Tillie's Corner

Tillie's Corner
6:35 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Tillie's Corner: a St. Louis neighborhood institution revisited and reimagined

Lillie Pearson, age 33, at Tillie’s Food Shop in 1948.
(provided by Carla Alexander)

On the corner of Garrison and Sheridan in St. Louis stands a vacant building that for decades housed a thriving African American business. Its owner is remembered as an entrepreneur and informal activist during the civil rights movement. But now, the building is crumbling.

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