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FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 7th STREET
7th & FELIX STREET LISTINGS BEGINS HERE





Circa 1960
BROOKS
7th & Felix







Circa 1914
THE LINCOLN BUILDING
South East Corner of 7th & Felix

Photo - January 1914, notice of the opening of the Lincoln Building




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LOOKING NORTH ON 7th FROM FELIX

Photo #1 - Hutton Optical, Drydens and First Federal marquees are visible
Photo #2 - Circa 1945, west side of 7th, looking north on 7th
All buildings on the right side are now gone, that is now Felix Square






LOOKING WEST ON & FELIX STREET
1940's CIRCA

1940's Postcard - looking west on Felix Street






Circa 1899
LOOKING WEST ON & FELIX STREET

Circa 1899 - Artist drawing looking west on Felix Street






Circa 1905
SAM KAHN
7th & Felix Streets

Circa 1905 - St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1940
THE LINEN MART
7th & Felix Streets
Photo #1 - 1939 Linen Mart News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1940 Linen Mart News Press advertisement




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FELIX STREET SQUARE
COLEMAN HAWKINS PARK
7th & Felix/Francis

Urban Renewal removed ¾ of a city block of buildings from 7th & Felix to 8th & Felix, 7th & Francis to 8th & Francis, only 3 buildings remain

The City of St Joseph created a new city park in the area called Felix Street Square

The park is used for civic activities and the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

A gazebo was erected and a Coleman Hawkins statue stands near the gazebo

Photo #1 - Looking north from 7th & Felix, a city park is now where the Federal Bakery once stood
Photo #2 - Looking south from 7th & Francis, a city park is now between Felix & Francis
Photo #3 - 2005 view of the old Joe Optican store on the southeast corner of 7th & Felix
Photo #4 - Gazebo used for events and the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival
Photo #5 - 3 Hotel Robidoux Pillars at the park



700 BLOCK OF FELIX STREET BEGINS HERE





Circa 1932
TOWNSEND-UEBERRHEIN CLOTHING COMPANY
700-704 Felix

Circa 1932 - Townsend-Ueberrhein News Press advertisement






Circa 1860
THE SCHNEIDER BUILDING

CREVISTON & SON JEWELER
Room 407-409 in the Schneider Building
109 North 7th Street

Creviston Jewelers - Room 407-409 in the Schneider Building
Demolished during Urban Renewal


Circa 1958
Tropp Labratories
Room 201-203 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Public Finance Corporation
Room 202 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Retail Collins Inc
Room 207 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
American Optical
Room 208 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Ronnie Kerns School of Dance
Room 212 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Morwell Day, Physician
Room 215-217 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Northwestern National Life Insurance
Room 218 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
North Western National Life Insurance
Room 220 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
V D Insurance Agency
Room 221-222 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
McGhee Insurance Agency
Room 300 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Bushman Construction Company
Room 301 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
United Cereal Workers Local 125
Room 304 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Clement DuMont Physician
Room 306 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Cullen Bonebrake, Optometrist
Room 314 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Cash Whitman Inc Contractor
Room 318 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Ethel Downey, Music Teacher
Room 400 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Ruth Hopkins, Music Teacher
Room 402 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Creviston & Sons Jewelry
Room 405 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Premier Dental Labratory
Room 410 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Hazel Elliot Music Teacher
Room 412 in the Schneider Building




Circa 1958
Communication Workers of America
Room 414 in the Schneider Building




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Circa 1860
THE SCHNIEDER BUILDING

Circa 1860
GARLICH PHARMACY & CONVENTION HOTEL
701 Felix
Circa 1879
ST JOSEPH BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
701 Felix
Circa 1901
YMCA
701 Felix
Circa 1912
YMCA
10th & Faraon
Circa 1924
R C COX, REAL ESTATE
701 Felix
Circa 1924
NATIONAL SUPPLY COAL COMPANY
701 Felix
Circa 1937
WALGREEN DRUG STORE
701 Felix
COMMONWEALTH LOAN COMPANY
701 Felix YMCA
6th & Sylvania
Demolished during Urban Renewal

From 1860-1901 this was Garlich's Pharmacy & the Convention hotel
Headquarters for INSTRUMENTS. SPLINTS, CRUTCHES and VARIOUS SURGEONS SUPPLIES
You can see the name GARLICH in the front stonework
It was in business for forty Years
In 1879, the St Joseph Business University was also in this building
The 1st YMCA in Missouri was also located in this building
In 1912, the YMCA moved to 10th & Faraon

The Garlich building at 7th & Felix became the Schneider Building

The Federal Bake Shop later occupied the Schneider Building

The Schneider building was razed on May 28, 1975 during Urban Renewal by Bob Madget Construction
The 1st YMCA in Missouri was located at 701 Felix

