Cherokee Theatre

2714 Cherokee Street,
St. Louis, MO 63118

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easyg1 on June 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm

All of your comments are very interesting. I just learned that this building had a history of movies and theater. I knew it as the home of Proper Shoe Store, which was my dad’s store. A plaque was put up recently with historical information about the building. If anyone reads this (6 years after the last comment) and can tell me where to find more info on it, I’d appreciate it.

JAlex on October 13, 2008 at 9:50 am

The Cherokee was not “directly across the street” from the Cinderella, but was in the next block east.

jgrebe on October 11, 2008 at 9:30 am

The Cherokee was not a single story building. It had 2 stories. The Link theatre organ was actually a piano console with 2 side cabinets, one housing 4 ranks of organ pipes and the other a 4 roll player cabinet.
James Grebe

fujiwest on December 28, 2006 at 7:20 am

I’m wondering if anyone remembered an Indian bust located somewhere in the theater? I have an Indian bust that my dad said came from an old theater in St. Louis. After my dad aquired it, he had it displayed in Carson Pontiac’s showroom on Manchester Rd.

JAlex on May 9, 2004 at 9:35 am

Cherokee opened in 1911 as a legitimate playhouse, part of the chain of O. T. Crawford. As time progressed, theatre became part of the Koplar chain, Famous Players-Missouri, Koplar (again) and finally Fred Wehrenberg’s circuit.

Architect the firm of Duggan & Huff.

Conversion of facility into retail stores took place in 1931.