South St. Louis Storefront Addition

Storefront Addition: "Plumber"

by Michael R. Allen

The storefront at 3747 Arsenal Street in Benton Park West is an addition to a small, two-room side-gabled brick house built in 1880. The 1903 Sanborn fire insurance map shows the storefront addition marked “plumber.” The storefront here is free of major changes, with its glazing in a historic (although not likely to be original) configuration. The building is now for sale.