In 1912, the YMCA moved to 10th & Faraon

The YMCA moved once more to a new location at 6th & Slyvanie

In 2014/2015 a new YMCA was constructed in the eastern part of town

Photo #1 - The YMCA's new location at 10th & Faraon
Photo #2 - Top right is the original YMCA, later becomes the Schneider building
Photo #3 - 1975 Urban Renewal Demolition of the Garlich/Schneider building
Photo #4 - Postcard showing the YMCA building
Photo #5 - Note the name GARLICH over doorway, original owner maybe?
Photo #8 - 1899 ST JOSEPH BUSINESS UNIVERSITY advertisement
Photo #10 - The YMCA's facility at 6th & Sylvanie
Photo #11 - YMCA 10th & Faraon
Photo #12 - YMCA 10th & Faraon
Photo #13 - 1912 newspaper advertisement for 10th & Faraon location
Photo #14 - 701 Felix





NIFTY STORES
701½ Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal





Circa 1924
C A LEEDY LAWYER
702 Felix
Circa 1924
B M LOCKWOOD LAWYER
702 Felix
Circa 1930
PARIS HAT SHOP
702 Felix

Photo - In 1930, the Paris was located at 702 Felix Street




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Circa 1912
LEEDS WOOLEN MILLS COMPANY
702-704 Felix
Circa 1923
NEWARK SHOE COMPANY
704 Felix
Circa 1924
BURROUGHS ADDING MACHINE COMPANY
704 Felix
BROOK'S CLOTHING INC
702-704 Felix
JOE OPTICAN JEWELRY
702-704 Felix

Neoclassical corner-anchor building served as both the Leeds Woolen Mills Company and the Newark Shoe Company. Terra cotta detailing accentuates this 3 story brick building. Upper closed down windows prevent this from being individually eligible, but it still meets registration requirements for a contributing building to a surrounding district. Joe Optican's was an old and very popular jewelry store in downtown
The store is still located on the southeast corner of 7th & Felix but has changed hands several times

Photo #1 - 2005 view of the Joe Optican Jewelry store
Photo #2 - Joe Optican advertisement clock
Photo #3 - Old Joe Optican token, address 609 Felix, Woolworth was at 609 Felix
Photo #4 - St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement for Class rings
Photo #5 - Joe Optican letterhead and photo
Photo #6 - Looking east from 7th
Photo #7 - Looking south
Photo #8 - Looking south
Photo #9 - 1923 St Joseph News Press advertisement



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Circa 1909
SCOTCH WOOLEN MILLS
703 Felix
Circa 1930
ROBINSON SHOE COMPANY
703 Felix
Circa 1960
EVERETT SHOES
703 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal



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Circa 1924
SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER REAL ESTATE
705 Felix
Circa 1930
MAXWELL'S JEWELRY
705 Felix
Circa 1932
W. F. MAXWELL EYEGLASSES
705 Felix
Circa 1937
NEWARK SHOE STORE
705 Felix
THOM McAN SHOES
705 Felix
KNAPPS
705 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Previously occupied by Thom McAn Shoes who moved to East Hills
Knapps occupied the Thom McAn shoe building after Thom McAn moved
Photo #2 - 1932 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1930 City Directory advertisement



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Circa 1918
ROHWEDDER-FREYMAN JEWELRY COMPANY
706 Felix Street
Circa 1936
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY
Had Two Entrances
109-111 South 7th Street
706-708 Felix Street
Circa 1937
NELANER BROTHERS INC VARIETY STORE
706-708 Felix Street
EVERETT SHOES
706-708 Felix Street

Photo #1 - 1920 Freymann Newspress Advertisement
Photo #2 - 1918 Freymann Newspress Advertisement
Photo #3 - 1981 Everett Shoe News Press Advertisement
Photo #4 - 1930 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1921
BALMAT-WHITE SHOES & HOSE
707 Felix
Circa 1934
L. D. NAEVE COMPANY
707 Felix
Circa 1937
HAT LAND MILINARY SHOP
707 Felix
Circa 1951
STEVE'S SHOES
707 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Businesses visible in photo #2 from left to right:
Federal Bake Shop, Everett Shoes, Knapps, Steve's Shoes, Mode O' Day
Photo #1 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1934 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1951 Steve's Shoes News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1921 Balmat-White News Press advertisement




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Circa 1890
WEBSTER'S CAFETERIA
708 Felix
Circa 1906
WEBSTER BROTHERS
TEA, COFFEE & SPICE COMPANY
708 Felix
Circa 1955
MILLER-WOHL COMPANY
708 Felix

Webster's was first a restaurant then became a spice company
Miller-Wohl was a seller of women's clothing
Photo #1 - 1955 Miller-Wohl News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1921 Websters News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1908 Websters News Press advertisement




