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BEFORE THE URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM
FELIX & FREDERICK AVENUE BEGAN AT 8th STREET


FELIX STREET - DIVIDES NORTH AND SOUTH 8th STREET
SOUTH 8th STREET BEGINS HERE





Circa 1923
SOUTH 8th STREET AUTOMOBILE ROW
Circa 1923
INTERSTATE AUTO COMPANY
PAIGE & JEWETT AUTHORIZED DEALER
317 South 8th Street

Circa 1923
KENNEDY MOTOR COMPANY
STUDEBAKER AUTHORIZED DEALER
220 South 8th Street

Circa 1923
GRAND CENTER MOTOR CAR COMPANY
COLE & VELIE AUTHORIZED DEALER
520 South 8th Street


Photo - 1923 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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STREET WORK ON SOUTH 8th STREET

Major street repairs on South 8th Street between Edmond and Felix Streets







AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTH 7th & 8th STREETS







Circa 1951
Downtown Edmond Street becomes one way
Looking from 9th & Edmond







Circa 1940
SUNSET CAFE
Northeast Corner of 8th & Edmond
Photo - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1937
WINTERFIELD HAT WORKS
807 Edmond Street
Circa 1949
CAPEHART HAT WORKS
807 Edmond Street
Photo - 1949 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1900
LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM 8th & EDMOND

Looking northwest from 8th & Edmond around 1900






Circa 1883
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 8th & EDMOND

The current corner where the Post Office is now originally looked like this
Photo is a 1883 painting of the southeast corner before the Post Office was constructed





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8th STREET
Edmond to Felix

Photo #1, looking north from 8th & Edmond
Photo #2, looking north from 8th & Edmond
Photo #3, looking south from 8th & Felix




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8th & EDMOND PHOTOS

The Greyhound Bus depot used to be here on southwest corner of 8th & Edmond

Howard Sisson, Farm & Home Savings once occupied the building

The bus depot was torn down and Hall Abstract replaced it with the structure in photo #1

I am currently looking for a Photo of the old Greyhound Bus Depot

The Jones Pharmacy used to be on the northeast corner of 8th & Edmond

They made awesome "SUICIDES"! Anyone know what a "Suicide" soft drink was?
(one squirt of every syrup flavor)

All structures on east side of 8th Street from Edmond to Felix are now gone

The "ENTIRE" east side of the block belongs to St. Joseph News Press

Photo #1 - Hall Abstract replaced the bus depott with this structure
Photo #2 - Northeast corner of 8th & Edmond Photo #3 - This is the Main Post Office, built in 1940
Photo #4 - Looking north east from 8th & Edmond
Photo #5 - View of Edmond Street looking West from 9th & Edmond
Photo #6 - Horse & Buggy days, looking west on Edmond from 8th St
Photo #7 - Looking north on 8th St from top floor of the post office
Photo #8 - Looking south on 8th St from Felix
Photo #9 - Looking south on 8th St from Felix - note the big GOETZ sign on top of building
Photo #10 - Looking at northeast corner of 8th & Edmond - Cook Paint sign visible




Circa 1937
HARLOW FIELDS JEWELER
811 Edmond
Circa 1937
GERTRUDE VOLTS ANTIQUES
811 Edmond
Circa 1937
RUNYAN SCHOOL OF DANCING
811 Edmond
Circa 1937
LEE STARMES SIGN COMPANY
811 Edmond
Circa 1955
MONROE BOOKKEEPING EQUIPMENT
811 Edmond





Circa 1937
EAGLES CLUB
820 Edmond
Circa 1937
EAGLES ORDER OF AERIE No 49
820 Edmond
Circa 1937
BRICK LAYERS UNION No 5
820 Edmond
Circa 1937
FLECHER DANCING SCHOOL
820 Edmond






Circ 1937
Benjamin Simmons, physcian
822 Edmond
Circ 1937
Herbert Johnson dentist
822 Edmond
Circ 1937
Charles Middleton, dentist
822 Edmond
Circ 1937
Albert Holley, Physcian
822 Edmond
Circa 1960
MARCHANT AGENCY
822 Edmond





Circa 1937
Arthur McGlothian, physcian
824 Edmond
Circa 1937
John Whitsell, Oculist
824 Edmond
Circa 1937
Ora Whitsell, Oculist
824 Edmond
Circa 1937
John Elliott, Physcian
824 Edmond
Circa 1937
Ottie Elliott
824 Edmond





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ST JOSEPH NEWS-PRESS/GAZETTE
825 Edmond
ST JOSEPH NEWS-PRESS
825 Edmond

