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FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 5th STREET
SOUTH 5th STREET BEGINS HERE





Circa 1899
J. N. KIDDS FLORIST
106 South 5th

The building no longer exists
Kidd's Greenhouses were located at 2320 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1924
CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD CO
110 South 5th
Circa 1929
BURLINGTON TRAVEL BUREAU
110 South 5th
Circa 1930
CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD
110 South 5th
Circa 1940
CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY TICKET OFFICE
110 South 5th
Circa 1940
CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY FREIGHT TRAFFIC DEPT
110 South 5th
Circa 1942
VACANT
110 South 5th
Circa 1947
FRANCIS PAINT & WALLPAPER COMPANY
110 South 5th
Circa 1958
FRANCIS REALTY & INSURANCE
110 South 5th

Photo #1 - 1929 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1947 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1924
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTE FE RAILROAD
114 South 5th Street
Circa 1930
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTE FE RAILROAD
114 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
114 South 5th Street




Circa 1924
EDWARD HANSON CAFE
116 South 5th Street
Circa 1924
CLINTON CRAWFORD BARBER
116 South 5th Street
Circa 1924
BONABHAN & FRIHA BILLIARDS
116½ South 5th Street
Circa 1930
FRANK HARRETY RESTAURANT
116 South 5th Street
Circa 1930
J S MORROW, BARBER
116 South 5th Street
Circa 1930
SERVICE CAB COMPANY
116½ South 5th Street
Circa 1940
SEARS ROEBUCK & COMPANY
116 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
SEARS ROEBUCK SERVICE STATION
116 South 5th Street




Circa 1924
JOSEPH MARCELL CONFECTIONARY
118 South 5th Street
Circa 1930
JOSEPH MARCELL CONFECTIONARY
118 South 5th Street






Circa 1919
BINSWANGERS DELICACIES
120 South 5th
Circa 1940
JOSEPH MARCELL CONFECTIONARY
120 South 5th

The building no longer exists, currently Commerce Bank occupies the area






LIEBOWITZ JEWELRY
121 South 5th
Demolished during Urban Renewal
The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot


EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1867
SANDUSKY & COMPANY
Wholesale & Retail Grocers
Number 132 Edmond Street




Circa 1924
P F PUNZO CONFECTIONARY
206 South 5th
Circa 1930
S J FRIEDBERG CONFECTINARY
206 South 5th
Circa 1940
DELUX CAB COMPANY
206 South 5th

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1905
WESTERN DAIRY COMPANY
208 South 5th
Circa 1920
US ARMY RECRUITING STATION
208 South 5th
Circa 1924
LABOR TEMPLE
208 South 5th
Circa 1930
LABOR TEMPLE
208 South 5th
Circa 1940
LABOR TEMPLE
208 South 5th

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1924
ARCH CABLE CLOTHING
209 South 5th
Circa 1930
ARCH CABLE CLOTHING
209 South 5th
Circa 1940
TRADING POST LIQUOR
209 South 5th
Circa 1942
VACANT
209-211 South 5th
Circa 1958
WRIGHT JEWELRY
209-211 South 5th





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Circa 1924
MINTER BROTHERS OIL BURNERS
212 South 5th
Circa 1924
SPELLMAN RESTAURANT
212 South 5th
Circa 1930
NICK'S SERVICE
(Dry Cleaners)
212 South 5th
Circa 1940
MAX ROSEN HAT CLEANING
212 South 5th
Circa 1942
VACANT
212 South 5th
NICK'S CLEANERS
6?? Edmond Street

In 1930, Nick's Cleaners was located at 212 South 5th, north of Western Dairy
Nick's Cleaners last location was located between 6th & 7th on the north side of Edmond
I think that Nick's Cleaners was owned by the Zaroor family
The 212 South 5th location is currently an empty lot
The 6th & Edmond location is currently a parking lot

Photo #1 - Nick's Cleaners on Edmond Street
Photo #2 - 1930 City Directory advertisement Circa 1930
Photo #3 - The Edmond Street parking lot where Nick's once existed
Photo #5 - 1930 City Directory advertisement
Photo #1 donated by Dave Sietzen




Circa 1924
CRYSTAL THEATER
213 South 5th
Circa 1930
JOHN KALLAUNER FURRIER
213 South 5th
Circa 1940
VACANT
213 South 5th

The building no longer exists






Circa 1915
TRANSFER MARKET
214 South 5th
Circa 1924
HUNDDLESON & NAVE MEATS
214 South 5th
Circa 1930
HUNDDLESON & NAVE MEATS
214 South 5th
Circa 1940
JOHN KALLAUNER TAILOR
214 South 5th

Photo - 1915 St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo






Circa 1940
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL
215 South 5th
Circa 1942
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL
215 South 5th
Circa 1954
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL
215 South 5th

Photo - 1954 St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo
The building no longer exists






Circa 1909/1921/1960(Altered)
Salvation Army Citadel
215 South 5th
Circa 1962
National Cash Register
213-217 South 5th

This structure has undergone many metamorphoses since its construction in 1909 by Isaac Curd for $10,000. Another $7,000 was spent on the building by the Salvation Army in 1921. The present appearance of this building was attained during the 1960 $10,000 remodeling undertaken by the Robidoux Realty Co. for the National Cash Register office.