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Circa 1914
GARRETT MEN'S SHOE SHOP
709 Felix
Circa 1920
MAXWELL'S JEWELRY
709 Felix
Circa 1924
MRS IDA McCOLL GROCERY
709 Felix
Circa 1930
JOE OPTICAN JEWELER
709 Felix
Circa 1937
BETTY MAIDE SHOP
709 Felix
Circa 1937
FRANK KLECAN, DENTIST
709½ Felix
MODE O' DAY
709 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal
Mode O' Day was a seller of women's clothing
Was listed as Joe Optican's Jewelry in the 1930 City Directory
Photo #1 - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1914 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1890
B. F. HERR
The Racket
710 Felix
Circa 1908
W. W. WERTENBERGER, M.D.
710 Felix
Circa 1915
THE PRINCESS
Women's Furnishings
710 Felix
Circa 1950
THE NEW PRINCESS
Women's Furnishings
710 Felix
Circa 1955
CITY SEWING MACHINE & APPLIANCE
710 Felix

Photo #6 - 1930 City Directory advertisement





Circa 1916
DR CLARENCE E. HUTCHASON
DENTIST
710½ Felix






Circa 1866
Westminister Presbyterian Church
711 Felix

Photo #1 - 1957 St Joseph News-Press newspaper photo & article





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Circa 1932
Circa 1930
THOM McAN SHOE COMPANY
711 Felix
Circa 1942
JOE ROSEN MEN'S WEAR
711 Felix
Circa 1951
JOE ROSEN CUSTOM SHOP
711 Felix
Circa 1955
ED COWMAN'S CUSTOM SHOP
711 Felix
JOE GELLERS MEN'S SHOP
711 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1930
BETTY'S HAT SHOP
712 Felix
Circa 1932
BETTY'S CUT PRICE SHOP
712 Felix
Circa 1937
J. S. LERNER'S VOGUE
712 Felix
Circa 1942
LERNER'S VOGUE SHOPS LADIES WEAR
712 Felix
ED COWMAN'S CUSTOM SHOP
712 Felix

Photo #1 - 1977 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement




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Circa 1907
HERR-MARTIN
715-717 Felix
Circa 1922
JENKINS & SONS MUSIC COMPANY
713-715 Felix
Circa 1930
CLIFF GEIS MEN'S FURNISHINGS
713 Felix
Circa 1930
GOETZE-NIEMER PHYSCIAN & DENTAL SUPPLIERS
2nd Floor
715 Felix
Circa 1930
ARTCRAFTS ENGRAVING COMPANY
5th Floor
715 Felix
Circa 1930
GUENTHER-COMER ADVERTISING AGENCY
5th Floor
715 Felix
Circa 1942
J. C. PENNEY DEPARTMENT STORE
713-715 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal

J. C. Penney moved to East Hills Shopping Center
Photo #4 - 1930 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1907 Herr-Martin News Press Advertisement




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Circa 1930
VACANT
714 Felix
Circa 1932
MANGEL'S LADIES WEAR
714 Felix
Circa 1955
TUTTLE-SCOTT SHOE COMPANY
714 Felix
Circa 1958
MERIT SHOE COMPANY
714 Felix
Circa 1965
DOUGLAS OPTICAL
714 Felix






Circa 1890
STANDARD FURNITURE & CARPET
715 Felix




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Circa 1911
HARVEY BROTHERS CLOTHING
716 Felix
Circa 1932
MEDICAL CLINIC
716½ Felix
Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH LEADER
716-718 Felix
Circa 1942
JOHNSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
716½ Felix
Circa 1942
LEROY CLEVELEND, DENTIST
716½ Felix
Circa 1946
NATIONAL BELLAS HESS
716 Felix
Circa 19??
THE VOGUE SHOPPE
716 Felix

National Bellas Hess clothing store was later replaced with the Vogue Shoppe
The Vogue closed it's doors on February 7,1970
Harvey Brothers Clothing was still listed here in the 1930 City Directory

Photo #1 - May 1946 Bellas Hess advertisement
Photo #2 - 1926 Bellas Hess advertisement
Photo #3 - May 1957 newspaper advertisement
Photo #4 - Bellas Hess catalogue department
Photo #5 - May 1949 newspaper advertisement
Photo #6 - The Vogue is visible on the left side
Photo #7 - 1964 Vogue advertisement
Photo #8 - 1931 Harvey Brothers advertisement
Photo #9 - 1940 Leader advertisement
Photo #10 - 1970 The Vogue closing advertisement
Photo #11 - 1932 Medical Clinic newspaper advertisement




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Circa 1917
DRS BASS & BASS DENTISTS
716½ Felix
Circa 1930
MISSOURI BUSINESS SCHOOL
716½ Felix
Circa 1930
JOHN P. BYERS DENTIST
716½ Felix
Circa 1931
ST JOSEPH HEALTH INSTITUTE
716½ Felix
Circa 1937
JOHNSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
716½ Felix
Circa 1937
L A CLEVELAND, DENTIST
716½ Felix




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Circa 1912
WETTEROTH JEWELRY COMPANY
717 Felix
Circa 1926
CLIFF W. GEIS
Men's Furnishings
717 Felix
Circa 1930
G. R. KINNEY SHOES
717 Felix
Circa 1942
La MODE WOMEN'S CLOTHES
717 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal

Seller of women's clothing
Photo #1 - A La Mode box top
Photo #2 - 1912 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photo #4 - 1926 Cliff Geis News Press Advertisement