The building is located on the northwest corner of 9th & Edmond

The newspaper traces its earliest roots to the St. Joseph Gazette

The Gazette was founded in 1845 shortly after St. Joseph was founded

The Gazette was the only newspaper to be sent west on the first ride of the Pony Express

In 1889, the Gazette was acquired by Charles M. Palmer

In 1903, The St. Joseph Post started publication

St Joseph Post was quickly purchased and called the St. Joseph News and Press

In 1913, it moved into its headquarters at 7th & Edmond Streets

Mr Palmer eventually bought the Gazette newspaper

In 1939, he brought in Henry D. Bradley to run the day to day operations

In 1951, after Palmer died, Bradley would buy the newspapers

Today the newspaper remains in the Bradley family

The Gazette became a morning edition only paper

The evening edition was called the News-Press

The Gazette ceased existance in the early 1990s
Photo #6 - 1930s Gazette/Newspress newsroom photo on the 2nd floor
The newsroom has since been moved to the floor below

Photo #1 - St Joseph News-Press/Gazette building taken in the 1920's
Photo #2 - 1982 Aerial photo of the building
Photo #3 - Circa 1915
Photo #4 - A statue of a newsboy outside the St. Joseph News-Press
Photo #5 - Current view of St Joseph News-Press building
Photo #5 By Americasroof (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons




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Hand Painted Paintings That Line the Post Office Lobby Walls
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Circa 1840
BLACK HILLS POST OFFICE
POST OFFICE OF ST JOSEPH
Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH POST OFFICE
US POSTAL SERVICE
US GOVERNMENT OFFICES
8th & Edmond

2 postal buildings have been constructed on this site

Located on the SE corner of 8th & Edmond, first established in 1840

It was originally known as the Black Hills Post Office

The name was later changed to Post Office of St Joseph

Julius Robidoux was the first postmaster

In 1843, the name was changed to St Joseph Post Office

In 1939, the original structure was razed and a new building erected

US Government offices were contained within the new building

Many offices are now empty

As of January 2012, the US Postal Service is wanting to close down the newest building, possibly selling it for $1.3 million
When you walk into the main lobby, you will see numerous beautiful hand painted paintings that are displayed high along both sides of the lobby

They were painted directly onto the walls in 1941 by Gustaf Dalstrom

Using a tall stepladder, Blair Benjamin Carmichael photographed the paintings for a proposed book that never developed

All of the painting photos above were submitted by Blair Benjamin Carmichael

Photo #1 - Original Post Office
Photo #2 - Original Post Office
Photo #3 - April 4, 1916, "Human Fly"
Photo #4 - replaced in 1940
Photo #5 - Looking south 8th & Edmond
Photo #6 - 2013 Main 8th St entrance
Photo #7 - Old Post Office Clock & poem
Photo #8 - United States Marine adv
Photo #9 - Postcard new 1940 structure
Photo #10 - Aerial original Post Office
Photo #11 - St Joseph News-Press photo
Photo #12 - 1906 - New Post Office
Photo #13 - Interior view
Photo #14 - A politician giving speech
Photo #15 - Post Office razed in 1939
Photo #16 - The old post office
Photo #17 - Original Post Office 8th & Edmond
Photo #18 - 1907 - Looking NE from Post Office
Painting #1 - Grain Farmers
Painting #2 - Horseless Carriage
Painting #3 - First Railway Post Office
Painting #4 - Flooded River
Painting #5 - Indian Boat Race
Painting #6 - Joseph Robidoux House
Painting #7 - Lewis and Clark Expedition
Painting #8 - Loading Packet Boat
Painting #9 - Negro river music
Painting #10 - Pony Express leaving
Painting #11 - Railway Station in 1880
Painting #12 - Crossing the Missouri




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ASSORTED PHOTOS OF 8th & EDMOND

Photo #1 - 1907 view looking northeast - City Hall and Cathedral are visible
Photo #2 - Postcard looking west from the post office on 8th & Edmond
Photo #3 - Looking west at night
Photo #4 - 1930's - Looking west from 8th & Edmond - note all the people & cars




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Circa 1905
J. W. JENKINS' SONS MUSIC COMPANY
8th & Edmond Street
Circa 1908
JENKINS MUSIC COMPANY
8th & Edmond Street

The company experienced a name change in 1908
Photo #1 - 1905 Jenkins News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1908 Jenkins News Press advertisement






