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





Circa 1867
Drs Gunn & Darby Dentists
3rd & Felix

Photo - 1867 St Joseph City Directory advertisement




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Circa Early 1900's
3rd & FELIX STREET

Photos #1,#2 - unknown locations on 3rd Street, unknown cigar shop
Photo #3 - F. Endebrock & Son Trunk Company, on January 23,1909, suffered a $55,000 loss due to fire
Photo #4 - Corner of 3rd & Felix, fire hydrant, pile of street sweepings
Photo #5 - Man holding Cigar advertising sign, bath house a couple doors up the street
Photo #6 - Closeup of the La Evidencia Cigar sign
Photo #7 - 1907 Endebrock News Press advertisement






Circa 1867
EAGLE BREWERY
3rd & Main, between Faraon & Roubidoux

Photo - 1867 St Joseph City Directory advertisement






Circa 1867
E. W. WHITING PIANOS & ORGANS
3rd & Felix

Photo - 1867 St Joseph City Directory advertisement






Circa 1867
E. W. WHITING SEWING MACHINES
3rd & Felix

Photo - 1867 St Joseph City Directory advertisement






Circa 1859
J. PFEIFFER & COMPANY
Steam Marble & Stone Sawmill
Between 3rd & 4th on Frederick Street

Strange that Frederick was called Frederick Street
Frederick went as far west as 3rd & 4th Streets
Photo - 1870 St Joseph News Press advertisement






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 1930
CLAUDE CREAL REAL ESTATE
301 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Listed in the 1930 City Directory




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Circa 1911
KENTUCKY LIQUOR COMPANY
305-307 Felix
Circa 1921
PHIL ROSITZKY OUTLET STORE
305-307 Felix
Circa 1930
BARGAIN CENTRE WAREHOUSE
305-307 Felix
Circa 1937
JEROME CUSHMAN BOOK STORE
305 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

St Joseph Civic Arena currently occupies this address
Photo #1 - 1911 Kentucky Liquor News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1923 Phil Rositzky News Press advertisement




Circa 1924
Lawrence Rhodes, barber
309 Felix
Circa 1937
Homer Wineinger 2nd Hand Furniture
309 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1899
A. H. WEHRMAN TAILORING
310 Felix
Circa 1924
CHRIS LETZ CONFECTIONARY
310 Felix
Circa 1937
J F GEIGER CONFECTIONARY
310 Felix

Photo - Circa 1899 Advertisement
Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
Bertha Mining & Coal Company
311 Felix
Circa 1937
Clarence Tibbetts 2nd Hand Used Furniture
311 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
Burns Quick Delivery Company
312 Felix
Circa 1937
Risler & Clarke Musical Instruments
312 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
F. A. JOHNSON & SON TAILORS
313 Felix
Circa 1930
F. A. JOHNSON & SON TAILORS
313 Felix
Circa 1937
Edward Kapus Sewing Machines
313 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
HARRY ROBINSON, BARBER
314 Felix
Circa 1930
OTTO McCOPPIN JEWELER
314 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
WESTERN HAT & CAP COMPANY
315 Felix
Circa 1930
HURD FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
315 Felix
Circa 1937
RAYMOND PINGER FURNITURE
315 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1910
CHASNOFF'S
317 Felix
Circa 1924
HURD FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
317 Felix
Circa 1930
JAY OLNEY PIANO COMPANY
317 Felix
Circa 1937
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
317 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena currently occupies this location




Circa 1900
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING COMPANY
321-323 Felix
Circa 1924
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING COMPANY
321-323 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
Louis Meyer Cigar Shop
325 Felix
Circa 1900
J Rosen & Company
Wholesale Dry Goods
325½ Felix
Circa 1900
George Hinton Wood Engraving
325½ Felix
Circa 1924
Max Kaufman Cigars
325 Felix
Circa 1924
T C Hurt Building Materials
325 Felix
Circa 1930
Max Kaufman Cigars
325 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal







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







PAINTER'S EAT SHOP
309 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal





HARTMAN USED BOOKS
309½ Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Lawrence Hartman proprietor




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Circa 1874
T. CONNELLY & COMPANY
311 Felix Street
Circa 1875
A. & J. CARNEY
311 Felix Street
Circa 1882
ST JOE TRANSFER & EXPRESS COMPANY
311 Felix Street
DAWALIBY FRUIT MARKET
311 Felix Street
Circa 1930
JAMES SHOE STORE
311 Felix

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






Circa 1930
F. A. JOHNSON & SON
313 Felix Street
NEARHOOD SIGNS
313 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1891
H. APPLE AUCTIONS
319 Felix
Circa 1899
JOURNAL OF COMMERCE
319 Felix
Circa 1900
Frank Schneider Wood Engraving
319 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1898
COMBE PRINTING
315-319 Felix
Circa 1940
EARL MAY'S NURSERY & SEED STORE
315-319 Felix
LEE BOTTLE GAS & HEATING
315-319 Felix
STANDARD ELECTRIC & APPLIANCE
315-319 Felix
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 #1 - 1899 Advertisement
Photo #3 - Earl May Advertisement
Photo #6 - Standard Electric interior view




AJ August1 AJ August2 AJ August3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Circa 1880
INTER OCEAN SHOE STORE
323 Felix Street
Circa 1883
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING CO.
319-323 Felix Street
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING CO.
5th & Felix Street
Circa 1981
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING CO.
Woodlawn Shopping Center
A. J. AUGUST CLOTHING CO.
East Ridge Shopping Center
319-323 Felix Store Was Demolished during Urban Renewal

The founder of A J August was Albert Jacob August
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 #8 - 1882 Inter Ocean News Press advertisement

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
Photo #5 - St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1967 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1951 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1880
ONE-PRICE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
325 Felix Street
NEW YORK RACKET
325 Felix Street
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






Circa 1930
ISAAC ROSITZKY WHOLESALE DRY GOODS
102 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
STERLING SHOE SUPPLY
102 North 3rd Street
Circa 1953
EARL MAY SEED COMPANY
102 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
102 North 3rd Street
ST JOSEPH HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
102 North 3rd Street
SHERMAN'S HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
102 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




Circa 1942
NEW MARKET AUTO PARK
103 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location






