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Circa 1867
Townsend-Lowell Dry Goods
No 97 Felix Street






Circa 1867
CHAMBERS & MARNEY
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS
No 105 Felix Street






Circa 1867
McLean & McDonald Dry Goods & Notions
No 107 Felix Street




Circa 1937
CITY MARKET
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 2nd & Felix

In 1937, the following stalls contained these company's products:
Stall 1 - James Sollars Produce
Stall 2 & 3 - Effies Waris Produce
Stall 4 - Anthony Lipira Grocery
Stall 5 - Sarah Zaroor Produce
Stall 6 - Joseph Kalof Produce
Stall 7 - THomas White Produce
Stall 8 - Mary Banks Produce
Stall 9 - Effie Swide Produce
Stall 10 - Vincent J Sutera Produce
Stall 11 - David Homsey Produce
Stall 12 - Henry Dawaliby Produce
Stall 13 - Michael Yaktine Produce
Stall 14 - Sami Lima Produce
Stall 15 - George A Republic Produce
The building no longer exists
2nd & Felix Street no longer exists, the I-229 exit is now at this location






Circa 1900
George Sprengel Saloon
201 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Employment Office
203 Felix Street
Circa 1930
WARIS BROTHERS WHOLESALE FRUIT
203 Felix Street
Circa 1937
OWEN CLARK POULTRY
203 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1937
Hugh McMullin Restaurant
206 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1930
WILLIAM POMRANTZ GROCERY
207 Felix Street
Circa 1937
MARKET CAFE
207 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1930
ROY ALLEN SOFT DRINKS
209 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1937
Fruit Growers Supply
211 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1937
Blue Front Cafe
213 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1930
NICHOLAS PAPPAS CAFE
215 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1937
Max Trubowitz Restaurant
218 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1907
DOBLER'S WINE, LIQUOR & CIGAR STORE
218-220 Felix Street
Circa 1930
MORRIS BLANAR FLORIST
220 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



NORTH 2nd STREET BEGINS HERE




Circa 1875
GROSS GROCERY
911 North 2nd
Circa 1932
AUGUST J. GROSS GROCERY
911 North 2nd
H. L. BODE A-G
911 North 2nd

The store operated as Gross Grocery from 1875 to 1925
The store became August J. Gross Grocery in 1932
Mr Gross & family lived upstairs at 911½ North 2nd
It was H.L. Bode A-G Grocery in 1939
Photo: Circa 1898
The building no longer exists, the 2 buildings became Wire Rope property






Circa 1872
GEORGE HILLYER COFFIN MAKER
Number 34 North 2nd Street

Wholesaler of coffins and coffin making materials




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SCHULENBURG BILLIARD
MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Number 37 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Schulenburg Billiard Manufacturing Company was based in Detroit

The company was active from 1857 thru 1912

The company's right hand man in the Chicago office, A. Zeller, went off on his own sometime before the 1871 Chicago fire

The Chicago Schulenburg office closed down in 1871 due to the fire

The St Joseph office closed sometime in 1872

The St Joseph sales office was located at 37 North 2nd Street

In an 1871 Business Directory, Charles Harrer was the local agent in St Joseph

The Pacific Hotel owned a number of the Schulenburg tables


Photo #1 - A Schulenburg Billiard table
Photo #2 - Schulenburg advertisement
Photo #3 - Schulenburg advertisement
Photo #4 - Newspaper article The Pacific Hotel aquires Schulenburg billiard tables
Photo #5 - 1869 era tables
Photo #6 - 1879 era tables
Photos and data submitted by Jon Heywood




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Circa 1900
H EHRLICH & SONS BUTCHER & BAR SUPPLIES
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
WILLIAM BLUM SALOON
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
U G DONELSON CAFE
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
BLUM & SCOTT SOFT DRINKS
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
BLUM BROTHERS LIQUOR
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1942
BLUM BROTHERS BUFFET BEER
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
BLUM BROTHERS BUFFET BEER
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
BLUM BROTHERS BUFFET BEER
102 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1899
HENRY E. BRAGG LEATHER & SHOE FINDINGS
104 North 2nd Street
TAVERN (NAME UNKNOWN)
104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
COLONIAL HOTEL
104 ½ North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
JAMES KUNELS BARBER
104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
COLONIAL HOTEL
104 ½ North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
COLONIAL HOTEL
104 ½ North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
COLONIAL HOTEL
104 ½ North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The hotel occupied the upper floors of this building
An unknown tavern was located on the bottom floor
Photo #2 is a 1918 postcard






Circa 1885
PERKINS & SON HARDWARE
105 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
HENRY ROBINSON 2nd HAND FURNITURE & STOVES
105 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
POLLARD & COMPANY WHOLESALE FRUIT
105 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
RICHARDSON DRY GOODS FACTORY
105 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
O H CLARK POULTRY
105 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
HENRY MITTELBACH DRUG STORE
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
HENRY MITTELBACH DRUG STORE
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
JACK GILES RESTAURANT
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1942
HOME CAFE
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
HOME LUNCH
106 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
HOME CAFE
106 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1937
HARLEM CAFE
107 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1877
G. W. BUCK AGRICULTURAL IMPLIMENTS
108 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
CHARLES A BUDDY WHOLESALE FRUITS & PRODUCE
108 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
MALVERN FRUIT COMPANY
108 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
ST JOSEPH FRUIT COMPANY
108 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
CHARLES A BUDDY WHOLESALE FRUIT
108 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
COUNTY WELFARE BOARD
108-110 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1886
JOE'S PLACE
110 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
JAMES BRINK RESTAURANT
110 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
JAMES A RILEY RESTAURANT
110 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
WADDELL CAFE
110 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
JAMES WALSH DISTILLING WHOLESALE LIQUOR
111 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
WALSH DISTILLING WHOLESALE LIQUOR
111 North 2nd Street
Circa 1932
ST VINCENT'S CLUB
111 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
111 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
WALT'S GARAGE
111 North 2nd Street
Circa 1955
WALT'S GARAGE
111 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Opening in December 1932, St Vincent's Club provided lodging for homeless men
The new club adjoined the St Vincent Cafeteria on the south
Sleeping quarters, showers and fumigating plant was located on the 2nd floor
The 1st floor housed the clubroom, a barber shop, a shoe repairing stand, letter writing facilities and an employment bureau




