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FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 3rd STREET
NORTH 3rd STREET BEGINS HERE





Circa 1890
LOOKING NORTH ON 3rd FROM FELIX

The Metropole Hotel, which was located at 3rd & Francis can be seen on the left side of the photo
This photo appears to be a blow up of some of the photo below






Circa 1890
LOOKING NORTH FROM 3rd & FELIX

1890 Library of Congress photo of 3rd Street looking north from Felix
Note the Western Union office on the right






LOOKING NORTH FROM 3rd & FELIX
WEST SIDE OF 3rd STREET
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This was part of Market Square
All structures were razed during Urban Renewal






Circa 1880
ARTIST CONCEPTION
3rd STREET LOOKING SOUTH

No idea from what street the view is from






LOOKING EAST FROM 3rd & FELIX STREET
Old Postcard

This is an old postcard
Looking east on Felix from 3rd Street






Circa 1900
NATIONAL BANK OF ST JOSEPH
301-305 Felix

The National Bank of St. Joseph was located at the northeast corner of 3rd and Felix






Circa 1899
A. H. WEHRMAN TAILORING
310 Felix

Photo - Circa 1899 Advertisement






Circa 1880
WESTERN UNION
112 North 3rd Street
Circa 1932 & 1947
WESTERN UNION
414 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

According to the 1880 City Directory, Western Union was located at 112 North 3rd
The Postal Telegraph Office was across Felix Street and to the south
In the 1932 & 1947 City Directories, Western Union was listed at 414 Felix Street
The Rositzky Wholesale Dry Goods was located across 3rd Street to the west
Phil Rositzky Wholesale & Retail was east of the Western Union office






Photo Circa 1875
S. H. WELLINGWOOD JEWELER
303 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal







HOTEL HOMAN
308 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Circa: unknown
Clydesdales & wagon in front of Hotel Homan at 308 Felix






PAINTER'S EAT SHOP
309 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal





HARTMAN USED BOOKS
309½ Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Lawrence Hartman proprietor






Photo Circa 1875
T. CONNELLY & COMPANY
A. & J. CARNEY
DAWALIBY FRUIT MARKET
311 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Before 1875, this was T. Connely & Company
In 1875, this was AJ Carney's new location
Listed in 1953 city directory as Dawaliby Fruit Market
Mrs Rose Dawaliby proprietor




NEARHOOD SIGNS
313 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1899
JOURNAL OF COMMERCE
319 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1898
COMBE PRINTING
315-319 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - 1899 Advertisement




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LEE BOTTLE GAS & HEATING
STANDARD ELECTRIC & APPLIANCE
315-317 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Standard Electric was originally owned by Herman Hoecker
Later owned by Ray & Elmer Hoecker
The business moved to St Joseph Avenue north of Old Savannah Road when notified by the Urban Renewal program
The new Civic Arena now occupies this location

Photo #3 - Circa 1935 Standard Electric interior view





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A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING CO.
319-323 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

A J August was located on the Northwest corner of 4th & Felix
The new Civic Arena & city parking lot currently occupies the location
The bags seen in photo #1 are not sandbags - wonder what they are
The new Civic Arena now occupies this location

Photo #1 - the original A J August store at 319-323 Felix
Photo #2 - 1983 photo of the A J August store
Photo #3 - 1979 AJ August, Felix Street Mall & East Ridge Village
Photo #4 - A. J. August can be seen in the background




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Circa 1880
ONE-PRICE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
NEW YORK RACKET
KOZY KORNER RESTAURANT
325 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

One-Price Clothing occupied the building in 1880
New York Racket occupied the building in later years
The first floor of the New York Racket was men's clothing
Listed as Kozy Korner Restaurant in 1953 city directory




HARRY ROSEN DRY GOODS
325½ Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Harry Rosen Dry Goods was located on the 2nd floor






Photo Circa 1874
McCOUN, PATTERSON & COMPANY
Number 15 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Wholesalers of boots and shoes






Photo Circa 1874
FRAZIER & DOUGLAS QUEENSWARE
Number 20 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Wholesalers and retailers of Queensware






