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Circa 1937: LISTING OF 6TH STREET BUSINESSES




SOUTH 6th STREET LISTINGS





AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTH 6th STREET






SOUTH 6th STREET
Circa: horse & buggy days






Circa 1985
6th Street Viaduct Construction

May 24, 1985 workers pour a lane of the 6th Street viaduct
Photo - 1985 News-Press article on the viaduct construction






Circa 1912
CSONKA BROTHERS SHOE REPAIR
& SHINING PARLORS
103 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CSONKA BROTHERS SHOE REPAIR
& SHINING PARLORS
103 South 6th Street






Circa 1900
BALTIMORE RESTAURANT
105 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
VACANT
105 South 6th Street
Circa 1908
FASHION CLOAK & SUIT COMPANY
105 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
FASHION CLOAK & SUIT COMPANY
105 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JAMES SHOE COMPANY
105 South 6th Street



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Circa 1900
WEIGEL FURNITURE & CARPET
107-111 South 6th
Circa 1905
WEIGEL FURNITURE & CARPET
107-111 South 6th
Circa 1917
WEIGEL FURNITURE & CARPET
107-111 South 6th
Circa 1921
WEIGEL FURNITURE & CARPET
107-111 South 6th
Circa 1924
WEIGEL FURNITURE & CARPET
107-111 South 6th
Circa 1930
SEARS & ROEBUCK
107 South 6th
Circa 1932
BRADY-MEHORNAY
107 South 6th
Circa 1959
MATTINGLY'S 5 & 10 CENT STORE
107 South 6th
Circa 2016
THE RESIDENCES
107 South 6th

In 1912, Weigel Furniture and Carpet was located at 107-111 South 6th
In 2011, Rick Gilmore purchased this building and began restoration
In 2016, Rick Gilmore unveiled The Residences (apartments) at 107 S. Sixth St.
The three-stories of apartments are the finishing touches of a project that began back in December 2011 when he purchased the building
In the last few years, the main floor has been restored to its former glory and is home to Make12 Church and Paradox Coffee & Theatre.
Photo #4 - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1912 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1941 Brady-Mehornay News Press advertisement
Photos #s 8-19 Interior & exterior views prior to restoration
Photo #20 - 1905 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1959
MATTINGLY 5 & 10 STORE
107-111 South 6th

In 1912, Weigel Furniture and Carpet was located in this building

Historic Downtown St Joseph used to have three 5 & 10 cent stores

Actually there were 4 if you counted United Department Store as one

Mattingly's was located at 107-111 South 6th, between Edmond & Felix Streets
Mattingly's had their grand opening the week of March 5th,1959
For several years while empty, it was used as a Halloween haunted house
The building is currently unoccupied

Photo #1 - The building in which once housed Mattingly's
Photo #2 - Downtown Mattingly advertisement
Photo #3 - Mattingly building with Eshelman's in the background
Photo #4 - Circa 2013 with the Eshelman's building gone
Photo #5 - March 5, 1959 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - The building in which once housed Mattingly's





Circa 1900
METROPOLITAN SUIT CLEANING CLUB
112 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
GUSTAVUS INVIN SHINING PARLOR
112 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SAMUEL COMELLA CONFECTIONARY
112 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SAMUEL COMELLA FRUIT MARKET
112 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1899
B. NEWBURGER MILLINERY
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
THOMAS WASHBURN ORGANS & PIANOS
115 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
CHARLES BROKAW MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
115 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
PARRISH-ERICKSON HARDWARE COMPANY
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
VACANT
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
KENNEDY GROCERY
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1922
KENNEDY GROCERY
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
KENNEDY GROCERY
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1950
ROCKFORD FURNITURE
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
ROCKFORD FURNITURE
113-115 South 6th Street
Circa 1959
ROCKFORD FURNITURE COMPANY
113 South 6th Street

Photo #1 - 1899 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #2 - 1959 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #3 - 1922 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #4 - 1912 Parrish-Erickson News Press advertisement




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Circa 1900
MUMFORD & FRY FIRE INSURANCE
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
PEOPLES HOME & SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
WADE & HAYNES FIRE INSURANCE
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
QUEEN CITY SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
H. S. BUCK & COMPANY
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
MILLER & RIGGS ACCOUNTING
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MUMFORD & HANNA REAL ESTATE
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
PEOPLES HOME & SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HANNA ADVERTISING AGENCY
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
QUEEN CITY SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WADE & HAYNES FIRE INSURANCE
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1910
EMPIRE TRUST COMPANY
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
EMPIRE TRUST COMPANY
116 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
BANK OF BUCHANAN COUNTY
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
BUCHANAN COUNTY TRUST COMPANY
114 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
G. F. SMITH BOOK STORE
114-116 South 6th Street
Circa 1933
SMITH'S BOOK STORE
114-116 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
SMITH'S BOOK STORE
111-116 South 6th Street
Circa 1954
STEFFEN'S BOOK STORE
114-116 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
STEFFEN'S BOOK STORE
114-116 South 6th Street

Photo is a 1954 newspaper advertisement

Other than owning this bookstore, Mr Steffens was the Spring Garden Principal
He was my 7th & 8th grade teacher at Spring Garden School in 1957 & 1958
Photo #3 - 1910 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1895
ESHELMAN'S MUSIC HOUSE
117 South 6th
Circa 1905
HOYLE & RARRICK CLOTHING COMPANY
117 South 6th
Circa 1908
HOYLE & RARRICK CLOTHING COMPANY
117 South 6th
Circa 1921
HOYLE & RARRICK CLOTHING COMPANY
117 South 6th
Circa 1930
HOYLE & RARRICK CLOTHING COMPANY
117 South 6th
Circa 1958
ESHELMAN'S MUSIC HOUSE
117 South 6th
Circa 1958
VERNON ERNST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
117 South 6th
Circa 1967
ESHELMAN'S MUSIC HOUSE
117 South 6th
Circa 1977
ESHELMAN'S MUSIC HOUSE
117 South 6th

Photo #1 - 1919 Hoyle & Rarick News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1967 Eshelman's News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1908 Hoyle & Rarick News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1961 St Joeph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1961 St Joeph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1961 St Joeph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1977 Interior view of Eshelman's




ROCK ISLAND BUILDING
Northwest Corner 6th & Edmond Streets

Circa 1900
HENRY MAY, BARBER
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
W O W HALL
118½ South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAY & DEAKIN BARBER SHOP
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MAY & DEAKIN BARBER SHOP
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
R. S. STEWART CIGAR SHOP
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SAMUEL PLOTELL CIGAR SHOP
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER
118 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BUILDING LABORERS UNION No 579
118½ South 6th Street
Circa 1958
UNITED CEREAL WORKERS UNION No 125
118½ South 6th Street




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THE STROP BUILDING
119½ South 6th Street

Circa 1900
HOTEL DONOVAN BAR
119-121 South 6th
Circa 1906
LYRIC SILENT MOVIE THEATER
119-121 South 6th
Circa 1912
NEW LYRIC SILENT MOVIE THEATER
119-121 South 6th
Circa 1917
CALUMET CAFE
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
STAR SHOE REPAIR & SHINING PARLOR
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
FORBES SHOE REPAIR & SHINING PARLOR
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
KAUFMAN WINDOW SHADE COMPANY
119½ South 6th
Circa 1930
JUNCTION SHOE REPAIR
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1934
JUNCTION SHOE REPAIR
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
RECREATION CLUB
BOWLING ALLEY
119½ South 6th
Circa 1958
JUNCTION SHOE REPAIR
119 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
RECREATION CLUB
BOWLING ALLEY
119½ South 6th

The building was demolished in 2014

LYRIC SILENT MOVIE THEATER INFORMATION
The 119 South 6th building was located just north of the Herman Drug Store. Even though the bowling alley was located in the 2nd floor of the building just north of the Herman Drug store, their bowling pin marque as seen in Photo #1 & Photo #2 was mounted on the corner of the Herman Drug Store building at 6th & Edmond Street
The the bowling alley building was razed in 2014 leaving an empty lot
I worked there one week when I was 15 yrs old, manually setting pins, they did not have automatic pin setters
Grand Opening: September 2,1906
Frank De Atley Manager
St Joseph's popular family resort
The Curtis Musical CO.
Opening Play: A Ten Thousand Dollar Beauty
Admission:10c 15c and 25c
All week day Matinees 10c
Newspaper Adv: Get In Line And Follow The Crowd To The Lyric
The theater data was submitted by Terry Plumb

Photo #5 - 1934 St Joseph Gazette advertisement
Photo #7 - 1921 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1900
MENDOTA COAL & MINING COMPANY
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
CHARLES BETTS REAL ESTATE
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
G. R. BUTCHART FLORIST
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
CHARLES BETTS REAL ESTATE
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CHRIS GOBER SHOE SHINER
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
W. D. JOHNSON, BARBER
122 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
A. H. HANSEN JEWELER
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
H. D. McKINNEY BARBER SHOP
120 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Virgil Emerson Jeweler
122 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1889
EMERY DRY GOODS
123 South 6th

In 1890 Townsend & Wall joined with Emery Dry Goods Company under the name of Townsend, Wyatt & Emery Dry Goods Company
It was destroyed by fire in September, 1893
Emery Department House in 1889 was located on the corner of 6th and Edmond
The Eshelman building was built on the site the following year



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ESHELMAN MUSIC HOUSE
123 South 6th
Em CHAMAS BRAZILIAN GRILL
123 South 6th
GROUND ROUND RESTAURANT
123 South 6th

Eshelman's Music was located on 6th Street, between Edmond and Felix
After the Herman Drug Store burned in the 1960's, the Eshelman building was remodeled and it was extended to Edmond Street
We used to come here to listen to and buy the latest music records in the 50's & 60's
Eshelman's sold all types of musical instruments, records and sheet music

Numerous businesses had occupied the building since Eshelmans closed
In 2009, the building had been empty for many years when it caught fire and was damaged quite extensively
Em Chamas Brazilian Grill purchased the structure, totally remodeled it and was open for business in July 2010
With the remodeling, it was now a beautiful building inside and out
Em Chamas Brazilian Grill closed, hoping to move to the old Herman Drug building at 7th & Edmond
The Em Chamas move has not happened yet due to financial problems

The Ground Round restaurant moved from it's East Hills location to this building in 2013
Since the move downtown, the Ground Round's business has considerably increased

The brick building on the north side had extensive fire damage & has been removed, an empty lot remains

There was a parking lot across the street that was created during Urban Renewal in the 1970's. It was a pain to enter and exit, in short, it was a mess
In 2013, the city totally renuvated the parking lot, a major improvement

Photo #1 - Artist drawing of Eshelman's
Photo #2 - Photo prior to Eshelman closing
Photo #3 - another business occupied it
Photo #4 - Mattingly & Eshelman buildings
Photo #5 - Eshelman's remodeled building
Photo #6 - Eshelman's remodeled building
Photo #7 - 2009 fire photo
Photo #8 - 2009 fire photo
Photo #9 - Damage of 2009 fire
Photo #10 - Damage of 2009 fire
Photo #11 - New Ground Round March 2013
Photo #12 - 1957 Eshelman advertisement
Photo #13 - Em Chamas
Photo #14 - Fire damage on north side
Photo #15 - Harold Jeschke retires
Photo #11 was donated by Marcia Hayes




EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1900
Fred A. H. Garlichs & Company
Insurance, Building & Loan
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Fred A. H. Garlichs Insurance
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Midland Building Association
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Fred Garlichs Insurance
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Fred Garlichs Insurance
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Iowa State Insurance of Keeocuck
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Empire Safe Deposit Vaults
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Empire Safe Deposit Vaults
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1935
Garlich Insurance Agency
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Empire Safe Deposit Vaults
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Lorren Garlich Insurance Agency
203 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Robert Hastings Insurance
203 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1912
Samuel Mund Hatter
206 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Samuel Mund Hatter
206 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Meyer Dry Cleaning & Hat Works
206 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
A. B. Kranitz tailoring
206 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Abraham Rotman Barber Shop
206 South 6th Street

Photo - 1921 City Directory advertisement

Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1905
OLNEY-GASTON MUSIC COMPANY
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HILGERT'S CAFE
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HILGERT'S STAG NIGHT CLUB
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HILGERT'S STAG BILLIARD ROOM
207½ South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MICHAEL HILGERT RESTAURANT
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
TRACEY & BUTLER POOL HALL
207½ South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MICHAEL HILGERT SALOON
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
EDWARD B. TRACY BILLIARDS
207½ South 6th Street
Circa 1921
WRIGHT & GIBSON RESTAURANT
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
E. B. TRACY BILLIARDS
207½ South 6th Street
Circa 1924
WRIGHT & CALL CAFE
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
EDWARD B. TRACY BILLIARDS
207½ South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
STAG BILLIARD ROOM
207 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
WHITSON REALTY
207 South 6th Street
COSMOPOLITAN SHOE REPAIR
207 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Hilgert's Cafe was a tavern, nicknamed The Stag
The Pool Room was upstairs in the Cosmopolitan building
It was Tracy & Butler Pool Hall from 1912 until 1916
It was E. B. Tracy Billiards from 1916 until 1921

Cosmopolitan Shoe Repair 207 South 6th
Owner: Nick K Shoras

Stag Billiard Room 207½ South 6th
Owner: E. B. Tracy
Photo #6 - 1940 Stag Night Club News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1905 Olney-Gaston News Press advertisement
Photo #8 - 1905 Olney-Gaston News Press advertisement





