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Old Courtney Shoe Company, Then St. Louis Braid Company

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Why I love this city; look at this warehouse. It was once a shoe company, then a “braid” company, and I could swear that ghost sign says something else as well.  It sits waiting (at least) a fourth occupant.

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The building behind it, facing Delmar, was once the August Gast Bank Note and Lithographing Company. Such great names!

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your photographs. I love the old brick and limestone buildings. I lived by the old Wolf Tober Shoe company on 25th and Hebert. The building is now gone. It was only three floors but the birck and limestone was the same. I used to sit by the ground floor windows and watch the women sew shoes. This was sometime around 1948.

  2. St. Louis Braid Company is indeed still around, the Company is owned and managed by the Golterman family.

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