Photo Circa 1872
MANSFIELD, ELLINGWOOD & COMPANY
Number 22 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Retail sales of iron, wood and steel items, see photo for list






EARL MAY SEED COMPANY
ST JOSEPH HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
SHERMAN'S HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
102 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




Circa 1915
McCORD-NORTON RUBBER SHOE MFG
ST JOSEPH HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
104-106 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




TOWNSEND'S AUTO PARK
105 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location






Circa 1890
ELMS HOTEL
109-111 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




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Circa 1885
Weigel & Roth Furniture Company
Circa 1897
The Farleigh Shoe Company
Circa 1900
George Cooke Crockery Company
Circa 1953
St Joseph Auto Parts
110-112 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




WILSON'S PX LEATHER COMPANY
113 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




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HURD'S AUCTION
OTHER UNKNOWN BUSINESSES
114-120 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location






BOSTON HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANING
115 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Reed Russell drove this van in the late 40's to early 50's
The new Civic Arena is now at this location
Photo submitted by Mr Russell's daughter, Sally Russell Hubbard




Circa 1955
ST JOSEPH TOBACCO COMPANY
117 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




BOSTON HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANING
117-119 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




ZIDELL WHOLESALE CANDY SALES
118-120 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




LITTLER'S TAVERN
123 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




Jo Theater1 Jo Theater2 Jo Theater3

JO THEATRE
124 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Jo Theatre was located at 124 North 3rd Street
(3rd and Francis Street)

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot is now at this location

Last date open: Saturday Feb 12,1955
Last shows played:
Dragnet with Jack Webb
Bait with Cleo Moore

Admission in the 1950's was 25 cents for adults, 10 cents for kids

Photo #1 - Color photo of the Jo Theater taken after it had closed
Photo #2 - 1950's photo - Jo Theater on the left
Photo #3 - 1954 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement



FRANCIS STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1894
TOOTLE-MADDUX-WEAKLEY MILLINERY
3rd & Francis






Circa 1899
TOOTLE-WEAKLEY MILLINERY
3rd & Francis






Circa 1860
J. M. BASSETT ATTORNEY AT LAW
Francis Street, between 3rd & 4th






Circa 1874
JOHN S. LEMON & COMPANY
BRITTAIN, OVELMAN & COMPANY
3rd & Francis Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1874, Brittain & Ovelman, wholesalers in dry goods and notions, replaced the John S. Lemon Company in this building







KNIGHT-REED MILLINERY
3rd & Francis

This was a millinery store
Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear
Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats
A millinery shop is a store that sells those goods to make headwear
A milliner designs, makes, trims, or sells hats
It was originally built as a store for George Buell in 1869
The building was demolished in the 1930s around the same time the old pacific house hotel across the street was torn down






LEO'S CHICKEN ON THE RUN
328 Francis Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
WESTERN HAT & CAP COMPANY
205-211 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot is at this location




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Circa 1850's
PACIFIC HOUSE
METROPOLE HOTEL
3rd & Francis

One of the city's oldest hotels
The hotel had 75 rooms
In the late 1850's, John Abell and the Pacific Hotel Company built the Pacific House
It later became the Metropole Hotel
It stood at the Northwest Corner of 3rd & Francis streets for many years
A parking lot currently exists at this location

Photo #2 - 1920 photo
Photo #3 - 1905 photo
Photo #4 - Postcard
Photo #6 - 1938 newspaper photo
Photo #8 - 1901 postcard
Photo #9 - main lobby (gorgeous - look at the ceiling)






ELY & WALKER DRY GOODS
(Coat Plant)
221-225 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot is at this location




Pioneer Hotel1 Pioneer Hotel2 Pioneer Hotel3 Pioneer Hotel4 Pioneer Hotel5 Pioneer Hotel6 Pioneer Hotel7

Circa 1860's
BEACON HOTEL
WOODLAND HOTEL
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
PIONEER HOTEL
224-226 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot occupies this location

