©2008 Historic Downtown Association-St. Charles
108 South Main
(1873, Frederick Buschman)
"Tin guttering, still pipes, and stove pipes at reasonable rates". Frederick Buschman, with his wife Sophie, had the first building on this site in 1850 where they operated their Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Manufactory. The present brick building was constructed by him in 1873 for the shop and upstairs residence. Julius Quade was a young apprentice who married the daughter, also Sophia, in 1872. Widow Buschman sold the building to daughter Sophia Quade for $4309 in 1875 with the provision in the deed that the property be "for her sole use and benefit without interference of her said husband". The Manufactory became Julius Quade & Co., Dealers in Stoves & Tin Ware, and the property remained in the Quade family ownership until 1946.