Circa 1900
B. COMELLO FRUIT MARKET
208 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ALF WYATT, CLEANER
208 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
MUND THE HATTER
208 South 6th Street

Photo - 1915 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1899
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ST JOSEPH GAZETTE
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1909
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1918
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
PIMBLEY PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
CURTIN & CLARK HARDWARE COMPANY
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1938
ROCKFORD FURNITURE
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
JACKSON FURNITURE STORE
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
JACKSON FURNITURE STORE
209-211 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
STAR FURNITURE & CARPET
213 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
STAR FURNITURE COMPANY
213 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Jackson Furniture Store 209 -211 South 6th
Owners: Louis and Betty Jackson (This was not Ole Man Jackson's)
Star Furniture 213 South 6th
Owner: Saul Manski
First Missouri Bank currently occupies this entire side of 6th Street

Photo #1 - Star & Jackson Furniture stores
Photo #2 - Jackson Furniture & Cosmopolitan Shoe Repair
Photo #3 - Star Furniture
Photo #4 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1949 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #9 - 1909 Curtin & Clark News Press advertisement
Photo #10 -Jan 2,1938 Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #12 - Circa 1899 advertisement
Photo #13 - 1960 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Some photos donated by Dave Sietzen




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Circa 1892
WEIGEL & ROTH FURNITURE COMPANY
214-216 South 6th street
Circa 1896
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-216 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
AKHURST-EBERLY ARMS COMPANY
Sporting Goods
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-216 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MEDICAL HERALD
224 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
STANDARD ENGRAVING
224½ South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-220 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HARTMAN'S FURNITURE & CARPET
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
HARTMAN'S FURNITURE & CARPET
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
ROCKFORD FURNINTURE
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ROCKFORD FURNINTURE
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE COMPANY
214-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ROCKFORD FURNINTURE
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
RELIABLE FURNITURE
210-212 South 6th Street
214 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
ROYAL FURNITURE
210-212 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Reliable Furniture
214-216 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
Reliable Furniture
214-216 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
ROYAL FURNITURE
210-212 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

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 214-216 South Sixth street
A partial view of the Weigel building is visible in photo #1
Royal Furniture was located just south of the Katz Drug store on Edmond Street
In 1912, Weigel & Roth Furniture Company moved to 107-111 South 6th Street
A parking lot now consumes this space
Photo #1 - 210-212 & 212-214 South 6th buildings before being razed
Photo #2 - 1916 Hartman St Joseph News Pressadvertisement
Photo #3 - 1932 Reliable St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1913 Hartman St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1944 Reliable News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1948 Royal Furniture News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - Weigel's window display 212-214 South 6th by A. I. Guile
Photo #8 - 1905 Enterprise News Press advertisement
Photo #9 - 1905 Enterprise News Press advertisement
Photo #10 - 1905 Enterprise News Press advertisement
Photo #11 - 1960 News Press photo - Enterprise's 70 year celebration






Circa 1900
AMERICAN ELECTRIC COMPANY
217 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNITED TYPEWRITER & SUPPLY
217 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
C. F. ROCK PLUMBING & HEATING
215 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
GAZETTE-HEARLD PUBLISHING COMPANY
215-217 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ROYAL ENGRAVING COMPANY
215 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ST JOSEPH GAZETTE
215-217 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ST JOSEPH GAZETTE
215-217 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
217 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
AUG MEISNER BARBER SHOP
217 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
ANNA WELTY BEAUTY SHOP
217 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
A & P TEA COMPANY PARKING LOT
215 South 6th Street

This building no longer exists, currently First Bank of Missouri occupies this location
Photo - 1900 City Directory advertisement




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THE SAMUELS BUILDING
218-224 South 6th Street

Circa 1898
JOHN SPAAR
TURNING & SCROLLING
220 South 6th Street
Circa 1899
HARDMAN ENGRAVING COMPANY
224-226 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
R. Murry & Son General Merchandise
218-220 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Red Cross Installment Company
218-220 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LON HARDMAN PRINTING
224-226 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE & CARPET OUTFITTING INSTALLMENT COMPANY
214-220 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
LON HARDMAN PRINTING COMPANY
222-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
ST JOSEPH VOLKSBLATT GERMAN NEWSPAPER
222-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
LON HARDMAN PRINTING COMPANY
222-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LON HARDMAN PRINTING COMPANY
224 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
Benjamin Liebling & Harry Herman
Furniture & Carpet Company
218-224 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
Benjamin Liebling & Harry Herman
Furniture & Carpet Company
218-224 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The structure no longer exists
Only a grassy lot remains
Photo - 1940 News Press advertisement




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Circa 1900
FREDERICK KROPF NEW & USED GOODS
219 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
THE EVENING RECORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
221 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MAX GELLER 2nd HAND GOODS
219 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MADISON EVANS BARBER & BILLIARDS
221 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUISE DUNN RESTAURANT
219 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ALONZO MANLEY POOL HALL
219 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MARCHAINS RESTAURANT
219 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
ROYAL FURNITURE & CARPET COMPANY
219-221 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ROYAL FURNITURE
219-221 South 6th Street
Circa 1925
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE
211-221 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ROYAL FURNITURE
219-221 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
ROYAL FURNITURE
219-221 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
SANSONE #3
221 South 6th Street
Circa 1953
SANSONE #3
221 South 6th Street
Circa 1954
JOHNNY'S GRILL
221 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
JOHNNY'S GRILL
221 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal

The structure no longer exists
First Bank of Missouri now owns the property
Photo - 1925 News Press advertisement





Circa 1905
David Free Saloon
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Charles Ogden Saloon
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Sabert Sollars Saloon
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Wallace Shevlin Soft Drinks
(Prohibition Era)
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Liberty Fish & Oyster Market
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Mid-Central Fish Company
223 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Mid-Central Fish Company
223 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal


Circa 1921
Robert Kodrak Soft Drinks
(Prohibition Era)
242 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal

CHARLES STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1900
GEORGE TROUTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS HAUSMAN TAILOR
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JACOB BREUNINGER SALOON
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
C. A. DEDES RESTAURANT
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
A. M. SCHMIDT PRINTING
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SILLMAN & HESCHONG RESTAURANT
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
HESCHONG TAVERN
301 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
301 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In the 1958 city directory this building was listed as vacant
The structure no longer exists




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Circa 1896
Vogelmann & Breunninger saloon
302 South 6th
Circa 1900
Jacob Breunninger saloon
302-304 South 6th
Circa 1905
Jacob Breunninger saloon
302 South 6th
Circa 1912
Jacob Breunninger saloon
302 South 6th
Circa 1914
VACANT
302 South 6th
Circa 1915
Fishman & Handler saloon
302 South 6th
Circa 1915
Enos J Williams, restaurant (shared space)
302 South 6th
Circa 1915
vacant
302 South 6th
Circa 1917
Harry Fishman saloon
302 South 6th
Circa 1917
Kentucky Liquor House
304 South 6th
Circa 1920
THE PACKER'S MARKET
304 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Fishman & Weinshienk, soft drinks
(prohibition era)
302 South 6th
Circa 1921
Frank Joerndt, meats
302 South 6th
Circa 1924
Aden T Baker soft drinks
Prohibition Era
302 South 6th
Circa 1924
VACANCY
304 South 6th
Circa 1926
Aden T Baker soft drinks
Prohibition Era
302 South 6th
Circa 1928
L. E. Smith, soft drinks
Prohibition Era
302 South 6th
Circa 1928
James Fiesal confectionary
302 South 6th
Circa 1930
Modern Lunch
302 South 6th
Circa 1930
CLYDE EVITT BARBER SHOP
304 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Meeks Buffet/Liquor

302 South 6th
Circa 1947
John Vassos Restaurant
302 South 6th
Circa 1953
Modern Lunch (re-opens)
302 South 6th
Circa 1955
MEEKS BUFFET
304 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
Meeks Buffet/Liquor

304 South 6th

THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 2012 - ONLY A PARKING LOT REMAINS

This commercial structure was most likely built in 1887 as an investment for Mrs Amanda Corby whose name is on the water permit taken out in that year. This is substantiated by the building's abscence from the 1883 Sanborn map and its appearance on the map of 1888. The rear section was added in 1902 by the Corby Estate. Although the first story has been greatly altered, the second story of the front facade retains its elaborate Victorian period cornice and window treatment which renders this building a strongly contributing member of a potential historic discrict in the area of high quality 19th & 20th Century commercial structures
The above timeline was graciously provided by Sheryl Hullings
Photo #1 - Modern Lunch in the 1960's
Photo #2 - 1943 photo of Modern Lunch
Photo #3 - Circa: 2012 view of the lot




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Circa 1888
LOUIS FOX
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SAMUEL WEINER CLOTHING
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SAMUEL WEINER CLOTHING
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MAX KELNER TAILOR
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SAMUEL WEINER CLOTHING
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MAX KELNER TAILOR
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MAX KELNER TAILOR
306 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
MAX JAMES CLOTHING
306 South 6th Street
BARGAIN CENTER
306 South 6th Street
WILLIAM COOPER BARBER SHOP
306 South 6th Street
COOPER'S SECOND HAND & ANTIQUES
306 South 6th Street
510 AA CLUB
306 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This double storefront building was substantially rebuilt in 1928 by Louis Fox who dealt in dry goods, but did not operate from this structure. A commercial building of this general configuration frist appeared on the 1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance map not showing the preceeding one of 1888. The face of the building however appears to date from the 1928 rebuilding
This vernacular structure would not detract from the establishment of an historic district in the surrounding area of high quality 19th & 20th century commercial buildings.
The street facade is divided into two bays each containing formerly similar storefronts




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Circa 1900
JACOB ROSENTHAL 2nd HAND STORE
307 South 6th
Circa 1900
CENTRAL TRANSFER EXPRESS
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JACOB ROSENTHAL FURNITURE
307 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JACOB ROSENTHAL FURNITURE
307 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
VACANT
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JACOB ROSENTHAL FURNITURE & CARPET
307 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
EDDIE HANSEN CONFECTIONARY
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
MOSES KELNER CLOTHING
305 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SAMUEL ALADEEN DRY GOODS
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ROSENTHAL FURNITURE COMPANY
307 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SAMUEL ALADEEN DRY GOODS
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ROSENTHAL FURNITURE COMPANY
307 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ALADEEN BROTHERS DRY GOODS
303 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
307-309 South 6th
Circa 1942
Shaffer News Agency
311 South 6th Street
Circa 1949
HERMAN & SONS FURNITURE COMPANY
307-311 South 6th
Circa 1958
HERMAN & SONS FURNITURE COMPANY
307-311 South 6th
OLE MAN JACKSON FURNITURE
307-311 South 6th
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE & CARPET
305-311 South 6th Street
EL SAVOY SALES COMPANY
303-305 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Ole Man Jackson's 1st store was at 4th & Charles
This is not the same Jackson Furniture that was located at 211 South 6th
The structure no longer exists




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Circa 1886
SCHEER & CURTIN
Expert Horseshoers
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
PHILLIP KALIS CLOTHING
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
I. MALASHOCK & SONS PAWNBROKER
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SAMUEL MALASHOCK PAWNBROKER
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
JOHN CONOMOW CONFECTIONARY
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
FARIS BROTHERS CAFE
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
SAMUEL FINE SHOE REPAIR
308 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Karo Schenecker Radio Repair
308 South 6th Street
UNKNOWN NAME BARBER SHOP
308 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
FRENZEL & COMPANY
Wholesale Confectionary
309 South 6th Street






Circa 1900
SAMUEL WEINER 2nd HAND CLOTHING
310 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
MARION H. BUCKMASTER, BARBER SHOP
312-314 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SAVEL MARX SHOE STORE
310 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
GEORGE JOHNSON BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LEE JOHNSON BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
LEE JOHNSON BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
L. R. JOHNSON BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MRS MARY GARLICH SHOE STORE
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
O. L. CHRISTIE BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
GARELICH SHOE SHOP
310 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
J. O. RICHARDSON BARBER SHOP
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
LEO EVELOFF CLOTHING
310 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
ERNEST DUNCAN
Watch Repair
312 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
JOHN BUTTS
BARBER
312 South 6th Street
MAXINE'S BOOK STORE
310 South 6th Street
PETE RICKEY
312 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1915
HOTEL RYAN
313-315 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
HOTEL RYAN
313-315 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
HOTEL RYAN
313-315 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
HOTEL RYAN
313-315 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1978
DOWNTOWN FAMILY YMCA
315 South 6th Street