Originally built in the 1860's as the Beacon Hotel

The hotel later became the Woodland Hotel

After changing hands again, it became the Jesse James Hotel

The Jesse James Hotel had The Cavern Tavern, a coffe shop & a barber shop

In the 1953 City Directory, it was listed as the Jesse James Hotel

The hotel was later renamed again as the Pioneer Hotel

The building was demolished in 1972 creating a parking lot for the Wyeth Co



JULES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1892
RICHARDSON, ROBERTS, BYRNE
DRY GOODS MANUFACTURING
300-308 North 3rd Street

This building was constructed in 1892 for the Richardson, Roberts, Byrne Dry Goods Co. It is adjacent to the Wholesale Row Historic District; is one block west of the Buchanan County Courthouse and two blocks north of the Missouri Valley Trust Company Historic District
John D. Richardson, the majority stockholder of the dry goods firm, was born in 1847 in Dorchester County, Maryland and emigrated to St. Joseph in 1870. When Richardson arrived in St. Joseph, he was employed by the firm of Donnell and Saxton, one of the earliest business partnerships of the city. Donnell and Saxton were involved in the construction of the St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad west from St. Joseph
By 1882, Richardson had become a partner of John S. Brittain in the Brittain, Richardson & Co. wholesale dry goods firm. The building constructed by this company is a part of Wholesale Row Historic District
In 1890 Richardson withdrew from the partnership with Brittain and formed his own firm
His partners were Joseph F. Roberts and T.B. Byrne
In 1892 the firm erected this magnificent seven story building at a cost of $60,000. By 1900 the firm had become known as John D. Richardson Dry Goods
In 1901 $20,000 was spent on remodeling the building
In 1917 another $40,000.00. By this time it was the largest wholesale dry goods plant in the city
Following the death of Richardson in 1924, the firm remained in business for some years but had disappeared from the St. Joseph scene by 1930 Photo #4 - 1899 Advertisement





WYETH COMPANY
NATIONAL BELLA HESS
AMERICAN ELECTRIC
300 North 3rd Street




LYLE'S AUTO SERVICE
315-317 North 3rd Street

Currently a large parking lot is at this location




SCHABER PHARMACUTICAL
321 North 3rd Street

Currently a large parking lot is at this location



FARAON STREET INTERSECTS





THE "OXFORD"
3rd & Faraon Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The location for the The Oxford was the corner of 3rd and Faraon
This building is now gone
No idea what type of business this was but looks like they offered Turkish Baths




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Circa 1861
NOYES, NORMAN SHOE COMPANY
401 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Noyes,Norman Shoe Company was established in 1861 by Charles Noyes

The Noyes,Norman Shoe Co. was located on the northeast corner of 3rd and Faraon

In 1909, a neighboring building located at 415 North 3rd was an expansion of the company

The neighboring building was remodeled into an apartment building called The Lofts

Currently, the Noyes Norman building is gone, a parking lot occupies this location
Some of the above information provided by Andrew Poage
Photo #1 - Building photo
Photo #2 - 1912 Norman Shoe catalog
Photo #3 - Company envelope postmarked 1897
Photo #4 - 1890 business card






HILLYARD CHEMICAL
402-416 North 3rd Street

No idea what used to occupy this building, it is currently part of Hillyard Chemical






Circa 1892
TOOTLE, WHEELER & MOTTER MERCHANTILE
402-416 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This was the Tootle, Wheeler and Motter Building which later became Noma Lights




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Circa 1925
NOMA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
NOMA LIGHTS
409-415 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

NOMA was formed in 1925 as the National Outfit Manufacturer's Association

NOMA was an American company best known for making Christmas lights

Most of the Christmas lights were produced in St. Joseph, Missouri

In 1965, NOMA Lights Incorporated officially filed for bankruptcy

The end of the largest Christmas light manufacturer in the world had come, due in large part to foreign competition

Noma was once the largest manufacturer of holiday lighting in the world, but since 1967 it has only existed as a licensed trademark

The building was demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a parking lot is occupying this location