Circa 1918
8th STREET
LOOKING NORTH FROM EDMOND








CALLIS CAFE
102 South 8th Street

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1930
RAPID SHOE REPAIR
104 South 8th
Circa 1932
ANTHAN SHOE REPAIR
104 South 8th
Circa 1937
ANTHAN SHOE REPAIR
104 South 8th
Circa 1940
ANTHAN SHOE REPAIR
104 South 8th

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1930
Roumas & Maggas Shoe Shiners
106 South 8th

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1930
Rush Inn Restaurant
108 South 8th
Circa 1958
Platt College Of Commerce
108 South 8th
Circa 1958
Business Services
108 South 8th
Circa 1958
Speedwriting Institute
108 South 8th

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1913
ROBINSON SHOE STORE CO
110 South 8th
Circa 1925
WERNER SHOE STORE
110 South 8th
Circa 1930
WERNER SHOE STORE
110 South 8th
Circa 1937
WERNER SHOE STORE
110 South 8th
Circa 1940
WERNER SHOE STORE
110 South 8th
Circa 1958
WERNER SHOE STORE
110 South 8th

It was located where this block long building now sits
Photo #4 - 1930 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1925 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1887
SCHROEDER'S BOOK STORE
112 South 8th
Circa 1930
SCHROEDER'S BOOK STORE
112 South 8th
Circa 1940
SANSONE'S LUGGAGE SHOP
112 South 8th
Circa 1958
BENEFICIAL FINANCE
112 South 8th
DURHAM STATIONARY
112 South 8th
RAPID SHOE REPAIRING
112 South 8th
BEN GORDON JEWELRY COMPANY
112 South 8th

The address was located where this block long building currently sits
Photo #6 - 1926 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1930 Schroeder's Book Store City Directory listing






Circa 1923
IDEAL CLOTHING COMPANY
113 South 8th
Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH HOTEL
113-123 South 8th
Circa 1932
COUSINS HARDWARE
113 South 8th
Circa 1937
CONSOLIDATED APPLIANCE
113 South 8th
Circa 1940
VACANT
113 South 8th
Circa 1955
RIX & COMPANY BUILDING MATERIALS
113 South 8th




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Circa 1930
RAY DONELSON, BARBER
114 South 8th
Circa 1930
RUSSELL KAUTZ PHOTOGRAPHY
114 ½ South 8th
Circa 1930
PRINZ DANCING ACADEMY
114 ½ South 8th
Circa 1937
HELEN HOLLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE
114 ½ South 8th
Circa 1937
JOHN McCLURE, BARBER
114 South 8th
Circa 1940
McCLURE BARBER & BEAUTY SHOP
114 South 8th
Circa 1954
ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS
114 ½ South 8th
Circa 1958
CLARENCE ROBINSON BARBER SHOP
114 South 8th
Circa 1958
ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS
114 ½ South 8th
KORNER DANCING ACADEMY
114 ½ South 8th
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
114 ½ South 8th Street

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1890
VALLEY LIVERY STABLES
115 South 8th
Circa 1929
CASTER BEAUTY ACADEMY
115 South 8th
Circa 1937
CASTER BEAUTY ACADEMY
115 South 8th
Circa 1940
CASTER BEAUTY ACADEMY
115 South 8th

The building no longer exists
Currently is a St Joseph News-Press parking lot
Photo #1 - 1890 Newspaper Advertisement for the stables
Photo #2 - 1937 Caster's Beauty Academy




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THE MOSS BUILDING
Circa 1920
OLNEY MUSIC COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1922
A. A. CONNER MUSIC
117 South 8th
Circa 1925
ABBOTT-TROYER MUSIC COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1932
WAGGONER PAINT COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1937
COOK PAINT & VARNISH COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1940
COOK PAINT & VARNISH COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1950
COOK PAINT & VARNISH COMPANY
117 South 8th
Circa 1958
COOK PAINT & VARNISH COMPANY
117 South 8th

Photo #1 - Cook Paint fire in 1974
Photo #2 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1922 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1925 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1920 Olney News Press advertisement




THE MOSS BUILDING
Also had contained the following businesses in 1953:
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Company
Doris Lyman Optometrist
Vets of WWII - Post 396
Dehart Jewelers
Woodmen of the World




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Circa 1929
FREYMANN JEWELRY COMPANY
118 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
FREYMANN JEWELRY COMPANY
118 South 8th Street
Circa 1938
VANITY BOOT SHOP
118 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
STRATHMANN STUDIOS
118 South 8th Street
Circa 1944
STRATHMANN STUDIOS
118 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
STRATHMANN STUDIOS
118 South 8th Street