Circa 1905
ALVERSON DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHER
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
GEM NOVELTY COMPANY
Photographers
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SWAN JOHNSON
Photographer
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JACOB KRUCKER
Violin Maker
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
BUTT & JOHNSON BARBERS
314½ South 6th Street
Circa 1921
CLYDE AVITT, BARBER
314½ South 6th Street
Circa 1924
A. E. McCARTHY MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LEE'S WARDROBE EXCHANGE
314 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
A. E. KELLY BARBER SHOP
314½ South 6th Street
GENE'S FURNISHINGS
314 South 6th Street
CHRISTIAN MAGRASES REALTY
314 South 6th Street
EARL & MARIE'S CAFE
314 South 6th Street
CHRIST MAGRASES USED CLOTHING
314 South 6th Street
A. J. MILLER REALTY
314½ South 6th Street
KNAPP'S USED CLOTHING
314½ South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1912
MRS SADIE REDINGER RESTAURANT
315 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
NEWTON COLLINS RESTAURANT
315 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
B. F. WELLS & SON CAFE
315 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
315 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
C. E. BUTTERBAUGH DRUG STORE
315 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
LUHN'S STAMP & BOOK SHOP
315 South 6th Street
KANSAS CITY STAR
315 South 6th Street
INTERSTATE COFFEE COMPANY
315 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This building was listed as vacant in 1958 city directory
The structure no longer exists




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Circa 1900
SAMUEL ROSEN CLOTHING
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
THOMAS CUNNINGHAM FURNISHING GOODS
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS WOLINSKY CLOTHING
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CHRIS DEDES RESTAURANT
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1920
CHICAGO BUTCHERS
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
C. A. DEDES CAFE
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
C. A. DEDES CAFE
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1953
WEDDLE'S CARPET & LINOLEUM
316 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
MICHAEL PREMIS BARBER SHOP
316 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1912
ALF HERBOLD TRUNK MANUFACTURER
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
LOUIS WOLINSKY CLOTHING
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LOUIS WOLINSKY CLOTHING
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1946
K-D AUTO ACCESSORIES STORE
317 South 6th Street
Circa 1952
WEDDLE CARPET & LINOLEUM COMPANY
317-319 South 6th Street
Circa 1957
WEDDLE CARPET & LINOLEUM COMPANY
317-319 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1899
LIEBLING FURNITURE WAREHOUSE
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
RED STAR FURNITURE & CARPET
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LIEPPMAN & SEGEL FURNITURE
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
LIEPPMAN & SEGEL FURNITURE
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
LIEPPMAN & SEGEL FURNITURE
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
LIEBLING & HERMAN FURNITURE
318-320 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LIEBLING & HERMAN FURNITURE
318-320 South 6th Street
ST JOE MATTRESS COMPANY
318-320 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1900
RED STAR FURNITURE COMPANY
319 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
HERMAN KLEINBRODT SALOON
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
GEORGE EINHORN GROCERY
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MICHAEL SHERIDAN GROCERY
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1913
M. J. SHERIDAN GROCERY
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
DEGAN BROTHERS FURNITURE
319-321 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN GROCERY
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
AMERICAN FURNITURE COMPANY
319-323 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
AMERICAN FURNITURE COMPANY
319-323 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
SALVATION ARMY STORE
323 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
FRED RATLIFF TRANSFER COMPANY
319 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
AVA RATLIFF 2nd HAND FURNITURE
319 South 6th Street
Circa 1946
K-D STORE
319-321 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The front entry is deeply recessed in the center of the plateglass storefront. This comaercial structure vas built in 1899; the building permit for $6,500 was in the name of Thomas Tootle, a prominent banker and business man who was a major investor in real eetate. Although the original cornice has been removed and the spandrel obscured; the fine second story window treatment remains intact and renders the building a strongly contributing member of a potential historic district in this area of high quality 19th and early 20th Century couercial structures.




Circa 1900
D. D. DARROW & COMPANY BOOK STORE
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
D. D. DARROW & COMPANY PUBLISHERS
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
D. D. DARROW & COMPANY BOOK STORE
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
D. D. DARROW & COMPANY BOOK STORE
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
D. D. DARROW & COMPANY BOOK STORE
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ELLA HUDSON FURNISHED ROOMS
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ELLA HUDSON FURNISHED ROOMS
322 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
LOLA BEWLEY FURNISHED ROOMS
322 South 6th Street
MRS JULIA REED FURNISHED ROOMS
322 South 6th Street
SANFORD DAVIS FURNISHED ROOMS
322 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1878
ROY KNAPP HARDWARE
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
JACOB WAGHALTER CLOTHING
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ELAS XAROOR CONFECTIONARY
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MIKE RICHD CONFECTIONARY
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MILLIE SHADID CONFECTIONARY
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MAX TRUBOVITZ CONFECTIONARY
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MAX TRUBOVITZ CONFECTIONARY
324 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
HEY-HEY LIQUOR CLUB
324 South 6th Street
SANDY'S TAVERN
322-324 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This well intact example of the Queen Anne style retains its unusual massing and Eastlake window treatment which would contribute significantly to the establiShment of an historic district in the South Central Business District which contains many high quality 19th & 20th Century commercial buildings.
William Striblen, a druggist whose residence and business was located across the street at 323 south 6th street, acquired this property in 1878 and probably built this building as an investment about that time



SLYVANIE STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1900
SEYMOR COAL COMPANY
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MORRIS HAUSMAN CLOTHING
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HYMAN LIPSHITZ 2nd HAND GOODS
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN CLOTHING
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LIPPMAN & DEUTCH BROTHERS FURNITURE
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
HYMAN LIPSHITZ CLOTHING
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN CLOTHING
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CHRIS SAKALARES FRUIT MARKET
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
HYMAN LIPSHITZ CLOTHING
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Julius Goldstein Furniture Store
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Eddy & Son Billiards
404 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Daniel Goldstein Clothing
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
HYMAN LIPSHITZ CLOTHING
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. C. Humphrey Billiards
404 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Chicago Furniture & Carpet
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Union Stage Depot
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Pickwick Depot, Greyhound Lines
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Daniel Goldstein Clothing
406 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
408 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Michael Premis Barber
404 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Michael Premis Barber
404 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Abraham Skolnik Painter
406-408 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
EAGLE LOAN OFFICE
402 South 6th Street
Circa 1952
EHRLICH & SONS MANUFACTURING
402-406 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
EHRLICH & SONS MANUFACTURING
402-406 South 6th Street
WATTIES LOUNGE & RESTAURANT
402-404 South 6th Street
Circa 1978
TURA'S LOUNGE
402-404 South 6th Street

Behind this facade of stucco and siding capped by wood shingles, are two brick commercial buildings. The one on the corner to the north was constructed in 1915 for Mrs Mary A. Owens as a business for $3,000.
The building on the south was constructed in 1899 for Charles Nowland as a store for $1,000.
Fire damage was reported in 1978 and repairs were made in that year by Tura V. Fanning who probably added the present facade.
The buildings with their present joint facade would not contribute to the establishment of a historic district in this area of predominantly 19th & 20th Century high quality commercial buildings
Ehrlich & Sons moved to this address in 1952 from 312 West Colorado
Tura's Lounge structure is now gone
Photo #14 - 1915 City Directory advertisement

Photo #1 - Tura's Lounge, a bar with music & dancing
Photo #3 - 1952 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1900
HESSE HOUSE (Hotel)
403-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
Tony Kelser Saloon
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Donnelly & Kelley Saloon
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HESSE HOUSE (Hotel)
403-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HESSE HOUSE (Hotel)
403-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
James Wheeler Saloon
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Smith & Kinear Saloon
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Hesse Hotel
405 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Hesse Hotel
401-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Leard & Tolin Soft Drinks
(Prohibition era)
401-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Warren Lloyd Soft Drinks
(Prohibition era)
401-405 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
E. J. JOHNSON DRUG STORE
403 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
PILCHER HOTEL
405 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
PILCHER HOTEL
405 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MACK WOMACK DRUG STORE
403 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Fiesta Bar
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
STAR FURNITURE STORAGE
403 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
PILCHER HOTEL
405 South 6th Street
Ballerina Club
401 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
DAVID HARRIS BAKERY
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
BERNHARD WITT BAKERY
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MRS THERESA BUCKMASTER BARBER
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
G. W. PERSINGER, BARBER SHOP
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JACOB FROST BARBER SHOP
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
DAVID FROST BARBER SHOP
407 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
MERYL MALLORY BARBER SHOP
407 South 6th Street
GIBB'S BARBER SHOP
407 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
W. C. HUGHES MEAT SHOP
409 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
FRANK FALK MEAT SHOP
409 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
FRANK FALK MEAT SHOP
409 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
VLASIOS LENARDOS MEAT SHOP
409 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
409 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
A B C CAB COMPANY
409 South 6th Street
GIBB'S SECOND HAND FURNITURE
409 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






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Circa 1900
ABRAHAM STONE 2nd HAND CLOTHING
412½ South 6th Street
Circa 1902
THOMAS J. CUNNINGHAM'S GROCERY
And Residence
410-412 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
THOMAS J. CUNNINGHAM MILLINERY
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
THOMAS J. CUNNINGHAM'S GROCERY
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CUNNINGHAM GROCERY
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Economy Household & Furniture Company
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Economy Household & Furniture Company
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Grand Union Tea Company
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
St Joseph Pie Company
412 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Louis Chapman Clothing
410 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
412 South 6th Street
LEAGUE THRIFT SHOP
412 South 6th Street
MRS GERALDINE WRIGHT'S
FURNISHED ROOMS
412½ South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The building permit for this property was taken out in 1902 in the name of Thomas J. Cunningham. Cunningham had a grocery store and his residence at 410 South 6th
This turn-of-the-century double storefront retains much of its original detailing inspired by the Beaux Art School
According to the 1919 newspaper advertisement, he was going out of business in 1919
Photo #1 - 1919 Cunningham Grocery News Press Advertisement




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Circa 1894
MARTIN DUEMCKE CIGAR MANUFACTURING
413 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
AVERY KORNS NEW & 2nd HAND STORE
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
WILLIAM LUNG LAUNDRY
413 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
DILLARD & SCHOONOVER BARBER SHOP
413 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
JACOB ABRAMSON FURNITURE
411-413 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JACOB ABRAMSON FURNITURE
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JACOB ABRAMSON FURNITURE
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JACOB ABRAMSON FURNITURE
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
MRS F. S. ABRAMSON FURNITURE
411-413 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
IDEAL FURNITURE & CARPET COMPANY
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
IDEAL FURNITURE & CARPET COMPANY
411 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
STAR FURNITURE & CARPET COMPANY
411-413 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
STAR FURNITURE & CARPET COMPANY
411-413 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Jacob Abramson died in 1920, his wife Freda died in 1951
They were Russian immigrants who arrived in St Joseph in 1893
By 1894, Jacob ran a 2nd hand store with Jacob Rosenthal
By 1900 he advertised stoves and furniture
In 1902 it was a new and 2nd hand store
In 1955 it was Star Furniture
The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot

Photos #1,2,3 - A token found by Louie Martinez while metal detecting in 2013
Photo #4 - 1948 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1905
ROSS & TODD FUEL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ROSS & TODD FUEL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
RICHARD TODD COAL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
RICHARD TODD COAL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1920
TODD-SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
TODD-SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
TODD-SUNSHINE COAL COMPANY
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Elsie Hughes Liquor
414 South 6th Street
Circa 1953
MIDTOWN USED FURNITURE
414 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Gorge Swide Confectionary
419 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Charles McCumber Restaurant
419 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Savoy Pool Hall
419 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
L. B. Price Merchantile
419 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
419 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Star Furniture & Carpet Warehouse
419 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
ROSS & TODD HARD & SOFT COAL
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ELI COHN SHOE STORE
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HARRY FOX CLOTHING
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1909
HARRY PARISOFF'S GROCERY
420-424 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ISSAC FOX CLOTHING
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HYMAN LIPSHITZ CLOTHING
424 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SAMUEL HERSCIVICH SHOE REPAIR
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
ECONOMY FURNITURE & CARPET
424 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
HARRY GOLDSTEIN SHOE REPAIR
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
W. F. Watkins Cafe
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
HARRY PARISOFF'S GROCERY
424 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
JAMES PARKER SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
HARRY PARISOFF'S GROCERY
424 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
420 South 6th Street
TURA'S FOUR TWENTY CLUB
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1964
CARPET CENTER
420-424 South 6th Street
Circa 1978
INSTANT PRINT
424 South 6th Street
COOKMAN'S PRINTING
420-424 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The corner building was constructed in 1902 by the real estate investment company, Bartlett Brothers; the price listed on the building permit was $2.500. The grocer, Harry Parisoff, was listed as conducting business here as early as 1909. The building to the north was built in 1925 by Harry Parisoff, as an apparent addition to the preceding one. The price given on the building permit was $9,000.
This pair of buildings with its compatible Beaux Arts detailing, use and scale would contribute significantly to the establishment of a historic district in this area of high quality 19th and early 20th Century commercial structures.






