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FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 10th STREET
NORTH 10th STREET BEGINS HERE






Circa 1927
MILLER CHEVROLET
213 North 10th Street








Doctor William Rost Office
314 North 10th Street





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Circa 1917
YMCA
401 North 10th Street
Circa 1923
ST JOSEPH LAW SCHOOL - IN THE YMCA
401 North 10th Street

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot
Photo #2 -1917 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1923 St Joseph Law School advertisement








FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
402 North 10th Street








Circa 1930
WALTER YOUNG'S AUTO LAUNDRY
415 North 10th Street

The original building no longer exists
Another structure has taken it's place








Circa 1916
FLEEMAN-HEATON UNDERTAKERS
416 North 10th Street








UNKNOWN GROCERY STORE
610 North 10th Street




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ST JOSEPH'S 1st HIGH SCHOOL
Southeast Corner of 10th & Felix
Circa 1937
LONGFELLOW SCHOOL
Southeast Corner of 10th & Felix

This building served as St Joseph's 1st high school for more than 100 years
It was located near 10th & Felix

In the 1970's, the Land Clearance Redevelopement Authority moved the house to an area around 6th & Atchison




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Circa 1959
HOUSES REMOVED FOR LIBRARY PARKING
10th & Felix

Photo #1 is looking southwest from 10th & Felix
Photo #2 1930's - a lady standing on the corner, houses in background were razed

In 1959, one of downtown's greatest needs was off-street parking for the main library located at 10th & Felix

At the time, the only parking available was street parking in front of the library

The city purchased all of the buildings within a square block from Edmond to Felix and from 9th to 10th streets

Within this square block, the city created a large off-street parking for the library and other businesses

The old buildings in the photo were some of those removed so the new parking lot could be created

The Western Auto store was also among these buildings

A Senior Citizens center would later be constructed here with a 9th Street entrance

Photo #1 - 1959 St Joseph News-Press photo







ROTC BUILDING
10th & Felix

The ROTC building was located across the street north from Junior College
Photo - 1973 newspaper photo razing of the ROTC building



FRANCIS STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1922
BUSCH-VANATTA TIRE COMPANY
10th & Francis Streets




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Circa 1975
WESLEY SENIOR TOWER APARTMENTS
10th & Francis Streets






Circa 1930's
Deep water near 10th & Francis




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GRANT MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Ford Dealer
1002 Francis
LAWLER MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Lincoln Dealer
1002 Francis
Circa 1929
LAWLER-GRANT MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Ford-Lincoln Dealer
1002 Francis
Circa 1937
LAWLER-GRANT MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Ford-Lincoln Dealer
1002 Francis
Circa 1942
GRANT MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Ford-Lincoln Dealer
1002 Francis
Circa 1946
MODERN MOTORS
Authorized Ford & Mercury Dealer
1002 Francis
Circa 1959
POLSKY MOTORS
Authorized Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Dealer
1002 Francis
BILL MILLER BUICK
Authorized Buick Dealer
1002 Francis

On October 1, 1929, the Grant Motor Company and the Lawler Motor Company merged creating the Lawler-Grant Motor Company
The main office was at 1002 Francis Street.
The service department was located at 13th & Frederick Avenue
Their used car lots were located at 915 Edmond and 1223 Frederick
In 1975, the building at 1002 Francis was razed and Wesley Senior Tower, a high rise apartment building for seniors, was constructed in it's place






Circa 1915

JAMES E. GATES
GENERAL CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
1024 Francis

Photo - 1915 City Directory advertisement



JULES STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1915
ST JOSEPH ART GLASS COMPANY
Art Glass Manufacturers & Dealers
1006-1012 Jules Street

Photo - 1915 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1930
G. A. THOMPSON PAINTS & WALLPAPER
Northwest Corner of 10th & Jules Street

G A Thompson will later move his business to 108 North 9th Street
Photo - 1930 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1900
IRISH-AMERICAN BUILDING
10th & Jules Street
Circa 1915
EAGLES LODGE
10th & Jules Street