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Circa 1900
JOSEPH OPPENHEIMER SALOON
112 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
CHARLES LIFE, POOL
112 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
H H LIBBE FLOUR COMPANY
112 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
GETCHELL HOME LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS
112-116 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
GETCHELL HOME LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS
108-116 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
GETCHELL HOME LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS
108-116 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
ST JOSEPH TOWEL & LINEN SERVICE
108-116 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Hathon G. Getchell embarked in the laundry business as president of "My Laundry Company" on 7th Street. The building on 7th Street burned down

Mr Getchell then organized the Getchell Laundry Company, which, in 1913, was consolidated with the Pearl Laundry Company

He operated two plants, one on the corner of 3rd and Robidoux streets and another on King Hill Avenue (address unknown)

Both plants were fully equipped with all the most modern appliances for doing first-class laundering and dry cleaning

Both plants were up-to-date in every respect, and both use auto delivery wagons

Hathon G. Getchell died on May 22, 1937

In 1952, it became St Joseph Towel & Linen Service
St Joseph Towel & Linen was in business until 4/18/1988




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Circa 1899
E. W. KLOS MANUFACTURING CO
113-115 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
EDWARD KLOS
TENT & AWNING MANUFACTURING
113-115 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
EDWARD W. KLOS
TENT & AWNING MANUFACTURING
113-115 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
113-115 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
EADS Manufacturing Company
113-115 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
PINZINO BROTHERS MEAT
113-115 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - 1899 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1910 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1900
BLUM BROTHERS SALOON
114 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
PETER EGGER SALOON
114 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
WEHRMAN SHEET METAL WORKS
114 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
WEHRMAN SHEET METAL WORKS
114 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
DAVIS MILL
(STORAGE)
118 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY WAREHOUSE
118 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
G W CHASE & SON WAREHOUSE
120 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
PETER EGGER RESTAURANT
116 North 2nd
Circa 1924
ST JOSEPH WOOL COMPANY
116-118 North 2nd
Circa 1937
GUINN HIDE,FUR & WOOL COMPANY
118-120 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
GUINN HIDE,FUR & WOOL COMPANY
118-120 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
GUINN HIDE,FUR & WOOL COMPANY
118-120 North 2nd Street
ANDRIANO BOTTLING COMPANY
116-118 North 2nd
IMEL & CRANE BOTTLING
116-118 North 2nd
IMEL & STUMP BOTTLING
112 South 2nd
IMEL & STUMP BOTTLING
813 Patee

Manufacturer of Cider, Ginger Ale and Mineral Waters
Were located at 116-118 North 2nd street around 1877-1879
The plant was moved to 112 South 2nd Street around 1880-1887
In later years it was located at 813 Patee
Imel & Crane were the proprietors of the Andriano Bottling Company
Ira Oscar Imel and Casper Stump later purchased the company
Ira Imel died at the age of 55 on April 30, 1927 at his residence, 827½ South 8th
None of the buildings still exist

Photo #1 - Andriano soda bottle
Photo #2 - Andriano serving tray
Photo #3 - Notice of business sale
Photo #4 - Imel & Crane soda bottle David Taylor found buried in his yard




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Circa 1900
INDUSTRIAL RESCUE HOUSE & MISSION
117-119 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
WILLIAM WEHRMAN TINNER
117-119 North 2nd Street
Circa 1918
WILLIAM WEHRMAN HARDWARE & FURNACES
117-119 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
WEHRMAN SHEET METAL WORKS
117-119 North 2nd Street
Circa 1930
WEHRMAN SHEET METAL WORKS
117-119 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
ST JOSEPH BLACKSMITH & WELDING
117-119 North 2nd Street
SCHUH TILE & MARBLE
119 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currenty a city parking lot exists at this address
Photo #1 - 1930 City Directory advertisement
Photo #2 - 117-119 North 2nd Street
Photo #3 - 1918 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1893
H. EHRLICH & SON
HIDES, WOOL, TALLOW & FURS
120-122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
H. EHRLICH & SON
HIDES, WOOL, TALLOW & FURS
120-122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
CHARLES HABERT, BARBER
122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
GEORGE STEPHENS, BARBER
122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
W R ROBINSON, BARBER
122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
W R ROBINSON, BARBER
122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
ROBERTS HATCHERY
122 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
VACANT
122 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
121-123 North 2nd Street
ST JOSEPH-DENVER CITY RAILROAD
121-123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1893
ST JOSEPH SHOW CASE WORKS
121-123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
MICHAEL SPUGNARDI FRUIT MARKET
123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
JOHN COLLUM WHOLESALE LIQUOR
121 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
SOL EHRMAN & COMPANY WHOLESALE LIQUOR
121 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
MICHAEL SPUGNARDI CONFECTIONERY
123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
G W CHASE & SON MERCHANTILE COMPANY
121 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
MICHAEL SPUGNARDI CONFECTIONERY
123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
MICHAEL SPUGNARDI CONFECTIONERY
123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
JOSEPH SPUGNARDI CONFECTIONERY
123 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
JOSEPH SPUGNARDI CONFECTIONERY
123 North 2nd Street
SPUGNARDI GROCERY
123 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Until Urban Renewal, this building was located at 121-123 North 2nd Street

It was built in the late 1800's and was used as a Post Office

St Joseph-Denver City Railroad also had office here

St Joseph Show Case Works opened for business in January 1887 at 713 South 5th
Joseph R Good was president of the company
By 1893, the company had moved to 121-123 North 2nd Street
They occupied this address at least until the 1940's

The last occupier before Urban Renewal was Spugnardi Grocery

Note: as seen in Photo #3, the upper floor had been removed from the building

The building was razed during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - Circa 1881 when it contained a Post Office
Photo #2 - The building in it's prime
Photo #3 - Taken sometime before Urban Renewal
Photo #4 - Name tag on photo #5 case
Photo #5 - St Joseph Show Case display case