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Circa 1888
B. F. HERR DRY GOODS
715-717 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Mr Herr was a native of Pennsylvania, he came to St Joseph in 1888
B.F. Herr Dry Goods was established in the fall of 1888, it was one of the largest department stores of it's time
Photo #1 - 1894 BF Herr Dry Goods advertisement
Photo #2 - aerial photo of BF Herr store
Photo #3 - Looking west at 7th & Felix




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Circa 1899
ST JOSEPH TAILORING COMPANY
716-718 Felix
Circa 1907
LOWENBERG MILLINERY
716-718 Felix
Circa 1921
BURKE-O'BRIEN SHOE COMPANY
716-718 Felix
Circa 1927
LEIBOWITZ JEWELRY COMPANY
716-718 Felix
Circa 1937
ST JOSEPH LEADER INC
718 Felix
Circa 1940
LEADER CLOTHING & FURNITURE CO
716-718 Felix
Circa 1948
ROYAL COLLEGE SHOE SHOP
718 Felix






Circa 1930
AMERICAN OPTICAL COMPANY
718½ Felix
Circa 1937
McMENAMY STUDIOS SIGN MAKERS
718½ Felix
Circa 1937
MARKEY & COMPANY MIMEOGRAPHING
718½ Felix
Circa 1939
ROBERT F. WOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
718½ Felix
Circa 1955
AMERICAN ENGRAVING & COLORPLATE
718½ Felix






Circa 1924
JAY'S LADIES FURNSHINGS
719 Felix




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Circa 1930
FIELD'S MILLINERY
720 Felix
Circa 1934
SALLY ANN SHOP
Ladies Wear
720 Felix
Circa 1942
HOLLYWOOD HAT SHOP
720 Felix
Circa 1942
BRAY PHOTOGRAPHY
720½ Felix
Circa 1956
DEBORAH'S GIFT SHOP
718-720 Felix
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
718-720 Felix

Note the addresses in two of the St Joe Trunk advertisements
One is 718 Felix, the other is 719 Francis
Is this an error? or was one on Francis Street?

Photo #1 - Current view
Photo #2 - Advertisement
Photo #3 - Advertisement with address of 719 Francis (a newspaper typo?)
Photo #4 - St Joseph Trunk Company
Photo #5 - Deborah's Gift Shop
Photo #6 - 1959 St Joseph Newspress advertisement
Photo #7 - 1939 St Joseph Newspress advertisement
Photo #8 - Bray Studion Newspress advertisement
Photo #9 - 1934 Sally Ann Newspress advertisement




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Circa 1890
MICHAEL HILGERT'S
BAR ROOM & OYSTER BAR
719 Felix
Circa 1920
SCHRANCK'S TOY SHOP
719 Felix
Circa 1924
JAY'S WOMEN'S WEAR
719 Felix
Circa 1955
SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
719 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #2 - 1924 St Joseph Newspress advertisement
Photo #3 - 1920 St Joseph Newspress advertisement




HOLLYWOOD HAT SHOP
720 Felix






Circa 1930
W. E. MUTH DENTIST
720½ Felix
Circa 1944
BRAY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
720½ Felix




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The W. F. Kirkpatrick Building
Circa 1892
W. F. KIRKPATRICK & COMPANY
721 Felix
Circa 1910
JOE OPTICAN JEWELRY
721 Felix
Circa 1925
STRONGE-WARNER LADIES HAT SHOP
721 Felix
Circa 1930
SANSONE'S LUGGAGE SHOP
721 Felix
Circa 1942
KAY'S MELODY RECORD SHOP
721 Felix
Circa 1948
KAY'S APPLIANCES
721 Felix
Circa 1951
TOWN & COUNTRY SHOE STORE
721 Felix
Circa 1955
HARTIGAN & HARTIGAN OPTOMETRISTS
721 Felix
Circa 1960
NECCHI-ELNA SEWING MACHINES
721 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1890 Mr. Kirkpatrick came to St. Joseph and for the following two years was in the employ of L. D. Vuille, jeweler. Mr. Kirkpatrick then decided to open business on his own account and in 1892 laid the foundations of his jewelry business, rising from small beginnings to its present proportions
It is now recognized as one of the leading jewelry houses in the state selling fine silver.
In 1897 W. F. Kirkpatrick was united in marriage to Miss Lenora K. Ahern, of Hiawatha, Kansas.
Apart from his connection with the jewelry business Mr. Kirkpatrick had been for several years identified with other commercial activities. He was a director in the Leader Department Store and was the owner of the Physicians and Surgeons building, also the store building immediately south, and he had a ninety-nine year lease on a quarter of the block situated on the southwest corner of Seventh and Francis streets, besides other valuable city properties.
Many buildings in the area, along with this one, were razed during the 1970s Urban Renewal project. A city park called Coleman Hawkins was created
Photo #1 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1960 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1909 Kirkpatrick News Press advertisement
Photo #8 - Kirkpatrick's sign & building is visible on the right side
Photo #9 - Looking west from 8th & Felix
Photo #10 - Kirkpatrick bldg is on the right side of the BF Herr building
Photo #11 - 1910 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #12 - l-r are Harry Rosenthal Benny Leonard and Joe Optican circa 1935






