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From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

Industrial Supplement, Part 10: Cape Girardeau's newest homes

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 12:00 AM

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  • Sharon

    Thanks for the great review of some of Cape Girardeau's historic homes. My understanding is that the three Osterloh houses were built as sort of wedding dowry for each of the three daughters. The three similar brick houses in the 100 block of South West End Blvd. are said to have been built for the same purpose by another family for their three daughters. Noting the beautifyl Houck home on College Hill was razed back in the 50s, looks like Semo's historic destruction program that includes the handball court and the steps at the river campus most recently has a precedent from way back.

    -- Posted by tomneumeyer on Fri, Sep 20, 2013, at 4:30 PM