11th Street & Frederick Avenue
City Hall & Civic Center Park


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ST JOSEPH CITY HALL & STATUE

Most of these photos were taken after a 2007 freezing rain storm

The beautiful statue is located between Jules & Faraon on the north side

The life size bronze statue, called No Looking Back, was created by Verle Goodnight

The City of St Joseph purchased the statue in 1997




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Circa 1925
ST JOSEPH CITY HALL
11th & Frederick

St Joseph has had 3 City Halls. This is the 3rd City Hall

Photo #1 - St Joseph's 2nd City Hall on 3rd street
Photo #2 - St Joseph's 2nd City Hall on 3rd street
Photo #3 - Late 1940'a City Hall at 11th & Frederick
Photo #5 - 1926 Million Dollar Construction
Photo #6 - 1926 Construction of City Hall
Photo #7 - City Hall Plaza
Photo #8 - North view during construction
Photo #9 - Aerial view of new City Hall
Photo #10 - 2007 aerial view of City Hall
Photo #11 - 1926 Construction of City Hall
Photo #12 - 2 motorcycle policemen by City Hall
Photo #13 - City Hall
Photo #14 - City Hall
Photo #15 - City Hall
Photo #16-21 taken in 2013 by David Osgood
Photo #22 - Mayor's Office
Photo #23 - 1927 Ciry Hall photo
Photo #24 - Aerial view of City Hall
Photo #25 - City Hall construction December 30, 1925
Photo #26 - City Hall construction by Lehr Construction
Photo #27 - Aerial view
Photo #28 - City Hall construction by Lehr Construction




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SMITH PARK
CIVIC CENTER PARK
11th & Frederick

Originally, this park was called Smith Park

It was named for the original city planner Frederick Smith

It was the first park dedicated in St. Joseph

Pictured in photo #19 are Leona Townsend with Pat, Mike and Ramona Townsend

The name was later changed to Civic Center Park

Photo #1 - Civic Center Park, originally called Smith Park
Photo #2 - Dolphins on fountain in Smith Park, now called Civic Center Park
Photo #3 - Dolphins on fountain in Smith Park, now called Civic Center Park
Photo #4 - Smith Park viewed from the Francis St Methodist Church bell tower
Photo #5-16 Taken in 2013 by David Osgood
Photo #17 - Dolphin fountain in Smith Park
Photo #18 - Dolphin fountain in Smith Park
Photo #19 - Civic Center Park with Budweiser white mules before 1955
Photo #20 - 1926 photo of the new Smith Park
Photo #21 - Early postcard of Smith Park
Photo #22 - 1913 postcard of Smith Park
Photos #5-16 taken in 2013 by David Osgood
Photo #19 donated by Butch & Dea Allen




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