Circa 1930
G M SULLENGER CIGAR SHOP
216 South 5th
Circa 1940
ARTHUR MOORE RESTAURANT
216 South 5th
Circa 1942
ARTHUR MOORE RESTAURANT
216 South 5th

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1879
WESTERN MILK DEPOT
Hannafin & Fenner
218 South 5th
Circa 1900
WESTERN MILK DEPOT
Hannafin & Fenner
218 South 5th
Circa 1940
WESTERN DAIRY & ICE CREAM COMPANY
218 South 5th
Circa 1942
WESTERN DAIRY & ICE CREAM COMPANY
218 South 5th
Circa 1958
WESTERN DAIRY & ICE CREAM CO
JUSTRITE QUALITY CHEKD DAIRY PRODUCTS
214-224 South 5th Street
Circa 1970s
HILAND DAIRY QUALITY CHEKD DAIRY PRODUCTS
218 South 5th Street

Western Dairy was one of the oldest dairies in St Joseph
Hannafin & Fenner were partners in the beginning
It was owned & operated for many years by George & Augie Fenner and numerous other members of the Fenner family
The dairy was a member of the Quality Chekd organization
Their dairy products were trade named Justrite Quality Chekd
The dairy was sold to Highland Dairy in Springfield Missouri
The dairy was later obtained by Hiland dairy in Iowa
The Fenners continued running the dairy
The retail home delivery ceased operation in the late 1970's
All St Joseph dairy operations totally ceased as all products were being trucked in from Iowa
The St Joseph dairy building remained unused except for the large cooler
Hiland Dairy eventually razed the dairy & office building
The huge cooler and garage remained for many years thereafter
Hiland Dairy finally razed the huge cooler, the garage remains intact
It is currently one huge empty lot in which Quality Chekd trailers are parked
Photo #12 - Justrite Wholesale Drivers December 1991
Back Row Left to Right: Melvin Vanmeter, Dave Yocum, Ernie Ueligger, Darrel Trautman, Jim Christ & Bob Holub
Front Row Left to Right: George Moore, Bob Erk, Roger Marriott

Photo #1 - The dairy prior to being torn down
Photo #2 - Vintage photo of the dairy
Photo #3 - Retail milk truck #37 used for making home deliveries
Photo #4 - Tray with Justrite advertising
Photo #5 - Justrite quart size milk bottle
Photo #6 - 1937 Justrite half pint size milk bottle
Photo #7 - Justrite Milk token
Photo #8 - Cardboard milk bottle cap
Photo #9 - Retail home delivery order form
Photo #10 - Rick Drozd in his Justrite milkman uniform
Photo #11 - Mary (Merk) Sharp's grandfather with his delivery vehicle in 1901
Photo #12 - 1991 photo of the Wholesale routemen
Photo #13 - 1967 advertisement
Photo #14 - 1936 December advertisement, St Joseph News Press
Photo #15 - After Hiland razed the plant, they used this trailer as office
Photo #16 - 1951 Justrite Advertisement, sketches of the routemen
Photo #17 - 1880 advertisement
Photo #18 - 1900 City Directory Advertisement




Circa 1940
SHACK'S CAFE
219 South 5th
Circa 1942
VACANT
219 South 5th

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1905
CURD THEATER
Corner of 5th & Charles
221-225 South 5th Street
Circa 1906
CRYSTAL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
Corner of 5th & Charles
221-225 South 5th Street
Circa 1924
CRYSTAL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
Corner of 5th & Charles
221-225 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
Corner of 5th & Charles
221-225 South 5th Street

Photo #1 - 1905 St Joseph News-Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1924 St Joseph News-Press advertisement
Photo #3 - March 8,1950 Razing of the Crystal Theater (News-Press photo)



CHARLES STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1898
JOSEPH BARNES, HORSESHOER
Southwest Corner of 5th & Charles Streets




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Circa 1880
ST CHARLES HOUSE
301-303 South 5th Street
Circa 1899
ST CHARLES HOTEL
301-303 South 5th Street
Circa 1937
HOTEL MILNER
301-303 South 5th Street
Circa 1941
HOTEL MILNER
301-303 South 5th Street
Circa 1941
ST CHARLES HOTEL
301-303 South 5th Street
Circa 2010
ST CHARLES HOTEL
301-303 South 5th Street
ACME VENDING COMPANY
303 South 5th Street

The west facade with a Colonial Revival design was added in 1901. It is dominated by two projecting square bays flanking a recessed entry surmounted by a fanlight. Please see the attachment which gives an 1889 view of the St. Charles. Since this time the Mansard roof of the original design has been removed. However, the peaked lintels etched with curvilinear motifs from this period remain intact on the north facade.
The landmark calibre St. Charles Hotel was opened in 1880 and continuously operated under the same name. A contemporary history said that large additions (35 rooms plus) were made to the original building at that time. However, there was no hotel by this site name or on this site the years preceding 1880 in the City Directories and a 1910 description listed only a total of 45 rooms, so the building referred to was probably the boarding house of Mary E. Dunoan on the southeast corner of Fifth and Charles, listed in the City Directory as early as 1872 and through the 1870's.
In 1880, the hotel was originally named the St Charles House
Between 1880 and 1937, the hotel was renamed the St Charles Hotel
During a 5 year period from 1937-1941, the St. Charles Hotel
was renamed as HOTEL MILNER, see photo #6
Why it changed names for a brief period in late 1930's is unknown
After 1941, it was was renamed once again as the St. Charles Hotel
Even though it was closed, the St Charles Hotel was the last historic downtown hotel still standing in 2010
Some scenes in the Paper Moon movie were filmed here in the 1970's
The hotel sat closed and empty for many years
After sitting empty for many years, the hotel was sold & torn down in 2010
ACME Vending company is currently occupying the address (photo #16)

Photo #1a - 1880 Newspaper Advertisement
Photo #1 - As it looked before being sold
Photo #2 - As it looked before being sold
Photo #3 - a 1911 postcard
Photo #4 - 2010 photo, ACME Vending
Photo #5 - larger photo of the #3
Photo #6 - Milner Hotel 1937-1941
Photo #7 - St Charles Hotel envelope
Photo #8 - Rear view of the hotel
Photo #9 - Front door
Photo #10 - Charles Street side
Photo #11 - Charles Street side
Photo #12 - Monogramed entranceway
Photo #13 - Demolition of the hotel
Photo #14 - Demolition of the hotel
Photo #15 - Demolition of the hotel
Photo #16 - Current company located at this address (ACME)
Photo #17 - Circa 1940's - note gas station across the street
Photo #18 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #19 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #20 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #21 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #22 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #23 - St Charles Hotel when closed and empty
Photo #24 - 1899 St Charles Hotel advertisement
Photo #6 submitted by Rick Stafford






Circa 1940
HENRY HAMILTON FILLING STATION
300-310 South 5th
Circa 1940
HENRY HAMILTON AUTO PARK
300-310 South 5th
Circa 1942
BOB'S AUTO PARK
300-310 South 5th
Circa 1956
JUSTRITE/HILAND DAIRY COOLER
310 South 5th
Circa 1958
SWAFFORD AUTO PARK
310 South 5th

This storage and loading dock first appeared on the 1956 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map as a drawing from plans suggesting construction was in progress
This structure would be an intrusion in an established historic district in this area of high quality 19th & 20th Century commercial structures
This cooler as well as the plant to the north have been demolished
The cooler that sat on a raised concrete foundation was a refrigerated series of storage areas lined with loading docks for trucks along the east and west sides.
There was no office area on this site.







