1900 (800 North Sixth St.) - St. Charles, MO
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N 38° 47.390 W 090° 29.095
15S E 718443 N 4296459
The house was, and still is, in the Koetter family since 1902. This building is number 63 in the Commons Neighborhood District.
Waymark Code: WM17NAC
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/13/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
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County of building: St. Charles County
Location of building: N 6th St. & Franklin St., NE corner, St. Charles
Built: 1900
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Architectural Style: Folk Victorian
Original Occupant: Edward and Bessie Detling
Historic District Map

Marker Text:

800 North Sixth St.

1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons.

1833 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 year lease of Commons ground.

1876 - Census of St. Charles Township lists the family of Henry Koetter (farmer) and his wife
    Catharine and six children listing Casper Koetter at 10 years of age.

    Casper met and married Ernestine Bloebaum.

1899 - Property sold to Edward and Bessie Detline for $400 in October.

1901 - The House is believed to have been built as this time. This is a Victorian Folk house with a
    front-gabled roof and "gable-like" dormer. It is an example of a post-railroad house form.
    Queen Anne detailing is expressed on the porch with the open-work freize suspended from the
    porch roof, supported by turned posts with cut-work feize suspended from the porch roof,
    supported by turned posts with cut-work corner trim and simple rails and balustrades.
    The Victorian decorative trim on simple folk forms were generally less elaborate than the style
    they tried to mimic, but in reality the result is more pleasing, visually.

1902 - The Detling's sold the property to Casper and Ernestine Koettler [sic] for $1,850.

    Mr. Casper Koetter worked as a machine operator for the American Car Foundry.

    The Koetters raised two sons, Albert and Alvin.

1963 - Albert and Alvin inherited the home from the estate of their mother who had died in 1961
    having been proceeded in death by Casper in 1947. 60 years of single family history.

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History of Mark:
"Built: 1900
Style/Design: Folk Victorian/Gable Front
According to a plaque in the front yard, the house was built in 1900, and based on city directory research this appears to be correct.
  Edward and Bessie Detling bought the lot in October 1899 for $400 and in 1902 sold the property to Casper and Ernestine Koetter for $1,850. Mr. Koetter worked as a machine operator at the American Car and Foundry Co. Casper died in 1947 and upon Ernestine’s death in 1961 the house was inherited by their two sons, Albert and Alvin. The historic name of the house is being given as the Koetter House since that family owned it for 60 years.

"A public sidewalk spans the front of this 50’x140’ elevated corner lot and a concrete sidewalk with stairway having 6 steps leads from Sixth Street to the portico. Shrubbery lines the front and sides of the house, obscuring the foundation, and several mature trees shade the yard. The rear yard is enclosed by a picket fence and at the southeast corner of the lot is a 1-story, frame, 2-car garage with a low hip roof. The south façade has a paneled metal overhead door and a 5-panel wood man door. The garage appears to be 50 years old and is contributing." ~ St. Charles Historic Survey  Phase IV, PDF pages 277-281

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