Circa 1900
EDWARD NORRIS SALOON
124 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
GEORGE FLEMING SALOON
124 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
ADOLPH SCHROEDER SOFT DRINKS
124 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
ADOLPH SCHROEDER SOFT DRINKS
124 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
CASEY BROTHERS PRINTING COMPANY
124 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
A. L. CASEY PRINTING COMPANY
124 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



FRANCIS STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1912
THOMAS ARMSTRONG COFFEE SHOP
201 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
ARMSTRONG-GILL MERCHANTILE & COFFEES
201 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
O H CLARK PRODUCE
205 North 2nd Street
Circa 1927
O.H. CLARK POULTRY & EGGS
201-205 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
201-205 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
GLORE DELIVERY SERVICE
205 North 2nd Street
PRYOR POULTRY & EGG
201-205 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1927 this was O.H. CLARK POULTRY & EGGS
In later years, Bert W. Pryor was the owner
Modern one story brick building on concrete foundation with flat roof. Spans south half of block




Circa 1900
CHARLES PHELPS SALOON
202 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
M K GOETZ BREWING WAREHOUSE
202 North 2nd Street




Circa 1900
LOUIS A RECTOR CONTRACTOR
204 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
J W STAMEY CONTRACTOR
204 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
CASEY BROTHERS PRINTERS
204 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1953
GLOBE DELIVERY SERVICE WAREHOUSE
205 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1937
BURNS QUICK DELIVERY COMPANY
206 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
JAMES C BAUERLEAN BLACKSMITH
207 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
JAMES C BAUERLEAN HORSE SHOER
207 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
207 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
WILLIAM DAVIS AUTO REPAIR
207 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1883
ST JOSEPH MEDICAL COLLEGE
209 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
NICHOLAS HINNEN SHOEMAKER
209 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
HOWARD GAMBLE SOFT DRINKS
209 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
C T PHELPS BEER
209 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
CROWLEY BAR-B-Q
209 North 2nd Street

The medical college was known to be in operation in 1883
St. Joseph Hospital Medical College later merged with Ensworth Hospital Medical College located at 502 North 3rd Street




Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH RAG, IRON & METAL COMPANY
210 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
HOUSTON POWERS STEAM LAUNDRY
211 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
DUDLEY MOTION PICTURE THEATER
211 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1924
Morris Poultry & Egg Company
214 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
Norris Cash Produce
212-214 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
Norris Cash Produce
212-214 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
Norris Cash Produce
212-214 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

(circa 1885; addition in 1905) Two story (third story removed in 1955) concrete block building with brick foundation and south side wall. 6-light metal sash, four sash on second story and two sash on first story south half; wood garage door at north end of first story.



Circa 1924
JAMIESON MACHINE COMPANY
215 North 2nd Street
Circa 1937
JAMIESON MACHINE COMPANY
215 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
JAMIESON MACHINE COMPANY
215 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
JAMIESON MACHINE COMPANY
215 North 2nd Street



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Circa 1885
JAMIESON MACHINE COMPANY
216-218 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
JAMIESON MACHINE STORE HOUSE
216 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
JAMIESON MACHINE STORE HOUSE
216 North 2nd Street

Jamieson Machine shop is still in business in 2014

213-215 N. Second Street: (1915) Service-Related Facility. No stylistic influence. Two story brick building. Five bay second story with 1/1 sash. Four bay first story appears unaltered with double wood garage doors in first bay from the north, second bay with Alight pedestrian door with flat brick arch and transom, double 20/20 sash in third bay, and flat brick arched 1/1 sash in fourth bay. Large brick panel between stories with painted sign "Jamieson Machine Co."
Photo #1 - Front view of Jamieson Machine Shop
Photo #2 - Rear view of Jamieson Machine Shop, the Wyeth building also visible




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Circa 1885
216-218 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE COLLAR FACTORY
216-218 North 2nd Street

216-218 N. Second Street: (c. 1885) Small Scale Commercial Block. Italianate. Two story brick building (third story removed, 1955). 6/6, 2/2 sash; well detailed segmental projecting metal hoods on second story. Painted sign "Jamieson Machine Co." in cornice area. First story intact with bracketed and modillioned metal entablature above storefront; cast iron pilasters separate bays. Eight bay storefront with original A/A storefront sash, bulkheads, and entry doors with transoms. High integrity and quality of design/materials of remaining stories outweighs unobtrusive removal of third story.



Circa 1949
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG STORE HOUSE
217 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG STORE HOUSE
217 North 2nd Street



Circa 1924
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG STORE HOUSE
220 North 2nd Street





Circa 1900
R. R. B. Dry Goods Company
221-223 North 2nd Street
Wyeth Company Horse Collar Factory
221-223 North 2nd Street



JULES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1859
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG
HARNESS & SADDLE FACTORY
301-323 North 2nd Street
Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG
HARNESS FACTORY
301-323 North 2nd Street
Circa 1907
WYETH AUTOMOBILE & SUPPLY COMPANY
301-323 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG COMPANY
301 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
WYETH & COMPANY HARDWARE
301 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
WYETH & COMPANY HARDWARE
301 North 2nd Street

The company was founded in 1859
Eventually, the factory would cover 4 square blocks

Was once a manufacturer of harnesses and saddles

Wyeth Company was the oldest and largest wholesaler in it's field west of the Mississipi River

Nearly 40,000 items were stocked by the company.
It's floor space totaled almost 17 acres

Shipments by the company in 1958 were impressive:
Shipments made by freight in 1958 - 56,139 orders
Shipments by parcel post & express in 1958 - 14,366 orders
Orders filled for St Joseph in 1958 - 14,366 orders





Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING CO
Collar Factory
218 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING CO
Harness Factory
302 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900-1951
WYETH HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING CO
318 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1924
Easterman & Marchain Soft Drinks
402 North 2nd Street
Demolished for Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Harry Heiten Pawn Shop
404 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
St Joseph Armny & Navy Store
405 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Willaim Kaloides Cafe
406 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
G Wesley Dentist
407 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
James Clinger Tailor
407½ North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Nicholas Cumas
408 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Pioneer Clothing & Dry Goods Company
409 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Samuel Weinberg Clothing Store
410 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