Photo #1 - Circa 1900 - Irish American Building
Photo #2 - Circa 1900 - purchased by the Eagles Lodge in 1909
Photo #3 - Circa 1915 - Eagles Lodge
Photo #4 - Circa 1925 - Lehr Construction, Irish American building in background



FARAON STREET INTERSECTS



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SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE (SWB)
10th & Faraon

Photo #1 - St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo of new addition
Photo #2 - 1979 line up of telephone operators




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Circa 1888
WYETH FLATS
1015-1031 Faraon
OAK CENTER APARTMENTS
1015-1031 Faraon
SAN REGIS APARTMENTS
1015-1031 Faraon

W.M. Wyeth, born Harrisburg, PA, in 1832 came to St. Joseph in 1859, the same year as the completion of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.
With $5,000 in stock he commenced what would grow into the giant Wyeth Hardware Company.
This building was one of three which he built, one being the location of the St. Joseph Museum at 12th & Charles
View of Oak Center apartments at 1015 Faraon, now called the San Regis Apartments
Note the overhead trolley wires & 1930's vehicles



ROBIDOUX STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1930s
PRINZ DANCING ACADEMY
10th & Robidoux
Circa 1952
EAGLES LODGE
10th & Robidoux

Edward A. Prinz Dance Academy
He taught ballroom dancing etiquette to young men and women at Prinz's Academy
The actress Jane Wyman took dancing lessons here as a child
In the early 1960's, a record hop for teens was held in the upper floor



FREDERICK AVENUE INTERSECTS



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Circa 1940
PONY EXPRESS STATUE
Civic Center Park
10th & Frederick

The Pony Express Statue was unveiled on April 21, 1940

The Pony Express Statue resides on a small triangular shaped park bounded by 9th & 10th streets and Frederick Avenue & Francis Street

The sculptor was Herman Macneil (see photo #12)

Photo #1 - 2008 looking north from Faraon
Photo #2 - 1955 American Motorcycle club - buildings in background were removed during Urban Renewal
Photo #3 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #4 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #5 - 1994 Harley Davidson H.O.G. members, my wife and I are in this photo
Photo #6 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #7 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #8 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #9 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #10 - April 21, 1940, unveiling of the statue
Photo #11 - Pony Express Statue
Photo #12 - Sculptor was HERMAN MACNEIL, April 1940 unveiling - St Joseph News-Press photo
Photo #13 - April 21, 1940, better photo of the unveiling of the statue
Photo #14 - Beautiful photo of the Pony Express Statue




HERMAN DRUG STORE
1027 Frederick Avenue




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Circa 1946
SAMMY'S DRUG & PRESCRIPTION SHOP
1001 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1980s
ST JOSEPH PLASMA CENTER
1001 Frederick Avenue

There was an Art Deco sign on the southwest corner of the building and the combination of red and buff brick divides the building into segments. The building was enlarged in 1966 at which time the original show windows were bricked up.
Sam Freed was a long time pharmacist in the city, having worked for Herman Drug Company for a number of years before going into business for himself and building this building.
Sammy's Drug Store was once located at 10th & Frederick
At the time, it was one of the most popular in St Joseph
In the 1980's, it was purchased by St Joseph Plasma Center
When the Plasma Center closed, it sat empty for many years
The building was razed in 2014 and is currently a parking lot




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SAMMY'S DRUGS
& BRAY STUDIO
10th & Frederick

Neither business exists today
St Joseph Plasma purchased the Sammy's Drugs
Many years after St Joseph Plasma left town, the building was razed
It is currently a attractive but empty lot

Photo #1 - Looking West on Frederick at 10th Street - was once filled with buildings
Photo #2 - Looking North on 10th Street,this was Sammy's Drugs - building with red was Bray Photography
Photo #3 - Arial view of 10th & Frederick area
Photo #4 - Folder that the Bray Studio proofs came in
Photo #5 - 1967 newspaper photo of Sammy's
Photo #6 - Mr Bray




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