Circa 1940
Mrs Tilda Perkins Furnished Rooms
324 South 5th Street
Circa 1940
Joe Wickersham Restaurant
324 South 5th Street
Circa 1958
Pauls Eat Shop
324 South 5th Street



SYLVANIE STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1940
CHASE & POE CANDY COMPANY
402 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
CHASE CANDY COMPANY
402 South 5th Street

Chase Candy Company was founded in 1876

Chase Candy Company is the 3rd oldest candy company in the USA

Around 1918, The Chase Cherry Mash was invented

In the early 1920s, Chase built a modern four-story factory in downtown St. Joseph

The building is located on the southwest corner of 5th & Sylvanie

Chase also has a warehouse located at 1109 North 3rd Street

By 1926, after 50 years in business, Chase had made more than 500 different kinds of candies, including an extensive line of candy bars

Companies known to have been in the building at 5th & Sylvanie:
Chase Candy, Dannen Mills & Farmland

In 1957, Dannen Mills purchased the building from Chase

Chase Candy built a new plant at 3600 South Leonard Road then moved once more
Chase Candy Company is currently located in an industrial park at 1307 South 59th Street

Photo #1 - Chase Candy as it once looked at 5th & Sylvanie
Photo #2 - View of the operation in the 1950's & 1960's
Photo #3 - Cherry Mash Candy made by Chase Candy
Photo #4 - Chase Candy tin
Photo #5 - One of Chase's plants located elsewhere
Photo #6 - Chase advertisement
Photo #7 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #8 - an old box of Cherry Mash candy bars
Photo #9 - Old advertisement of the 5th & Sylvanie plant
Photo #10 - 5th & Sylvanie building
Photo #11 - 1957 Newspaper article of Dannen Mills purchasing the building
Photo #12 - Very old advertisement
Photo #13 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #14 - Chase plant when it was at 3600 Leonard Road
Photo #2 was donated by Rick Edwards
His mother is the lady that is standing




Circa 1940
Western Dairy & Ice Cream
Wholesale Department
415 South 5th Street




Circa 1942
Western Dairy & Ice Cream
Warehouse
419 South 5th Street




Circa 1958
Western Dairy & Ice Cream Garage
419 South 5th Street



ANGELIQUE STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1958
St Joseph Light & Power Garage
501 South 5th Street
ALLIED GLASS
501 South 5th
(5th & Sylvanie)
1981
SUNSHINE ELECTRIC DISPLAY CORP
501 Sylvanie
This corrugated metal commercial building was erected in 1981 by the Walters Construction Co. for $l84,000
It is an intrusion in this area of historically significant 19th and early 20th Century commercial buildings south of the central business district.




Circa 1940
Ross Delivery Service
502 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
St Joseph Implement
502-504 South 5th Street




Circa 1940
Fairbanks Motor Company
520 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
Fairbanks Motor Company
520 South 5th Street
Circa 1958
Fairbanks Motor Company
520 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1940
James McNeely Wholesale Liquor
521 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
James McNeely Wholesale Liquor
521 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists





MESSANIE STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1940
HERBERT MARTIN LIQUOR
601 South 5th Street
Circa 1942
HERBERT'S TAVERN & RENO CLUB
601 South 5th Street
Circa 1958
SAMARITON VOLUNTEER WORKERS CHURCH
601 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
SALVATION ARMY MEN'S SOCIAL CENTER
615 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
Capitol Truck Lines
619 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
FLEMING COMPANY WHOLESALE GROCERS
700 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
CITY SALES BEER DISTRIBUTOR
710 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
KEITH TRUCK LINE
713 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
MAPLES APARTMENT
729-739 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists






Circa 1958
GENERAL MILLS WAREHOUSE
730 South 5th Street

Building no longer exists








Circa 1915
BUDWEISER BEER
Anheiser-Bush Branch
504 Mitchell Avenue

Building no longer exists








Circa 1862
STUDEBAKER BROTHERS WAGON DEPOT
Wagons & Buggies
Corner of 5th & Edmond Streets

Photo - 1862 City Directory advertisement





Circa Early 1908
UNION DEPOT TROLLEY #95
5th & Edmond Streets

Trolley passing by H. Berenberg Tailor shop





Circa 1908
TAYLOR'S RESTAURANT
5th & Edmond Streets






Circa Early 1908
ETTENSON CLOTHIERS
5th & Edmond Street

Street sweeper sweeping the street
Gentlemen standing in front of Ettenson Clothier's shop





Circa Early 1908
LADY WITH FLOWERS
5th & Edmond






Circa 1880
CLOVER HILL STABLES
Between 5th & 6th Streets






Circa 1930's
LOOKING EAST ON EDMOND
TOWARDS 5th STREET

Looking east on Edmond towards 5th Street intersection
This photo is 1933 or newer vintage
The Orpheum Theater, which had been rebuilt in 1933 due to a fire, can be seen on the left with it's new face
Photo circa: 1933 or newer
Photo is property of St Joseph Museums, Inc
(Hope they don't mind if I use it here)







