Cherokee Antique Row
Welcome to Cherokee Antique Row
Just minutes south of downtown St. Louis, Historic Cherokee Antique Row is a perfect afternoon getaway offering six blocks of independently owned and operated antique, collectible and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. Cherokee Antique Row is referred to locally as “Antique Row’ or sometimes “Cherokee Row,” which spans six blocks of Cherokee Street from Jefferson to Lemp avenues.
Take the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk, a self-guided tour through 200 years of history along Antique Row. Mini-histories are displayed in the windows, on fences or facades for 26 buildings on DeMenil Place and on Cherokee Street from DeMenil Place west to Jefferson Avenue. The mini-histories tell about the charming Victorian architecture lining these streets, about the children who grew up on Cherokee and about the families that ran the businesses from the 19th century through the 1950s. Experience life in old St. Louis on a tour of the Greek Revival Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion or visit the Lemp Mansion, home of the ill-fated beer barons and considered one of the most haunted houses in America.
Annual events include the Cherokee-Lemp History Fair, held the third Sunday in May. And on the first full weekend of December, Antique Row is transformed into a wonderland of festival fun with cookies during the annual Christmas Cookie Spree. Visit with shopkeepers, browse for unique gifts and taste a selection of cookies, all while being courted by carolers singing traditional holiday songs.
How to get there:
From downtown, take Jefferson Avenue to Cherokee street and turn left. Or take Broadway south to Seventh Street to Cherokee Street and head west.
For more information, visit www.cherokeeantiquerow.com