It was located where this block long building now sits
This building was considered to be new in 1929
Photo #1 - A young man is standing outside of Strathmann Studios
Photo #3 - 1929 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - Dec 1931, Freymann Jewelry going out of business
Photo #5 - 1938 Vanity Boot advertisement
Photo #6 - 1945 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1890
GARLICHS-LUCAS INSURANCE
119 South 8th
Circa 1920
ST JOSEPH TRUNK COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1930
ELITE RADIO & GIFT SHOPPE
119 South 8th
Circa 1931
MARVEL FROCKS
119 South 8th
Circa 1937
SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1940
SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1946
MILLER-WILLIAMS COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1947
WILLIAMS APPLIANCE COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1951
BURTON APPLIANCE COMPANY
119 South 8th
Circa 1954
WALTERS TEMPERATURE EQUIPMENT
119 South 8th
Circa 1958
PACKAGE LOAN CORPORATION
119 South 8th
Circa 1958
HOWARD SISSON REAL ESTATE
119 South 8th
Circa 1958
HOWARD SISSON INSURANCE AGENCY
119 South 8th

Photo #1 - 1890 Garlichs-Lucas News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1946 Miller-Williams News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1930 Elite Radio News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1920 St Joseph Trunk News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1947 Williams Appliance News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1931 Marvel Frocks Gazette advertisement
Photo #7 - Package Loan News Press advertisement
Photo #8 - 1951 Burton News Press advertisement








Circa 1930
PEACOCK SHOP SHOE STORE
120 South 8th
Circa 1932
WALKER'S SHOE STORE
120 South 8th
Circa 1937
HOLLYWOOD HAT SHOP
120 South 8th
Circa 1940
HOLLYWOOD HAT SHOP
120 South 8th
Circa 1958
COSMOPOLITAN SHOE REPAIR
120 South 8th
CLARK'S JEWELRY
120 South 8th

It was located where this block long building now sits




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Circa 1907
UNION MERCHANTILE COMPANY
Reliable Jewelers
121 South 8th
Circa 1919
LEIBOWITZ JEWELRY
121 South 8th
Circa 1932
JOSEPH ROSEN'S MEN'S FURNISHINGS
121 South 8th
Circa 1937
LEIBOWITZ JEWELRY
121 South 8th
Circa 1940
RIGGS OPTICAL
121 South 8th
Circa 1958
CASTER BEAUTY ACADEMY
121 South 8th
CASTER BEAUTY SHOP
121 South 8th

Photo #1 - Interior view of Leibowitz Jewelry on 8th Street
Photo #2 - 1919 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1907 Union Merchantile News Press advertisement




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Circa 1930
AMERICAN HAT & DRY CLEANING COMPANY
122 South 8th
Circa 1930
LEONARD'S CAMERA STORE
122 South 8th
Circa 1937
NU-ENAMEL ST JOSEPH COMPANY
122 South 8th
Circa 1940
LEONARD'S CAMERA STORE
122 South 8th
Circa 1958
WOLFE'S CAMERA STORE, INC
122 South 8th
Circa 1958
WOLFE'S PHOTO SUPPLY
122 South 8th
Circa 1964
WOLFE'S CAMERA STORE, INC
122 South 8th

These were located within this block long building
Photo #5 - 1937 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1964 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #7 - 1930 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1932
MANHATTAN CAFE
123 South 8th
Circa 1937
VACANT
123 South 8th
Circa 1940
SUNSET CAFE
123 South 8th
Circa 1958
VIC WEERTS DINER
123 South 8th
GEORGE W. JONES DRUGS
123 South 8th Street
DINER CAFE
123 South 8th
Circa 1971
PIONEER FINANCE CO
123 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists, a News Press parking lot now at this location




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Circa 1930
WOODWORTH OPTOMETRIST
124 South 8th
Circa 1937
JAMES McKERRON OPTOMETRIST
124 South 8th
Circa 1940
JAMES McKERRON OPTOMETRIST
124 South 8th
Circa 1958
GUST KARRAS WRESTLING PROMOTER
124 South 8th
GUST KARRAS TICKET OFFICE
124 South 8th

It was located in this block long building

Photo #1 - Wrestling promoter Gust Karras walking at 8th & Edmond Street
Photo #2 - Gust Karras having lunch with Jack Dempsey at the Victory Restaurant
Photo #3 - Gust Karras
Photo #4 - Gust Karras in 1928
Photo #5 - Building where his office was located
Photos #3 & 4 submitted by Brooke Hickman