LOOKING EAST ON EDMOND
TOWARDS 5th STREET

Looking east on Edmond towards 5th Street
All of the buildings behind the orange bus were razed during Urban Renewal thus creating one large parking lot
The city bus terminal was once located on the right side at 5th & Edmond
The bus terminal is now gone
Photo circa: 1959







LOOKING NORTH at 5th & EDMOND

Looking north up 5th Street from Edmond
Enterprise Furniture at 5th & Felix can be seen in the top right




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Circa 1931
HOME SUPPLY MARKET
5th & Edmond Street

Photo #1 - 1931 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement






LOOKING WEST AT 5th & EDMOND
Circa 1910

Looking west on Edmond
Note the trolley tracks
1910 St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo of 5th & Edmond




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MASONIC TEMPLE
5th & Edmond
6th & Robidoux

There has been as many as 12 Masonic lodges in St Joseph

The Masonic Temple was located at 5th & Edmond and was used until 1906

A new temple was constructed between 1906 and 1908 at 6th & Robidoux beside the Scottish Rite Cathedral

The Scottish Rite Cathedral building no longer exists

The new building still resides today and has been expanded consuming the Scottish Rite property

The Scottish Rite Cathedral building no longer exists

Photo #1 - Postcard
Photo #2 - Masonic Temple 5th & Edmond
Photo #3 - Masonic Temple 5th & Edmond
Photo #4 - Masonic Temple 5th & Edmond
Photo #5 - Masonic Temple 5th & Edmond
Photo #6 - Circa 1912, the new temple at 6th Robidoux






AERIAL VIEW OF 5th & EDMOND
Circa 1930's

Look at all of the trolley tracks
This elevated photo was taken in the 1930's from the Corby Building




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Circa 1940
MECHANICS BANK
5th & Francis
Circa 1957
MECHANICS BANK
5th & Edmond
COMMERCE BANK
5th & Edmond

In 1940, the Mechanics Bank was located at 5th & Francis
In 1957, a new Mechanics Bank was constructed on the Northwest corner of 5th & Edmond Street
In later years, Commerce Bank took over at this location
St Joseph Safety Council occupied the lower floor of the bank

Photo #1 - 1957, Looking west from 5th & Edmond, a Light & Power Company city bus rounding the corner. The Mechanics Bank and Paul Block's Furniture store are seen in the background
Photo #2 - Looking North on 5th Street just south of Edmond. The city bus terminal, Commerce Bank, Einbenders and the Corby Building are in the background
Photo #3 - St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #4 - 1957 artist drawing of the upcoming new Mechanics Bank at 5th & Edmond
Photo #5 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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EDMOND STREET PARKING LOT
Created during Urban Renewal

NEW 2014 EDMOND STREET MURAL
Between 5th & 6th Streets

All photos are looking north from Edmond Street between 5th & 6th

This large parking lot consumes the block that once had 10 businesses occupying this area

The buildings were removed during the Urban Renewal program

August 2014: the city hired an artist to paint a mural on the backside of all of the Felix Street buildings

An outline image was first projected onto the buildings, then the outline was painted using the bucket lift as seen in photo #2

Some days later, the mural colors had been painted. Quite a feat

This mural is visible from people heading north on I-229, a great downtown improvement

The city has replaced the original parking lot with a much better parking lot in 2014

Photo #1 - The parking lot, the backside of the Felix Street buildings & the Corby Building
Photo #2 - In 2014, the city hired a person to paint a mural on the buildings backside
Photo #3 - The backside of the remaining Felix Street buildings
Photo #4 - The parking lot, the backside of the Felix Street buildings & the Corby Building




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Circa 1890
SCHLITZ CAFE
501 Edmond
Circa 1912
ORPHEUM THEATER
501 Edmond
Circa 1924
ORPHEUM THEATER
501 Edmond
Circa 1957
MAC'S JEWELRY SHOP
501 Edmond
Circa 1957
ORPHEUM THEATER
501 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

At the turn of the century, the Schlitz Cafe was a popular restaurant
The Orpheum Theater was later constructed at this location

Photo #1 - 1890's Photo - looking north on 5th Street, Schlitz & Townsend Dry Goods can be seen
Photo #2 - The Grill Room in the basement of the Schlitz Cafe
Photo #3 - Main dining room inside of the Schlitz Cafe
Photo #4 - 1890 Photo - looking west on 5th Street, the Schlitz Cafe is seen on the right
Photo #5 - 1913 Orpheum Theater




Original Orpheum Theater Photos
Orpheum Theater1 Orpheum Theater2 Orpheum Theater3 4 5 6 7

After Rebuild Orpheum Theater Photos
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Circa 1912
SAXES ORPHEUM THEATER
Original Building
501-505 Edmond
Circa 1924
SAXES ORPHEUM THEATER
Original Building
501-505 Edmond
Circa 1933
SAXES ORPHEUM THEATER
Front Rebuilt after 1933 fire
501-505 Edmond
Circa 1933
ST JOSEPH SHOE REPAIR
501-505 Edmond
Circa 1933
MAC'S JEWELRY SHOP
501 Edmond
Circa 1957
ORPHEUM THEATER
501 Edmond
Circa 1957
MAC'S JEWELRY SHOP
501 Edmond

The beautiful Saxes Orpheum Theater was once one of the gems of downtown
It was built in 1912 on the site where the Schlitz Cafe once stood
There was also a lot that was used for sideshows
The theater was brightly lit at night
The Orpheum Theater was located on the northeast corner of 5th & Edmond
Photo #7 is a November 1, 1930 St Joseph News Press advertisement telling about the Orpheum being totally remodeled with new screens, sound, seating etc.
In photo #1, the original Townsend, Wyatt and Wall department store at 5th & Felix can be seen in the background
On January 23, 1933 a $35,000 fire severely damaged the theater along with St Joseph Shoe Repair, 505 Edmond, which also shared the structure.
The fire was believed to have been vandalism by disgruntled employees
After the January fire, the theater was rebuilt and reopened in October 1933
The new theater was not as extravagant as the original theater
Mac's Jewelry Shop was located adjacent to the theater
On April 4, 1958, the theater was sold to the Mechanics Bank
On May 15, 1958, it was announced that the theater would be razed
The building is now gone and is currently a parking lot
I only went there a couple times as a child in the 1950's before the razing
It smelled very badly of stale cigar & cigarette smoke
Back then, people were allowed to smoke in the theaters