Circa 1915
McCORD-NORTON RUBBER SHOE MFG
104-106 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
BEATY GROCERY COMPANY
104 North 3rd Street
Circa 1944
ST JOSEPH HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
104-106 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
ST JOSEPH HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY
104-106 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




Circa 1930
VACANT
105 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
CREST MOTORS
105 North 3rd Street
TOWNSEND'S AUTO PARK
105 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




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Circa 1890
ELMS HOTEL
109-111 North 3rd Street
Circa 1910
HOTEL LEE
109-111 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
109 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Both Underwood and Zimmerman were in both hotels
The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




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Circa 1883
Weigel & Roth Furniture Company
110-112 North 3rd Street
Circa 1897
The Farleigh Shoe Company
110-112 North 3rd Street
Circa 1900
George Cooke Crockery Company
110-112 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
Harry Rosen Dry Goods
110-112 North 3rd Street
Circa 1953
St Joseph Auto Parts
110-112 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Weigel & Roth Furniture Company was one of the most prosperous and extensive of the commercial establishments of St. Joseph
The Weigel & Roth Furniture Company was organized in 1883, with a capital stock of $30,000 with Carl Weigel as President. The establishment was first located on Third street, but in 1892 was moved to No. 214-216 South Sixth street
Photo #3 - Carl Weigel's headstone in Mount Mora cemetery
The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




Circa 1930
JEWEL TEA & COMPANY
113 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
WILSON LEATHER COMPANY
113 North 3rd Street
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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Circa 1930
VACANT
114-116 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
HURD'S FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
114-116 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
HURD'S FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
114-116 North 3rd Street
OTHER UNKNOWN BUSINESSES
114-116 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location






Circa 1930
C F PLUMBING & HEATING COMPANY
115 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
BOSTON HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANING
115 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
BOSTON FLOOR SURFACING COMPANY
115 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
BOSTON RUG SHAMPOO COMPANY
115 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
TED COWELL SALES & JANITOR SUPPLIES
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 1930
VACANT
117 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
OLNEY PIANO COMPANY
117 North 3rd Street
Circa 1955
ST JOSEPH TOBACCO COMPANY
117 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




Circa 1930
F S TOBACCO COMPANY
119 North 3rd Street
BOSTON HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANING
117-119 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The new Civic Arena now occupies this location




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Circa: 1895
FORD, MARTIN & GRAHAM STATIONERS
118-120 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
JONES HAT COMPANY
118 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
ZIDELL WHOLESALE CANDY SALES
118-120 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Ford, Martin & Graham's business failed in 1895, liabilities of $12,000 and assets of $20,000
The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




Circa 1930
VACANT
123 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
EDDIE'S LIQUOR BUFFET
123 North 3rd Street
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

Circa 1930
CHARWOOD THEATER
124 North 3rd Street
Circa 1939
LOUIS THEATER
124 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
JO THEATRE
124 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Before 1930, this was the Charwood Theater
From 1939-1941, this was the Louis Theater
In 1942, this became the JO Theater
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 1930
HENRY BRAGG LEATHER COMPANY
205 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
P-X LEATHER COMPANY
205-211 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
WESTERN HAT COMPANY
205-211 North 3rd Street





Circa 1942
JOE EDLIN GARAGE
216 North 3rd Street





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Circa 1860's
BACON HOUSE HOTEL
224 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
WOODLAND HOTEL
224 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
224-226 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
JESSE JAMES COFFEE SHOP
224-226 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
JESSE JAMES BAR
224-226 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
JAMES KING BARBER
224-226 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal


Photo #8 was taken 1882-1883
Originally built in the 1860's as the Bacon House Hotel
Enos E Bacon, was the proprietor of the Bacon House Hotel
Mr Bacon operated the hotel from 1889 untill his death in 1895
It then became the Woodland Hotel and later the Jesse James Hotel
In 1945, the Pioneer room was added
The hotel was located at 224 North 3rd Street
(3rd & Jules)
The building was demolished in 1972 in order to make another parking lot for Wyeth Company
Photo #8 - submitted by Andrew Poage
Photo #13 - 1945 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Metropole Hotel1 Metropole Hotel2 Metropole Hotel3 Metropole Hotel4 Metropole Hotel5 Metropole Hotel6 Metropole Hotel7 Metropole Hotel8 Metropole Hotel9 Metropole Hotel10 Metropole Hotel11 Metropole Hotel12 Metropole Hotel13 Metropole Hotel14 Metropole Hotel15

Circa 1859
PACIFIC HOUSE
218-224 North 3rd Street
Circa 1900
METROPOLE HOTEL
218-224 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
METROPOLE HOTEL
218-224 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal


The Pacific House was located on the corner of Third and Francis Streets
It was built in the winter of 1859 and 1860.
At that time, its principal front was on Francis Street.
Its cost was $120,000.
It was opened and kept for some time by Loundsberry.
Shackleford and Hughes soon after succeeded him in the propriertorship.
In 1865, William K. Richardson was keeping the house.
He was succeeded by James H. Bagwell, who continued to keep it till December 15, 1868
In 1868, it was totally destroyed by fire.
In the following summer, it was rebuilt, with its main front on Third Street
On February 14, 1870, it was opened by Garth, Gilkey & Abell.
Two years after, Garth retired from the partnership
Gilkey & Abell continued the business till the expiration of their lease in December, 1879
In 1879, the building was closed for repairs.
The sum of $10,000 was expended for this purpose.
April 1, 1880, Kitchen Bros. proprietors opened the best house ever kept in a building.
One of the city's oldest hotels and had 75 rooms
It later became the Metropole Hotel
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)
Photo #10 - Metropole Advertisement
Photo #11 - A very good photo of the Metropole




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
3rd & Francis Street
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




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Circa 1920
KNIGHT-REED MILLINERY
3rd & Francis
Demolished in the 1930's

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
Photo #2 - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement





Circa 1930
THE WORK PRINTING COMPANY
322-324 Francis Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






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




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Circa 1900
WESTERN HAT & CAP COMPANY
205-207-209-211 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
HENRY E. BRAGG LEATHER COMPANY
205-207-209-211 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot is at this location
Photo #2 - 1930 City Directory advertisement






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

Currently a large parking lot is at this location



JULES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1887
WOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANY
3rd & Jules Street

Photo #1 - 1899 advertisement
Photo #2 - 1887 City Diectory Advertisement
Photo #3 - Aerial view, green arrow marks the Wood building



