Search Our New Beta Online Collections!

H.E. Dimmick and Company Gun Shop, 113-115 North First Street.

<< Back to search results

From collection:Part of:

Identifier: N10796

Title: H.E. Dimmick and Company Gun Shop, 113-115 North First Street.

Description: Print of a four-story building with people and horse-drawn vehicles in front of it. Typed note on back: "Illustration from advertisement of Hart, Mapother & Co.- R.V. Kennedy & Co's 1859 St. Louis City Directory. 115 North First Street: H. E. Dimmick & Co's 'Great Western Emporium for Shot Guns, Rifles and Pistols- at the Sign of the Deer in the Window' was located here at the opening of the Civil War. Following the surrender of Camp Jackson, May 10, 1861, the shop was attacked by a crowd which secured several guns. Dimick & Co. kept a gun shop from 1849 to 1875. 113-115 North First Street: Dred Scott Slave Case- After Dred Scott's Suit was brought in St. Louis County Court in 1846, and tried twice in the Old St. Louis Courthouse as a state case, it was tried in Federal District Court in an upstairs room of thish building, in May 1854. From here the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court and the historic Dred Scott Decision of 1857. "

Rights: UND


Dates: 1859

Type(s): Photograph of An Engraving

Maker/Creator: Hart Mapother

Subjects: Hart Mapother
black and white
Dimmick and Company Gun Shop
Commercial buildings
Business, Industry and Finance


| More

Disclaimer: We are working to create a web-based collection index. Information available through this website should be considered "draft only."