Circa 1924
Apex Amusement Billiards
412 North 2nd Street
Demolished For Wire Rope




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Circa Civil War Period
DUMKE & GLEITZE BOTTLING COMPANY
Main & Faraon Streets
Circa 1888
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
Main & Faraon Streets
Circa 1888
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
13th & Frederick Avenue
Circa 1890
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
421-423 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
421-423 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
WILLIAM DIENGER BOX MANUFACTURER
421 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
418-420 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
421-423 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
HUND & EGER BOTTLING
418-420 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal
William Hund was an immigrant from Baden, Germany

In 1880, at age of 26, William Hund purchased ownership in a bottling company in St Joseph that was known as Dumke & Gleitze

The company was located at Main & Faraon and became known as Dumke & Hund

In 1888, Dumke sold his interest to Louis Eger and the Hund & Eger partnership was formed

The business was temporarily moved to 13th and Frederick Ave while a new bottling plant to be located at 421-423 North 2nd was being built

In 1890, the bottling operations were moved to 421-423 North 2nd Street and remained there until the company was sold in 1962

In 1905 an agreement was made with the Coca-Cola company to become a bottler of a new product called Coca-Cola

In 1908, Louis Eger died and his interest was purchased by the Hunds

This made it a totally family owned enterprise and was later incorporated as the Hund & Eger Bottling Company

The Coca-Cola Company did not want alcohol products in the same business location

Around 1935, a separate warehouse and special delivery trucks were acquired for the sales, storage & distribution alcohol products

By 1953, there were 2 Hund & Eger warehouses; one located at 418-420 North 2nd Street and another at 501-503 North 2nd Street

In the 1920s it was decided that Hund & Eger would discontinue other brands of soda water and sell their own formulations of different flavors

These flavors would be made of the finest ingrediants and use the best flavoring available

Only C & H Pure Cane Sugar would be used. Many bottlers at the time were using beet sugar which was cheaper but did not give the same flavor that was desired by the Hunds

Flavorings came in the form of concentrated extracts which was mixed with water and suger to form a syrup. A measured amount was inserted into a bottle then carbonated water was added. The extract for Hund & Eger grape soda was a Concord Grape flavor produced by the Welch Company

The lime extract was imported from Italy

Other extracts were choosen by how intense the flavor transferred to the finished product

The following flavors were sold in the same area as Coca-Cola and their combined sales equaled the sales of Coke year after year

Grape, Orange, Root Beer, Strawberry, Cherry, Lime, Cream, Grapefruit, Lemon and Lemon Sour

To this day, old timers from St. Joseph still make comments about their favorite Hund & Eger flavor when they were growing up

All of the flavors were truly state of the art and have never been matched

In 1962 the Kansas City Coca-Cola bottler made an offer to purchase the St. Joseph franchise and the Hund family sold the company

Kansas City had their own line of flavors, called Fanta, which was the also part of the Coca-Cola product line and the flavors sold with the name of Hund & Eger were discontinued

Thus dies one of America's best soft drinks

The location is currently a parking lot, another historical landmark is now gone

Information was submitted by Louis Hund, Jr

Photo #1 - 1923 building & vehicles
Photo #2 - soda bottle caps
Photo #3 - glass soda bottle
Photo #4 - Inside the plant
Photo #5 - Hund & Eger glass
Photo #6 - Vintage soda bottle
Photo #7 - Sales Ticket
Photo #8 - Wholesale beer location
Photo #9 - Modern fleet & salesmen
Photo #10 - Hund & Eger soda bottle
Photo #11 - 1960 7.5 oz soda bottle
Photo #12 - 1905 delivery wagon
Photo #13 - 421-423 North 2nd
Photo #14 - Dumke & Hund sign
Photo #15 - Dumke & Hund bottle
Photo #16 - Dumke & Hund bottle
Photo #17 - 1950 News Press advertisement
Photo #18 - Civil War era Dumke & Gleitze soda bottle
Photos #1-8 submitted by Louis Hund Jr



ROBIDOUX STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1924
L E PERRY 2nd HAND GOODS
501 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
HUND & EGER BOTTLING WAREHOUSE
501 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
HUND & EGER BOTTLING WAREHOUSE
501-503 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1924
W C SEIDEL GROCERY
521 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1949
HUND & EGER BOTTLING WAREHOUSE
523 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1949
ATKINSON PAVING COMPANY
526 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
ATKINSON PAVING COMPANY
526 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



ISADORE STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1924
FLOYD CAFE
602 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
NEW WAY DANCE HALL
602 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
GLAZE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
602 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
TERMINIX TERMITE CONTROL OF KC MO
602 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
GLAZE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
602 North 2nd Street
Circa 1955
GLAZE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
602 North 2nd Street




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Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING CO
609-625 North 2nd Street
Circa 1918
MUELLER-KELLER CANDY COMPANY
609 North 2nd Street
Circa 1924
MUELLER-KELLER CANDY COMPANY
609 North 2nd Street
Circa 1935
JERSEY CEREAL COMPANY
609 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
VACANT
609 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
WIRE ROPE CORPORATION
609 North 2nd Street

In 1900, Wyeth Hardware Company was listed at 609-625 North 2nd Street
Mueller-Keller Candy was replaced by Jersey Cereal in 1935
Wire Rope currently occupies this location

Photo #1 - Feb 1935 St Joseph News-Press article
Photo #2 - 1935 box of Jersey Corn Flakes cereal
Photo #3 - 1935 newspaper advertisemnet
Photo #4 - Mueller-Keller Candy advertisement
Photo #5 - 1923 can on Mueller-Keller Candy
Photo #6 - Mueller-Keller Salted Peanuts
Photo #7 - Child's candy pail, Uncle Wiggily
Photo #8 - Mueller-Keller's Elite Sugar Stick Candy
Photo #9 - Mueller-Keller's wooden candy bucket
Photo #10 - 1920 Mueller-Keller candy box cover
Photo #11 - 1910 Mueller-Keller candy company
Photo #12 - Jersey Rolled Oats advertisement
Photo #13 - 1923 News Press advertisement
Photo #14 - 1918 City Directory advertisement
Photo #15 - Wire Rope Corporation



CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RR CROSSES
ANTOINE STREET INTERSECTS



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WIRE ROPE CORPORATION OF AMERICA
609 North 2nd Street
Closed Down & Left Town 2016

Photo #1 - Taken in 1971
Photo #2 - Overview with I-229 in background
Photo #3 - 1950 Newspaper article
Photo #4 - A view of the plant interior
Photo #5 - 2013 photo
Photo #6 - Aerial View
Photo #7 - Aerial View
Photo #8 - Wire Rope plant
Photo #9 - Wire Rope plant
Photo #10 - Wire Rope plant
Photo #11 - Trucks at loading dock
Photo #1 submitted by Rick Stafford




Circa 1924
702 McCORD-NORTON SHOE FACTORY
702 North 2nd Street



Circa 1924
MISSOURI PAPER PRODUCTS
715 North 2nd Street





Circa 1953
AITCHISON-RICHMOND SUPPLY
719-725 North 2nd Street

Building no longer exists, currently Wire Rope property






Circa 1902
ST JOSEPH ART GLASS COMPANY
806-808 North 2nd Street
Circa 1949
ST JOSEPH GLASS WORKS
806-808 North 2nd Street
Circa 1953
ST JOSEPH GLASS WORKS
806-808 North 2nd Street

Building no longer exists, currently Wire Rope property




Circa 1924
LINDSEY JOHNSON SHOE REPAIR
820 North 2nd Street

Building no longer exists, currently Wire Rope property



SOUTH 2nd STREET BEGINS HERE


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Circa 1878
Chesmore-Eastlake Mercantile Company
102 South 2nd Street
Circa 1884
DOLAN MERCHANTILE
102-108 South 2nd Street
Circa 1899
C. W. CHASE & SON
106 & 108 South 2nd Street
Circa 1900
Chesmore Seed Company
102 South 2nd Street
Circa 1900
Chesmore Seed Company
Store #1
401 Felix Street
Circa 1930
Dolan Merchantile Wholesale Groceries
102 South 2nd Street
Circa 1949
Chesmore Wholesale Seed Company
102-110 South 2nd Street
Circa 1953
Chesmore Seed Company
806 South Belt Highway
Circa 1958
Chesmore Wholesale Seed Company
102 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1878, Alfred M. Chesmore founded the Chesmore-Eastlake Mercantile Company in St. Joseph, Missouri, as a seed, farm implement, wagon, and buggy business. By the end of 1900, the company had been renamed the Chesmore Seed Company and had sold the farm implement, wagon, and buggy business and expanded to include bulk farm and garden seed, as well as Christmas trees. The same year, a retail shop was opened in the 400 block of Felix Street, by Chesmore’s son, Carlton R. Chesmore.
Carlton R. Chesmore ran the company from 1900 until 1949 when illness compelled him to retire. The company was then reincorporated and managed by his son, Carlton R. Chesmore, Jr., a 1929 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture. Carlton, Jr., expanded the seed business in 1953 to include a nursery and garden center on Belt Highway in St. Joseph and continued to run the business as a wholesale operation.
The company sold Chesmore and other popular brands of farm and garden seed, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, peat moss, cattle and sheep manure, Christmas decorations, and pet supplies. It maintained a wide distribution throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. When the company was sold in 1986, it was one of the oldest seed companies in the United States.
Photo #1 - Circa 1960's to 1970
Photo #2 - Early 1900's packets of seeds
Photo #3 - Early 1900's packet of seeds
Photo #4 - Chesmore was located in the old Dolan Merchantile building
Photo #5 - 1967 Advertisement
Photo #6 - Photo of seed packet submitted by Cindy Kenny






Circa 1915
ST JOSEPH PAPER COMPANY
114 South 2nd Street

Photo - 1915 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1882
ST JOSEPH ICE COMPANY OFFICE
110 South 2nd Street
Circa 1887
SAUSAGE WORKS
110 South 2nd Street
Circa 1899
VAL BLATZ BREWING COMPANY
St Joseph Branch
110 South 2nd Street

Fred Schwab was the proprieter of the Sausage Works




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Circa 1880
THE MINT
Saloon & Billiards
112 South 2nd Street
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH LIGHT, POWER & HEAT WAREHOUSE
112 South 2nd Street
Circa 1949
ST JOSEPH LIGHT, POWER & HEAT WAREHOUSE
112 South 2nd Street
Circa 1958
ST JOSEPH LIGHT & POWER
112 South 2nd Street

Photo #1 1961 aerial view of St Joseph Light & Power






Circa 1930
American Paper Stock Company
118 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1905
VAL BLATZ BREWING COMPANY
120 South 2nd Street
Circa 1915
VAL BLATZ BREWING COMPANY
120 South 2nd Street
Circa 1930
HENRY DOHERTY ENGINEERING
120 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1930
JAMES SMITH HIDE COMPANY
124 South 2nd Street
LIZZIE KING HOUSE
House of ill Repute
124 South 2nd Street
415 Messanie

Miss Lizzie King, St. Joseph's famous madam
Lizzie King was a famous "Lady of the Evening" in St. Joseph in the late 1800's
Below is the famous Lizzie King Poem by M. Dailey in 8/17/1911

Lizzie King Lizzie King had a heart of gold
A hooker by trade or so we're told
She'd show up when the guys got paid
With a surrey of girls - the guys got laid
She even had brass tokens made
"Good for 50 cents in trade"
And when the police came around
They didn't come to shut her down
From her bawdy house on Market Square
Lizzie always gave her share
She'd donate money - donate clothes
For the poor and indisposed
No - Lizzie King of St. Joe fame
Must have been one classy dame

Photo #1 - St Joseph News-Press drawing of the house
Photo #2 - Front side of Lizzie King trade token
Photo #3 - Back side of Lizzie King trade token
Photo #3 - Lizzie King photograph
Photo #4 - Photograph of Lizzie King and her daughter