Circa 1890
THE AMERICAN HOUSE
305 Jules Street
Circa 1895
HOTEL WHEELER
305 Jules Street

In 1890, The American House was a boarding house at 305 Jules
Donald Ross was the proprietor
The Hotel Wheeler was known to be in operation in 1895



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Circa 1892
RICHARDSON, ROBERTS, BYRNE
DRY GOODS MANUFACTURING
300-308 North 3rd Street
Circa 1898
RICHARDSON, ROBERTS, BYRNE
DRY GOODS MANUFACTURING
300-308 North 3rd Street
Circa 1900
Globe Loan Company
308 Felix Street
Circa 1900
F L WILLITCH RESTAURANT
308-310 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
JOSEPH MARTIN CONFECTIONARY
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
MATHEW O RICKETTS, PHYSICIAN
308½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
LAMING & HALL SHOOTING GALLERY
310 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
MATHEW O RICKETTS, PHYSICIAN
308½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
KARROS & LAMPROS CONFECTIONARY
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
Tonk K Loo Restaurant
308½ Edmond Street
Circa 1915
ARIEL ARTHUR TAILOR SHOP
310 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
A A GASAWAY BARBER SHOP
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
WORTHWINE CIGAR STORE
310 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
ROBERT SIMMONS BARBER SHOP
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
SYLVESTER MITCHELL SHOE REPAIR
310 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
RED E DELIVERY COMPANY
308 Felix
Circa 1937
HOTEL HOMAN
308½ Felix
Circa 1937
JOE HEITEN SPORTING GOODS
310-314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
ELIGE BROOKS BARBER SHOP
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1940
WYETH HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Warehouse
300 North 3rd Street
Circa 1957
HARRY BYERRUM BARBER SHOP
308 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
RELIABLE LIFE INSURANCE
308 EDMOND STREET
NATIONAL BELLA HESS
300 North 3rd Street
AMERICAN ELECTRIC
300 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
American Electric remained in this building until the 1970's Urban Renewal Program
Photo #4 - 1899 Advertisement
Photo #19 - Clydesdales & wagon in front of Hotel Homan at 308 Felix





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Circa 1882
TURNER-FRAZER GROCERY COMPANY
302-308 South 3rd Street
Circa 1889
LETTS-SPENCER GROCERY COMPANY
302-308 South 3rd Street
Circa 1900
Globe Loan Company
308 Felix Street
Circa 1904
SHERIDAN-CLAYTON PAPER
302-308 South 3rd Street
(1882, Eckel and Mann) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Late Nineteenth Century/Eclectic. Four story brick building. Front facade and lateral corner bays richly textured with elaborate terra cotta cornices and spandrels between the second and fourth stories with vegetation, and animal and human face details; denticulated, corbeled, and sawtooth molded stringcourses; varied fenestration with 2- light lower sash and ornately mullioned upper sash; raised brick label molds above radiating brick arches; and raised brick pilasters with capitals. Original storefront of cast metal intact with fluted engaged columns capped by composite capitals and large plate glass sash with transoms; south bay infilled with wood, but opening maintained. Brick penthouse to north. North and west (rear) elevations are intact with 2/2 sash; fullwidth covered concrete load dock spans west elevation. Painted signs "Sheridan Clayton Paper Company" and "Wholesale Stationers & Paper Dealers" on west elevation.
Turner-Frazer Grocery and Letts-Spencer was located here before Sheridan-Clayton Paper
This landmark calibre structure is an outstanding and well preserved example of Victorian Eclecticism. It was constructed for the Turner, Frazer Company, wholesale grocers, in 1882, the same year as its neighbor to the south, Nave and McCord,also wholesale These two structures as well the C.D. Smith building across the street were all designed by the prominent firm of Eckel and Mann, and create a triumvirate worthy of the National Register of Historic Places. The Sheridan-Clayton Paper Company moved into this building in 1904.




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Circa 1917
301 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
GENERAL ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY
301 North 3rd Street

(1917) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Classical Revival influence. Seven story brick building with simple projecting metal cornice on the facade (matches 302-306 N. Fourth St.). 1/1 sash; first three stories have six bays with triple rowlock segmental arched window bays. Fenestration sheathed on fourth through sixth stories, but rhythm of bays maintained within brick arcading. Tall stone (or composition stone) surround in center two bays of first and second stories with segmental drip cap. Recessed double bay entry altered. South elevation similar to main facade with later connection to 302-306 N. Fourth Street. Connection with open first through third stories and "bridge" on fourth through sixth stories with similar details. North elevation with uneven 1/1 fenestration pattern






Circa 1901
AMERICAN ELECTRIC
302 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
302 North 3rd Street

(1901-02; E.J. Eckel) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Romanesque Revival. Seven story brick and stone building. South and east facades punctuated with transomed 1/1 sash set deeply into wall and arranged in groups (singly on first story, in pairs on second and third stories, singly on fourth story, and in groups of three on top three stories) in ribbon-like fashion. Windows at first and fourth story levels set in large arched openings without columns or piers. Terra cotta faced facades on Jules and Third streets detailed with Renaissance derived motifs: scroll shapes, wreaths, and garlands which decorate facades at fourth story area and on southeast and southwest corners of building. Entry recessed into open corner on first story at southeast corner supported by massive granite column with foliated forms on capital; entry stairway altered with new brick balustrade wall




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Circa 1905
KIRWAN'S
Maker of good homes
313-315-317 North 3rd Street
Circa 1910
KIRWAN'S
The house furnisher
313-315-317 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
EMPIRE CONE COMPANY
313 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
FRED SMALLWOOD TRANSFER COMPANY
313 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
315-317 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The building is gone, only a large parking lot exists
Photo #1 - 1910 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1905 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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

Currently a large parking lot is at this location




Circa 1930
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
Circa 1930
RALPH COSTIGAN OFFICES
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
In modern times, 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




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Circa 1901
LETTS-SPENCER GROCERY COMPANY
402-416 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
LETTS-MELIEK GROCERY COMPANY
402-416 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
RITE-WAY GROCERY SYSTEM
402 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
HILLYARD CHEMICAL
402-416 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
HILLYARD SALES COMPANY
402-416 North 3rd Street

