This is an incredible unique and spacious 2-bedroom lofted style apartment with beautiful hardwood floors and tons of light. This unit is in what was once an old theater and has real character and charm and puts you right in the center of the thriving Cherokee Arts District in the Gravois Park Neighborhood, with easy access to nearby coffee shops, art galleries, markets, parks, bars and restaurants. You’ll be able to check the Cherokee scene from your apartment! Stay comfortable with central heat and air, refurnished hardwood floors, ridiculously high ceilings, ample storage space and washer/dryer conveniently located in the building. Gravois Park is an artistic, trendy neighborhood roughly four miles southwest of Downtown Saint Louis. This surprisingly affordable, historic locale is convenient to some of South City’s most popular neighborhoods like Tower Grove South and Soulard. Beloved Benton Park borders Gravois Park to the north along Cherokee Street, a bustling thoroughfare with authentic eateries, event spaces, art galleries, boutiques, and tattoo shops. Cherokee Street is also a popular spot for special events and even hosts one of the biggest Cinco de Mayo street festivals in the region. Boasting gorgeous historic brick buildings in neat rows along tree-lined streets. Along with harvesting in one of the many community gardens in the area, the neighborhood’s namesake park has a play area and a central pavilion to draw locals for relaxing outdoor fun.

2716 Cherokee Street

Walker’s Paradise

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  • Walk Score 93 – Walker’s Paradise
  • Near Jefferson Avenue, Grand Avenue, and Highway 55
  • Located in a commercial and residential mixed use building which includes The Golden Record as an Event Space with Concert Venue options
  • Shared Washer and dryer in building
  • Granite counter tops

  • Ample cabinet space

  • Third Floor Unit

  • Newly Painted

  • Air conditioning/Central heat
  • Street Parking

The apartment is located in the historic Cherokee Theater, which was built in 1911 by the Vaudeville Theater Company. In 1916 Fred Wehrenberg took over the theater operations and it became known as the “New Cherokee Theater”. The New Cherokee Theater closed at the end of 1930 and the building was converted to commercial use. The following year Wehrenberg’s Southside Amusement Company opened the Cherokee Bowling and Billiards on the second floor, which later became Cherokee Q M Bowling Alleys and finally the Cherokee Lanes Bowling Alley. Cherokee Lanes closed around 1962 and the Southside Amusement Company sold the building in 1968.


The building is perhaps best known as the home of the Proper Shoe Store, which opened in the building in 1940 and closed in 2002. While other department stores, such as J. C. Penny’s and Fairchild’s, operated for decades on Cherokee Street, Proper Shoe Store is the only one that survived into the 21st century, having been in continuous operation for over sixty years. Also known as “Milton Mandel’s Proper Shoe Store”, the building was also home to Mandel’s Style Shop, which sold women’s clothing during the 1950s and 1960s.

  • PRICE: $995/month rent + $110/month water, sewer, trash
  • The advertised price reflects a $100 discount for paying the rent on the first of the month

  • Off-street parking is available for $75/month
  • When available, short-term leases may be subject to additional fees.

  • We require an application (free) and a credit check

  • One-time leasing fee

  • A pet deposit is typically 1/2 of the full month’s rent as a one-time payment

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