This is a neat pair of plastic swizzles in an unusual shape. These are straight razors, one green and one white, from the Gashouse Lounge in the Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis, MO. The swizzle sticks are 6 1/4 inches long and in pristine condition. The use of the straight razor as a swizzle for the Gashouse Lounge likely comes from the notorious Gashouse Gang nickname for the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals in the 1934. The team became known for being scruffy and disheveled.

Gas houses were factories that turned coal into gas for use in cities for cooking and lighting. These plants were commonplace in major US cities and they were noted for being dirty and foul smelling. They were typically located near railroad yards in the poorest neighborhood in the city. The notorious St. Louis Cardinals Gashouse Gang got their name for their scraggly appearance and raucous antics but were a force to be reckoned with, winning the 1934 World Series. Their rivals mocked that they looked and acted like a bunch of gashousers.

The Sheraton-Jefferson had a long and storied history in St. Louis. It began as the Hotel Jefferson in 1904 when it opened as a place for visitors to stay when coming to the 1904 World’s Fair. It continued as the Hotel Jefferson until 1955 when it was purchased by Sheraton and renamed the Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel. The hotel was closed in 1975.

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Pair of Straight Razor Swizzle Sticks The Gashouse Lounge Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel St. Louis, MO


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