Circa 1899
H. H. LIBBE & COMPANY
218 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1907
DOBLER'S HALL
2nd & Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Albrecht & Huber Jewelers
205 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
David Feltenstein Department Store
207-213 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Dobler Brothers Saloon
218 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Joshua Mossell Barber Shop
220 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Douglas Candy1 Douglas Candy2 Douglas Candy3 Douglas Candy4 Douglas Candy5 Douglas Candy6 7

Circa 1885
C. W. DOUGLAS & SON
114-116 South 2nd Street
Circa 1905
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
114-116 South 2nd Street
Circa 1905
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
114-116 South 2nd Street
Circa 1930
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
209-223 South 2nd Street
Circa 1930
ARNOLD TRANSFER & STORAGE COMPANY
114-116 South 2nd Street
Circa 1949
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
209-223 South 2nd Street
Circa 1958
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
209-223 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Organized in 1885 as C. W. Douglas & Son at 114 South 2nd Street
In 1896, the company absorbed the business of William Kneer & Son
William Kneer & Son was the oldest confectioners on the Missouri River
In 1905, the business was incorporated as the Douglas Candy Company
Douglas Candy was located on the east side of South 2nd, just south of Edmond

They specialized in hand dipped chocolate candy

Home of the Cherry Rounder, a large mound of cherry flavored candy covered with chocolate and crushed nuts with a whole maraschino cherry in the middle of a cherry flavored center. It was wrapped in transparent red paper

In the 1960's, the Rounder cost 10 cents and was larger than Chase's Cherry Mash

The downtown hotel now occupies this location

Photo #1 - Douglas Candy Company
Photo #2 - Douglas Candy fountain syrup jug
Photo #3 - 1929 photo of the Chocolate Room girls
Photo #4 - One gallon jar of Cocktail Cherries
Photo #5 - 1900 receipt
Photo #6 - 1899 Advertisement
Photo #7 - 1955 Cherry Rounder promotion






Circa 1910
SHERIDON-CLAYTON PAPER COMPANY
217-219 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

217-219 N. Second Street: (c. 1910) Service-Related Facility. No stylistic influence. Two story brick building with simple parapet. Three symmetrical bays on second story with double rowlock arches and 6/6 sash. Two broad original arched openings at first story end bays; north bay infilled with concrete block and metal pedestrian door but bay maintained, south bay with original paired 6/6 sash. New metal overhead garage door in center bay.






Circa 1915
HEIM BREWERY
226 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1949
ST JOSEPH PUBLIC SCALES
302 South 2nd Street
Circa 1953
ST JOSEPH PUBLIC SCALES
302 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1949
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO WAREHOUSE
401 South 2nd Street
Circa 1953
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO WAREHOUSE
401 South 2nd Street
Circa 1958
SMALLWOOD TRANSFER & STORAGE WAREHOUSE
401 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1958
GENERAL MILLS WAREHOUSE
403 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



LAST OF SOUTH 2nd STREET DOWNTOWN
UNTIL WALNUT STREET INTERSECTS


FELIX STREET BEGINS HERE




ST JOSEPH STEAM PRINTING CO
2nd & Felix
5th & Francis

Photo - original location, southwest corner of 2nd & Felix






Circa 1873
LOOKING WEST AT 2nd & FELIX STREET

Artist sketch of Felix Street in 1873
A small section of Market Square is seen on the right rear




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Circa 1899
ALFRED C. LOWENSTEIN LIQUORS
NATE ROTHSTEIN TAVERN
203 Felix Street

Photo #1 - 1899 Lowenstein Liquor Advertisement
Nate is the bartender in this photo taken in the early 1900's
Nate Rothstein would later own Central Fruit Market in Market Square






Circa 1851
ALBRECHT & HUBER JEWELERS
205 Felix

Their shop was located across the street from Market Square
John B. Albrecht & John B. Huber were watch makers, silversmiths and jewelers
Photo - six table spoons, approximately 8 inches long, and twelve teaspoons, approximately 6 inches long, marked "Albrecht Huber, pure coin."
Partnership of Albrecht & Huber was active in St. Joseph, MO circa 1850






Circa 1919
BLUE FRONT DEPARTMENT STORE
209 Felix




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Circa 1909
BLUE FRONT DEPARTMENT STORE
211-213 Felix
Circa 1920
BLUE FRONT DEPARTMENT STORE
211-213 Felix

Photo #1 - 1909 Blue Front News Press adverisement
Photo #2 - 1920 Blue Front News Press adverisement






Circa 1919
BLUE FRONT CAFE
213 Felix






Circa 1867
W S Johnson Notary Public
& Solicitor of Insurance
No 92 Francis Street






Circa 1852
Frank Clark Merchant Tailor
No 94 Francis Street






Circa 1898
BYRNE PLUMBING COMPANY
Gas & Steam Fitting
218 Francis Street




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Circa 1930
PIONEER SAND COMPANY
202 West Francis
(Missouri Riverfront)
Photo #3 - 1958 St Joseph News Press photograph







Circa 1888
213-215 Francis Street

(1888) Two story brick building with mansard roof. South and east elevations completely covered with stucco; north (rear) brick elevation with all openings bricked in (openings or bays not maintained); west elevation metal sheathed. Single pedestrian door on south elevation.




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SAXTON HOTEL
HARLEM HOTEL, RESTAURANT & BAR
215 Francis Street

Originally this was known as the Saxton Hotel

It later became the Harlem Hotel, restaurant and bar

St Joseph Paper Box purchased the building and had it torn down

Photo #1 - Harlem Hotel
Photo #2 - 1960 St Joseph New-Press article regarding razing of the hotel
Photo #3 - 1960 St Joseph New-Press photo & infomation




Circa 1920
HANSEN COAL COMPANY
218 Francis Street




JULES STREET INTERSECTS



JOSEPH ROBIDOUX HOUSE1 JOSEPH ROBIDOUX HOUSE2 JOSEPH ROBIDOUX HOUSE3 JOSEPH ROBIDOUX HOUSE4

JOSEPH ROBIDOUX CABIN
2nd & Jules Street

It was originally thought that this was Joseph Robidoux's first house

The log cabin was built by Native Americans for Joseph Robidoux

It was the 1st building to be built in St Joseph prior to 1830

This house was originally located on the northwest corner of 2nd & Jules Street

The city later moved the house to Krug Park where it was visited by thousands

In the 1930's, park officials decided that the cabin was not the Joseph Robidoux cabin and it was removed from Krug Park