ORIGINAL PHOTOS BEFORE THE 1933 FIRE
Photo #1 - Circa 1912 - Outside view from 5th & Edmond
Photo #2 - Circa 1912 - Inside view
Photo #3 - Circa 1912 - Outside night view
Photo #4 - Circa 1912 - Edmond Street looking West towards 5th St
Photo #5 - Circa 1912 - Brightly lit Orpheum at night
Photo #6 - The Orpheum Theater in it's prime
Photo #7 - November 1, 1930 - remodeled & reopening advertisement
AFTER THE 1933 FIRE REBUILD PHOTOS
Photo #1-R - 1948 newspaper advertisement
Photo #2-R - October 13, 1933 announcing reopening after fire
Photo #3-R - Circa 1933 - Interior after reopening in 1933 after fire
Photo #4-R - Circa 1958 - As it looked in April 1958
Photo #5-R - May 15, 1958 sold to Mechanics Bank
Photo #6-R - Adv of Orpheum movie showing at reopening on October 14, 1933 after fire




Circa 1924
ST JOSEPH SHOE REPAIR
505 Edmond
Circa 1937
FRED AKE CONFECTIONARY
505 Edmond




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Circa 1912
CHARLES L GUMBINER CLOTHING
507 Edmond
Circa 1924
PIGGLY WIGGLY GROCERY STORE
507 Edmond
Circa 1942
MILWAUKEE CONEY ISLAND RESTAURANT
507 Edmond
WAKELY'S ORANGE BAR
507 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The building is now gone, currently a parking lot

Mr Wakely had 3 Wakely's Orange Bar locations in downtown in 1950
The stores were located at 507 Edmond, 502 Francis and 704 Edmond
When I was home delivering milk to Mr Wakely in the 1970's, he told me his little stores made him a millionaire

Photo #1 - Very old advertisement - possible when he only had one store
Photo #2 - 1947 advertisement
Photo #3 - 1950 telephone book listings




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BUILDING Circa 1876
Circa 1882
C. H. BOLLER
Wholesale & Retail reseller
510 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
J F. HESCHONG & SONS WALLPAPER
512 Edmond
Circa 1900
LEE REYNOLDS SALOON
514 Edmond
Circa 1900
GEORGE H WEYER BARBER SUPPLIES
508 Edmond
Circa 1900
J F. HESCHONG & SONS WALLPAPER
512 Edmond
Circa 1900
WILLIAMS & TYMON JEWELERS
508 Edmond
Circa 1900
JOHN SCHMIDT BOOTS & SHOES
506 Edmond
Circa 1900
C HENRY BOLLER STOVES & TINWARE
510 Edmond
Circa 1900
CHARLES VOGEL SALOON
502 Edmond
Circa 1912
CHARLES VOGEL SALOON
502 Edmond
Circa 1912
GEORGE K PAPPAS RESTAURANT
512 Edmone Street
Circa 1912
GEORGE A BELLAFOS SHOE SHINING
512 Edmone Street
Circa 1912
LEE D B REYNOLDS
514 Edmond
Circa 1912
G H WEYER BARBER SUPPLIES
508 Edmond
Circa 1912
WILLIAMS & TYMON JEWELERS
508 Edmond
Circa 1912
PEREGOY & MOORE CIGAR COMPANY
510 Edmond Street
Circa 1920
STANTON & COMPANY JEWELERS
506-508 Edmond
Circa 1922
BASKET STORE No 80
512 Edmond
Circa 1922
BASKET STORE No 80
512 Edmond
Circa 1924
UNITED CIGAR STORES
506 Edmond
Circa 1924
L A CLEVELAND, DENTIST
506½ Edmond
Circa 1924
FEDERAL SYSTEM OF BAKERIES
502 Edmond
Circa 1924
FREEMAN'S RESTAURANT
504 Edmond
Circa 1924
WILLIAMS & TYMON JEWELERS
508 Edmond
Circa 1924
G H WEYER BARBER SUPPLIES
508 Edmond
Circa 1924
F M O'ROURKE CIGAR COMPANY
510 Edmond Street
Circa 1932
KROGER GROCERY
508 Edmond
Circa 1937
TRADING POST GROCERY STORE
504 Edmond
Circa 1937
HOWARD & MOSER CIGAR SHOP
510 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
FEDERAL BAKE SHOPS OF MISSOURI
502 Edmond
Circa 1937
H M CIGARS
506 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
EARL BELL DENTIST
506½ Edmond Street
Circa 1937
KROGER GROCERY STORE
508 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
BROWN DERBY CAFE
514 Edmond
Circa 1942
ARCH CABLE PAWN SHOP
508 Edmond
Circa 1947
MEAT SHOP
514 Edmond
Circa 1949
ARCH CABLE,Jr SPORTING GOODS
510 Edmond
Circa 1950
RED WING CAFE
510-512 Edmond Street
Circa 1950
MIDWEST VARIETY STORE No 2
512 Edmond
Circa 1955
PALACE SPORTING GOODS & LOANS
514 Edmond
Circa 1957
ORANGE BOWL RESTAURANT
512 Edmond
Circa 1957
PALACE SPORTING GOODS & LOANS
514 Edmond
Circa 1955
MISSOURI LOAN & JEWELRY CO.
508 Edmond
Circa 1955
AMERICAN LOAN
514 Edmond
Circa 1957
ORANGE BOWL RESTAURANT
512 Edmond
Circa 1957
THE HUB, ARMY SURPLUS STORE
502 Edmond
Circa 1957
ARCH CABLE,Jr SPORTING GOODS
510 Edmond
AMERICAN LOANS & JEWELRY
514 Edmond
CENTRAL CIGAR STORE
512 Edmond
PALACE SPORTING GOODS & LOANS
514 Edmond
WRIGHT JEWELRY
502-504 Edmond
REDWING CAFE
504 Edmond
MADINGER'S SHOE REPAIR
506 Edmond
VICTOR WINTERS - DENTIST
506 ½ Edmond
HARRY HEITEN JEWELRY & SPORTING GOODS
506-508 Edmond
CAROL ANN'S CAFE
510-512 Edmond Street
JUNCTION ARCADE
510-512 Edmond Street

