122 North Main - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: BruceS
N 38° 46.915 W 090° 28.858
15S E 718810 N 4295590
Quick Description: Marker for historic commercial building in downtown St. Charles.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2012 10:57:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMDF15
Text of marker:
122 North Main
Schmidt's Barbershop 1916-1988
circa 1855 - George Bauman
Before the Civil War, this was the cabinet shop of George Baumann, a young German cabinetmaker. by 1906, it had become the St. Charles Steam Laundry. "Of course a laundry is a washhouse, but then you take into consideration the fact that the St. Charles Steam Laundry uses only distilled purified water to wash your clothes, without cost to the people, but with much credit, you will instantly realize that this is no ordinary undertaking." In the 20th century, the building was a barbershop for seventy consecutive years.