Photo #1 - Photo circa: 1920 - Oldest home built in St Joseph
Photo #2 - 1976 newspaper article about the cabin being moved & removed
Photo #3 - Robidoux cabin
Photo #4 - Robidoux cabin
Photo #1 submitted by Rick Stafford




Pioneer Hotel1 Pioneer Hotel2 Pioneer Hotel3 Pioneer Hotel4 Pioneer Hotel5 Pioneer Hotel6

BEACON HOTEL
WOODLAND HOTEL
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
PIONEER HOTEL
2nd & Jules Street
Demolished by the Wyeth Company for parking lot

Originally built in the 1860's as the Beacon Hotel

It then became the Woodland Hotel, then Jesse James Hotel then finally it was named the Pioneer Hotel

The Pioneer Hotel was located at 2nd & Jules

The building was demolished in 1972 in order to make another parking lot for Wyeth Company, this was not related to Urban Renewal






Circa 1908
201-211 Jules Street

(1908) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. No stylistic influence. Seven story brick building with corbeled brick cornice and corners with higher parapet step. 1/1 sash; transoms on first and second stories; triple rowlock segmental arched symmetrical openings. Upper stories with eight bays of symmetrically placed windows; metal sheathed fenestration in first, third, sixth, and eighth bays, but rhythm of openings maintained. Similar detailing on all elevations. Center parapet of west elevation with "Wyeth" painted sign. North and south elevations with simple center metal fire-escape. Connected to 316-324 N. Second Street.




FARAON STREET INTERSECTS


ROBIDOUX STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1878
DOHN & STEIDEL GROCERY
2nd & Robidoux




ISADORE STREET INTERSECTS


CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RR CROSSES
ANTOINE STREET INTERSECTS


LOUIS STREET INTERSECTS


EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1867
STORM & POWELL ARCHITECHS
No 75 Edmond Street






Circa 1867
HENRY GROMEWEG CIGARS, CIGARLEAF
No 76 Edmond Street






Circa 1867
BENDER & MARKLE GENERAL CLAIM AGENTS
No 92 Edmond Street






Circa 1867
W H Comstock Drugs & Books
No 124 Edmond Street






Circa 1889
2nd & EDMOND STREET






Circa 1915
JAMES C. SMITH HIDE COMPANY
2nd & EDMOND STREET




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Circa 1888
R T Davis Milling & Pancake Flour
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1890
R T Davis Milling & Pancake Flour
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
R T Davis Milling & Pancake Flour
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
Esseman Fish Market
202½ Edmond Street
Circa 1912
G A Fisher & Company Poultry
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Charles Sheppard warehouse
202½ Edmond Street
Circa 1913
Aunt Jemima Mills
202 Edmond
Circa 1926
Quaker Oats Company
202 Edmond
Circa 1924
Hunt Brothers Garage Warehouse
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
Charles Banerlein Contractor
202½ Edmond Street
Circa 1930
Hunt Brothers Garage
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
J H Tapee Fruit Company
202 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
Charles Bauerlein Contractor
202½ Edmond Street
Circa 1949
Quaker Oats, Aunt Jemima Mills Branch Plant
202 South 2nd Street
Circa 1958
Quaker Oats, Aunt Jemima Mills Branch Plant
202 South 2nd Street
Circa 1958
Quaker Oats, Aunt Jemima Mills Branch Plant
202 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1888, Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood purchased Pearl Milling Co.

Rutt and Underwood's Pearl Milling was faced with a flooded flour market

In 1889 they sold their flour as a ready-made pancake mix in white paper sacks

After seeing a minstrel show, they called their product Aunt Jemima pancake mix

Rutt's recipe is on display at the Patee House museum in St. Joseph

In 1890, Rutt and Underwood sold their company to the Davis Milling Company

In 1913, the R T Davis Milling Company was renamed as Aunt Jemima Mills

At this time, Aunt Jemima Mills was one of the city's largest employers

In 1926, the Quaker Oats Company bought the Aunt Jemima brand

In 1966, Quaker Oats introduced Aunt Jemima syrup

In 1985, Aunt Jemima Butter Lite syrup was introduced

In 1991, Aunt Jemima Butter Rich syrup was introduced

Chris L. Chris L. Rutt was the editor of St. Joseph Gazette until his passing in 1936

The mill was located on South 2nd Street, just south of Edmond Street

According to the sign on top of photo #2, they used to make Royal #10 Flour

Be sure to check out the vehicles & locomotive in the photos

Photo #1 - View of plant
Photo #2 - View of plant
Photo #3 - View of plant
Photo #4 - Aunt Jemima locomotive
Photo #5 - Aunt Jemima Mills
Photo #6 - Davis Milling Company
Photo #7 - Postcard - Aunt Jemima/Quaker Oats on South 11th
Photo #8 - 1895 book - Life of Aunt Jemima
Photo #9 - 1895 R.T. Davis Milling advertisement
Photo #10 - Davis Milling Company
Photo #11 - Davis Milling bag
Photo #12 - Aunt Jemima advertisement
Photo #13 - Aunt Jemima advertisement
Photo #14 - Rutt's original recipe
Photo #15 - Nancy Green, the original Aunt Jemima Logo
Photo #16 - Overview of Aunt Jemima Mills complex
Photo #17 - 1899 Advertisement
Photo #18 - 1909 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #19 - 1930 City Directory advertisement





