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.
Things To Do:
- Take a tour of one of the 19th century mansions.
- Visit a variety of unique retailers selling antiques, vintage clothing, local art and gifts.
- Have a refreshing lunch at a café or restaurant.
- Cherokee Antique Row is a historic district, dedicated to preserving the gorgeous 19th century architecture.
- Many of the storefronts feature cheerful paint colors and hand-painted signs, showcasing incredible craftsmanship.
- The tree lined streetscape offers a shady and relaxing environment for the whole family.
- The impressive silos of the Lemp Brewery, tower over the eastern portion of Cherokee Antique Row.
- New to the neighborhood is a mural by local and internationally respected artist, Faring Purth, located at 2316 Cherokee Street.