The Stroh Building

The Stroh Building (HM2LE9)

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N 38° 20.177', W 90° 9.013'

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101 East Mill Street

Before 1830, John Coleman erected a large windmill at the corner of Main and Mill where this building stands today. He also owned a mill next door. The mill was changed into an ox-mill in 1837 and destroyed by fire in 1857, when it was a steam mill.

Courthouse records indicate the corner was sold by Ferdinand and Wilhelmina Rose to Conrad Stroh on August 6, 1841. The Martin Dunn family had a general store at this location in 1852 and a three-story building was constructed on the corner about 1860, after the fire of 1857.
The Stroh family used this building as a general store and a saloon until the late 1890's. It is often referred to as the Stroh Building. Originally the building was used as three separate buildings. At one time there was a wall (three bricks thick), running through the building from west to east. The wall had been removed from the first floor, but remained on the second floor and was supported by boards on top of two steel pillars. Between 1890 and 1910, the third floor was removed because the owner did not want to pay taxed on a three-story building. The old third story dance floor is still visible on the present day attic.

By 1904, a bakery was established in the building by the Schulmeister family. E. Fred Schulmeister had come from Germany a few years earlier. By 1908, the floor under the bake oven



had broken down so much that Schulmeister moved his bakery to the Heer Building at 211 South Main Street. The bakery served the community from its new location for more than 60 years.

The Stroh family sold the building to Charles F. Roever on February 21, 1920. The Roevers operated a café from 1919 to 1952. Olga Roever sold the building to Raymond and Mathilda Newbarth on February 27, 1967 and for the next 16 years it housed Newbarth Sheet Metal. On July 5,1983, Jay and Mary Ellen Huetsch purchased the building and remodeled it into a law office with an upstairs apartment. Today this building houses Adams & Huetsch Law Office and Mon Clair Title Company.
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HM NumberHM2LE9
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Placed ByWaterloo Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 749080 N 4246971
Decimal Degrees38.33628333, -90.15021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.177', W 90° 9.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 10.62" N, 90° 9' 0.77999999999999" W
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