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Circa 1928
MANGEL'S LADIES READY TO WEAR
722 Felix
Circa 1937
MRS BUNGALOW STOVER'S CANDIES
722 Felix
Circa 1955
RUSSELL STOVER CANDIES
722 Felix




Circa 1942
LOGAN LESLIE,JR DENTIST
723½ Felix
Circa 1942
LUTHER FERGUSON PHYSICIAN
723½ Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal



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Circa 1937
VANITY BOOT SHOP
724 Felix
Circa 1942
THE VOGUE
724 Felix
Circa 1960
COLLIER'S FASHION FAIR
724 Felix

Seller of ladies wear
Photo #2 - 1960 Collier's News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1953 Vogue News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - Vanity Boot News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1953 Vogue News Press advertisement




Circa 1930
RAINEY SHOE COMPANY
725 Felix Street
Circa 1953
JOE OPTICAN JEWELRY
725 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Was located at 725 Felix according to 1953 City Directory




Circa 1937
MAXWELL JEWELERS
726 Felix
Circa 1937
STUPPY FLORAL COMPANY
726 Felix
Circa 1937
PACIFIC COAST FERN COMPANY
726 Felix



NORTH 7th STREET BEGINS HERE





Circa 1930
WALTER YOUNG'S SHINING PARLOR
111 North 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




DODD MILTON SHOE SHINER
111½ North 7th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal



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Circa 1914
MANNSCHRECK'S BOOK STORE
111-113 North 7th Street
Circa 1935
OAKFORD MUSIC COMPANY
113 North 7th Street
Circa 1945
MANNSCHRECK'S BOOK STORE
111 North 7th Street
Circa 1945
JUDKINS-HOAD MUSIC COMPANY
113 North 7th Street
Circa 1947
JUDKINS MUSIC COMPANY
113 North 7th Street
Circa 1951
HOAD-POWERS MUSIC COMPANY
113 North 7th Street
Circa 1953
OLD STOREKEEPER COMPANY
113 North 7th Street
Circa 1954
MIDWEST VARIETY
113 North 7th Streets
Circa 1958
MANNSCHRECK'S BOOK STORE
111 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
MRS BESSIE DODD SHOE SHINER
111½ North 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Listed in 1953 city directory as Old Storekeeper Company
Old Storekeeper sold mail order merchandise
Photo #1 - 1920 St Joseph News-Press Mannschreck's advertisement
Photo #2 - 1930 St Joseph News-Press Mannschreck's advertisement
Photo #3 - 1943 St Joseph News-Press Mannschreck's advertisement
Photo #4 - 1947 St Joseph News-Press Judkins Music advertisement
Photo #5 - 1951 Hoad-Powers News-Press Hoad-Powers advertisement
Photo #6 - 1953 Old Storekeeper News-Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1935 Oakford News-Press advertisement
Photo #8 - 1954 Midwest Variety News-Press advertisement
Photo #9 - 1945 Judkins-Hoad News-Press advertisement
Photo #10 - 1945 Mannschreck News-Press advertisement
Photo #11 - 1950 Mannschreck News-Press advertisement




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Circa 1948
O. L. SCHMALTZ FLORIST
114 North 7th Street
Circa 1950
SCHMALTZ FLORIST
114 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
SCHMALTZ FLORIST
114 North 7th Street
Circa 1981
CREVISTON & SON JEWELERS
114 North 7th Street




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Circa 1930
ESHELMAN MUSIC HOUSE
115 North 7th Street
Circa 1950
OAKFORD TEA ROOM
115-117 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
OAKFORD TEA ROOM
115-117 North 7th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal



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Circa 1948
HUTTON OPTICAL COMPANY
116 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
HUTTON OPTICAL COMPANY
116 North 7th Street
Circa 1970
HUTTON OPTICAL COMPANY
2306 North Belt Highway

The Hutton marqee is visible on the left side of photo






Circa 1920
M. J. RUMSEY, THE TAILOR
117 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE No 315
117½ North 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1958
DRYDEN'S READY TO WEAR
118 North 7th Street
Circa 1980
DRYDEN'S READY TO WEAR
118 North 7th Street

The Dryden's marqee visible on the left side of the photo




A G TRUNK & SON JEWELERS
119 North 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1930
McKIM ELECTRIC COMPANY
120 North 7th Street
Circa 1950
FOOT HEALTH SHOE CLINIC
DR WALTER MACEY CHIROPODIST
120 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
FOOT HEALTH SHOE STORE
DR WALTER MACEY CHIROPODIST
120 North 7th Street



FRANCIS STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1958
Christ Episcopal Church
201-205 North 7th St