Circa 1900
THE COMMERCIAL HOUSE
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
GEORGE McKINNEY SALOON
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MILLER & BRACKEN SALOON
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
SAVOY HOTEL
421 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1924
W G GRIGGS BARBER SHOP
422 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
OTIS CARPENTER RESTAURANT
422 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1912
SAVOY HOTEL BAR
423 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SAVOY HOTEL BAR
423 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
KING & CHAMPION SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
423 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
GEORGE ROBERTS RESTAURANT
423 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



ANGELIQUE STREET INTERSECTS



Herman Drug Store1 Herman Drug Store2

Circa 1900
JAMES MEADOWS DRUG STORE
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
HERBERT DUPONT BARBER
501½ South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JAMES MEADOWS DRUG STORE
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JAMES MEADOWS DRUG STORE
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
JAMES MEADOWS DRUG STORE
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
L. W. WILLIAMS DRUG STORE
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LOUIS HERMAN
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
HERMAN DRUG STORE #1
501 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
HERMAN DRUG STORES WAREHOUSE
501 ½ South 6th Street






Circa 1900
S. LIEBERMAN GROCERY
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
DENNIS CALLAHAN SALOON
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JAMES GUION SALOON
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
BERNHARDT FRIEDE SALOON
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
STAR FURNITURE & CLOTHING COMPANY
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JACOB FARBER FURNITURE
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
JACOB FARBER FURNITURE
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
ISADORE EVELOFF CLOTHING
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
BLOCK'S ARMY STORE
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
GI JOE ARMY STORE
502 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
JOHN BOUKRE CONFECTIONARY
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
G. L. DEGON FURNITURE
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
CHILI KING
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LIEPPMAN & DEUTCH BROTHERS 2nd HAND GOODS
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
CHANDLEE PAINT & GLASS COMPANY
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
PHIL MOSKOVITZ MENS FURNISHINGS
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
STAR FURNITURE CO WAREHOUSE
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
JACOB FARBER WAREHOUSE
503 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
JUNIOR LEAGUE THRIFT STORE
503 South 6th Street
HERMAN DRUG STORE OFFICES
503 South 6th Street

Photo - 1917 Chandlee Paint & Glass advertisement




Circa 1900
BYFORD PARSONS BARBER SHOP
504 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
VACANT
504 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
VACANT
504 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
BORIS GALITZKY CLOTHING
504 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ISADORE EVELOFF CLOTHING
504 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
RECREATION CLUB BILLIARDS
504 South 6th Street
BROWN'S BARBECUE
504 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
Egnac Gross Shoemaker
505 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Avon Hotel
505 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Avon Hotel
505 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Avon Hotel
505 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Avon Hotel
505 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Jacob Abramson Stoves & Furniture
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
Louis Levine
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Herman Gold Clothing
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Louis Chapman Clothing
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Harry Pappas barber
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Michael Premis, barber
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Abraham Rotman, barber
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
506 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Harry Newman Clothing
506 South 6th Street
STAR FURNITURE WAREHOUSE
506 South 6th Street
KNAPPS NEW & USED
506 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2 3 4

Circa 1900
Herman Schmidt Shoe Store
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Herman Schmidt Shoe Store
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Herman Schmidt Shoe Store
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Louis Wolmsky Clothing
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Louis Wolmsky Clothing
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Harry Goldstein 2nd Hand goods
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Joseph Hanke Bicycles
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Joseph Hanke Bicycles
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Mrs Virginia Pierce Furnished Rooms
507½ South 6th Street
Circa 1951
Hanka Bike & Key Shop
507 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
507 South 6th Street
Demolished In July 2018

After this building was razed, the Herman building at 501 So 6th, is the only building in the entire block. The entire block is now almost vacant
Photo #3 - 1951 St Joseph News Press photograph
Photo #4 - 1951 Whiz Candy Bar contest winner of a new bicycle






Circa 1905
Peres Goodman Clothing
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Samuel Tootle Clothing
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Samuel Tootle Clothing
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
Samuel Tootle Clothing
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Samuel Tootle Clothing
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Meyer Agranoff Shoe Repair
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Nick Pappas Restaurant
508 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Mrs Nellie Relke Furnished Rooms
508½ South 6th Street
Circa 1958
ERNIE'S CAFE
508 South 6th Street
RAY'S CAFE
508 South 6th Street
STAFFORDS FURNITURE
508 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2

Circa 1900
G. EINHORN BAKERY
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JULIUS STRAUS RACKET STORE
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SAMUEL ARST 2nd HAND GOODS
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
AMAR & SONS RESTAURANT
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
HARVEY BOLING RESTAURANT
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
J. A. LYONS CHILI COMPANY
In rear of building
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
R. E. McDANIEL CAFE
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
LOUIS CHAPMAN
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
EARL'S SHOES
509 South 6th Street
EARL'S WARDROBE
USED CLOTHES
509 South 6th Street
Circa 1970
EARLS SHOES
509 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Staffords Household Goods1 Staffords Rented Real Indian2 Staffords - empty lot3 Staffords - empty lot4 Staffords - empty lot5

Circa 1900
Charles Bertram Notions & Toys
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Charles Bertram Notions & Toys
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
Charles Bertram Crockery
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Charles Bertram Crockery
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
Samuel Trachtman Shoe Repair
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
Samuel Trachtman Shoe Repair
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
Herman Skolnick 2nd Hand Clothing
510 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
510 South 6th Street
STAR FURNITURE WAREHOUSE
510 South 6th Street
STAFFORD'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS
521-523 South 6th Street
508-510 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1952, his store was located on the northeast corner of 6th & Messanie

Byron Stafford sold new & used merchandise such as household goods, furniture, and a big selection of toys

Mr Stafford paid Chief Raincloud, a real Indian, to stand in front of the store

In 1957, Mr Stafford moved to 508-510 South 6th Street

In photo #4, Byron Stafford is standing in doorway of his store at 508-10 South 6th

The white painted building on the north side was owned by Roy Knapp

There is only an empty lot now at 6th & Messanie

Photo #1 - 1952 Stafford's store
Photo #2 - Chief Raincloud standing in front of the store as an advertising aid
Photo #3 - empty lot where the store once stood
Photo #4 - Color photo of the store at 508-510 South 6th
Photos were donated by Rick Stafford






Circa 1900
MAYER FINE JEWELRY & GENTS FURNISHING GOODS
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MAYER FINE PAWN BROKER
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAYER FINE PAWN BROKER
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
J. P. GARVEY PLUMBING
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
J. P. GARVEY PLUMBING
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. P. GARVEY PLUMBING
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
C. B. ARCHIBALD PLUMBING
511 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
DAKAN USED FURNITURE
511 South 6th Street
KNAPP'S HARDWARE
511 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
Lave Cohn Clothing
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
Benjamin Cable Clothing
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
James Lyons Lunch Counter
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
Edward Hogan Shooting Gallery
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
VACANT
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. A. LYONS CHILLI COMPANY
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
J. A. LYONS CHILLI COMPANY
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
William Robinson 2nd Hand Goods
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1947
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2 3 4 5

Circa 1880
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1880
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MRS MARGARET WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1927
ROBERT WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
ROBERT WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513-515 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
ROBERT WOODRUFF MILLINERY
513-515 South 6th Street
DEE JAYS
513 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Mrs Margaret Woodruff began this millinery in 1880
After his mother's death in 1927, Robert Woodruff took over his mother's business and and continued manufacturing hats and headwear
The structure no longer exists, it was razed during Urban Renewal
Photos #2-5 - 1958 St Joseph News Press photos






Circa 1900
GERTUDE LANGE BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HARPSTER & HARPSTER REAL ESTATE
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS JARDEE BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
JAMES KUNNELS BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
JAMES' BARBER SHOP
514 South 6th Street
STORE WITHOUT A NAME
(That was the store's name)
514 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
RELIABLE LABOR BUREAU
515 South 6th Street
MILLERS TRADING POST
515 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
NEW YORK RESTAURANT
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JAMES LYONS RESTAURANT
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS HAUSMEN CLOTHING
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
JACOB SEIMSTEIN 2nd HAND STORE
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SEYMOUR JORDON BILLIARDS
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
PEERLESS CAFE
516 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
G & R CIGAR STORE
516 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2 3

Circa 1900
GEORGE FOSTER GROCERY
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
GEORGE FOSTER GROCERY
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1908
E. ZAROOR GROCERY
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
DEGAN BROTHERS FURNITURE
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
BORRIS GALITZKY CLOTHING
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SAMUEL RAFFELOCK CLOTHING
517 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BARGAIN CENTER USED CLOTHING
517 South 6th Street
STAFFORD FURNITURE STORAGE
517 South 6th Street
MILLERS USED STORE
517 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2

Circa 1900
MORRIS BERGER FURNITURE & STOVES
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
HERBERT DUPONT BARBER SHOP
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
EUGENE WILLMAN BARBER SHOP
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
KLENK & SHEA RESTAURANT
518½ South 6th Street
Circa 1920
G. W. SHEPHERD MEAT MARKET
518½ South 6th Street
Circa 1921
JAKE BUTCHER SHOE REPAIR
518½ South 6th Street
Circa 1921
M. G. DANIELS RESTAURANT
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MICHAEL PREMIS BARBER SHOP
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JOHNSON & BODKINS CAFE
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ST JOE HOTEL
518½ South 6th Street
Circa 1930
GERTRUDE TRAYNOR RESTAURANT
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ST JOE HOTEL
518½ South 6th Street
Circa 1958
GREEN GRILL CAFE
518 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
STAFFORD FURNITURE STORAGE
518-A South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BLACKETER ROOMING HOUSE
518½ South 6th Street
SHAFER ROOMING HOUSE
518½ South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
CHARLES SCHRANCK TOYS
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
CHARLES SCHRANCK TOYS
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
CHARLES SCHRANCK TOYS
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1920
SCHRANCK'S TOY SHOP
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SALVATION ARMY INDUSTRIAL HOME
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SCHRANCK'S TOY SHOP
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
C. J. SHRANCK & SONS WAREHOUSE
519 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
519 South 6th Street
FULL GOSPEL MISSION
519 South 6th Street
EAGLE HOTEL
519 South 6th Street
Samitarian volunteer workers
519 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
CHESTER TYGART, PHYSICIAN
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS BODE, PHYSICIAN
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
EMERICH VAVRA BAKERY
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
W. J. KALLAUNER GROCERY
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
W. J. KALLAUNER GROCERY
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
WILLIAM KALLAUNER BAKERY
520 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
520 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
MEYER STRAUS CLOTHING
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MEYER STRAUS CLOTHING
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MEYER STRAUS CLOTHING
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
ALADEEN BROTHERS DRY GOODS
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ALADEEN BROTHERS DRY GOODS
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MO FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
521 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BILL GEHA FURNITURE
521-523 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
SOLOMON KORNBLEET 2nd HAND STORE
522 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ROSA KALIS CLOTHING
522 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAX DROHER CLOTHING
522 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
JACOB BUTCHER SHOE REPAIR
522 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
A. J. STANSBERRY CAFE
522 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
522 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
THOMAS KENNEDY JR GROCERY
523 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ISADORE SIMON DRY GOODS
523 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK OF ST JOSEPH
523 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
R. E. McDANIEL RESTAURANT
523 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. P. McCARTHY SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
523 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
BASKET STORES # 83
523 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




1 2

Circa 1900
WILLIAM PITTHAM SALOON
524 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM PITTHAM SALOON
524 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HEWITT & RYAN SALOON
524 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
J. P. McCARTHY SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition era)
524 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MARION WATTS SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition era)
524 South 6th Street
TOM'S TAVERN
524 South 6th Street
HAROLD SHAEFER TAVERN
524 South 6th Street
QUIET TAVERN
524 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