The original 512 Edmond building was replaced in 1917
The 510-512 Edmond double storefront was constructed in 1917 by George Bode for $1,600. It retains its original Beaux Arts Classical Revival cornice and would be a contributing member of an historic district in the fine grouping of 19th and 20th century commercial buildings of the central business district
The buiding at 502-504 Edmond, the second story of this high quality Italianate commercial building is well intact and would contribute significantly to the historic district in the Central business district.
This building was probably built in 1876 when Ernest Wenz acquired the three pieces of property on which this building stands.
Mr. Wenz was a grocer who business establishment was on Frederick Avenue rather than here. He owned this property into the 20th century
The building at 506-508 Edmond, this double store front building was constructed in 1920 by the United Cigar store for $1,000. It retains its original raised and patterned brickwork and forms an integral part of a fine grouping of low, brick commercial buildings of the 19th and 20th Centuries south of the central business district.
This strip of buildings at one time contained the businesses listed above
These buildings still exist on the south side of Edmond between 5th & 6th Streets but all but one is empty
As you can see, there were numerous pawn shops & jewelry shops occupying these buildings
Before Urban Renewal, there used to be pawn shops on both sides of the street here
Wright Jewelry had occupied the building at 502 Edmond since 1935
This double storefront was constructed in 1917 by George Bode for $1,600. It retains its original Beaux Arts Classical Revival cornice and would be a contributing member of an historic district in the fine grouping of 19th and 20th century commercial buildings of the central business district.
In the 1960's & 1970's, just about every Western Dairy milkman ate breakfast at Carol Ann's or bought a cup of coffee
Carol Ann's daughter currently owns Adam's grille and Carol Ann worked there. Carol Ann has now retired
This double storefront was constructed in 1917 by George Bode for $1,600. It retains its original Beaux Arts Classical Revival cornice and would be a contributing member of an historic district in the fine grouping of 19th and 20th century commercial buildings of the central business district.
In the 1960's & 1970's, just about every Western Dairy milkman ate breakfast at Carol Ann's or bought a cup of coffee
Carol Ann's daughter currently owns Adam's grille and Carol Ann worked there. Carol Ann has now retired

Photo #1 - 502 Edmond, Wright Jewelry
Photo #2 - 504 Edmond, Red Wing Cafe
Photo #3 - 506 Edmond, Madinger's Shoe Repair
Photo #3 - 506-1/2 Edmond, Victor Winters Dentist
Photo #4 - 508 Edmond, Heiten Pawn & Jewelry
Photo #4 - 510 Edmond, Arch Cable Jr Sporting Goods
Photo #5 - 510 Edmond, Arch Cable Jr Sporting Goods
Photo #5 - 512 Central Cigar Store
Photo #6 - Looking southwest on Edmond
Photo #7 - Arch Cable newspaper advertisement
Photo #8 - 1977 Newspaper advertisement
Photo #9 - Recent photo looking East on Edmond from 5th St
Photo #10 - Wrights Jewelry was located on the SE corner of 5th & Edmond
Photo #11 - Wrights Jewelry sign on side of building
Photo #12 - Wrights Jewelry sign & clock on corner of building
Photo #13 - Lou Silverglatz's American Pawn Shop
Photo #14 - Wright Jewelry's Neon Sign
Photo #15 - 1960 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #16 - 1932 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #20 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #21 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #22 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #23 - 1922 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #24 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #25 - 1900 City Directory advertisement
Photos #1-6 donated by Dick Heath




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Circa 1900
JACOB BERGER CIGAR MAKER
509 Edmond
Circa 1912
JACOB BERGER NEWS STAND
509 Edmond
Circa 1924
SAMUEL GOLF MEN'S FURNISHINGS
509 Edmond
Circa 1924
CRESCENT SHOE SHINING & REPAIR
509½ Edmond
Circa 1937
ISADORE LITVAK PAWNSHOP
509 Edmond
Circa 1949
AMERICAN LOAN & JEWELRY
509 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Louis Silverglat was the proprietor of American Loan
The building is now gone, it is currently a parking lot




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Circa 1900
P SCHOENHOFEN BREWING COMPANY
511 Edmond
Circa 1912
WILLIAM H RHODES, BARBER
511 Edmond
Circa 1921
THE STEVER
St Joseph's High Class Billiard Parlors
511½ Edmond
Circa 1924
BERGER-SANDERS CIGAR COMPANY
511 Edmond
Circa 1924
JUDA & BERGMAN BILLIARDS
511½ Edmond
Circa 1926
THE NEW STEVER POOL HALL
511½ Edmond
Circa 1937
CYRIL ROUNDS BARBER SHOP
511 Edmond
Circa 1937
VERNON LAY BILLIARDS
511½ Edmond
Circa 1957
ST JOSEPH PLEATING COMPANY
511 Edmond
Circa 1957
NEW STEVER RECREATION
511½ Edmond
CENTRAL BARBER SHOP
511 Edmond
SILVER SLIPPER SALOON
511 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Stever Pool Hall was located upstairs of the Silver Slipper Saloon
The BILLIARDS sign can be seen in photo #2
I used to shoot pool here but was too young to enter the saloon
The building is now gone, it is currently a parking lot
Photo #5 - 1926 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1924 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Photo #1 - The New Stever Matchbook
Photo #2 - Parade photo, the BILLIARDS can be seen in the background
Photo #3 - The New Stever trade token
Photo #4 - 1927 St Joseph advertisement