Photo #1 submitted by Michael Miller
Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1958
Christ Episcopal Church Parish House
207 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Marlin Hearing Aid Service
210 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Mayes Abstract Company
213 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Al Hagee Barber Shop
214 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Spratt Real Estate Company
215 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Clifton Smith Physician
218-220 North 7th Street




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Circa 1958
EARL MAY SEED STORE
224 North 7th Street
Circa 1970
WESTERN AUTO
224 North 7th Street



JULES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1958
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
301 North 7th Street

Photo #1 - Old first Presbyterian church- NE corner 7th and Jules
Photo #2 - Present First Presbyterian as it appeared in 1911
Photos sumbitted by Andrew Poage




Circa 1958
CITY PARKING LOT
316 North 7th Street
BLONDEAU PLUMBING & HEATING
316 North 7th Street




FRED PORTER
317 North 7th Street



FARAON STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1879
GEORGE OLDS RESIDENCE
402 North 7th Street
Circa 1881/1887 (Club Formed)
THE BENTON CLUB
402 North 7th
Circa 1958
BENTON CLUB
402 North 7th

Located on the northwest corner of 7th & Faraon
George Olds, General Freight Agent for the Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad was first listed as residing at this address in 1879. In 1881, Mr. Olds sold this property containing three attached houses to the Benton Club, formed by St. Joseph's prominent professionals and businessmen that year.
The Benton Club was founded May 27, 1887 by Winslow Judson and a group of some forty like-minded gentlemen of the community for the purpose, as characterized by the late chronicler of St. Joseph history Sheridan Logan, of establishing a social club comprised of business and professional leaders for mutual ease of access and friendly association
In 1894, the club was incorporated
The Benton Club is named for Thomas Hart Benton, United States Senator from Missouri from 1821-1851; the first to serve that body for five terms
Photo #5 - Circa 1915
Photos #7-24 were photographed by Suzanne Lehr




Circa 1958
Geiger Annex Apartments
415 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Goff Apartments
416-418 North 7th Street




Circa 1958
Georgian Court Apartments
422 North 7th Street




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BELLY OF THE WHALE
A UNIQUE 1960's COFFEE HOUSE
7th & Francis
10th & ROBIDOUX

The Belly of the Whale was first located in the basement of the Christ Episcopal Church at 7th and Francis Street

Larry Young was a singer in a folk trio called The Chantymen

The trio sang on The Belly of the Whale's opening night

November 22,1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated

The group sang at the Belly Of The Whale five or six times

All three were students at St. Joseph Junior College at the time

College Art Professor, Fred Aas, was one the people that got the coffeehouse started

There were three or four other groups that sang that night as well as some poets that read some of their recent works. And one fellow performed on his bongo drums

After opening night, The Belly of the Whale was relocated to another basement room on the south side of the same Episcopal church. There was a sign and an access door off Francis Street

The song "Blow the Candle Out" is the song that they opened with at The Belly of the Whale

The Belly of the Whale was later relocated to Friendship Hall at 10th & ROBIDOUX

The Belly Of The Whale was a 3 year old idea of several St Joseph Churches and was undenominational in form

It was open on Friday nights to all college students for a donation of 50 cents

Like other coffee houses, the Belly of the Whale had an atmosphere all of it's own that was set by candlelight, burlap covered tables, grotesque abstractions painted on canvas wall hangings and pieces of modern art and sculptures

Within a couple minutes of opening at 8:30 pm,the college students began forming in small groups to sing folk songs, play cards or chess, or develope a controversial conversation with others

This unique coffee shop gave young adults the opportunity to express themselves

Photo #1 - November 1966 St Joseph Gazette newpaper photo
Photo #2 - Photo of Larry Young
Some of the above information was provided by Larry Young




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PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS BUILDING
7th & Francis

Located on the southeast corner of 7th & Felix

Built and owned by W. F. Kirkpatrick

Until urban renewal in the 1970's, the Physicians & Surgeons building stood at the southeast corner of 7th & Francis

The 3 story building housed a number of doctors, dentists and insurance agents

There was also retail stores including Spengler Pharmacy

In photo #2, a St Joseph Public Library sign is visible in the background

One of the few buildings that did not fall to Urban Renewal razing
A City Park now consumes 3/4 of the city block

Photo #1 - Early century drawing
Photo #2 - 1927 Physicians & Surgeons building photo
Photo #3 - Early photo




Circa 1930
SPENGLER PHARMACY
702 Francis
Circa 1942
SPENGLER PHARMACY
702 Francis






Circa 1930
NORTHWEST MISSOURI SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN
704 Francis
Circa 1930
SYMON INVESTMENT COMPANY
704 Francis
Circa 1942
HOWARD SISSON REAL ESTATE
704 Francis
Circa 1942
EDWARD MARSH INSURANCE
704 Francis
ACOUSTICON MARLIN COMPANY
704 Francis