Circa 1930
CHARLES HADEN'S MEN'S FURNISHINGS
126 South 8th
Circa 1937
CHARLES HADEN'S MEN'S FURNISHINGS
126 South 8th
Circa 1940
CHARLES HADEN'S MEN'S FURNISHINGS
126 South 8th
Circa 1958
SANITARY LUNCH - SIDE ENTRANCE
126 South 8th



EDMOND STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1940
UNION BUS TERMINAL
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
UNION PACIFIC STAGES
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
GREYHOUND LINES
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
INTERSTATE TRANSIT LINES
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
UNION BUS TERMINAL
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
SAVANNAH BUS LINES
200 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
THUNDERBIRD TRANSPORTATION
200 South 8th Street
FARM & HOME SAVINGS
200 South 8th Street
HALL ABSTRACT
200 South 8th Street

A sponge given away as an advertising gimmick
The bus terminal opened on April 16, 1940
The terminal was called the Greyhound Bus depot by many
It used to be located here on southwest corner of 8th & Edmond
Howard Sisson, Farm & Home Savings once occupied the building. The bus depot building was torn down and Hall Abstract replaced it with this structure as seen in photo #3
In the 1953 Greyhound was listed at 200 S 8th along with Interstate Transit Lines, Jefferson Transportation Co, Missouri Pacific Bus Lines, Union Pacific Stages and the Union Bus Depot.




Circa 1930
Schultz & Duhavant Barber Shop
206 South 8th
Circa 1937
Schultz & Duhavant Barber Shop
206 South 8th




Circa 1930
G C Brown Tailor Shop
208 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
G C Brown Tailor Shop
208 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
Terminal Barber Shop
208 South 8th




Circa 1930
G K PAPPAS CAFE
210 South 8th
Circa 1937
G K PAPPAS CAFE
210 South 8th




Circa 1930
K F Heckel Cigars
212 South 8th Street
Circa 1930
B & B CAB COMPANY
212½ South 8th
Circa 1937
B & B CAB COMPANY
212½ South 8th
Circa 1937
Mrs Emma Breedon Restaurant
212 South 8th Street

Also contained the following businesses:
Yelloway Bud Depot - Pickwick Bus Line - Greyhound Bus Line
Interstate Transit Company - Blue Diamond Bus Line
Jefferson Highway Transportation Company
A new bus terminal opened on April 16, 1940 at 200 South 8th Street
See listing above for details






Circa 1917
AMERICAN ELECTRIC COMPANY
214-216 South 8th
Circa 1940
MANNING'S BILLIARDS
214½ South 8th

Photo - 1917 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1915
FURBECK & COMPANY
Mill, Engineers' & Builders' Supplies
218-220 South 8th
Circa 1921
GOETZE-NIEMER COMPANY
Physician and Dentral Supply
218 South 8th
Circa 1928
Montgomery Ward & Company
216-218 South 8th
Circa 1930
Gribben-Hower
216-218 South 8th
Circa 1937
BAKER DISTRIBUTING
AUTO ACCESSORIES
216-218 South 8th
Circa 1940
VACANT
216-218 South 8th
Circa 1940
VACANT
218 South 8th
Circa 1958
PLA-MOR BOWLING ALLEY
216 South 8th
Circa 1958
CLARA VETTER BEAUTY SHOP
216 South 8th
Chalk & Cue Pool Hall
216½ South 8th

Montgomery Ward Grand Opening was in March 1928
The new 1976 location of the Pla-mor bowling alley
Chalk & Cue pool hall was upstairs above the bowling alley
The bowling alley no longer is in business




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Circa 1920
HESSE BUILDING MATERIAL COMPANY
220-222 South 8th Street
Circa 1933
HESSE-RIX BUILDING MATERIAL COMPANY
220 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
HESSE-RIX BUILDING MATERIAL COMPANY
220 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HESSE-RIX PAINTS
220 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO FARM STORE
220-224 South 8th Street