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Circa 1900
GOLDBERG BROTHERS CLOTHING & JEWELRY
513 Edmond
Circa 1910
LIEBOWITZ JEWELRY
513 Edmond
Circa 1912
SAMUEL LIEBOWITZ JEWELRY
513 Edmond
Circa 1937
CHARLES GUMBINER CLOTHING
513 Edmond
Circa 1949
THE PALACE
513 Edmond
Circa 1955
BILL GEHA'S
Furniture & Appliance Mart
513 Edmond
Circa 1957
HOCKMAN'S SURPLUS STORE
513 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal


The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot




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Circa 1937
BROWN DERBY CAFE
514 Edmond
Circa 1947
MEAT SHOP
514 Edmond
AMERICAN LOANS & JEWELRY
514 Edmond
Circa 1955
PALACE SPORTING GOODS & LOANS
514 Edmond
Circa 1957
PALACE SPORTING GOODS & LOANS
514 Edmond

Photo #1 - 1947 Meat Shop News Press advertisement




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Circa 1887
J F HESCHONG & SONS ARTISTIC WALLPAPER
515 Edmond
Circa 1900
LOUTCH & MILLER SALOON
517 Edmond
Circa 1900
LEVIN MERCHANTILE COMPANY
Watches & Jewelry
515 Edmond
Circa 1910
MARTIN BODE PHOTOGRAPHY
515½ Edmond
Circa 1912
LEVIN MER JEWELERS
515 Edmond
CIRCA 1912
MARTIN BODE PHOTOGRAPHY
515½ Edmond
CIRCA 1920's
BLOOMER-BYARLAY STUDIO
515½ Edmond
Circa 1937
MERCHANTS LUNCH
515-517 Edmond
Circa 1957
FIVE FIFTEEN CIGAR STORE
515 Edmond
LEVINS LOAN OFFICE
515 Edmond
LEE BROOMS LUNCH ROOM
515 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo: A photographic postcard used in 1910 to advertise Bode Photography
Bode Photography was located upstairs at 515½ Edmond
This buiilding no longer exists, it is currently a parking lot






Circa 1900
PARRISH-ERICKSON HARDWARE COMPANY
516-518 Edmond
Circa 1912
HARTMAN FURNITURE & CARPET
516-518 Edmond
Circa 1916
HARTMAN'S
516-518 Edmond
Circa 1937
CLINT CRAWFORD BARBER SHOP
516 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo - 1916 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Silver Dollar Saloon1 Silver Dollar Saloon2

Circa 1912
TEMPLE & VEY SALOON
517 Edmond
Circa 1957
SILVER DOLLAR TAVERN
517 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Once located at 517 Edmond
The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot
Photos submitted by Butch Sollars




MANGANARO BROTHERS ICE CREAM PARLOR
518 Edmond
Circa 1937
SCHLITZ TAVERN
518 Edmond

In 1921, Giuseppe "Joe" Manganaro and his brother had an ice cream parlor at this address
The original building no longer exists
The Katz Drug store appears to have consumed the property
Information submitted by Jeff Soto, Manganaro's great grandson




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Circa 1900
KANSAS & TEXAS COAL COMPANY
519 Edmond
Circa 1936
LUNCH
519 Edmond
Circa 1937
GEORGE DEARDEN RESTAURANT
519 Edmond
THE GRAND CAFE
519 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Milwaukee Lunch owners were John & Steve Roumous

Photo #1 - Milwaukee Lunch Circa: 1936
Photo #2 - The Grand Cafe Circa: Unknown

The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot




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Circa 1900
FRANK MARCHAINI RESTAURANT
520 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
GEORGE NORTHWOOD, DENTIST
520 Edmond Street
Circa 1930
FULTON FOOD MARKET
520 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
LEONARDS BEATY STORE #77
520 Edmond Street

Makes you wonder where they got the elephant
Photo #1 - taken in 1930
Photo #2 - St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1900
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY
523 Edmond
Circa 1937
JOSEPH ROSEN MEN'S FURNISHINGS
523 Edmond





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Circa 1900
NEW YORK STEAM DYE & CLEANING
521 Edmond
Circa 1950
BEE WAYNE BAKERY
521 Edmond
521 Edmond was Demolished during Urban Renewal

Circa 1950
BEE WAYNE BAKERY
2516 Mitchell
Circa 1954
BEE WAYNE BAKERY
221 South 22nd

Bee Wayne bakery was once located on the northwest corner of 6th & Edmond
The downtown Bee Wayne sign is visible in photo #1
This is the only photo I have of Bee Wayne at this location
The downtown building no longer exists, only a city parking lot exists
In the 1950 City Directory, Bee Wayne Bakery was listed at 2516 Mitchell

In 1935, 2518 Mitchell was Norris Drug Store and later became a Herman Drug Store

Bee Waynes was located on the west side of the drug store as photo #2 shows a bricked up wall and a doorway

The middle door is access to the apartment above

By 1960, the Bee Wayne bakery had moved to 221 South 22nd Street

It was one of St Joseph's most popular bakeries

John (Jake) Jacobs purchased the bakery building on South 22nd and converted into a garage to service his used cars and also served as his office for many years




Katz drug store1 2 Katz drug store3 Katz drug store4 Katz drug store5 Katz drug store6 Katz drug store7 Katz drug store8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Building Circa 1939
MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
524 Edmond Street
KENNEDY PURE FOOD MART
524 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
KATZ DRUG STORE No 21
524-528 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
US Post Office Substation
528 Edmond Street
ESTHER'S FABRICS
524 Edmond Street
FABRIC OUTLET
524 Edmond Street

The building permit for this structure was taken out by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance in 1939 for $20, 000. The modern styling of the building is unusual for this area, however, it would not contribute significantly to the architectural integrity of the surrounding historic area composed largely of 19th and early 20th century commercial structures.
The old Katz Drug Store building on the southwest corner of 6th & Edmond is still standing

It is currently occupied by some kind of flea market or antique shop

There were 2 Katz drug stores downtown, 6th & Edmond and 2 stores at 6th & Francis
(Actually there were 3 - when the new one opened at 6th & Francis, an old one closed)