Accouticon was a hearing aid company
Photo - 1930 City Directory advertisement




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PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS BUILDING
Circa 1927
SYMON INVESTMENT COMPANY
706 Francis
Circa 1930
CANTILVER SHOE STORE
706 Francis
Circa 1932
H & H OUTLET HOSIERY SHOP
706 Francis
Circa 1942
THE FRIENDLY SHOP, MILINERY
706 Francis
Circa 1950
ST JOSEPH SURGICAL SUPPLY INC
706 Francis




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Circa 1930
GREAT WESTERN APPLIANCE CO.
708 Francis
Circa 1942
ATLAS INVESTMENT COMPANY
708 Francis
Circa 1950
FARM & HOME SAVINGS & LOAN
708 Francis
HOWARD SISSON REALTY
708 Francis
Circa 1960
WAYNE'S PRESCRIPTIONS
708 Francis

Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1922
CAMPBELL'S BOOT SHOP
710 Francis
Circa 1924
MILLER SHOE COMPANY
710 Francis
Circa 1929
BROWN'S SHOE FIT COMPANY
710 Francis
Circa 1930
BROWN & WINN SHOES
710 Francis
Circa 1942
STEVE'S BEAUTY SALON
710 Francis
Circa 1955
STEVE'S BEAUTY SALON
710 Francis
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1915
PARISIAN BEAUTY SHOP
711 Francis
Circa 1920
GEORGE F. LEAPER HARDWARE COMPANY
711 Francis Street
Circa 1930
CASTER BEAUTY ACADEMY
711 Francis
Circa 1942
PARISIAN BEAUTY ACADEMY
711 Francis
Photo #2 - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1930
ESTHER CLINE BEAUTY SHOP
712 Francis
Circa 1953
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM
712 Francis




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Circa 1953
AUDIPHONE COMPANY
713 Francis
Circa 1960
HAMILTON HEARING SERVICE
713 Francis




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Circa 1904
GEORGE WEYER COMPANY INC
714 Francis
Circa 1904
KRANITZ & KRANITZ LAWYERS
714½ Francis
Circa 1910
HOFHEIMER'S
714 Francis
Circa 1930
H. H. FRANCIS
Physcian
714½ Francis
Circa 1932
HOFHEIMER'S LOWENBERG'S
714 Francis
Circa 1936
HOFHEIMER'S
714 Francis
Circa 1942
HOFHEIMER WOMEN'S CLOTHING
714 Francis
Circa 1942
VACANT
Physcian
714½ Francis
Circa 1981
THRIFT SHOP
714 Francis






Circa 1915
ANTHONY LUX TAILORING
715 Francis
Circa 1930
UHLMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES
715 Francis
Circa 1942
WARNER-MEDLIN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
715 Francis




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Circa 1922
WILLIAM F. UHLMAN
Photographic Supplies
Circa 1930
NIC KUEHN FURRIER
716 Francis
Circa 1942
NIC KUEHN FURRIER
716 Francis

Photo #2 - 1960 yellow page advertisement
Photo #3 - 1922 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1912
WETTEROTH JEWELRY COMPANY
717 Francis
Circa 1930
ALBERT BRUAN HAIR DRESSER
717 Francis
Circa 1942
VACANT
717 Francis
Circa 1955
HARLON FIELDS JEWELER
717 Francis




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Circa 1930
LA CAMILLE CORSET SHOP
719 Francis
Circa 1930
RONAN BEAUTY PARLOR
719 Francis
ALBERT BRANDT CLOTHING
719 Francis
Circa 1942
VACANT
719 Francis
Circa 1954
COLLIER'S FASHION FAIR
719 Francis





LOWENBERG BUILDING
Circa 1910
LOWENBERG APARTMENTS
718-720 Francis
Circa 1919
ANDERSON TYPEWRITER COMPANY
720 Francis
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
718-720 Francis
Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
718-720 Francis





LOWENBERG BUILDING
Circa 1930
FRED ELISEN, PHYSICIAN
720½ Francis
Circa 1930
AMELIA MANTEL, PHYSICIAN
720½ Francis
Circa 1930
DORA WELL, PHYSICIAN
720½ Francis
Circa 1930
J. M. MELNERNY, PHYSICIAN
720½ Francis
Circa 1940
HAZEL ELLIOT ACCORDION STUDIO
720½ Francis
Circa 1942
HAZEL ELLIOT MUSIC TEACHER
720½ Francis
Circa 1942
CITY BEAUTY SHOP
720½ Francis
Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH DENTAL LABRATORY
720½ Francis
Circa 1942
ERMA SHUSTER MUSIC TEACHER
720½ Francis




Circa 1930
DELUXE BEAUTY SHOPPE
721 Francis
Circa 1942
DELUXE BEAUTY SHOPPE
721 Francis






Circa 1904
SCHMIDT BUILDING

Circa 1904
WILFRED SOLDNER
722½ Francis
Circa 1930
J. M. DUNSMORE, PHYSICIAN
722 Francis
Circa 1930
ANDERSON'S LADIES WEAR
722½ Francis
Circa 1930
WILLIAM F. SCHMIDT, PHYSICIAN
722 Francis
Circa 1942
SAMUEL SENOR, PHYSICIAN
722 Francis
Circa 1942
EARL SENOR, PHYSICIAN
722 Francis







