1st Street

FIRST STREET

1st STREET BEGINS AT FELIX STREET and ENDS AT FRANCIS STREET


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Circa 1867
HENRY GRONEWEG
Cigars & Cigarleaf Products
Number 76 Edmond Street

Photo - 1867 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1867
BENDER & MARKLE
General Claim Agents
Number 92 Edmond Street

Photo - 1867 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1872
DAN O'TOOLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST
Number 102 Felix Street

1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






Circa 1867
CHAMBERS & MARNEY DRY GOODS
Number 105 Felix Street

1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location
Photo - 1867 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1937
CHARLESTON HOTEL
Number 107 Felix Street
Circa 1950
CHARLESTON HOTEL
Number 107 Felix Street

In 1937, James Evans was the manager
In 1950, Ora & Ira Coleman was the managers. In 1950, they were having problems with their liquor license. Photo is 1950 News Press photograph
1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location




Circa 1937
HUNT BROTHERS FRUIT COMPANY
109 Felix Street
Circa 1949
TAPEE FRUIT COMPANY (Garage)
109 Felix Street

James Evans was the manager
1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






Circa 1867
HASLER & DeMINT
Fancy Goods, Toys & Notions
110 Felix Street

Photo - 1867 City Directory advertisement




Circa 1900
FIRE HOUSE
HOSE COMPANY #1
111 Felix Street

The building no longer exists
1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






Circa 1874
H. KAHN & COMPANY WATCHES & OPTICANS
Number 114 Felix Street

1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location




Circa 1900
CITY HALL
Number 116 Felix Street

The building no longer exists
1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location




Circa 1937
Ralph Doanes Restaurant
117 Felix Street
Circa 1949
VACANT
117 Felix Street

The building no longer exists
1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






COBBLESTONE STREET
1st & Francis Street

This cobblestone street no longer exists




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Circa 1910
C B & Q PASSENGER STATION
1st & Francis Streets
Circa 1915
C B & Q PASSENGER STATION
1st & Francis Streets
Circa 1921
C B & Q PASSENGER STATION
1st & Francis Streets
Circa 1938
C B & Q PASSENGER STATION
1st & Francis Streets

This was the Francis Street Passenger Depot for the C B & Q Railroad
It was once located at the foot of Francis Street
CB& Q and Chicago North Western (CNW) used to stop here
The 1938 city directory was the last listing I could locate
Photo #4 - taken in 1910 - looks like a model railroad scene
Photo #5 - Interior view of the Francis Street Station






Circa 1907
FRANCIS STREET STATION
C B & Q RAILWAY
1st Street & Francis Street

Interior view of the Francis Street Station






Circa 1867
FRANK CLARK MERCHANT TAILOR
Number 94 Francis Street

Photo - 1867 City Directory advertisement




Circa 1905
ADOLPH SCHWEIZER SALOON
10 Francis Street





Circa 1905
ARNOLD IMOBERSTEG SALOON
102 Francis Street
Circa 1915
KESSELS BROTHERS SALOON
102 Francis Street





Circa 1915
GEORGE L. BURROUGHS RESTAURANT
103 Francis Street





Circa 1905
ORANGE W. TUCKER BARBER SHOP
104 Francis Street
Circa 1915
ULYSSES S. LANE RESTAURANT
104 Francis Street





Circa 1905
HOFER & HAELEN RESTAURANT
106 Francis Street





Circa 1905
VACANT
108 Francis Street





Circa 1905
JOHN SCHROEDER HORSESHOER
109 Francis Street





Circa 1905
JAMIESON-COMBE IRON WORKS
111 Francis Street
Circa 1905
THOMAS HURT PIPE COVERING
111 Francis Street





Circa 1905
FRANCIS M. ROBERTS SALOON & ROOMING HOUSE
114-118 Francis Street





Circa 1905
EDWARD E. NORRIS REAL ESTATE
120 Francis Street
Circa 1915
MRS JENNIE T. BURDIN RESTURANT
120 Francis Street





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Circa 1850
EDGAR HOUSE
Number 101 Francis Street
Circa 1859
PLANTER HOUSE
Number 101 Francis Street
Circa 1907
ST JOSEPH PAPER BOX
Number 101-117 Francis Street
Circa 1915
CHARLES FREUND SALOON
Number 101 Francis Street
Circa 1915
ST JOSEPH PAPER BOX
Number 105-117 Francis Street
Circa 1921
ST JOSEPH PAPER BOX
Number 115 Francis Street
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH PAPER BOX
Number 115 Francis Street
UNITED PAPER & OFFICE SUPPLY
Number 101-113 Francis Street

Originally built in 1850 on the northeast corner of Main & Francis streets
Later to become known as the Planter House
For one year, John Abell had a hotel in this structure
United Paper currently owns the property and building
(1907, remodeled 1930) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. No stylistic influence. Two story brick building with parapet roof and tile coping; eight bays. Modern entry with flanking sash at west end. Multi-light metal industrial sash in second through sixth and eighth bays; brick seventh bay. Second story third through eighth bays with two rowlock segmental arch windows infilled with brick and glass block, but openings maintained. West end with stone lintels below glass block infilled openings; openings maintained. Covered concrete loading dock spans west elevation.
This structure is still standing
It sits across Main Street from the old Nabisco factory
Photo #7 - 1930 City Directory advertisement
Photo #8 - 1921 City Directory advertisement



ROBIDOUX LANDING PLAYHOUSE
Number 103 Francis Street

In July of 2007 RRT opened their new venue, Robidoux Landing Playhouse
RRT is proud to offer a dinner theatre at its best
The Robidoux Landing Playhouse is also home to a stand-up comedy club, a jazz club, numerous dinner shows and even a children's theatre summer camp






Circa 1910
WYATT & GREEN PAPER BOX COMPANY
Number 108-114 Francis Street
Circa 1915
WYATT & GREEN PAPER BOX COMPANY
Number 108-114 Francis Street Circa 1921
WYATT & GREEN PAPER BOX COMPANY
Number 108-114 Francis Street

The building no longer exists




ALEXANDER HOTEL
Number 114 Francis Street

The building no longer exists






Circa 1872
DAN O'TOOLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST
Number 102 Felix Street

1st & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






Circa 1903
Number 101-113 Jules Street

101-113 Jules Street: (1903) Three story brick building with brick parapet above corbeled brick cornice. Six window bays at second and third stories with projecting segmental arched hoods. Storefront completely altered with new brick facing, corbeled "cornice," and single deeply recessed pedestrian entry; no other fenestration. One-story concrete block and brick wing to west with similar new brick facing and detailing. Fenestration on east elevation almost completely obliterated. No integrity remains.




Circa 1974
Number 120 Jules Street

(1974) Modern one story large metal garage building on concrete foundation with six garage doors.






Circa 1907
Number 117-119 Francis Street
Circa 1915
Jonathan Shroeder horseshoer
Number 117-119 Francis Street
Circa 1915
Alverta Thomas Furnished Rooms
Number 119 Francis Street

(1907, remodeled 1919) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing. No stylistic influence. Complex four-part brick corner structure (also 202-204, 206-210 N. Second St.). West section: two story, two bay brick building; first story with one large and one small multi-light industrial sash; single center multi-light industrial sash on second story. West center section: two story brick building with center entry with transom and sidelights flanked by two small basement sash; raised first story with four infilled glass block windows, openings maintained; four small attic windows.
Corner section: one story, east elevation with wood loading dock door in south bay; two 8-light industrial sash; stepped parapet; three 8-light industrial windows on south. North section (Second Street): one story; pedestrian door in south bay, two large industrial sash to north; parapet roof.




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