Photo #1 - 1939 Kennedy Food Opening
Photo #2 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #3 - Later became Katz Drugs
Photo #4 - Later became a Fabric Store
Photo #5 - Looking south at Edmond
Photo #6 - Katz Advertisement
Photo #7 - Katz advertisement
Photo #8 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #9 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #10 - Katz advertisement
Photo #11 - Kennedy advertisement
Photo #12 - Katz Advertisements
Photo #13 - Katz decanter of Jim Beam
Photo #14 - Katz Luncheon Menu
Photo #15 - Katz Ice Cream Menu
Photo #16 - Katz Sandwich Menu
Photo #17 - 2013 photo
Photo #18 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #19 - 2016 residing of the Katz building






Circa 1899
H. B. PERKINS & SON
COAL, WOOD & FEED DEALER
5th & Charles

Located east of and behind the St Charles Hotel between 5th & 6th Streets on the south side of Charles






Circa 1955
UNKNOWN BUSINESSES
Charles Street
Between 5th & 6th Streets

Located east of and behind the St Charles Hotel between 5th & 6th Streets on the south side of Charles




LINDY HOTEL
520 Charles Street






Circa 1924
KRUMME & BERRY SERVICE STATION
502 Sylvanie
Circa 1934
KRUMME & HINER SERVICE STATION
502 Sylvanie
AITCHISON-RICHMOND SUPPLY COMPANY
502 Sylvanie

The original part of this complex was built as a service station garage by Krumme and Berry in 1924. There were subsequent additions in 1927 and 1928, and a major one in 1933.
Three more smaller additions were made in 1934, 1935 and 1939. The business name changed to Krumme and Hiner around 1934
The building is still standing today





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Circa 1923
CHASE & POE CANDY COMPANY
400-424 South 5th Street
3600 Leonard Road
1307 South 59th

(Circa 1923, Walter Boschen)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
This structure was built in 1923 as the factory building for the Chase Candy Company; the price listed on the building permit was $227,000. Although the corner entry bay has been drastically altered from its original design it retains fine brickwork and bay definition. and would contribute to the establishment of historic district in this of high quality 19th and early 20th Century cormnercial structures
Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Classical Revival. Four story brick building. Bays of upper three stories clearly articulated by concrete pilasters stringcourse lining across windows. Parapet of flat roof decorated by header-outlined brick panels with decorative white geometric tiles.
2 horizontal/2 horizontal-light sash remain on first story; upper story sash sheathed, but openings maintained. Tile infills original fenestration at entry bay in northeast corner; entrance altered, but general configuration maintained. Original entries on northwest and southeast decorated with terra cotta classical elements. Large loading docks on north and west sides.
Chase Candy Company was founded in 1876

Chase Candy Company is the 3rd oldest candy company in the USA

Around 1918, The Chase Cherry Mash was invented

In the early 1920s, Chase built a modern four-story factory in downtown St. Joseph

The building is located on the southwest corner of 5th & Sylvanie

Chase also has a warehouse located at 1109 North 3rd Street

By 1926, after 50 years in business, Chase had made more than 500 different kinds of candies, including an extensive line of candy bars

Companies known to have been in the building at 5th & Sylvanie:
Chase Candy, Dannen Mills & Farmland

In 1957, Dannen Mills purchased the building from Chase

Chase Candy built a new plant at 3600 South Leonard Road then moved once more
Chase Candy Company is currently located in an industrial park at 1307 South 59th Street

Photo #1 - Chase Candy as it once looked at 5th & Sylvanie
Photo #2 - View of the operation in the 1950's & 1960's
Photo #3 - Cherry Mash Candy made by Chase Candy
Photo #4 - Chase Candy tin
Photo #5 - One of Chase's plants located elsewhere
Photo #6 - Chase advertisement
Photo #7 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #8 - an old box of Cherry Mash candy bars
Photo #9 - Old advertisement of the 5th & Sylvanie plant
Photo #10 - 5th & Sylvanie building
Photo #11 - 1957 Newspaper article of Dannen Mills purchasing the building
Photo #12 - Very old advertisement
Photo #13 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #14 - Chase plant when it was at 3600 Leonard Road
Photo #15 - Old photo looking south down 5th Street
Photo #2 was donated by Rick Edwards
His mother is the lady that is standing






Circa 1930
E MOONEY TRANSFER & STORAGE COMPANY
413-415 South 5th Street

Photo - 1930 City Directory advertisement



ANGELIQUE STREET INTERSECTS


MESSANIE STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1930
RECTOR CREAMERY
509 Messanie Street




Circa 1958
Kayo's Welding Service
514 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
MIDWEST BUTTER COMPANY
516 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
O. G. STEVENSON POULTRY
518 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
SING CHONG LAUNDRY
520 Messanie Street




Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH DRUG COMPANY
522 Messanie Street
Circa 1900
FRANK RILEY, PHYSICIAN
522 Messanie Street
Circa 1900
MAURICE STEINER, DENTIST
522 Messanie Street
Circa 1900
GEORGE STRANAHAN, PHYSICIAN
522 Messanie Street
Circa 1930
A. A. THIEL RESTAURANT
522 Messanie Street




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Circa 1868
J. D. McNEELY WHOLESALE
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES
Northeast Corner of 5th & Messanie
521-523 South 5th Street

Building Circa 1868

BUSINESS NAME TIMELINE:
James D McNeely (1869-1900)
James D McNeely & Co. (1901-1909)
James D McNeely & Son (1910-1913)
James D McNeely & Co. (1914-1918

Existed in St Joseph from 1869-1918

His first location was on the northeast corner of 5th & Messanie
From 1886 to 1918 it was located at 521-523 South 5th Street

The structure no longer exists




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Circa 1953
Robert J. Brown Lumber
5th & Patee
Circa 1981
Robert J. Brown Lumber
801 South 5th




Circa 1912
P. Morley Coal Company
516 Patee






Circa 1911
St Joseph Sausage Works
Seitz Sausage
5th & Walnut




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