MESSANIE STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1924
COLE WASHINGTON SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition Era)
601 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
MAX HANDLER SALOON
602 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
WILLIAM IRWIN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition Era)
602 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
R. L. WOODSON SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition Era)
602 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
602 South 6th Street
HARRY'S TRUCK & AUTO GAS STATION
602 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
CHONG SING LAUNDRY
604 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
BENJAMIN GOLDBERG PAWN SHOP
604 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
BENJAMIN GOLDBERG PAWN SHOP
604 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
VACANT
604 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
604 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
DENVER JEWELRY COMPANY
604 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1900
WARNER & WATKINS SHOEMAKERS
606 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH BUGGY COMPANY
608-610 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
FELIX MITCHELL LOCKSMITH
610 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS WARNER SHOE REPAIR
606 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
VACANT
606 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAX SPITALMY MEN'S FURNISHINGS
608 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JAMES KUNELS BARBER SHOP
608 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
B. J. GOLDBERG JEWELRY
606 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
B. J. GOLDBERG JEWELRY
606 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MID-WEST TABLE BUTTER COMPANY
606-608 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
CARBONLESS OIL COMPANY
610 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MID-WEST TABLE BUTTER COMPANY
606-608 South 6th Street
Circa 1950
CULLIGAN SOFT WATER
606 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1900
CHARLES SHAY BARBER SHOP
607 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MICHAEL O'NEIL BARBER SHOP
607 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
WILLIAM MITCHELL WATCH MAKER
609 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
VACANT
609 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JAMES KENNALS BARBER SHOP
609 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
CHESTER HUFFMAN BARBER SHOP
609 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
LANDON SILCOTT FEED STORE
611 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JOSEPH KOSHOWSKY SHOEMAKER
611 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS WARNER SHOEMAKER
611 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
LOUIS WARNER SHOEMAKER
611 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
611 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1912
VACANT
612 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
BERNARD KALES CLOTHING
612 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
BENJAMIN SKOLNIK PAINTS
612 South 6th Street
Circa 1933
BEYER CABINET WORKS
612 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
JAMES BRADY RESTAURANT
613 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ALBERT REBNER RESTAURANT
613 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
THOMAS TRACAS RESTAURANT
613 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
A. H. ESTES CAFE
613 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
613 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1912
JOHN HARBLIS RESTAURANT
614 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
BASKET STORES COMPANY 83
614 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
JACOB FEINSTEIN CLOTHING
614 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
EDWARD RAY FEED & FUEL
615-617 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
GELLER-FABER MATTRESS COMPANY
615 South 6th Street
FARMER'S EQUIPMENT WHOLESALE
615 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
WHITED & WHITED SALOON
616 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
INDEPENDENT MEAT MARKET
616 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
PHIL KALIS SALOON
616 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SALVATION ARMY INDUSTRIAL STORE
616 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SALVATION ARMY INDUSTRIAL STORE
616 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
GEORGE GLISE NOTIONS & CROCKERY
618 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
GEORGE GLISE HARDWARE
618 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
HARRY NEWMAN CLOTHING
618 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
618 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
ROSA FREIDBERG DRY GOODS
620 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ROSA FREIDBERG DRY GOODS
620 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
620 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
620 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
EPH HUNT GROCERY
624 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SAMUEL LIBERMAN GROCERY
624 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
W M LYONS AUTO PARK
625 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
DROHER & BURGESS GARAGE
625 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
THEODOSIA ROSETTE BAKERY
626 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
ELI COHN CLOTHING
626 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JOSEPH COTLER BARBER SHOP
626 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
626 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN CLOTHING
627 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
JOHN JACOBS, BARBER
627 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM TODD POOL ROOM
627 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAX MILLER TAILOR
627 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ELIZABETH LOVE GROCERY
627 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
ANTHONY SCHOONOVER BARBER SHOP
628 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
WINESTONE & RUBIN FURNITURE REPAIRING
628 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
VACANT
628 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
GEORGE ETTLE RESTAURANT
628 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1912
LOUIS DOCKHORN, HORSE DEALER
629 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
SHULL & WINSLOW WELL DRILLING
630 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SHULL & WINSLOW WELL DRILLING
630 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
DAVID SHALINE BARBER SHOP
630 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
JAMES SKOLNIK WALL PAPER
630 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
DROHER & BURGESS AUTO WRECKERS
630 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
VACANT
631 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALTY COMPANY
631 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1905
ALBERT LARISON HARNESS SHOP
632 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS DORNA CONFECTIONARY
632 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MRS SARAH HAUSMAN CLOTHING
632 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SARAH JAMES 2nd HAND GOODS
632 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
HARRY ALBERT FURNITURE & STOVES
634-636 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ELI COHN SHOE STORE
634 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM HAMMOND CIGAR SHOP
636 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JACOB HOLM POOL HALL
634 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
H. H. SLOAN & COMPANY FLOUR
636 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SAMUEL FINE SHOE REPAIR
634 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. J. SMITTS BARBER SHOP
636 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
634 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
AMERCIAN BARBER SHOP
636 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1912
VACANT
638 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
LOUIS DORNN CONFECTIONARY
638 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
638 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
PHIL POMRANTZ CLOTHING
640 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
PHIL POMRANTZ CLOTHING
640 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
MICHAEL BELL PHOTOGRAPHY
642 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MORRIS BRAHINSKY GROCERY
642 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1924
JACOB FEINSTEIN 2nd HAND GOODS
644 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SAMUEL FINE SHOE REPAIR
644 South 6th Street
Circa 1950
FARMERS EQUIPMENT COMPANY
644 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




LOCUST STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1905
ALEXANDER McCALLAN SALOON
701 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
BARTLETT HOTEL
701 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
701 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
MORRIS FINE CLOTHING
702 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MAX FOGEL PAWN SHOP
702 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
MAX FOGEL PAWN SHOP
702 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MAX FOGEL CLOTHING
702 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
STEINMAN-MONAGHAN COAL COMPANY
702-712 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1912
GERMAN-AMERICAN HOTEL
703-709 South 6th Street
Circa 1918
JAMES SHOE COMPANY
705 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1905
Creel Coal & Wood Company
712 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
William Darby Shooting Gallery
712 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
D. B. Robertson Automobile Broker
712 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
E. Steinman Coal Company
712 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
VACANT
713 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SIGMOND MAYER TAILOR
713 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SIGMOND MAYER TAILOR
713 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
SIGMUND MAYER TAILOR
713 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
LOUIS COHN CLOTHING
718 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS COHN NOTIONS
718 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS COHN CLOTHING
718 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
Henry Herman Wholesale Bakery
716-718 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
Henry Herman Wholesale Bakery
716-718 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
M. GELLER GROCERY
719 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS COHN BAKERY
719 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HENRY HERMAN BAKERY
719 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
719 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
WILLIAM VIGIL GROCERY & BAKERY
725 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM VIGIL GROCERY
725 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
CHRIST MAYER TAILOR
726 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SARAH LEARD FURNISHED ROOMS
726 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
D. W. DORRELL BARBER
727 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
VACANT
727 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
EDWARD STEELE CORNICE & TIN WORKS
742 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
WESTERN AUTO AUTOMOBILE SUNDRIES
742 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
E. W. RAY & SON LUMBER COMPANY
801 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
ALBERT ZIPH SALOON
802 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
BONNETT KALIS CLOTHING
806 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal








Circa 1900
BELLE LEWIS CONFECTIONARY
812 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1915
INDEPENDENT LIQUOR COMPANY
814 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
WESTERN AUTO SALES COMPANY
814 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
JAMES WOOD CONFECTIONARY
818 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
OLIVER SENN SALOON
822 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1900
FULLER LUMBER & COAL COMPANY
901 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
J. W. NOLD & COMPANY
Coal, Wood & Feed
901 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
CENTRAL COAL & COKE
901 South 6th Street
McCUE FUEL COMPANY
901 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH GAS WORKS
922 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
KANSAS & TEXAS COAL COMPANY
925 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
BADGER LUMBER COMPANY
1202 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
JOHN PIRO FRUITS & CONFECTIONARY
1204 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
BEJAMIN SHEARER CIGARS & TOBACCO
1206 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
NATHAN FINE MEN'S FINISHING GOODS
1208 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
JOSEPH MORLEY RESTAURANT
1210 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
ORIENT RESTAURANT
1212 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
SILVER GRILL RESTAURANT
1214 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
THE EAGLE SALOON
1216 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
GOLD DUST SALOON
1218 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
JAMES PIRO CONFECTIONARY
1218 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
THE PLANET SALOON
1220 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
UNION DEPOT PHARMACY
1220 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH UNION DEPOT COMPANY
1221 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION NEWS COMPANY
1221 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION RESTAURANT COMPANY
1221 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
POST OFFICE STATION "A"
1221 South 6th Street

Demolished By Burlington Railroad





Circa 1900
THE OWL SALOON
1226 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
SEP MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
FRANK BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP
1302 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1900
ROBERT HENDERSON HOTEL & CAFE
1304-1306-1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
FRANK STOUT DRUG STORE
1308 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Circa 1937
HERMAN DRUG STORE #4
2302 South 6th (6th & Hickory)

The building no longer exists
An empty lot now ooccupies this address




Circa 1958
CASH HARDWARE
2333 South 6th Street

The original building no longer exists



EDMOND STREET BETWEEN 6th & 7th STREETS





Circa 1867
KLIPPEL & GEIGER
Manufacturer of Boots & Shoes
6th Street, Between Edmond & Charles

Photo - 1867 St Joseph City Directory advertisement




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THE CARBRY BLOCK

Circa 1890
HONG KONG TEA COMPANY
613-615 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
HOTEL DONOVAN
601-613 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
DONOVAN BOWLING ALLEY
Basement
601-613 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
THOMAS FULLER, BARBER
Basement
601-613 Edmond Street
Circa 1907
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTE FE
Ticket Office
601 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
JONATHAN CONOMOW CONFECTIONARY
601-613 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
RAPP'S TAILORING
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
RAPP'S TAILORING
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
RAPP'S
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1925
THE OUTLET STORE
601 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
JONES DRUG STORE
601 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
GEORGE WEYER HARDWARE SUPPLIES
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
HERMAN DRUG STORE No 8
601 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
HERMAN DRUG STORE No 8
601 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
JAMES VANN RESTAURANT
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1948
DON'S CASTLE OF BEAUTY
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1949
DABBAS FABRICS & CUSTOM SHOP
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1950
DABBAS DRESS SHOP
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1952
PERSONAL FINANCE COMPANY
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1955
PERSONAL FINANCE COMPANY
613 Edmond Street
Circa 1959
GARLICH INSURANCE AGENCY
613 Edmond

The structure was destroyed by fire in 1962
Photo #1 - 1907 Sante Fe News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1925 Outlet Store News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1952 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #9 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1866
LOOKING EAST FROM 6th & EDMOND

1866 St Joseph News-Press photo of Edmond Street looking east from 6th Street






Circa 1889
LOOKING NORTH FROM 6th & EDMOND







Circa 1889
LOOKING SOUTH ON 6th







Circa 2016
LOOKING WEST FROM 6th & EDMOND







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Circa 1940's
LOOKING EAST ON EDMOND

Looking east down Edmond Street, Missouri Theater is in the next block
Circa: early 1940's
Photo sumbitted by Michael Miller




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


Circa 1939
KENNEDY PURE FOOD MART
528 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
KATZ DRUG STORE
528 Edmond Street
FABRIC OUTLET
528 Edmond Street

In 1939, Kennedy Food Mart opened in this building

In 1946, Katz Drug store opened for business in this building

This old Katz Drug Store on the southwest corner of 6th & Edmond is still standing

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


Photo #1 - 1939 Opening of Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #2 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #3 - It later became Katz Drug Store
Photo #4 - After Katz pulled out, it became a Fabric Store
Photo #5 - Looking south at 6th & Edmond
Photo #6 - Advertisement for the 6th & Francis Katz
Photo #7 - Katz advertisement
Photo #8 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #9 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #10 - Katz adv for their 2 downtown stores
Photo #11 - Kennedy Food Mart Advertisement
Photo #12 - Advertisements of a new Katz Drug Store
Photo #13 - Katz decanter of Jim Beam whiskey
Photo #14 - Katz Fountain & Luncheon Menu (Front cover)
Photo #15 - Katz Ice Cream Menu
Photo #16 - Katz Sandwich Menu
Photo #17 - 2013 photo
Photo #18 - Old photo of Kennedy Grocery
Photo #19 - 2016 residing of the Katz building
Photo #20 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement







LOOKING SOUTH FROM 6th & EDMOND
Circa 40's or 50's

Looking south from Edmond Street towards Charles Street
Circa: Late 40's or early 50's




PANAMA HOTEL
609 Sylvanie Street




Circa 1894
JOHN HESSE CIGAR MANUFACTURING
612 Sylvanie Street






Circa 1867
BLOOMFIELD & McCHESSNEY STONEWARE
On Charles, between 6th & 7th Streets






Circa 1958
Missouri State Employment Service
614 Charles Street

The sign at the entrance in the bottom right corner says
"Missouri Drivers Examiners"
This building no longer exists




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Circa 1900
J. F. CAMPBELL & COMPANY CARRIAGE WORKS
613-615 Charles Street
Circa 1918
HUDDLESTON-SNAVELY GARAGE
613-615 Charles Street

In 1895, J F Campbell Carriage Works was located at 911 Francis Street
John F. Campbell and Frank Gawatz listed in 1900 City Directory
Photo #1 - 1918 Huddleston-Snavely advertisement
Photo #2 - John Campbell standing in front of his business
The building no longer exists




THE ENTERPRISE LODGE BUILDING
618 Charles Street

The building no longer exists






LOOKING NORTH FROM 6th & CHARLES






Circa 1923
LIBERTY FISH MARKET
6th & Charles




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Circa 1931
LIEBLING & HERMAN FURNITURE COMPANY
NW Corner 6th & Charles
Circa 1940
LIEBLING & HERMAN FURNITURE COMPANY
NW Corner 6th & Charles
Circa 1946
LIEBLING FURNITURE COMPANY
NW Corner 6th & Charles






Circa 1930's
LOOKING NORTH FROM 6th & EDMOND

Looking north from 6th & Edmond
At the bottom right is Jones Drugs, which later will become Herman Drugs
Further up on the right side Eshelmans is visible
The street appears to be a brick street




1 2 First Bank of Missouri3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

THE EMPIRE TRUST BUILDING

Circa 1900
AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK
602 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
EMPIRE TRUST COMPANY
602 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK
602 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
602 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
HARRY REID, BARBER
602½ Edmond Street
Circa 1917
SAFE DEPOSIT BUILDING
602-604 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
COMMERCAIAL BLOCK BUILDING
604 Edmond Street
Circa 1977
FIRST BANK OF MISSOURI
602 Edmond

First Bank of Missouri is currently located on the Southeast corner of 6th & Edmond. This replaced Empire Trust Co. which had merged with Tootle which had merged with American to form the predecessor of Merchantile Bank
In 1916, William Fairleigh Enright was Treasurer of the Empire Trust Company
In April 1976, the Empire Trust Company was razed
The historic Empire Trust clock has been reinstalled on another bank

Photo #1 - 1971 Empire Trust Company fire
Photo #2 - Empire Trust Co advertisement
Photo #3 - First Bank of Missouri
Photo #4 - Early Commercial Bank drawing, later to become Empire Trust Company
Photo #5 - City bus unloading at 6th & Edmond, Empire Trust in background
Photo #6 - A good photo of Empire Trust
Photo #7 - Razing of the building in April 1976
Photo #8 - Newspaper photo just prior to razing in 1976
Photo #9 - Removal of clock prior to razing in 1976
Photo #10 - American Exchange Bank Building in 1900
Photo #11 - Commercial Bank, predecessor of the Empire Trust Company
Photo #14 - 1916 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #16 - First Bank of Missouri
Photo #17 - First Bank of Missouri
Photo #18 - Empire Trust Company
Photo #3 and information was donated by Dick Heath