(1901) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Sullivanesque influence. Six story (exposed basement) brick building. Contrasting diapered sixth story with oculus window openings at each bay; deeply projected copper cornice missing. Each of five bays at the second through fifth stories recessed in opening with a fifth story halfround relieving arch of rowlock brick; 1/1 sash. Remaining fifth story rusticated brick. Pilasters supporting brick arching rest on corbeled and denticulated brick entablature above first story. First story surfaces rusticated with brick masonry. Centered entry bay of dark red terra cotta with keystone and labels; original recessed doorway infilled.
South elevation with similar details in upper stories, but different fenestration pattern on basement and first story including large segmentally arched window on first story. Small compatible one story brick addition to north. Alterations do not substantially impact the design or materials of building, and are acceptable within the established registration requirements.
The Letts-Spencer Grocery Company once occupied 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




4th & Jules1 4th & Jules2 4th & Jules3 4th & Jules4 4th & Jules5 6 4th & Jules7 4th & Jules8 4th & Jules9 4th & Jules10 4th & Jules11 4th & Jules12 4th & Jules13 4th & Jules14 4th & Jules15 4th & Jules16 4th & Jules17 4th & Jules18 4th & Jules19 4th & Jules20

Circa 1909
HOTEL LEE
409-411 North 3rd Street
Circa 1925
NOMA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
409-415 North 3rd Street
NOMA LIGHTS
409-415 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

(1909) Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Commercial influence. Seven story brick building. Cornice missing; corbeled brick below cornice location. Brick "pilasters" resting on stone lug sills on corbels on seventh story with panels of brick between each of the six bays. Corbeling separates seventh from sixth story. Second through sixth stories with very slight projected pilasters separating bays with stone capitals and plinths resting on a stone stringcourse above first story.
First story bays separated by rusticated pilasters with spandrel panels beneath each of the window bays; remainder of bays altered. All facade window openings infilled, but bays maintained. North and south elevations with double rowlock segmental arch 3 vertical light/3 vertical light sash, some blocked but openings maintained.
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
Photo #11 - NOMA Lights advertisement
Photo #12 - St Joseph News Press article
Photo #13 - An assembly line at NOMA Lights
Photo #14 - A Christmas message
Photo #15 - Color Photo of NOMA Lights
Photo #16 - January 2, 1955 News Press photo
Photo #17 - January 2, 1955 News Press photo
Photo #18 - January 2, 1955 News Press photo
Photo #19 - January 2, 1955 News Press photo






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






Circa 1918
420-422 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Service-Related Facility. No stylistic influence. One story, four bay brick garage with four wood overhead garage doors. Decorative brick cornice with three stucco panels outlined in brick; center brick parapet.



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German Methodist Church of St. Joseph
423 North 3rd Street
Trinity (German) Methodist Church
423 North 3rd Street
Hundley Methodist
423 North 3rd Street
Ashland Avenue Methodist Church
423 North 3rd Street
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




Steam Cleaning1 Steam Cleaning2 3 4

Circa 1858
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
502 North 3rd Street
COLLEGE OF
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
502 North 3rd Street
ENSWORTH HOSPITAL
MEDICAL COLLEGE
502 North 3rd Street
Circa 1899
L. E. PEERY MATTRESS MANUFACTURING
502 North 3rd Street
Circa 1905
GETCHELL LAUNDRY
502 North 3rd Street
Circa 1915
PEARL LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING
502-504 North 3rd Street
Circa 1917
QUICK SERVICE
LAUNDRY COMPANY
502 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
DR RITE CARPET CLEANERS
502 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH RUG WEAVING 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





Circa 1900
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG COMPANY
Warehouse
709-711 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
ROBERTS CONE MANUFACTURING
709 North 3rd Street
Location occupied by Wire Rope Corporation






Circa 1920
RENFROW MOTORCYCLE SHOP
715-717 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH CARPET CLEANERS
715 North 3rd Street
Location occupied by Wire Rope Corporation



LOUIS STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1899
WILLIAM DERSCH
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
G J SCHREILBER SOFT DRINKS
802 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
G W STEPHENS BARBER
804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
DOMINI TAVERN
802-804 North 3rd Street

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




Circa 1930
SAMI SISK RESTAURANT
806 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
A. J. READY COAL COMPANY
808 North 3rd Street
Circa 1955
READY COAL COMPANY
806-808 North 3rd Street

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




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Circa 1860
BUELL WOOLEN MILL
813 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
TOWNSEND, WYATT & WALL WAREHOUSE
813 North 3rd Street

In the early part of the 20th century, Pendleton Woolen Mills was one of five major mills weaving Trade blankets. The Buell Manufacturing Company of St. Joseph, Missouri, incorporated in 1877. St. Joseph was the gateway to a booming Wild West, thanks to homesteading and the Gold Rush
The Buell mill, operated by Norman Buell, his son George, and another partner named John Lemon, was well-run and successful.
According to the county records of 1904, the Buell Manufacturing employed 175 workers and used more than a million pounds of wool a year. Buell products were sold in every state of the Union (45, to be exact). Buell products included far more than their Trade blankets. Their colorful designs were only a fraction of the products woven by Buell from 1877 to 1912.
Since the Pendleton mill opened in 1909, Pendleton Mill was the only competitors for three seasons.
The Buell building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope
Photo #1 - Buell Factory
Photo #2 - Product manufactured by Buell
Photo #3 - Products manufactured by Buell
Photo #4 - 1867 City Diretory advertisement
Photo #5 - A Buell Woolen Mill advertisement




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Circa 1930
HEUMADER BROTHERS GARAGE
814 North 3rd Street
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



Circa 1930
CITY STREET DEPARTMENT
911 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
KIWANIS PLAYGROUND
911 North 3rd Street

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




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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




Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH STREET LIGHTING DEPT
923 North 3rd Street

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




Circa 1942
THIRD STREET MISSION
924 North 3rd Street
BROWN OWL TAVERN
924 North 3rd Street

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



FRANKLIN STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1875
WINSCOTT & COMPANY
Franklin & North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, only a grassy field remains






Circa 1942
AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd Street

Was listed in 1942 City Directory and is still open for business in 2014






Circa 1942
BENNETT PHARMACY
1002 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists




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Circa 1914
L. FISCHER JR. BAKERY
1003 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
FISCHER BAKERY
1003 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists
Photo #2 - 1914 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1929
ROSELER HARDWARE
1205 North 3rd Street