Photo #1 - Noma Lights prior to demolition
Photo #2 - NOMA lights exhibit at the Patee House museum
Photo #3 - NOMA Lights building gone in seconds - part 1
Photo #4 - NOMA lights building gone in seconds - part 2
Photo #5 - NOMA Christmas lights
Photo #6 - Prior to it's destruction, it became an outlet store
Photo #7 - NOMA Christmas bubble lights
Photo #8 - NOMA Christmas bubble lights
Photo #9 - 1948 Advertisement for 26" & 18" Noma Bubble Lite Christmas Trees
Photo #10 - Lighted Angel for top of Christmas tree






A HOUSE STUCK BETWEEN
419 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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German Methodist Church of St. Joseph
Trinity (German) Methodist Church
Hundley Methodist
Ashland Avenue Methodist Church
Ebenezer AME
423 North 3rd Street
(3rd & Antoine Streets)
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a parking lot exists at this location

All of the following information was graciously submitted by David Lewis:
This building was the second on this site built by the German Methodist Church of St. Joseph

Prior to about 1925, the Methodist Church set up separate conferences (like synods) for German-speaking congregations

Anti-German sentiment during WW I and assimilation by the next generation caused many of these congregations to drop the German language in worship

Eventually the Methodist Church folded them into their larger English-speaking congregations

The local church adopted the name Trinity Methodist Church at that time

About 1952, they merged with Hundley Methodist at 22nd & Calhoun
(now occupied by Calvary Baptist) to form Ashland Methodist

The 1953 City Directory lists this as the Ashland Avenue Methodist Church

The building was sold to Ebenezer AME who occupied it until it was sold and then demolished somewhere around 1973

An old Hinners & Albertsen tracker pipe organ, which was acquired in 1896, was left behind. The organ had sat silent for 20+ years. The organ was offered to Ashland Avenue Methodist Church. The church purchased, restored and installed the organ in their present church. Several descendants of the original German families still attend the church

Photo #1 - Circa: 1898, organ at 421 North 3rd Street
Photo #2 - 3rd & Antoine
Photo #3 - Circa: 1939, newspaper article, 3rd & Antoine
Photo #4 - 3rd & Antoine
Some of the above information was submitted by David Lewis




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Circa 1858
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
COLLEGE OF
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
ENSWORTH HOSPITAL
MEDICAL COLLEGE
Circa 1899
L. E. PEERY MATTRESS MANUFACTURING
QUICK SERVICE
LAUNDRY COMPANY
502 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This location is currently part of Wire Rope

Around 1858, the Christian Church built this building

In 1870, the church congregation moved to a new building at 10th and Edmond

In 1879 the building became the College of Physicians and Surgeons

The college later merged with St. Joseph Hospital Medical College and became Ensworth Hospital Medical College

In 1888, Ensworth Hospital Medical College relocated to 7th and Jules

In 1899, L E Peery manufacturing was in this building
In 1917, this building became Quick Service Laundry

Photo #1 was submitted by Andrew Poage



ISADORE STREET INTERSECTS


ANTOINE STREET INTERSECTS


LOUIS STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1899
WILLIAM DERSCH
DOMINI TAVERN
802-804 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope
Photo - 1899 William Dersch advertisement




READY COAL COMPANY
806-808 North 3rd Street

Austin Ready proprietor
The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope






BUELL WOOLEN MILL
813 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope




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HEUMADER BROTHERS GARAGE
SUMMERS MOTORS
814 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope
In 1953, this was Summers Motors
Photos submitted by Chris Heumader






CARSWELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
816 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists



MICHEL STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1884
CITY WORKHOUSE
913 North 3rd Street

The City Workhouse was constructed in 1884
This structure no longer exists
Wire Rope now occupies this site
When people were unable to pay their court fines, they were sent to this workhouse to work off their fines
The workhouse was active until 1920




ST JOSEPH STREET LIGHTING DEPT
923 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope




BROWN OWL TAVERN
924 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope



FRANKLIN STREET INTERSECTS





AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd Street

Was listed in 1953 City Directory and is still open for business in 2014






BENNETT PHARMACY
1002 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists






CONSOLVER BARBER SHOP
1004 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists






HY-KLAS FOOD STORE #31
1006 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists




PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
1007 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists




MONARCH DRY CLEANING
1009 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists






SCHENECKERS MARKET
1010 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists



POULIN STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1906
FELIX RICH HARDWARE & TIN SHOP
1107 North 3rd Street

This structure was built in 1906
As seen in photo #1, it was getting a bit dilapidated, faded and run down looking
Photo #2 is a current photo, it appears someone has restored the building front to a beautiful condition. It's nice to see that someone cares to preserve this building






FELIX RICH'S RESIDENCE
1107 ½ North 3rd Street

This structure was built in 1906
According to the 1953 City Directory, Felix Rich lived upstairs of his shop






POE CANDY COMPANY
1109 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists today



FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 3rd STREET
SOUTH 3rd STREET BEGINS HERE





Photo Circa 1872
FAIRLEIGH & COMPANY
WHOLESALE HARDWARE & CUTLERY
Number 4 South 3rd Street




4th & Felix

NATIONAL BANK
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
COMMERCE BANK
101 South 3rd Street




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SHERATON INN
HOLIDAY INN
102 South 3rd Street

The building in photo #1 was replaced with a new Holiday Inn
Photo #2 - 1985 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement




E H MEYER MARKET
102-104 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The structure no longer exists
Holiday Inn is currently located at this site






Circa 1874
HOSEA, FLINT & KEMPER WHOLESALE
INDEPENDENT FRUIT COMPANY
106 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

New company in 1874, Hosea, Flint & Kemper in Market Square
Wholesale dealers in notions, laces and white goods
Independent Fruit Company was the last business here
The structure no longer exists
Holiday Inn is currently located at this site




NELSON PRINTING & STATIONARY
107-109 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot




Circa 1864
PONY EXPRESS OFFICE
BLACKIES BARBER SHOP
108 South 3rd Street
(Lot #8 of Market Square)
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This building was said to have been the Pony Express office from which started from St. Joseph in 1864
It was also said to be the building in which the mail was gathered for forwarding to Sacramento, California via the Pony Express
The structure no longer exists
Holiday Inn is currently located at this site




ENTERPRISE FURNITURE & CARPET
WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE
109 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot



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Circa 1899-1911
DONIPHAN & COMPANY
Circa 1911-1916
DONIPHAN CANDY COMPANY
Circa 1917
F. C. O'DONOGHUE FRUIT COMPANY
110-114 South 3rd Street
(Lots #9 & #10 in Market Square)
Demolished during Urban Renewal


Frederick Doniphan - Born Jan. 27, 1860 and died Apr. 27, 1912
Frederick Doniphan and John Castle were partners in Doniphan & Company
This building had quite a history dating back to 1846
In 1846, Joseph Robidoux sold the lots for $132.00
In 1880, the lots were sold for $25,000
By 1884, it had became a three story building
In 1899, Frederick Doniphan and John Castle bought the building
In 1901, they paid their share of paving 3rd Street from Felix to Messanie with Colorado red sandstone blocks
The paving cost was $192.69 for lot 9 and $96.34 lot 10
In 1911, Frederick Doniphan and John Castle sold lots #9 & #10 to Doniphan Candy Company for $40,000.00
Doniphan Candy Company made Quaker Candy and Cough Drops
Frederick Doniphan died in 1912
In 1915, the company took out a loan on the property for $10,000.00
In 1916, the creditor took possession of the property
December 15, 1916, the property was sold to F. C. O'Donoghue Fruit Company
In photo #2, F. C. O'Donoghue Fruit Company is visible beside Sandusky Fruit






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Circa 1861
NOYES, NORMAN & COMPANY
OFFICES & SALES ROOMS
Circa 1899
McCORD RUBBER COMPANY
113 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot




HERMAN & SONS WAREHOUSE
111 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot




WILLITS PRINTING & BINDING COMPANY
113 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot




OLNEY PIANO COMPANY
113 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot






Photo Circa 1876
SANDERS & WELCH STOVES
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE WAREHOUSE
115 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot




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Circa 1868
SANDUSKY & COMPANY
WHOLESALE FRUIT & PRODUCE
116 South 3rd Street
115 Market Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Oliver A. Sandusky, Sr came to St Joseph in 1855
He married Serelda A. Potter in 1857
He took up farming and had a well stocked farm
Mr. Sandusky enlisted in the Union army in 1863
He was captured at Glasgow, Mo and was honorably discharged at war's end
He returned to St Joseph and opened a grocery store
In 1867, Mr Sandusky began a fruit and produce business
His company occupied 2 locations in Market Square
Mr Sandusky remained in the business until 1913 when he retired



EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1889
Looking North from 3rd & Edmond Street







Circa 1870
John Demond's Pharmacy
Circa 1910
Fichman Drugs
3rd & Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

John Demond was a pioneer pharmist
After being in business for 35 years, he died in 1905
In 1910, Fichman Drug Company purchased the Demond Pharmacy






Pony Express & Storage
3rd & Edmond Street

The view is looking north at 3rd & Edmond
Photo & location submitted by Andrew Poage




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GATEWAY PARK
3rd & Edmond Street

Many buildings in this area were razed during Urban Renewal in the 1970's
The city created a park called Gateway Park where these buildings once stood
Gateway park represents the gateway to the west
A statue and a downtown marker have been placed in and around the park

Photo #1 - Downtown marker
Photo #2 - Aerial view of Gateway Park
Photo #3 - A beautiful statue marks the gateway to the west






Circa 1885
BOARD OF TRADE
216-224 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This beautiful building was constructed in 1885 on the corner of 3rd & Edmond
It was located south of the old city hall
It was the first building in St Joseph to have a passenger elevator
The building no longer exists, a new city park currently occupies the site




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DOTY'S TAVERN
302-306 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #2 sumbited by Michael Miller




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Circa 1902
FELTENSTEINS WINE & LIQUOR RESELLER
OLD JOEL WHISKEY
315-319 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Feltensteins is listed in the 1902-1918 City Directories

There was no listings prior of 1902 nor after 1918

David Feltenstein was the proprietor

The business was listed as being a wholesale & retail Wine & Liquor reseller

Check out all the wooden kegs near the street and the street light

The windows are fully displayed with liquor bottles

The location is currently a parking lot for Commerce Bank

Photo #1 - Feltensteins store - Provides by Suzy Wiberg (granddaughter) via Terry McGinnis
Photo #2 - Feltenstein shot glass with advertisement on it
Photo #3 - David Feltenstein - submitted by Brooke Hickman
Photo #4 - Full page advertisement
Photo #5 - 1910 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement




LOUIS LOAN COMPANY
324 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




EDMOND STREET HOTEL
325½ Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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FARMERS HOME BAR
328 Edmond Street
Russell Nixon, Proprietor
Demolished during Urban Renewal




HERMAN DRUG STORE #3
331 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1953
HEATON UNION TRUCK TERMINAL
HEATON COMMERCIAL EXPRESS
HANNA CANDY COMPANY
McCAMMON TRUCK LINE
VAN'S TRUCK LINE
ROBERTS MOTOR FREIGHT
TRENTON MOTOR EXPRESS
HEALZER CARTAGE COMPANY
ZIP TRUCK LINE
205-215 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This location had a building which the above businesses had occupied in 1953
Currently a city park is at this location






UNKNOWN BUILDING
207 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1875
SAMUEL L SMITH DRUG HOUSE
CHESMORE SEED COMPANY
NICHOLAS BAG COMPANY
210 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1875 this was a wholesale drug company
Currently a city park is at this location






Circa 1875
H. R. W. HARTWIG & COMPANY
WHOLESALE WINES, LIQUOR & CIGARS
ACME PRODUCTS
WHOLESALE LIGHTING FIXTURES
212 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location




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Circa 1867
BROWN TRANSFER & STORAGE
214-216 South 3rd
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Originated in 1867 and Incorporated in 1895
Warehouse & Main Office - 214-216 South 3rd (Structure is gone)
Transfer Office and Stables - 413 to 417 South 3rd
Omnibus & Baggage Office - 401 to 407 South 3rd