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Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL BLOCK BUILDING
604-612 Edmond

This property, after the Empire Trust Company was demolished, would later become the location of the First Bank Of Missouri
Photo #1 - 1957 News-Press article on demolition of this building
Photo #2 - 1905 Dr J. J. Newell, dentist, News Press advertisement




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Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL BLOCK BUILDING
604-612 Edmond Street
Circa 1890
THE CENTRAL SAVINGS BANK
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
GEORGE WALLING GENERAL INSURANCE
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
MITCHELL & RING SALOON
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
COSMOPOLITAN SHOE REPAIR
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
LORREN GARLICHS INSURANCE AGENCY
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
LORREN GARLICHS INSURANCE AGENCY
606 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
606 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1890
THE STAG BARBER SHOP
607 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
CLINTON CRAWFORD, BARBER
607 Edmond

The Stag Barber shop on Edmond street was established in 1890
The Stag also manufactured wigs and hair pieces for men




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Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL BLOCK BUILDING
604-612 Edmond Street
Circa 1896
DILLON CEMENT PLASTER COMPANY
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
ANDREWS & KELLY REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
BURCH & RINGLER, BARBERS
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
JACOB FELTENSTEIN CLOTHING
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
GREEN TURTLE LIQUOR BUFFET
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
THE SHAMROCK TAVERN
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
THE SHAMROCK TAVERN
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1950
HEALTH SPOT SHOE STORE
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
WHITSON REALTY COMPANY
608 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
608 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal


Circa 1917
McGEE INSURANCE AGENCY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
JOHN BROWN BARBER SHOP
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
McGEE INSURANCE AGENCY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
NORTH ST JOSEPH REAL ESTATE LOAN & INVESTMENT
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
NATE BLOCK LOANS
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
STARMER LAND COMPANY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
SPARTA LAND COMPANY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
SCHNEIDER INSURANCE AGENCY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
McGEE INSURANCE AGENCY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
NORTH ST JOSEPH REAL ESTATE LOAN & INVESTMENT
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
NATE BLOCK LOANS
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
STARMER LAND COMPANY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
SPARTA LAND COMPANY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
SCHNEIDER INSURANCE AGENCY
609 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
ROBERT SMITH REALTY
609 Edmond




Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL BLOCK BUILDING
604-612 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
PRITCHETT & SONS REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
ST JOSEPH PRESSED BRICK
Brick Manufacturer
610½ Edmond Street
Circa 1900
COVENTANT LOAN & BUILDING ASSOCATION
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
L MITCHELL & COMPANY REAL ESTATE
610½ Edmond Street
Circa 1900
BUILDERS & TRADERS EXCHANGE
610½ Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ROSENFIELD BROTHERS JEWELRY
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
FOSTER TAILORING COMPANY
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
CLINT CRAWFORD, BARBER
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
COSMOPOLITAN SHOE REPAIR #1
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1955
COSMOPOLITAN SHOE REPAIR #1
610 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
610 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal


Circa 1917
NORTH ST JOSEPH REAL ESTATE LOAN & INVESTMENT
611 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ISSAC CURD REAL ESTATE
611 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
FRED DEVERO BILLIARDS
611½ Edmond Street
Circa 1937
STROP & STROP LAWYERS
611 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
WILLIAM COLE LAWYER
611 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
KAY PORTER LAWYER
611 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
STROP & STROP LAWYERS
611 Edmond
Circa 1958
STROP & STROP LAWYERS
611 Edmond




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Circa 1900
COMMERCIAL BLOCK
604-612 EDMOND STREET
Circa 1900
MANNING & DYER REAL ESTATE
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
CONNECTICUT MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
WYCKOFF, SEEAMANS & BENEDICT TYPEWRITER SALES
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
THE ROYAL MARKET
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ROBERT DUGDALE MEAT SHOP
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
GEORGIA MILLER RESTAURANT
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
FRANK'S CIGAR COMPANY
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
SIX-TWELVE MAGAZINE SHOP
612 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
612 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1900
MYSTIC MAZE AMUSEMENT & PALACE
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
PATT BROTHERS TAILORS
616 Edmond Street
Circa 1909
ROYAL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ROYAL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ROYAL CANDY SHOP
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
LUCKY SEVEN SANDWICH SHOP
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
LESLIE STITES FOOD SHOP
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1950
REX FOOD SHOP
614 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
614 Edmond Street

The Royal Theater was known to be in operation October 5, 1909
Seating capacity was 800
The building no longer exists
Photo #3 - 1925 newspaper article showing theater inside
Photo #4 - 1924 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1909 Royal Theater News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 submitted by Carol Stephens

Demolished during Urban Renewal


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Circa 1890
CARBRY BUILDING

Circa 1877
HARDESTY & PATTERSON WHOLESALERS
615-617 Edmond Street
Circa 1899
HUDSON'S BUFFET SALOON
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
THOMAS HICKEY CIGARS & TOBACCOS
615-617 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
JOHN C ODER SALOON
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1906
TETHEROW BROTHERS PLATING SERVICE
615½ Edmond Street
Circa 1917
DAVID HARTIGAN JR CIGAR SHOP
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
VACANT
615½ Edmond Street
Circa 1917
LOUIS IMM SALOON
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1918
AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1925
DUGDALE'S THREE S MARKET
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1925
AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1928
MARSHALL'S US AUTO SUPPLY INC
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
FRANK SCHUB GROCERY
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1930's
NICK'S DRY CLEANERS
212 South 5th
Circa 1942
NICK'S DRY CLEANING & TAILORING
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
MEISNER BARBER SHOP
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
DOWNTOWN BEAUTY SHOP
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
NICK'S DRY CLEANING & TAILORING
615 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
AUG MELSNER BARBER SHOP
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
DOWNTOWN BEAUTY SHOP
617 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
ATLAS PRINTING & OFFICE SUPPLY
617-619 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
NICK'S DRY CLEANING & TAILORING
615 Edmond Street
ARCADE NEWS STAND
617 Edmond Street
ARCADE BEAUTY SHOP
617 Edmond Street
SCHILDKNECHT'S BARBER SHOP
617 Edmond Street

Hardesty & Patterson were wholesalers in butter, eggs, poultry, etc
In the 1930's, Nick's Cleaners was located at 212 South 5th, just north of Western Dairy
Nick's Cleaners last location was 615 Edmond on the north side of Edmond
Nick's Cleaners sign is visible in photo #4
Both of their locations are now parking lots
Nick's Cleaners was owned by the Zaroor family

Photo #1 - Nick's Cleaners was located at 615 Edmond street
Photo #2 - Nick's Cleaners 212 South 5th advertisement
Photo #3 - The Edmond Street empty lot where Nick's Cleaners existed
Photo #4 - Nick's Cleaners sign is visible in this photo
Photo #5 - Looking west on Edmond, Nick's can be seen on the right
Photo #6 - 1918 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1975 St Joseph News Press Nick's Cleaners Advertisement
Photo #12 - 1906 City Directory advertisement
Photo #1 donated by Dave Sietzen

Demolished due to fire damage


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Circa 1900
SARATOGA RESTAURANT
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
KINNAMANS RESTAURANT
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
MRS VIVIAN LEPPICK FURNISHED ROOMS
618½ Edmond Street
Circa 1946
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
VIVIAN HAZLETT FURNISHED ROOMS
618½ Edmond Street
Circa 1954
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING
618 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal


Carbry Building1 Carbry Building2 Maidrite3 Maid-rite4 5 6

Circa 1890
CARBRY BUILDING

Circa 1900
SMITH PREMIER TYPEWRITER COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
SMITH & GOW REAL ESTATE
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
H S SMITH ABSTACT COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
PROVIDENT BUILDING & LOAN
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
THE COURT OF HONOR
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
MODERN FARMER COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
J H DOUGHERTY WHOLESALE LUMBER
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
MORRIS & SNELL SIGN WRITERS
619½ Edmond Street
Circa 1900
EUGENE WALKER SIGN WRITER
619½ Edmond Street
Circa 1910
SMITH PREMIER TYPEWRITER COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
THE PROVIDENT BUILDING & LOAN
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
HARRY NIEDORP INSURANCE
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
W. C. GOW TITLE ABSTRACT COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
HENRY SMITH REAL ESTATE
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
EBY LAND COMPANY
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
VIRGINIAN LUNCH
619 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
Bowman's Pharmacy
623 Edmond Street
O'BRIEN'S CAFE
619 Edmond Street
ATLAS PRINTING
619 Edmond Street

Carbry Building, built in 1890, located on northwest corner of 7th & Edmond. It housed numerous businesses and fell victim to fire. Maid-rite was located on the right bottom corner this building
Most buildings on this side of Edmond Street between 6th & 7th Streets have been razed and is now a large parking lot
Photo #6 - 1918 St Joseph Gazette advertisement

Demolished due to fire damage


Hermans1 Hermans2 Hermans3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Hermans18 19 20 Hermans21 Hermans22 23 24

Circa 1889
THE BALLINGER BUILDING
620-624 Edmond Street

Circa 1900
WILLIAM F UHLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1911
ST JOSEPH NEWS-PRESS
620-624 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ABRAHAM GOLDMAN CLOTHING
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
DOBLER & KESSELS SALOON
624 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
ASPEOTIS & BROWN SHINING PARLOR
624 Edmond Street
Circa 1918
LAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
620-624 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
QUALITY TRUNK SHOP
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1940
KROGER GROCERY STORE
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
GEORGE WEYER BARBER SUPPLIES
620 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
HERMAN DRUG STORES #7
624 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
HERMAN DRUG STORES #7
624 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
MALCOMB GUNN WATCH REPAIR
624 Edmond Street
BOURBON STREET SEA FOOD RESTAURANT
620-624 Edmond Street
Circa 2017
JAKE'S STEAK HOUSE & BAR
620 Edmond

Once there were 9 Herman Drug stores open in St Joseph
There were 3 Herman Drug stores downtown in close vicinity to one another
The buildings at 624 Edmond and 6th & Angelique are still standing
The building at 6th & Edmond was destroyed by fire in 1962
The 624 Edmond building has been sold and is currently being remodeled
620-624 Edmond is the Ballinger Building, designed by Joseph Bennett
The Bourbon Street Sea Food restaurant opened a few years ago at 2001 Messanie Street, in what was earlier, the East Side Human Resources building. It did so well, the lad closed the Messanie Street restaurant and opened it up downtown in the old Herman Drug Store
In 2015, Bourbon Street seafoood restaurant closed and moved to the Belt Highway, just south of Kmart where Palmas Mexican food once was
It was called Gator's Louisiana Kitchen, operated by Mr Kim
In 2017, Jake's steak house & bar opened in this building at 620 Edmond

Photo #1 - Herman's Drug Store, 624 Edmond - Out of business
Photo #2 - Herman's Drug Store, 6th & Angelique - Out of business
Photo #3 - 1962 newspaper photo, Herman's Drug store 7th & Edmond
Photo #4 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #5 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #6 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #7 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #8 - Advertisement showing the 9 Herman drug stores once in existence
Photo #9 - 1958 advertisement showing the 7 remaining Herman drug stores
Photo #10 - Herman's Drug Store 624 Edmond
Photo #11 - Herman's Drug Store 624 Edmond
Photo #12 - Herman's Drug Store 6th & Edmond
Photo #13 - Herman's Drug Store 6th & Edmond
Photo #14 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #15 - 1911 St Joseph News-Press occupied this building
Photo #16 - 1937 newspaper advertisement for Walpole's Drug Stores
Photo #17 - 1937 Walpole's luncheon menu
Photo #18 - 2010 photo of Herman's Drug Store 624 Edmond
Photo #19 - 2015 a mural was painted onto the west side of the building
Photo #20 - 2015 a mural was painted onto the west side of the building
Photo #21 - 2015 photo of the 7th Street entrance
Photo #22 - 2015 photo of the 7th Street entrance
Photo #23 - Bourbon Street Seafood Restaurant - St Joseph News Press photo
Photo #24 - 1918 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1900
E. H. KUSTER OPTICIAN
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1900
E. W. ALLENDORPH DENTAL SUPPLIES
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1906
W. R. WOODWORTH OPTICIAN
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
LORENZ & COMPANY PHOTO SUPPLIES
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1917
LORENZ & COMPANY PHOTO SUPPLIES
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1940
THE RENDEZVOUS TAVERN
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
621 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
THE NEW RENDEZVOUS
(Sam Croner & Jim Jones)
621 Edmond
Circa 1958
THE RENDEZVOUS TAVERN
621 Edmond Street

DESTROYED BY FIRE


THE HERMAN BUILDING
622 Edmond Street

Circa 1958
WALTER CONKITE, DENTIST
622 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
WILLIAM PENTZ, PHYSICIAN
622 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
WEP CHEMICAL COMPANY
622 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
AUREL FOSTER OSTEOPATH
622 Edmond Street


The Rendezvous was a cocktail lounge
Several taverns had occupied this building until it burned down
Now only a parking lot exists