Circa 1942
CHARLES GREEN BARBER SHOP
1004 North 3rd Street
CONSOLVER BARBER SHOP
1004 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists






Circa 1942
HY-KLAS FOOD STORE #31
1006 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists




Circa 1942
JULIUS DETWIELER SHOE REPAIR
1007 North 3rd Street
PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
1007 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists




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Circa 1928
MONARCH DRY CLEANING
1009 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
MONARCH DRY CLEANING
1009 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists
Photo #1 - 1928 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1974 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1942
JOSEPH SCHENECKER MARKET
1010 North 3rd Street
Circa 1981
JOE'S REFRIGERATION
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
Circa 1942
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




Circa 1930
KILLEN FURNITURE COMPANY
1117 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
FRANK RUB CIGAR MANUFACTURER
1206 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
PETER ROSELER HARDWARE
1208 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
LOW PRICE DEPARTMENT STORE
1209 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
J F FRANCIS GROCERY STORE
1210 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
THEO LUND GROCERY
1212 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
LOUIS DAVIS BILLIARDS
1213 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
THEO BLOOMER PHYSICIAN
1218 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
GAYLORD BLOOMER PHYSICIAN
1218 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today




Circa 1930
CHARLES JOHNSON RESTAURANT
1219 North 3rd Street

The structure no longer exists today



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

The 200 block of South 3rd Street contain buildings which date from the 1870s to 1890 and are among the oldest in the district. These building's represent the earliest extant period in this district's growth and include examples of the work of St. Joseph's most prolific architect, Edmund J. Eckel.





Circa 1898
THE GLOBE CARRIAGE WORKS
Schmidt & Gensler
316-318 Sylvanie Street

Photo - 1898 City Directory Advertisement






Photo Circa 1868
ICE CREAM SAlOON
Confectionary & Bakery
Number 41 South 3rd Street
Between Edmond & Charles Street






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




4th & Felix

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




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SHERATON INN
102 South 3rd Street
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
106 South 3rd Street
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




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Circa 1930
NELSON PRINTING & STATIONARY
107-109 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot exists at this address
Photo #3 - 1930 City Directory Advertisement




Circa 1864
PONY EXPRESS OFFICE
108 South 3rd Street
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
109 South 3rd Street
WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE
109 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a city parking lot



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Circa 1882
R. DOUGLAS & COMPANY
110-112 South 3rd Street
Circa 1899-1911
DONIPHAN & COMPANY
110-114 South 3rd Street
Circa 1911-1916
DONIPHAN CANDY COMPANY
110-114 South 3rd Street
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
113 South 3rd Street
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
115 South 3rd Street
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






Circa 1890
CHARLES EBERSOLD & COMPANY
118 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1900
RICHARD KLEINBRODT SALOON
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
RICHARD KLEINBRODT SALOON
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
HENRY FULLER RESTAURANT
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
OTTO BRAMSON SALOON
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
W H BURKE CONFECTIONERY
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
Deitchman Wholesale Men's furnishings
303 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
Bateman Heating & Metal Company
303 Edmond Street Circa 1930
FRANK BENNETT FISH MARKET
301 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
CHAIN SAW CENTER
301-303 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Building circa 1897
The Morris-Burnett Block


Circa 1899
LOUIS WINTER SALOON
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
C & T BURNETT MANUFACTURING HATS & CAPS
304-306 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
HENSLEY BROTHERS SALOON
302 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
C & T BURNETT, PAWN BROKERS
304 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
ARIEL J ARTHUR, TAILOR
304 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
B I Richardson Brothers saloon
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
HARRY LEVIN, CIGAR MANUFACTURER
306½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
Josiah Batcheller Gunsmith
306 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
MRS VINA McCARTHY RESTAURANT
304 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
Samuel Spring Clothing
304 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
C E Carter Cafe
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
W E Shaw Gunsmith
306 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
Earl Morgan Gunsmith
306 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
Oliver Ringo Gunsmith
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
Charles Fisher Soft Drinks
304 Edmond Street Circa 1937
WILLIAM DOTY LIQUOR
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
MRS IRENE WILSON RESTAURANT
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
Earl Morgan Gunsmith
306 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
John Snider Locksmith
306 EDMOND STREET Circa 1942
LEE ROY DOTY LIQUOR
302-306 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
Doty's Tavern
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
Doty's Cafe
304 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This commercial structure was built in 1897. One of the building permits was in the name of Charles and Thomas Burnett, who had a loan office at 304-306 Edmond and lived above it. The cost given on this permit was $1,850. The permit for 302 Edmond was in the name of G. W. Morris at a cost of $700. Louis Winter had a saloon here in 1899.
This commercial block retains its Beaux Arts Classicism inspired cornice molding and it's original second story window treatment.
Owners: G. W. Morris; Charles and Thomas Burnett
This building was scheduled for demolition in 1990.
A redevelopment plan for the entire block, beginning with the north half had been proposed.
Photo #5 - How the finished project looks with the property now being a parking lot
Photo #2 sumbited by Michael Miller




Circa 1924
Clyde Avitt Barber Shop
305 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
James King Barber Shop
305 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
Parvin Radio Service
305 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
Gibson & Company Loans
305 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
ARNOLD & JAMES 2nd HAND FURNITURE
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
ST JOSEPH TRANSFER COMPANY
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
WILLIAM L ARNOLD STORAGE
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
ARNOLD TRANSFER & STORAGE
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
UNION CIGAR STORE
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
RADIO SERVICE COMPANY
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
PINE-MAYER PAWNSHOP
307 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
ST JOSEPH RULING & BINDING
307 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
WILLIAM T WHEELER HARNESS & AMMUNITION
309 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
WILLIAM T WHEELER HARNESS & SPORTING GOODS
309 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
SMYTHE'S EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
309½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
SAMUEL B RANDOLF EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
309½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
WILLIAM T WHEELER SPORTING GOODS
309 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
WILLIAM RANDOLF EMPLOYMENT AGENT
309½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
O N RINGO GUNSMITH
309 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
FRANK SWOPE SHOE REPAIR
309 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
JAEBE ZAKEN CLOTHING
311 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
HARRY ZALKEN TAILOR SHOP
311 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
HARRY ZALKEN TAILOR SHOP
311 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
HARRY ZALKEN TAILOR SHOP
311 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
HENRY ZALKEN TAILOR SHOP
311 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
CLAUD SEATON SALOON
314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ PAWN BROKER & GENERAL MERCHANDISE
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ PAWN BROKER
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
PLEASANT H. SAMPSON SALOON
314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
OSCAR KLEINBRODT SALOON
314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ CLOTHING
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
OSCAR KLEINBRODT SALOON
314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
JOSEPH HEITEN PAWN BROKER
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
G A SCHNAITMAN CIGAR MANUFACTURER
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
JOSEPH HEITEN PAWN BROKER
312 Edmond Street
Circa 1947
JOE'S SPORTING GOODS
312-314 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
JOE'S SPORTING GOODS
312-314 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
ROBERT FURGUSON MUSIC TEACHER
314 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1964
JOE'S SPORTING GOODS
312-314 Edmond Street





