TILLIE'S CORNER - 1345-55 North Garrison Avenue • St. Louis, Missouri 63106 USA 
(corners of Garrison and Sheridan Avenues)

What the buildings used to look like, photos were taken in 2002.



19th Ward Jeff-Vander-Lou

Back in the day

“Tillie’s Corner” consists of a big lot, three 3-story red-brick storefront homes with basements, a small lot, landscaped backyards, and a 2-car garage.

Parts are surrounded by 6-foot fencing and an emptied Kerosene tank welcomes the front gate walkway.


Miss Tillie's Corner - 

where children learn the significance of history and preservation

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Big lot, grass area, south side 

LEFT: Customers at the meat counter

CENTER: Customers in the ​store door

RIGHT: Mrs. Pearson and a customer

Mrs. Lillie V. "Granny" Pearson, aka Miss Tillie, age 90,  in front of her store,
​Tillie's Food Shop     2005

Mrs. Lillie V. "Granny" Pearson,
aka Miss Tillie

Founder of Tillie's Food Shop and Tillie's Corner

Miss Tillie, 33 years old,
​in her store Tillie’s Food Shop 1948

Community
Building

Miss Tillie’s well-stocked grocery store

Backyards, back of property


Mrs. Pearson’s daughter, Margaret,
​working in the store

Miguel and Carla Alexander, the protectors of Miss Tillie's legacy     2010

North view from car shows small lot and garage

Backyards, back of property and garage

LEFT:Glendora, whose nickname is Tillie

RIGHT: Children at the meat counter

Charlie and Lillie Velma Pearson,
four children with one on the way   Easter 1942

LEFT:Glendora, Mrs. Pearson's daughter, with a customer in front of the store

RIGHT: The children pose in the store door

We are Praying for everyone to Be Well Be Safe.