Photo #1 - Rendezvous advertisement
Photo #2 - Rendezvous trade token
Photo #3 - The Schlitz sign is where the Rendezvous was once located
Photo #7 - 1906 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Maid-rite1 Maid-rite2 Maid-rite3 Maid-rite4 Maidrite5 Maidrite6 Maidrite7 8 9

Circa 1917
WILLIAM KINNISON DRUGS
623 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
BOWNAN'S PHARMACY
623 Edmond Street
Circa 1940
CARAMEL CORNER
623 Edmond Street
Circa 1942
BAUMAN'S PAINT STORE
623 Edmond Street
Circa 1955
MAID-RITE SANDWICH SHOP
623 Edmond
Circa 1958
MAID-RITE SANDWICH SHOP
623 Edmond
DESTROYED BY FIRE

Before Maid-Rite occupied this building, Carmel Corner was in it
Over the years, there were numerous Maid-Rite shops in St Joseph

The V.F.W. Hall occupied the 2nd floor above Maid-Rite

Both the Maid-Rite & the VFW Hall were destroyed by fire

The entire building was razed
After the fire, Maid-rite moved to the southwest corner of 6th & Felix

Maid-Rite occupied the old gas station on the corner of Ashland & Frederick

Maid-Rite sold the Frederick Avenue building to Crumbly Burger
The Frederick Avenue location was the last in St Joseph

Crumbly Burger didn't pay the franchise fees to retain the Maid-Rite name

Maid-Rite had also purchased the old Henry building on St. Joseph Avenue but was later sold to become the Cabana Grill

In the 1980's, there was also a small Maid-Rite at 12th & Commercial

In the 1970's, there was a Maid-Rite on the Belt Highway south of the Y Motel

There are no longer any Maid-Rites in St Joseph

Photo #1 - Carmel Corner occupied the building before Maid-Rite
Photo #1 - Night photo of Carmel Corner before Maid-Rite occupied the building
Photo #3 - Only a parking lot remains
Photo #4 - 1990's photo of 7th & Edmond location
Photo #5 - Maid-Rite at 7th & Edmond location
Photo #6 - The Maid-Rite sandwich
Photo #7 - Left to right, Nick's Cleaners, Atlas Printing, Rendevous Tavern, Maid-Rite
Photo #8 - 1976 photo




PARK FLORAL
702 Edmond




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THE 1960 EDMOND FIRE DAMAGED THESE BUILDINGS
ESHELMAN MUSIC
JUNCTION SHOE REPAIR
BOWLING ALLEY
HERMAN DRUG STORE
ROCKFORD FURNITURE
ROBERT SMITH REAL ESTATE
South 6th between Edmond & Felix

These are some great photos of the 1960 downtown fire

On December 31,1960 smoke was discovered coming out of the bowling alley's roof located above Eshelman's Music

The fire damaged Eshelman's, Junction Shoe Repair, a bowling alley, Rockford Furniture, Smith Insurance and Herman's Drug store

A large crane was brought in to aid in removing upper leval material

Check out the old fashioned hard rubber wheels on the crane's trailer

A giant bowling pin sign was located on the corner edge of Herman's Drug store

The bowling ally was on the 2nd floor of the brick structure just north of Eshelmans

The bowling alley had old wooden floors and did not have automatic pin setters, they hired kids to set the pins manually

I worked there one night setting pins for 10 cents a game, it was pretty dangerous

Photo #1 - Looking southeast on 6th
Photo #2 - Herman Drug Store & giant bowling pin sign
Photo #3 - Robert Smith Real Estate & Insurance
Photo #4 - Junction Shoe Repair & Hermans
Photo #5 - Looking northeast on 6th
Photo #6 - old large crane & Eshelman's
Photo #7 - old photo showing Herman's before fire
Photo #8 - Empire Trust in background
Most of the fire photos were donated by Doug Howard






RATIONING BOARD
107 South 6th Street
Between Edmond & Felix

During WWII, a rationing board was established just north of Eshelman's



CHARLES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1882
ST JOSEPH CARRIAGE WORKS
Prawitz & Haegelin
North Side of Charles Street
Between 6th & 7th Streets
Circa 1885
ST JOSEPH CARRIAGE WORKS
Prawitz & Haegelin
North Side of Charles Street
Between 6th & 7th Streets
Circa 1895
ST JOSEPH CARRIAGE WORKS
Prawitz & Haegelin
North Side of Charles Street
Between 6th & 7th Streets






Circa 1925
MID CENTRAL FISH COMPANY
6th & Charles Street




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Circa 1860
J. PFEIFFER STONE SAW MILLS
9th & Frederick
J. PFEIFFER STONE SAW MILLS
6th & Charles
J. PFEIFFER STONE SAW MILLS
Between 3rd &4 th on Locust

During this company's growth it was located at 3 different locations
This company was a manufacturer and dealer in stone, marble and granite work
The company owned steam saw mills such as seen in photo #4

The Pfeiffer Stone Company president was Charles A. Pfeiffer
The Vice-president was Joseph Pfeiffer, a native of Germany, born in 1817
When the busines was incorporated it became J. Pfeiffer Stone Saw Mills

In April 1860, a stone and marble shop at 9th & Frederick Avenue was opened
Later the business was moved to the corner of 6th & Charles Streets
At this location, a 2 story brick house with stone trimmings was erected
This served as a residence, shop, and warehouse for cement, lime, plaster, etc.
In 1867, the business was moved to Locust Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets
The company is no longer in business

Photo #1 - Advertisement card for 4th & Locust address
Photo #2 - Advertisement card for 4th & Locust address
Photo #3 - Photo of the stone work at 4th & Locust
Photo #4 - 1897 Saw mill, used to cut the stone
Photo #5 - 1904 photo of a St Joseph quarry where stone was acquired
Photo #6 - Advertisement card
Photo #7 - 1899 Advertisement






GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT
6th & CHARLES
Demolished during Urban Renewal








6th & CHARLES
Looking south on 6th



PATEE STREET INTERSECTS


MESSANIE STREET ADRESSES BETWEEN 6th & 7th



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Circa 1889
KIRWAN'S FURNITURE
602-614 Messanie
Circa 1930
KIRWAN'S FURNITURE
606-610 Messanie
Circa 1930
Charles T. Daniel Soft Drinks
602 Messanie Street
Circa 1940
KIRWAN'S FURNITURE
606-610 Messanie
Circa 1960
KIRWAN'S FURNITURE
606-610 Messanie
SALVATION ARMY
602 Messanie

This was once a very popular furniture and carpet store
Photo #1 - 1972 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #2 - 1967 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #3 - 1949 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #4 - Salvation Army buiding
Photo #5 - 1940 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #6 - 1960 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #7 - 1958 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement




Circa 1930
F. H. BERRY BARBER COLLEGE
604 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
ELECTRICAL & MAGNETO SERVICE COMPANY
609 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
E. J. MUELLER GROCERY
612 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
WESTERN CHEMICAL COMPANY
613 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
F. F. BLAKLEY SOFT DRINKS
614 Messanie Street




Circa 1894
J F KRATT CIGAR MANUFACTURING
615 Messanie Street






Circa 1917
ST JOSEPH FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
616-622 Messanie Street
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH FURNITURE & AUCTION COMPANY
616-622 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
DAVIS OFFICE SUPPLY COMPANY
617 Messanie Street




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SALVATION FAMILY & DONATIONS STORE
619 South 5th Street


This store opened in 2015




Circa 1930
MILLER HARDWARE COMPANY
621 Messanie Street




Circa 1930
KILHRY TIRE SHOP
623 Messanie Street




Circa 1961
HENRY BERRY GARAGE
Hydraulic Jacks Repaired
6th & Messanie Street






Circa 1939
WESTERN CHEMICAL COMPANY
613-621 Messanie Street




Circa Before 1932
SALVATION ARMY
614 Messanie Street






Circa 1887
DANIEL BROMBECK
Boiler, Sheet Iron, Copper & Cornice Work
608 Messanie Street
Circa 1921
J. A. ANISER HARNESS MFG COMPANY
608 Messanie Street






Circa 1894
DAVID HUSTON SHOE MAKER
609 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
VACANT
609 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1905
CHARLES ALDERMAN WAGON YARD
619 South 6th Street
STAR FURNITURE & CARPET
(WHOLESALE)
619 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






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Circa 1890
VICTORIA HOTEL
POMRANTZ MEN'S CLOTHING
622-624 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
MRS EMMA FEIST RESTAURANT
622 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
BENJAMIN MIDDAUGH RESTAURANT
622 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
SAMUEL LIBERMAN GROCERY
624 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
MURPHY & LAVICHIO BILLIARDS
624 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
J. W. RICHARDSON SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
622 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
MARY DIGAN 2nd HAND GOODS
622 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






FARMER'S EQUIPMENT COMPANY
(STORAGE)
627 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






QUALITY PRINTING COMPANY
628 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






ETTLE GIFFORD 2ND HAND STORE
632 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal








Circa 1938
GUY'S NUT & POTATO CHIP
631 South 6th Street





ROSEBUD WRECKING YARDS
632 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






FARMER'S EQUIPMENT COMPANY
640 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal








Circa 1946
FARMER'S EQUIPMENT WHOLESALE
644 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



LOCUST STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1955
GREEN TREE HOTEL
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1955
GREEN TREE TAVERN
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1955
GREEN TREE COFFEE SHOP & NITE CLUB
701-703 South 6th
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The 1953 City Directory lists a Green Tree Hotel at 701 South 6th
The Green Tree Tavern, Nite Club and Cafe was located at 703 South 6th
It was owned by Virgil Townsend
As visible on the cafe window, it was operated by Ethel Chaney
To the right was another business called A-Rite Meats
The meat company was run by Johnnie Roskey
Guys Potato Chip Warehouse was located north of the Green Tree
Pat Townsend said that at end of the cafe counter was a hallway to the bar
Check out the food prices


Photo #1 - The entire block is now an empty lot with trees
Photo #2 - A great photo of the establishment
Photo #3 - On the left is Mary Townsend, Leona Townsend is on the right
Photo #4 - Inside of the cafe, the lady on the left is Ethel Chaney
Photo #5 - Virgil Townsend Trade Token
Photo #6 - Arnold Silvey, Johnny Weatherman, Bill O'Meara
Some B&W photos & info were submitted by Butch and Dea Allen




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Circa 1945
SAM'S TIRE SHOP
711 South 6th Street
Circa 1981
TRI-COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT
711 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




A-RITE MEAT COMPANY
711-713 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






ST JOSEPH WHOLESALE LIQUOR
716-718 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1900
ROBERT LECKRONE CONFECTIONARY
720 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
SAMUEL WIENSCHIENK FEED & FUEL
720 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
HARTMAN FURNITURE & CARPET WAREHOUSE
720 South 6th Street
Circa 1916
RELIABLE
720-722-724 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
STUPPY FLORAL COMPANY WAREHOUSE
720 South 6th Street
STUPPY FLORAL COMPANY
720 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Coles Original Hot Blast Stoves were popular in the early 1900's and ads for their "Original Hot Blast" stove appeared often in the early newspapers. The goal for a good wood stove was to produce the most heat for the least amount of wood and this stove was one of the better stoves available on the market. The Original Hot Blast Stove was primarily marketed to rural areas
Photo #4 - 1916 St Joseph News Press advertisement



MARY STREET INTERSECTS



SQUIRES MUSIC COMPANY
726 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




PLUMLEE BOTTLE EXCHANGE
732 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




BAINTER CONSTRUCTION
737 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




E-L WHOLESALE LIQUOR
742 South 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



PATEE STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1891
E. W. RAY & SON
Building Materials
6th & Patee




Circa 1882
ST JOSEPH COAL COMPANY
Southeast Corner of 6th & Patee




ST JOSEPH IMPLEMENT COMPANY
802 South 6th Street






Circa 1900
GEORGE PAYNE COAL & WOOD
810 South 6th Street
Circa 1956
NORMAN TIRE & SUPPLY COMPANY
810 South 6th Street




Imperial Oil1 Imperial Oil2 Imperial Oil3 Imperial Oil4 Imperial Oil5 Imperial Oil6 Imperial Oil7 Imperial Oil8 Imperial Oil9 Imperial Oil10 Imperial Oil11 Imperial Oil12 Imperial Oil13 Imperial Oil14 Imperial Oil15

IMPERIAL CENTRAL STATE OIL CO
811 South 6th

Owned and operated by Jim Loveless and his son Bruce
Bruce let me photograph 13 of the Imperial photos he had framed in his office
I would have loved to been able to scan the photos for better quality
The photos ranged from the early 1930's to the 1980's
This is still Imperial Oil in 2014
The structure has been modified but it is still in the same location




MISSOURI WATER & STEAM SUPPLY
818 South 6th Street




1 2 3

Circa 1907
COLBERT MACHINERY COMPANY
826-828 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
COLBERT PLUMBING SUPPLY
826-828 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
COLBERT, INC.
826-828 South 6th Street
Circa 1981
COLBERT SUPPLY
826 South 6th Street




VORHEES EQUIPMENT
GAS STATION SUPPLY
830 South 6th Street



OLIVE STREET INTERSECTS



1 2

Circa 1930s
6th & Olive Street






Circa 1915
JOHN W. BRUCE
Coal, Lime, Cement, Sewer Pipe, Fire Brick & Clay
6th & Olive Street