Circa 1900
JOSIAH W BATCHELLER GUNS & SPORTING GOODS
313 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
JOSIAH W BATCHELLER GUNSMITH
313 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
FRED KENDEL RESTAURANT
313 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
MRS ADA WELCH RESTAURANT
313 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
E P MARCHAIN CAFE
313 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
MAYER FINE PAWNBROKER
313 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1882
W. ANGELO POWELL
ARTITECT & CIVIL ENGINEER
317 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
EMANUEL HARTZELL INSURANCE
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
TONEY FAUST SALOON
315-317 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ JEWELER
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
DAVID FELTENSTEIN LIQUOR
315-319 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
SAMUEL CUSHMAN BOTTLE DISTRIBUTOR
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
PIERCE DELIVERY COMPANY
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
MEYER BLOCK WHOLESALE LIQUOR
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
MRS HULDA NICHOLAS MUSIC TEACHER
315 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
RAINBOW CLUB TAVERN
315-319 EDMOND STREET
TIP TOP TAVERN
315-317 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1902
DAVID FELTENSTEIN WINE & LIQUOR RESELLER
315-321 Edmond Street
OLD JOEL WHISKEY
317 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




Circa 1900
HENRY PEDDICORD CONFECTIONARY
316 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
DAVID SHALINE, BARBER
316 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
WALLACE CIGAR COMPANY
316 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
ZWONKA GUN & FIXIT COMPANY
316 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
JAMES MILLAN REAL ESTATE BROKER
317 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
JOSEPH L. FELTENSTEIN WHOLESALE DRY GOODS
317½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
ISRAEL FELTENSTEIN PEDDLER SUPPLIES
317½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
J H ALBERT SOFT DRINKS
317 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
ARST BROTHERS HARDWARE & SPORTING GOODS
318 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
SAMUEL ARST HARDWARE
318 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
HOME SPECIALITY COMPANY
318 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
RAY HORTON, BARBER
318 Edmond Street
Circa 1947
KORAL'S ARMY STORES
318 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
MRS ETHEL DOWNEY MUSIC TEACHER
318 Edmond Street





Circa 1900
HARRY KALIS CLOTHING
319 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
MOSSELL & SAMUELS BARBER SHOP
319 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
S M MITCHELL SHOE REPAIR
319 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
DAVID BURROUGHS RESTAURANT
319 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
B MENCHOFSKY CLOTHING
320 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
SAMUEL WEINBERG CLOTHING
320 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
SAMUEL WEINBERG CLOTHING
320 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
AMERICAN HAND LAUNDRY
320 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
WILLIAM ZIEMENDORFF SOFT DRINKS
320 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
EDMOND STREET BARBER SHOP
320 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
REUBEN LAWRENCE BOOTS & SHOES
321 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
REUBEN LAWRENCE SHOE STORE
321 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
M M JOHNSON INCUBATORS
321 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
ST JOSEPH HEALTH EXHIBIT
321 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
DENNISON & SHERRILL BARBERS
321 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
WILLIS DAWSON BARBER SHOP
321 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
WILLIS DAWSON BARBER SHOP
321 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
EDDIE'S & BUD'S BARBERS
321 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
SIMON PUTTER CLOTHING & SHOES
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
BENOWITZ BROTHERS CLOTHING
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
JOHN FUCCIO CONFECTIONARY
324 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
RUNES & GIORGIONIS RESTAURANT
324 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
SAMUEL GALLU SHOE MAKER
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
WALTER KENGERSKI SHOE MAKER
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
JACOB RAFFELOCH CLOTHING
324 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
W C CARRAHER DRUG STORE
324 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
LOUIS KLINGMAN CLOTHING
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
G H TRUMAN FURNISHED ROOMS
322½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
LOUIS KLINGMAN CLOTHING
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
WILLIS DAWSON BARBERSHOP
322 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
ELLA HODSON FURNISHED ROOMS
322½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
LOUIS LOAN
322-324 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
REUBEN GOLDMAN CLOTHING & SHOES
323 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
JAMES W. REILLY PRINTING
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
L G BIGELOW PHOTOGRAPHY
323 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
REUBEN GOLDMAN CLOTHING & SHOES
323 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
JOSEPH SHRADER PHOTOGRAPHY
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
JAMES W. REILLY PRINTING
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
JAMES W. REILLY PRINTING
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
ISADORE FRUMHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
C L GATES DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
ISADORE FRUMHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY
323½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
REUBEN GOLDMAN CLOTHING
323 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
DAVID FELTENSTEIN MEN'S FURNISHINGS
323 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
HOLLAND'S COFFEE SHOP
323 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Albert Gasaway, Barber
324 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
WILLIAM S. KINNISON DRUG STORE
325-327 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
WILLIAM S. KINNISON DRUG STORE
325 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
LOUIS C BAUMAN, PHYSICIAN
325 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
EMANUEL F HARTZELL INSURANCE
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
WILLIAM S. KINNISON DRUG STORE
325-327 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
LOUIS C BAUMAN, PHYSICIAN
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
EMANUEL F HARTZELL INSURANCE
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
EMMA HECKEL, NOTARY
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
ADAM REED, CHIROPODIST
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
HARRY LADENSOHN CLOTHING
325 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
DAVID FELTENSTEIN FURNISHED ROOMS
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
E F HARTZELL INSURANCE AGENCY
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
DAVID FELTENSTEIN FURNISHED ROOMS
325½ EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
HERMAN DRUG STORE No 3
325 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
EDMOND STREET HOTEL
325½ EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
ROBERT McDANIEL RESTAURANT
326 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
CROTEAU & SMITH RESTAURANT
326 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
CHESTER KENDZERSKI SHOE MAKER
326 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1915
MAYER FINE PAWNSHOP
326 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1924
BASKET STORES No 90
326 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
BASKET STORES No 90
326 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1924
VACANT
327 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1930
MISSOURI PHARMACY
327 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
HERMAN PHARMACY #3
327 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
JOHN BAEUNLEIN SALOON
328 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1905
CROTEAU & SMITH SALOON
328 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1912
CROTEAU & SMITH SALOON
328 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
JAMES MILLER LIQUOR
328 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
JOSEPH HOBLEY LIQUOR
328 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1957
FARMER'S HOME TAVERN
328 EDMOND STREET

Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1889
Looking North from 3rd & Edmond Street







Circa 1870
John Demond's Pharmacy
3rd & Edmond Street
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 1961
KARRASH ELECTRIC
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
GEORGE D. SAVIDGE
212 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The building no longer exists






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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Circa 1900
NATIONAL BANK OF ST JOSEPH
301-305 Felix
Circa 1909
CONSUMERS SUPPLY COMPANY
301-305 Edmond Street
STEINEL & TAYLOR SPORTING GOODS
301 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The National Bank of St. Joseph was located at the northeast corner of 3rd and Felix. The bank was replaced by Consumers Supply in 1909
Photo #1 - 1909 Consumers Supply News Press advertisement




Circa 1900
Henry Levi Tailor
306 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
St Joseph Water Company
307 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
George Keller Candy Manufacturer
309 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
August Wehrman Tailor
310 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Daniel Mill Photography
311½ Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Harry Robinson Barbershop
314 Felix Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Building circa 1897
The Morris-Burnett Block


Circa 1899
LOUIS WINTER SALOON
302-306 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
HENSLEY BROTHERS SALOON
302 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1937
DOTY'S TAVERN
302-306 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
MRS IRENE WILSON RESTAURANT
302 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
LEE ROY DOTY LIQUOR
302-306 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This commercial structure was built in 1897. One of the building permits was in the name of Charles and Thomas Burnett, who had a loan office at 304-306 Edmond and lived above it. The cost given on this permit was $1,850. The permit for 302 Edmond was in the name of G. W. Morris at a cost of $700. Louis Winter had a saloon here in 1899.
This commercial block retains its Beaux Arts Classicism inspired cornice molding and it's original second story window treatment.
Owners: G. W. Morris; Charles and Thomas Burnett
This building was scheduled for demolition in 1990.
A redevelopment plan for the entire block, beginning with the north half had been proposed.
Photo #5 - How the finished project looks with the property now being a parking lot
Photo #2 sumbited by Michael Miller




Circa 1937
Bateman Heating & Metal Company
303 Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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




Circa 1953
HEATON UNION TRUCK TERMINAL
205-215 South 3rd Street
HEATON COMMERCIAL EXPRESS
205-215 South 3rd Street
HANNA CANDY COMPANY
205-215 South 3rd Street
McCAMMON TRUCK LINE
205-215 South 3rd Street
VAN'S TRUCK LINE
205-215 South 3rd Street
ROBERTS MOTOR FREIGHT
205-215 South 3rd Street
TRENTON MOTOR EXPRESS
205-215 South 3rd Street
HEALZER CARTAGE COMPANY
205-215 South 3rd Street
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
210 South 3rd Street
CHESMORE SEED COMPANY
210 South 3rd Street
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
212 South 3rd Street
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






Circa 1928
St. Joe Transfer Company
219 South 3rd Street
Sheridan-Clayton Paper Co. Parking Garage
219 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This structure was constructed in 1928 as a garage for the St. Joseph Transfer Company.
The level parapet of the front facade is corbelled. The front facade is further defined by brick piers on either end. A large garage door is centered on this facade and surrnounted by a wide spandrel of rectangular brick patterning. The north facade is finished in common bond and is perforated by rectilinear windows with header brick sills. The eastern rear facade also centers around a large garage door however, it has three rectangular windows on either side and is capped by a stepped parapet.
It is compatible in building material and proportion to the establishment of an historical district of 19th and early 20th Century commercial buildings south of the central business district.
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
222-224 South 3rd Street
WILDHAGEN MACHINE SHOP
222-224 South 3rd Street
WILDHAGEN MACHINE & SUPPLY COMPANY
222-224 South 3rd Street

The original Acme Machine (222-224 S 3rd) was started by Daniel Spoerndli at the turn of the century. His wife was an Aunt of Ludwig Wildhagen. Mr. Spoerndli died unexpectedly of a heart attack around 1935. Ludwig Wildhagen purchased the machine business from his aunt at that time. He continued under the name of Acme Machine. Sometime after WWII the business name was changed to Wildhagen Machine & Supply Inc. The building remained the same until purchased by the MODOT for the on ramp of 229 South at 3rd & Charles streets during Urban Renewal.
The photo above of Acme Machine is what Wildhagen Machine looked like at the time of Urban Renewal other than the name on the sign.
The above information was supplied by Doug Wildhagen, grandson of Ludwig Wildhagen
Currently a city park is at this location



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Circa 1906
ST JOSEPH TRANSFER CO
301 South 3rd Street
PONY EXPRESS HEADQUARTERS
301 South 3rd Street
Circa 1953
SMALLWOOD TRANSFER & STORAGE CO
301 South 3rd Street
ACME MACHINE SHOP
301 South 3rd Street

(Circa 1906)
This building was built in 1906 for St Joseph Transfer Company
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Small Scale Commercial Block. No stylistic influence.
Two story (running bond) brick building. Flat roof with raised brick denticulated pattern accented by corbeled brackets. Second story with double rowlock brick segmental arches; openings infilled, but bays maintained. Storefront and westernmost of two garage doors on the north facade infilled with wood siding, but bays maintained. One story concrete block addition to rear (east). South facade stuccoed; two pedestrian doors and two garage doors. Overall integrity of building design and workmanship is maintained according to the registration requirements.
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 visible on one building side

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 #8 - 1930 City Directory advertisement
Photo #5 - taken in 2013 by David Osgood




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Circa 1904
SHERIDAN-CLAYTON PAPER COMPANY
302-308 South 3rd Street
DOWNTOWN FURNITURE EMPORIUM
302-308 South 3rd Street

