Archive for July, 2011

Smile and Cheer Up

Orange Smile Syrup Company opened at 2001 S. 9th Street in the Soulard neighborhood in the late 192os. The Company produced Buster Cola, Cheer Up Soda, and Smile Orange Drink. The company survived for nearly 35 years as a  soda manufacturer and also bottled those same drinks in this very building. Shortly after opening, William […]

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Rising Sun Stove Polish

A recently discovered gem in remarkably good condition, Rising Sun was exposed by demolition of an adjacent building as late as 2009.  Amazingly, some of the original color is still apparent, as seen in the rosy hues of the letters in “Rising.”  The building is in North St. Louis, on N. Broadway at E. Prairie, […]

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Western House, St. Charles Missouri

At the far south end of St. Charles’ historic main street, within a stones throw of the Missouri River sits a grand old building. The Western House was built prior to 1821 as a hostelry and inn. Many pioneers in covered wagons left from this point following Boone’s Lick Trail out of which grew The […]

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