1 2

Circa 1915
Central Coal & Coke Company
901 South 6th Street
Circa 1946
McCue Fuel Company
901 South 6th Street




DEE LITE CAFE
902 South 6th Street




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Circa 1867
BROWN TRANSFER & STORAGE
GENERAL OFFICES
920-932 South 6th Street
Circa 1910
BROWN TRANSFER & STORAGE
GENERAL OFFICES
920-932 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BROWN TRANSFER & STORAGE
GENERAL OFFICES
920-932 South 6th Street

The large building on the right has a 1906 date on it
Brown Transfer is no longer located at this address, the building is empty
Brown Transfer has now moved to an industrial park, they are currently located at 5901 North East Woodbine Rd
In 2015, a rainstorm caused some brick damage to this vacant building as seen in photos $5 and #6
Photo #1 - Main entrance from 6th street
Photo #2 - 1967 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1913 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1981 St Joseph News Press photograph
Photo #5 - 2015 St J Post photo
Photo #6 - 2015 St J Post photo
Photo #7 - View of the north end of the structure
Photo #8 - 1930 City Directory advertisement
Photo #9 - 1910 photo used on their 1910 calendar




UARCO BUSINESS FORMS
Located in Brown Transfer & Storage building
920-932 South 6th Street




VICTOR ADDING MACHINES SALES OFFICE
Located in Brown Transfer & Storage building
920-932 South 6th Street




ACME FAST FREIGHT
Located in Brown Transfer & Storage building
920-932 South 6th Street




NILES & MOSER CIGAR COMPANY
Located in Brown Transfer & Storage building
920-932 South 6th Street






Circa 1920
MANNAN-SMITH SUPPLY
COAL & BUILDING MATERIALS
1002 South 6th Street
Circa 1970
CENTER STATES SUPPLY
1002 South 6th Street

The building no longer exists, only an empty lot exists today
Photo - 1970 St Joseph News Press advertisement



RAILROAD CROSSING



1 2

Circa 1920
BADGER LUMBER COMPANY
1202 South 6th Street
Circa 1956
NATIONAL CLEANERS
1202 South 6th Street

Photo #1 - 1920 St Joseph Gazette advertisement
Photo #2 - 1956 St Joseph Newspress advertisement




SPINNER RESTAURANT
1208 South 6th Street




HY-LINER COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1210 South 6th Street




HABER HOTEL
1212 South 6th Street




Circa 1921
AMERICAN SHOE & FURNISHING CO
1214 South 6th Street




ACE SCALE COMPANY
1216 South 6th Street




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Circa 1882
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
T. WINSTON mgr
1524-1526 South 6th Street
Circa 1887
P. H . SCHORR & COMPANY
Restruant & Lunch Room
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1889
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
T LAUGHLIN mgr
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1890
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
T LAUGHLIN mgr
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1893
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1893
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1894
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1894
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
T LAUGHLIN mgr
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1895
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1895
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
T LAUGHLIN mgr
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1896
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1896
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
1200 South 6th Street
Circa 1898
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1899
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION DEPOT HOTEL & CAFE
Proprietor: Henderson
1304-1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION DEPOT
LOUIS MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION DEPOT
BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1900
UNION DEPOT
FRANK STOUT DRUG STORE
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304-1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT HOTEL & CAFE
Proprietor: Henderson
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT
LOUIS MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT
BROWNLEE BARBER
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Proprietor: Henderson
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Burlington Route News Service
1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1901
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Union Depot Pharmacy
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
MEYERS EUROPEAN HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
MEYERS EUROPEAN HOTEL
LOUIS J. MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
MEYERS EUROPEAN HOTEL
BROWNLEE BARBER
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
JOSEPH L. MEYER HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
THIS IS NO US EXPRESS COMPANY
1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
JOSEPH L. MEYER HOTEL
UNION DEPOT PHARMACY
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1902
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1222-1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1904
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL & RESTAURANT
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1904
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1904
ERNEST EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1904
LOUIS MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1904
FRED MOODY
unknown
Circa 1905
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1905
ERNEST EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
LOUIS MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
ERNEST EVERHART RESTAURANT
(old sign)
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
US EXPRESS COMPANY
1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
UNION DEPOT PHARMACY
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1906
ERNEST EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
US EXPRESS COMPANY
1306 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
UNION DEPOT PHARMACY
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1906
CHRIS OFFEN SALOON
1226 South 6th Street
Circa 1907
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1907
MRS MINNIE EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1907
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1910
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1910
MRS MINNIE EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1910
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1911
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1911
MRS MINNIE EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1911
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1912
MRS MINNIE EVERHART RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1913
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1913
MRS G. A. ALLEN RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1913
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1914
NO UNION DEPOT HOTEL LISTED
Circa 1914
W. H. GLEASON RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1914
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
NO RESTAURANT LISTED
Circa 1915
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
William H. Gleason
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
KRATT & MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
FRANK STOUT DRUG STORE
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
William H. Gleason
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
W. H. GLEASON RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
KRATT & MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP
In Basement
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
FRANK STOUT DRUG STORE
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1918
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Sami Ziay
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1918
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Sami Ziay
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
OTTEN'S EUROPEAN HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
ANDREWS HOTEL
1222-1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
OTTEN SALOON
1226 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
ERICH ESTINGHAUSEN RESTAURANT
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
SEP MEYER SOFT DRINKS
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
UNION DEPOT PHARMACY
1308 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
Eliza A. Gulley
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SEP MEYER SOFT DRINKS
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1928
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1928
ANDREWS HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ANDREWS HOTEL CAFE
Louis Peachtree mgr
1222 South 6th
Circa 1932
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1924
SALOON ADDRESS IS VACANT
PROHIBITION
1302 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
ANDREWS HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
ANDREWS HOTEL CAFE
1222 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
EDWARD KOCH DRUG STORE
1226 South 6th Street
Circa 1933
UNION DEPOT HOTEL
1304 South 6th Street
Circa 1933
ANDREWS HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1935
ANDREWS HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
ANDREWS HOTEL & TAVERN
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
ANDREWS HOTEL
HARDY HOTELS COMPANY
McDowell Wade
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
ANDREWS TAVERN
1226 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
ANDREWS HOTEL
McDowell Wade
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
ANDREWS HOTEL
1224 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
PONDEROSA LOUNGE & NIGHT CLUB
1224 South 6th Street

Otten's European Hotel was known to be in operation in 1893
It was located across the street from Union Depot
In later years, it was called Union Depot Hotel & Cafe
In 1924, it became the Andrews Hotel
Next door south of the hotel was a pharmacy and barber shop
All buildings except one are gone now
The Timeline was supplied by Sheryl Hullings
Photo #1 - Old photo of the Hotel's block
Photo #2 - Old photo of the Hotel & Cafe
Photo #3 - Old photo of the Hotel's block
Photo #4 - 1970's St Joseph Historical Society document
Photo #5 - Advertisement for the hotel
Photo #6 - Postcard
Photo #7 - 1890 Union Depot St Joseph Gazette advertisement




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Circa 1896
ST JOSEPH UNION DEPOT COMPANY
aka UNION STATION
1221 South 6th
Circa 1960
ST JOSEPH UNION DEPOT COMPANY
aka UNION STATION
1221 South 6th

The first depot opened 1890-1891 (See top picture in photo #5)

On February 10, 1895, the original depot burned down

In 1896, a new depot was built to replace the original - see photo #1

November 1934, the "Silver Streak Zephyr" made it's maiden run
K.C., St.Joseph, Omaha & Lincoln

Railroad lines serviced here: Santa Fe - Burlington Route - Chicago Great Western
Rock Island - Missouri Pacific - Union Pacific

During the late 1950's and early 1960's, the Burlington Route, Chicago Great Western and Rock Island moved out of the Union Depot into their own stations

Soon after, all passenger trains were discontinued thus the depot was not needed

This once beautiful structure was located on South 6th Street, just north of Mitchell

It had marble floors and gold plated bathroom fixtures

At one time, 50 to 90 passenger trains came through this station daily

The depot sat empty for many years
Burlington razed the building in 1960 without notifying anyone
See photo #34

The Union Depot contained the following companies:
St Joseph Depot Company, Union Station Cafe, Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad station, Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad station, Union Pacific Railroad passenger station, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad passenger station, Chicago Great Western Railroad passenger station, St Joseph Union Depot baggage room, Yellow Cab Company and Western Union Telegraph Company


Photo #1 - 1886 St Joseph Union Depot
Photo #2 - 1934 "Silver Streak Zephyr" maiden run
Photo #3 - Engineer L.P. Miller and his grandchild
Photo #4 - Engineer L.P. Miller and his grandchild
Photo #5 - St Joseph's 2 Union Depots
Photo #6 - CB & Q Doodlebug at Union Station
Photo #7 - 1959 photo of depot inside
Photo #8 - Trolley at depot
Photo #9 - Union Station Restaurant
Photo #10 - Union Station Cafe
Photo #11 - Hannibal & St Joseph RR mail car
Photo #12 - 1862 Engine #35 & mail car
Photo #13 - Zephyr Vista Dome advertisement
Photo #14 - Rear view of Union Depot
Photo #15 - City bus unloading at the Union Depot
Photo #16 - CB & Q Doodlebug at Union Station
Photo #17 - CB & Q 0-6-0 switcher in 1938
Photo #18 - CB & Q 2-6-2 locomotive at Depot
Photo #19 - 1955 Burlington Zephyr at Depot
Photo #20 - St Joseph Union Depot about 1920
Photo #21 - Depot scene in the 1950's
Photo #22 - Hannibal & St Joseph RR mail car
Photo #23 - The original Union Depot
Photo #24 - View looking east from yards
Photo #25 - Union Depot Cafe lunch counter
Photo #26 - President Taft at Union Depot
Photo #27 - Circa 1911 Union Depot backside
Photo #28 - Francis Kneib & CB&Q EMD E7
Photo #29 - 1941 Zephyr coming into Union Depot
Photo #30 - Color Postcard
Photo #31 - Short order Lunch Counter
Photo #32 - Restaurant area
Photo #33 - 1935 St Joseph News Press photograph
Photo #34 - Jan 1,1960 News Press photograph of the depot remains
Photo #40 - 1953 News Press photograph
Photo #42 - February 21, 1960, Zephyr being moved to Chicago Museum
Photos #2,3,4 were submitted by Ken West
Photo #24 submitted by Rick Stafford
Photo #28 submitted by David Kneib






ANDREWS TAVERN
1226 South 6th Street



MITCHELL AVENUE INTERSECTS



NEWMAN'S EAT SHOP
1302 South 6th Street




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Circa 1950
FLORA'S CAFE
1310 South 6th


Flora's Cafe was on the south end of a block across from Union Depot (photo #7)
The block had a hotel, drug store, barber shop with baths & a saloon
A BATHS sign can be seen in photo #4
Barber poles are in front of Flora's, it may have previously been a barber shop
The Flora's Cafe structure is the only remaining structure in 2013
Some photos submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #10 - 1950 Flora's Cafe advertisement




U.S. POST OFFICE STATION A
1315 South 6th Street




RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY
EXPRESS TERMINAL
1319-1325 South 6th Street




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Circa 1899
SEYMOUR COAL COMPANY
1402 South 6th Street
RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY OFFICE
1402 South 6th Street
Circa 1981
CALICO COTTAGE
1402 South 6th Street




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Circa 1881
DEMUTH STOVE REPAIR
1420 South 6th Street
Circa 1970
DEMUTH SUPPLY COMPANY
1420 South 6th Street

Photo #1 - 1881 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #2 - 1888 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #3 - 1947 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #4 - 1970 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #5 - 1970 St Joseph News Press Advertisement




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Circa 1930
N. D. BILES & COMPANY
1422 South 6th Street
Circa 1955
BILES AND COMPANY
1422 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
BILES AND COMPANY
1422 South 6th Street

The building no longer exists, removed during I-229 construction
Photo #5 - 1930 City Directory advertisement





Circa 1880
SHAMROCK BOARDING HOUSE
1517 S 6th Street

The Shamrock House (Boarding House) was located at 1517 S 6th Street (near NE corner of 6th & Monterey) just down the street from the Union Depot. It also had a saloon/tavern attached or right next to the boarding house. William Loftus was the proprietor until he died in 1883, his wife, Bridget, continued to operate the establishment. She remarried in 1887 and her husband John Flynn took over. William's son became the bartender. Bridget died in 1891 and the property went to the Loftus estate. The estate administrator operated the establishment until it was sold in 1912.
The above description was submitted by Sheryl Hullings






Circa 1918
FREED'S MEATS, GROCERIES, DRY GOODS
1530 South 6th Street







Circa 1957
ECONOMY FURNITURE COMPANY
2235 South 6th Street




HICKORY STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1951
OK FURNITURE
South 6th & Hickory Streets







Circa 1977
MADGET CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
2307 South 6th Street




OAK STREET INTERSECTS



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GENERAL MARINE (SPEEDLINER BOATS)
AMG RESOURCES MIDWEST
2435 South 6th


In the 1950's, General Marine built Speedliner boats and other marine items
The building is currently occupied by AMG, which is a recycling company
Photo #1 - 1950 magazine advertisement
Photo #2 - 1959 magazine advertisement
Photo #3 - 1959 advertisement







Circa 1899
KANSAS & TEXAS COAL COMPANY
6th & Lafayette




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