(Circa 1882, Eckel and Mann)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Four story brick building.
Front facade and lateral corner bays richly textured with elaborate terra cotta cornices and spandrels between the second and fourth stories with vegetation and animal and human face details; denticulated, corbeled, and sawtooth molded stringcourses; varied fenestration with 2- light lower sash and ornately mullioned upper sash; raised brick label molds above radiating brick arches; and raised brick pilasters with capitals.
Original storefront of cast metal intact with fluted engaged columns capped by composite capitals and large plate glass sash with transoms; south bay infilled with wood, but opening maintained.
Brick penthouse to north. North and west (rear) elevations are intact with 2/2 sash; fullwidth covered concrete load dock spans west elevation.
Painted signs "Sheridan Clayton Paper Company" and "Wholesale Stationers & Paper Dealers" on west elevation.
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
Photo #11 - Camera facing northwest
Photo #12 - Camera facing west showing facade detail




Circa 1955
KNAPP MACHINE SHOP
305-307 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently is a parking lot




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Circa 1867
NAVE & McCORD MERCHANTILE
310 South 3rd
MITCHEL HILL SEED COMPANY
310 South 3rd
10/21/2016: Building was totally destroyed by fire

(Circa 1882, E.J. Eckel)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Five story building.
Richly textured facade enlivened by varied fenestration grouped into symmetrical bays by raised brick pilasters stretching height of building and elaborate stringcourses ornamented with terra cotta medallions and spandrels between third and fourth stories.
Front entry with decorative surround with Frank Furness overtones: oversized brackets and dwarfed columns on either side and scroll-like frame and transom above, lined with nailhead border.
Three richly detailed parapets. First floor infilled with wood shingles and paneling between pilasters, but rhythm of bays maintained. Sash infilled with wood in 2/2 pattern; openings maintained.
South elevation has nearly full-width covered loading dock. West (rear) elevation with four full-height seed elevators (modern).
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
Evidently, Nave McCord closed at this location in 1930 (See Photo #21)
Photo #24 - 1867 City Directory Advertisement




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Circa 1888
CD SMITH DRUG COMPANY
313 South 3rd Street

(Circa 1888, Eckel and Mann)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Romanesque Revival.
Five story brick building with elaborate terra cotta organic motifs characteristic of the Romanesque Revival style. Terra cotta used on corner spandrel of first story, capitals of fourth story, and along parapet. Central parapet inscribed "C.D. Smith, 1888" in terra cotta. Fanciful terra cotta animal figures on southwest corner on second, fourth, and parapet stories. Front facade dominated by arcade of monumental round arches stretching from the first to second stories and wrapping around corner to the south.
Windows on front elevation rectilinear; those on south and east set under segmental arches. Sheathing covers top of arcading and two-thirds of windows, but openings maintained; fourth story with 6/2 sash and fifth story with 4/1 sash. Covered concrete loading dock in the southeast corner; metal platform fire-escape on south elevation.
Two story historic wing connected on north elevation; brick pilasters with corbeling separate wing into three bays. First story with three wood garage doors, second story with two blocked windows per bay set in segmental arched openings; parapet roof above cornice; painted sign "C.D. Smith Drug Co." between stories.
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
Thi8 landmark calibre building was constructed in 1888 for the C. D. Smith Drug Co. which is still located here. The architectural firm, Eckel and Mann, which designed this outstanding example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, designed many of St. Joseph's finest structures. The attached warehouse to the north was constructed in 1904; its cost listed on the building permit was '5,500.



SYLVANIE STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1897
KANSAS CITY & COUNCIL BLUFFS RAILROAD
Office & Freight Depot
302 Sylvanie Street
Circa 1905
ST JOSEPH CENTRAL BRANCH RAILROAD
Office
302 Sylvanie Street

This structure was built in 1897 as the Kansas City and Council Bluffs Railroad General Office and Freight Depot.
The price listed on the building permit was $2,200. This building has the massing and roof line and detail of the contemporary Shinegle Style and the decorative restraint and deep soffit of the Prarie Style. Its Eclectic styling would contribute strongly to the establishment of a historic district in this area of high quality 19th and early 20th Century commercial buildings.
The St. Joseph Branch Railway was incorporated September 16, 1905, under the general laws of Missouri, for the purpose of constructing and operating a standard-gage railroad from a point on the Missouri River in Buchanan County, Mo., opposite Atchison, Kansas, thence in an easterly direction through St. Joseph, Mo., about 26 miles. The date of organization was not determined.





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

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




CB&Q Office

Circa 1909
BURLINGTON GENERAL OFFICE
404 South 3rd Street
Circa 1909
BURLINGTON OFFICE STAFF
404 South 3rd Street

In 1909. this was the Burlington Railroad office building and staff
This building was located at 404 South 3rd Street (3rd & Sylvanie)
Photo date: August 3, 1909
The Burlington Ticket Office was located elsewhere
The CB&Q Ticket office was located in the Block building at 6th & Felix
A. E. Martin was the city passenger agent
J. DeWitt was the division passenger agent
C. J. Staker was the city ticket agent
This railroad office building was originally 4 stories tall
It was originally the main headquarters for the Hannibal & St Joe Railroad, before the CB&Q took it over
The top 2 floors were subsequently removed and only 2 floors remained

There was a big freight house to the south of it
It was a really busy place in the 1950's
The first floor had the Local Freight Office, with a big staff and the Law Dept
The 2nd floor had the Superintendent's office with several people, three Road masters, a Master Carpenter, Train master's office, Timekeeper's office, PBX telephone operator (switchboards with plug in cables), and Chief Dispatcher's office, and the Wire Chief's office
Also, there was a basement where records were stored

This structure no longer exists
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1911
CB&Q RAILWAY OFFICE & FREIGHT DEPOT
404 South 3rd Street

(Circa 1911-12)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Freight Distribution Facility. No stylistic influence.
Tall one story rectangular brick building divided, by brick pilasters, into eighteen bays of raised loading docks; three courses of corbeling between pilasters. Four glass block clerestory windows per bay; brick parapet with concrete coping. Some docks infilled with concrete block, but bays maintained. North dock converted to office with shake shingle "mansard" roof. Metal canopy over south seventeen bays.
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






Circa 1918
GUTHRIE MERCHANTILE
Baker & Confectionary Supplies
312 Locust Street



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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