Brown Transfer is still in business today, however they have moved to an industrial area on the eastern side of town
Photo #1 - advertisement
Photo #2 - 1898 advertisement
Photo #3 - 1898 advertisement




PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS
214-216 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location




GRAY MANUFACTURING
218 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location




CENTRAL BATTERY & ELECTRICAL
220 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location






Circa 1887
ST JOSEPH TRANSFER COMPANY
221-223 South 3rd Street
Circa 1900
VAN NATTA LYNDS DRUG COMPANY
221-223 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location




WILDHAGEN MACHINE SHOP
222 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location






Circa 1882
VAN NATTA LYNDS DRUG CO
223 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1930's
ACME MACHINE SHOP
WILDHAGEN MACHINE SHOP
WILDHAGEN MACHINE & SUPPLY COMPANY
224 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city park is at this location



CHARLES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1860's
ST JOSEPH TRANSFER CO
PONY EXPRESS HEADQUARTERS
SMALLWOOD TRANSFER & STORAGE CO
ACME MACHINE SHOP
301 South 3rd Street

In 1953, this was Smallwood Transfer & Storage Company
The structure still exists and is operational in 2014 as Acme Machine Shop
This buiding has a lot of history
The words Pony Express are barely visible at top of the building

Photo #1 - The words "St Joseph Transfer & Pony Express" are visible on north wall
Photo #2 - Front view
Photo #3 - Front view
Photo #4 - Close-up of the north wall
Photo #5 - 2013 photo of the building front
Photo #5 - taken in 2013 by David Osgood




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Circa 1899
LETTS-SPENCER GROCERY COMPANY
SHERIDAN-CLAYTON PAPER
302-308 South 3rd Street
Letts-Spencer was located here before Sheridan-Clayton Paper




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Circa 1901
SHERIDAN-CLAYTON PAPER COMPANY
DOWNTOWN FURNITURE EMPORIUM
302-310 South 3rd Street

Alvah Patee Clayton was president of the largest wholesale and jobbing house of it's kind

The company made wrapping paper, stationary, school supplies, holiday goods, toys, woodenware and drug sundries

This is one of St Joseph's most beautiful downtown buildings

Observe the window panes & sculpturing

Clayton Paper has moved to the Mitchell Business Park

Downtown Furniture Emporium currently resides in the building

Photo #1 - Sheridan-Clayon Paper Company as it was originally
Photo #2 - Clayton Paper Company, West side of 3rd & Charles
Photo #3 - Downtown Furniture Emporium
Photo #4 - Looking south, the MITCHELHILL SEED COMPANY building in background
Photo #5 - Sheridan-Clayon Paper Company as it was originally
Photo #6 - Sheridan-Clayon Paper Company prior to moving
Photo #7 - Sheridan-Clayon Paper Company prior to moving




KNAPP MACHINE SHOP
305-307 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently is a parking lot




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Circa 1882
NAVE & McCORD MERCHANTILE
MITCHEL HILL SEED COMPANY
Circa 10/21/2016
Destroyed by fire
310-324 South 3rd

Nave & McCord Mercantile Company was established in 1846 under the firm name of Nave & McCord
In 1857, Nave, McCord & Co. began an exclusive wholesale grocery business, and in 1880 incorporated as The Nave & McCord Mercantile Company.
By 1882, their expanding business required a new large facility. This building at 310 S. Third Street was built in 1882. The company also operated the "Mokaska Mills", originally a coffee roasting and distributing plant, which soon expanded to the manufacturing of flavoring abstracts, baking powders, ground, spices, and a general line of grocers' and druggists' sundries
The building was located across the street from CD Smith Drug Company
Abram Nave and James McCord, who were brother-in-laws, formed the wholesale grocery company Nave, McCord & Company in 1857 in St. Joseph, Missouri
By 1860, the company had expanded its operations over an extensive territory and branch offices were soon opened in Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri
In later years Mitchelhill Seed Company occupied this building
After being vacant for many years, there were plans of trying to turn the building into lofts
Unfortunately, on October 21, 2016, sometime after the sun went down, the building was engulfed in fire
The building adjacent to the north of it was also destroyed
Luckily, the old Sheridan-Clayton building at 302 South 3rd was lightly scorched and only suffered some major smoke damage




