). Ironically, the streetcar line was later removed (along with virtually everything visible in the advertisement) for Interstate 70. The location of the American Foundry & Mfg. Co. is now the off-ramp for southbound I-70 and a parking lot. However, Mr. Hanpeter's furniture business building is still standing, albeit barely, at the sharp turn on Palm Street along I-70.

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