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John G. Balmer residence, after damage from a fire or in the process of demolished, 3143-3145 North 11th Street.

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Identifier: N06647

Title: John G. Balmer residence, after damage from a fire or in the process of demolished, 3143-3145 North 11th Street.

Description:

Horizontal, black and white photograph showing the John G. Balmer residence, 3143-3145 North 11th Street, either after damage from a fire in 1958 or in the process of being demolished. The photograph shows the front of the two-story house with wooden siding. The house is badly damaged, and the roof is missing, leaving the support beams exposed. The windows are broken, and the front door hangs crookedly.

The house was originally built by John Gottfried Balmer in 1837. His son, Charles Balmer, was a co-founder of Balmer & Weber Music House. After the death of John Balmer in 1846 and his wife Eva in 1882, the house was sold to William Beiter, a stone merchant. The house was demolished to make way for the Mark Twain Highway. See the back of images 6646 (SNDC 4-01-0012a) and 6647 (SNDC 4-01-0012b) and the associated manuscript 6648 (SNDC 4-01-0012M) for extensive notes written by Dr. William G. Swekosky regarding the history of the house and its owners.

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Dates: ca. 1958

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Swekosky, William G., 1895-1964

Subjects: Houses
Disasters
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture, Domestic
Near North Riverfront (St. Louis, MO)

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