Circa 1900
Lewis Galler Mattresses
204 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
Bromley Fish Market
204 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Butler & Chappell produce
204 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
Independent Fruit & Produce
204 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
Samuel Tootle, Men's Furnishings
205 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Karl Walter Rrestaurant
206 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
Karl Walter Rrestaurant
206 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Fred Walter Restaurant
206 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
Walter's Fish Restaurant
206 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
McDonald Restaurant
206 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Simon Binswanger Wholesale Liquor
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Kaufman Liquor
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
Olin Produce Company
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
W J Meek & Sons wholesale Fruits
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
United Tomato Growers Association
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
Central Egg & Poultry Company
208 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
Robidoux Printing Company
208-210-212 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
Miller & Company Wholesale Produce
209 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Matt Schener Saloon
210 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
John Tapee Fruit Company
210 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
S Blanar Comm Wholesale Fruits
210 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Bishoff Manufacturing - Vinegar & Pickles
212 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
Kaufmann & Ettenson Wholesale Liquors
212 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Hunt Brothers Fruit Company
212-214 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
St Joseph Tomato Growers Association
212 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1889
F. C. O'DONOGHUE FRUITS & PRODUCE
214 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
F. C. O'DONOGHUE FRUITS & PRODUCE
214 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
VACANT
214 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1942
HUNT BROTHERS APPLE ORCHARD OFFICE
214 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Board of Trade Building
216-234 Edmond

Circa 1887
BOARD OF TRADE BARBER SHOP
W. M. Sheldon Proprietor
Room #2
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1892
ST JOSEPH COMMERCIAL CLUB
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL CLUB
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & S. F. RAILWAY
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
KENTNER COMMISSION
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
THE CREDIT CLEARING HOUSE
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
MUTUAL MERCHANTILE AGENCY
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
DELMONICO CAFE & BAR
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
GREGG BROTHERS GRAIN COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
HARROUN GRAIN ELEVATOR COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
ALBERT BRUNSWIG GRAIN COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH & GRAND ISLAND RAILWAY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
THOMAS GORDON GRAIN COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
STATE GRAIN INSPECTION
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
IOWA GRAIN DEVELOPEMENT COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
MERCHANT'S BANK
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
216 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
UNDERWOOD & ZIMMERMAN RESTAURANT
218-220 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
COMMERCIAL CLUB
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
ST JOE & GRAND ISLAND RR
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
SOUTH PARK GRAIN COMPANY
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
ST JOSEPH BOARD OF TRADE
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
GREGG BROTHERS GRAIN CO
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
BURKE GRAIN COMPANY
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
THOMAS GORDON GRAIN CO
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
WHEELER COMMISSION CO
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
C A DAYTON GRAIN COMPANY
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
MATHEWS-FREDERICK GRAIN
216-234 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
UNDERWOOD & ZIMMERMAN SALOON
216 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
ARNOLD TRANSFER & STORAGE
216 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
W L ARNOLD AUCTIONEER
216 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
BLANAR FRUIT COMPANY
216 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
COMET MOVING & STORAGE
216 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
McQUEEN & BROMLEY FISH & GAME
223 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
HANDLER BROTHERS DISTILLING CO
223-225 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1911
SIEGFRIED OPPENHELMER WHOLESALE LIQUOR
223-225 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
INDEPENDENT FRUIT COMPANY
223 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
INDEPENDENT FRUIT COMPANY
223 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1930
Baden Shirt Company
224 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1880
RUDOLPH UHLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
225 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
Kim Lee Washing
225 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1870
John Demond's Pharmacy
227 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
John Demond's Pharmacy
227 Edmond Street
Circa 1910
Fichman Drugs
227 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
Martin Printing Company
227 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

John Demond was a pioneer pharmist
After being in business for 35 years, he died in 1905
In 1911, Fichman Drug Company purchased the Demond Pharmacy




Circa 1937
THE GLASS HOUSE RESTAURANT
228 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
MARKET SANDWICH SHOP
228 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1880
Willits Bindry
229 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
Ida Kalis Restaurant
229 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
Kalis Liquor Supply Company
229 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
Kakis Beer Supply Company
229 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1850
ST JOSEPH'S 1st CITY HALL
2nd & Edmond Street

The city's first city hall stood on 2nd Street, between Edmond & Felix
Built in 1850, was in use in the 1860's
The structure was torn down in 1873-1874 and was replaced




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Circa 1873
ST JOSEPH'S 2nd CITY HALL
2nd & Edmond Street

Built in 1873, this was St Joseph's 2nd city hall
It stood between 2nd Street & Market Street and between Edmond and Felix Streets
Market Street has no longer existed since Urban Renewal
The entire first floor was used as a public market, where people like Abraham Solomon, Thomas Waris, Tony Lapira, Joseph Dawaliby, George Swide, Julius Nowak, Mary Flach, Sigmund Blannar and Joseph Maloof sold fruits, meats and vegetables, while city government used the top two floors.
The building is believed to have been demolished in the 1930s
It was a 3 story building that was constructed in 1873-1874
In 1926, this City Hall was replaced with the current building at 11th & Frederick





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Circa 1930
CITY MARKET
South 2nd & 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This area was called the City Market, different than Market Square
In the 3rd photo, the Douglas Candy building, which was located on south 2nd Street, can be seen in the background

In 19030, the following stalls contained these company's products:
Stall 2 - Waris Effie Fruit
Stall 3 - Hugh Datly Fruit
Stall 4 - Anthony Lipira Grocery
Stall 5 - George Zaroar Fruit
Stall 6 - Carl Domina Fruit
Stall 7 - Joseph Kalof Fruit
Stall 8 - James Sollars Fruit
Stall 9 - Swide & Dawaliby Fruit
Stall 10 - Vincent J Sutera Fruit
Stall 11 - David Homsey Fruit
Stall 12 - Henry Dawaliby Fruit
Stall 13 - Rachael Mahof Fruit
Stall 14 - Michael Yaktine Fruit
Stall 15 - George A Republic Fruit
Photo #1 - outside view of 1951 City Market
Photo #2 - inside view of 1952 City Market
Photo #3 - St Joseph News Press photos of the City Market
Photo #4 - 1939 St Joseph News Press photo of the City Market
Photo #5 - 1939 St Joseph News Press photo of the City Market
Photo #6 - 1939 St Joseph News Press photo of the City Market
Photo #7 - 1939 St Joseph News Press photo of the City Market
Photo #8 - 1939 St Joseph News Press text about the City Market
Photo #9 - 1939 St Joseph News Press text about the City Market
Photo #10 - 1939 St Joseph News Press text about the City Market
Photo #11 - 1939 St Joseph News Press text about the City Market


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