Circa 1930
KATIE SHEDRICK LADIES WEAR
723 Francis
Circa 1942
MISSOURI STATE AUDITOR
SALES TAX DEPARTMENT
723 Francis
Circa 1945
CARTER'S STUDIO
723 Francis




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Circa 1904
THE KRUG BUILDING

Circa 1936
HARRIS-UPHAM & COMPANY
724 Francis Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
724 Francis Street
Circa 1955
COMMERCIAL CREDIT CORPORATION
724 Francis Street
EDER REALTY
724 Francis Street
Circa 1981
KRUG REALTY
724 Francis Street




Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH NATIONAL FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION
725 Francis






Circa 1930
VEITCH & COMPANY
725-727 Francis
Circa 1955
ST JOSEPH PRODUCTION
727 Francis
Circa 1966
ART'S HOUSE OF BEAUTY
727 Francis






LOOKING SOUTH ON 7th FROM FRANCIS






CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
201-205 North 7th Street




CHRIST EPISCOPAL PARRISH HOUSE
207-209 North 7th Street






Circa 1939
COLONIAL CLEANERS
210 North 7th Street
Circa 1955
E A McNABB & ASSOCIATES INSURANCE
210 North 7th Street




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Circa 1915
St Joseph Construction Company
General Contractors & Engineers
212 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
Reagan-Whitaker Insurance Agency
212 North 7th Street
QUINN REALTY COMPANY
WILLIAM DOWNS INSURANCE
212 North 7th Street




Circa 1955
MAYES ABSTRACT COMPANY
ROBERT SMITH REALTY
213 North 7th Street






Circa 1925
EUREKA VACUUM CLEANING COMPANY
214 North 7th Street
Circa 1955
DUTCH FRIEND BARBER SHOP
214 North 7th Street




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THE ARCADE BUILDING
Circa 1923
CANTILEVER BOOT SHOP
216 North 7th Street
Circa 1959
SONOTONE OF ST JOSEPH
216 North 7th Street
Circa 1951
SOUTHWESTERN HEARING AID COMPMANY
216 North 7th Street
Circa 1955
FRANCIS REALTY & INSURANCE
216 North 7th Street
Circa 1958
Vimis' Styling Salon
216 North 7th Street

Contained 10 offices, 8 businesses in 1953





Circa 1958
CLIFTON SMITH PHYSICIAN
218-220 North 7th Street




DEMOND BUILDING
223 North 7th Street

Contained 3 offices, 2 lawyers and a short hand reporter in 1953




DEMOND APARTMENTS
223 North 7th Street

Besides the offices, it contained 9 apartments




SEARS FARM STORE
224 North 7th Street



JULES STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1957
EARL MAY NURSERY & GARDEN
7th & Jules Street






Circa 1916
DON RILEY MOTOR INN
7th & Jules Street






Circa 1916
CHARLES R KIRK MOTOR SALES
7th & Jules Street




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Circa 1878
SCHROERS PRESCRIPTION LABORATORY
Circa 1959
DR. JOSEPH L. FISHER CLINIC
Circa 1971
SCHROERS PRESCRIPTION LABORATORY
702 Jules Street

The original building no longer exists
This new buiding was constructed by Dr Joseph Fisher
Glaze Construction built the new clinic using pres-stressed concreter
Photo #1 - 1971 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #2 - 1961 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
Photo #3 - Schroers used to be in the basement of this building
Photo #4 - 1959 St Joseph News Press photo showing construction






WINFREY'S TEXACO SERVICE STATION
NORTHWEST FINANCIAL SERVICES
720 Jules Street

At one time this was a Texaco Service station
Northwest Financial Services is a bill collection agency for Heartland Hospital




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ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL MEDICAL COLLEGE
(1876-1882)
COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
(Est. 1878)
ST JOSEPH MEDICAL COLLEGE
(Est. 1882)
ENSWORTH MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
(Est. 1888)
CENTRAL MEDICAL COLLEGE OF ST JOSEPH
(Est. 1894)
ENSWORTH-CENTRAL MEDICAL COLLEGE
OF ST JOSEPH
(1905-1907)
ENSWORTH MEDICAL COLLEGE
(1907-1914)
7th & JULES
CIRCA: 1892-1931

There is quite a history behind formation of Ensworth Medical College

In 1882 St Joseph Hospital Medical College merged with College of Physicians and Surgeons of St. Joseph to form St. Joseph Medical College

In 1888 it became Ensworth Medical College & Hospital

In 1905 it merged with Central Medical College to form Ensworth-Central Medical College of St. Joseph

In 1907 it became Ensworth Medical College

The building was located on the northwest Corner 7th and Jule

This building was razed in 1931 and is currently a city parking lot






Circa 1927/1975 (Altered)
DOCTOR OFFICE & APARTMENTS
416-418 North 7th Street






Circa 1868/1911 (Altered)
DOCTOR OFFICE
422 North 7th Street




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