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Circa 1888
CD SMITH DRUG COMPANY
313-323 South 3rd Street

This building, built in 1888, is one of St Joseph's oldest and most beautiful buildings that is still standing. Look at the beautiful sculpturing
The C.D. Smith & Company was founded in St. Joseph in 1859 with Abram Nave and James McCord (Nave & McCord Company partners) as co-partners and also with Dudley M. Steele and Charles Daniel Smith, the latter of which was the company’s manager. The company was originally a grocery wholesale business, but later became a drug store in 1886. Amazingly, the company remained in the Smith family for 133 years until it was bought by company employees in 1992. C.D. Smith Healthcare was acquired by AmeriSource Health Corporation in 1999
CD Smith Drug Company moved into a new building in Mitchell Park
The building has been unoccupied since the move
Photos #12 & 13 were submitted by Chantel Mace taken after the Nave & McCord fire on October 21, 2016
The remains of the Nave & McCord building can be seen in the bottom left of photo #13



SYLVANIE STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1873
PHIL RODGERS LIVERY STABLES
3rd & Sylvanie Street





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COBBLESTONE & BRICK STREETS
3rd & Sylvanie Street

There are still a few cobblestone & brick streets downtown




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MISSOURI PACIFIC WAREHOUSE
302 Sylvanie Street

Old Missouri Pacific Warehouse




ST JOSEPH BELT RAILWAY OFFICE
MISSOURI PACIFIC FREIGHT DEPOT
UNION TERMINAL RAILWAY COMPANY
I & M MACHINE SHOP
401 South 3rd Street

The structure still exists, occupied by I & M Machine Shop




CB&Q RAILWAY OFFICE & FREIGHT DEPOT
404 South 3rd Street

The structure still exists






Circa 1895
BROWN TRANSFER & STORAGE
401-407 South 3rd
413-417 South 3rd

Incorporated in 1895
Brown Transfer had 3 downtown locations
Warehouse & Main Office - 214-216 South 3rd (structure is gone)
Transfer Office and Stables - 413 to 417 South 3rd
Omnibus & Baggage Office - 401 to 407 South 3rd

Brown Transfer is still in business today, however they have moved to an industrial area on the eastern side of town
Photo - 1898 advertisement



ANGELIQUE STREET INTERSECTS





GENERAL OFFICES OF BURLINGTON RR
SW corner of 3rd & Angelique





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Circa 1910
FRANCIS STREET FREIGHT DEPOT
3rd & Angelique Street

This was the Francis Street Train Depot
It was once located in the 400 block of South 3rd
CB& Q and Chicago North Western (CNW) used to stop here
Photo #4 was taken in 1910 - looks like a model railroad scene



MESSANIE STREET INTERSECTS





RALSTON PURINA
3rd & Messanie Street

Photo - 1966 St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo



SOUTH 3RD ENDS AT MESSANIE STREET


THE CITY MARKET & WHOLESALE FOOD DISTRICT



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Circa 1951
CITY MARKET
South 2nd & 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This area was called the City Market, this was different than Market Square
In photos #1 & #3, the Douglas Candy building, which was located on south 2nd Street, can be seen in the background

Photo #1 - outside view of 1951 City Market
Photo #2 - inside view of 1952 City Market
Photo #3 - Newspaper photos of the City Market





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Circa 1870-1900
WHOLESALE DISTRICT
3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

These buildings were constructed between 1870 and 1900

Most buildings contained offices and storage for wholesale grocery & fruit companies

The backside of these buildings faced the Market Square on 2nd Street

The Market Square would later become City Market

A railroad spur ran behind these building for shipping fruit & groceries

These buildings were demolished during the Urban Renewal program in the 1970's

Photo #1 - West side of the Wholesale District on 3rd Street
Photo #2 - 1930 photo of the Wholesale District
Photo #3 - Postcard with birds-eye view of the Wholesale District
Photo #4 - Old photo of some of the Wholesale buildings




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