Henry Herkstroeter Building - Washington, MO
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N 38° 33.639 W 091° 00.771
15S E 673137 N 4269895
Building now numbered 219A, was once 221.
Waymark Code: WM14Q4F
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/09/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
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County of building: Franklin County
Location of building: W. Main St., 3rd bldg. E. of Elm St., north side, Washington
Built: 1885
Architectural Style: Italianate
Classified: B-3 & commercial
Current Occupant: The Painted House (home decor)
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Marker Text:

Henry Herkstroeter Building
Herkstroeter established his men's clothing business in 1875 and built this structure four years later. His descendants continued business until 1923. Bocklage Menswear built the addition in 1947.

The addition mentioned above is 219 W. Main St., a one-story shop connected with this building (see photo gallery)

History of Mark:
"Italianate/Second Empire, 1865-1900. Coded B.
These closely related styles are represented by fourteen buildings, ten of which are two or three story brick buildings with storefronts and flats above. Most are concentrated along Main Street. The salient stylistic features are bold, projecting cornices with wood brackets (some with incised scrollwork panels), or corbelled brickwork imitating brackets, and dormered mansard roofs. In other respects the buildings differ little from the standard 19th and early 20th century planar brick façade articulated with segmentally arched windows. ... also feature Italianate cornices as the primary stylistic element.

"Residential (c. 1849 - 1930) . Coded 3
This designation denotes fifteen buildings used only for residential purposes (all are detached, single-family except for two detached, multi-family), as well as numerous buildings which mix residential use with commercial and a few which are institutional/residential or industrial/residential and are doubled coded as such.

"Commercial, Coded With Black Bar
This designation indicates that historically the building (or part of it) was used for commercial purposes. Since very few properties were constructed exclusively for commerce, the black bar code at the front of the property parcel generally refers to a first story storefront.

"A later, 1830s commercial block at the northeast corner of Main and Elm displays a fine cast iron store front which also most probably was manufactured by a St. Louis foundry. The building's restrained cornice treatment with bands of recessed paneling and dentil work recalls designs of the 1850s as do the pilasters, ...

"Paralleling the mainstream neoclassical mode, the newer Italianate fashion made its first appearance in domestic architecture, but was more widely adopted in later commercial buildings of the 1880s and 90s. Italianate traits usually are limited to cornice treatment. Although round-arched openings were a popular Italianate stylistic element employed in even modest buildings elsewhere in Missouri, Washington builders almost exclusively adhered to the segmental arch. ... " ~ NRHP Nomination Form, Pdf pages 4-6, 14, 16 & 17

"Built: 1885
Style/Design: Italianate
Overhanging porch appears to be original with new shingled roof. Second floor window openings infilled with wood. Recessed brick panels form a cornice above a brick stringcourse. second floor windows.

"1893 Sanborn shows building to be occupied by a dry goods and a tailor. 1898, 1908, 1916 maps indicate a clothing store. C. H. Herkstroeter owned the 29' parcel 1882-1895; Kiel lists him as a tailor 1879-1915.

"Second story new brick addition rear Circa 1950 open wooden staircase to rear of lot." ~ DNR Historic Survey, phase II & III   PDF pages 623-625</p

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