Photo #1 - 1935 Hesse-Rix Advertisement
Photo #5 - 1933 Hesse-Rix Advertisement
Photo #6 - 1930 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1843
HEATON-BE GOLE FUNERAL HOME
224 South 8th
Circa 1910
FUNERAL HOME
224 South 8th
Circa 1913
ARTCRAFTS ENGAVING COMPANY
224 ½ South 8th
Circa 1930
U-DRIVE-IT COMPANY
224 South 8th
Circa 1930s
AUTO DEALERSHIP
224 South 8th
Circa 1937
BURGER MOTOR COMPANY
224 South 8th
Circa 1937
ARTCRAFTS ENGRAVING COMPANY
224½ South 8th
Circa 1937
GUENTHER ASSOCIATES ADVERTISING
224½ South 8th
Circa 1940
WOLFEY AUTOMOBILE COMPANY
224 South 8th
Circa 1940
ARTCRAFTS ENGRAVING COMPANY
224½ South 8th
Circa 1940
MONTGOMERY WARD FARM STORE
224 South 8th
Circa 1960
JUNIOR COLLEGE CLASSROOMS
224 South 8th
Circa 1958
ARTCRAFTS ENGRAVING COMPANY
224½ South 8th
Circa 1970S
WEIGHT WATCHERS
224 South 8th

Artcrafts Engraving Company serves the graphic arts community through hotstamps, Magnesium engravings, flexographic plates - Templates - Molds for sand, etc
Photo #1 - Undertaker advertisement
Photo #2 - Montgomery Ward Farm Store
Photo #3 - taken during Urban Renewal era
Photo #5 - the backside of the building
Photo #6 - the backside of the building
Photo #9 - 1930 U-Drive-It advertisement



CHARLES STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1930
INTERURBAN ST JOSEPH TO KC
8th & Charles

8th & Charles, catch the Interurban here in 1930
Photo - 1930 News Press advertisement






Circa 1927
U-DRIVE-IT-CO.
Northwest Corner of 8th & Charles

Photo - 1927 St Joseph Gazette advertisement






FORD DEALERSHIP
8th & Charles

Someone has been storing classic cars in the showroom ever since Ford closed back in the 1970-1980's




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Circa 1923
Wolfley Automobile Company
Authorized Dort Six Dealer
301 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
Wolfley Automobile Company
301 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
VACANT

301 South 8th Street
Circa 1941
Wolfley Auto Company
Authorized Hudson Dealer
301 South 8th Street
Western Chemical Company
301 South 8th Street

Located on the southeast corner of 8th & Charles
I have been by this building hundreds of times, never seen a business open
The building is still standing, appears to be in good condition
The large door has changed design wise over the years
Last known owners: The Garvey Family
This building has been used very little since about 1955
Photo #2 - 1923 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1923 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1923 Dort Six automobile
Photo #5 - 1941 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1941 Hudson
Photo #7 - Building at 301 South 8th Street
Photo #8 - Building at 301 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
MODERN MOTORS INC
302 South 8th Street




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Circa 1899
MYERS & MEYERS LIVERY
307-311 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
MILLER CHEVROLET BODY SHOP
307-311 South 8th Street






Circa 1935
THE UPTOWN SANDWICH SHOP
310 South 8th
Circa 1937
THE UPTOWN SANDWICH SHOP
310 South 8th

The building no longer exists
Swafford Motor Company building now exists at this location




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Circa 1935
TRACHSEL MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Nash Dealership
305-311 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
TRACHSEL MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Nash Dealership
305-311 South 8th Street
MILLER CHEVROLET
305 South 8th

Photo #1 - 1936 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1936 Nash model Lafayette






Circa 1940
DAVID'S EAT SHOP
310 South 8th






Circa 1940
BRADLEY MEISTER SIGNS
313 South 8th




Circa 1937
CARL GEIGER CONFECTIONARY
315 South 8th
Circa 1940
CARL GEIGER CONFECTIONARY
315 South 8th
SAMPSON MOTOR COMPANY
315 South 8th

SAMPSON MOTOR WAS A USED CAR LOT





Circa 1937
MILLER CHEVROLET COMPANY
317 South 8th
Circa 1940
MILLER CHEVROLET COMPANY
317 South 8th
Circa 1958
SWAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
USED CARS
317-323 South 8th
HERTZ DOWNTOWN RENT A CAR
317 South 8th




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Circa 1935
BREON MOTOR COMPANY
320 South 8th
Circa 1937
MILLER CHEVROLET
OFFICE & USED CAR DEPT
320 South 8th
Circa 1940
GEORGE MILLER PONTIAC
320 South 8th
Circa 1940
TRACHSEL MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Used Cars
302-320 South 8th
Circa 1958
MODERN EDSEL SALES INC
320 South 8th
Circa 1958
MODERN MOTORS INC
320 South 8th
SWAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
320 South 8th



SYLVANIE STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1939
George Miller Pontiac
8th & Sylvanie





Circa 1932
Miller Chevrolet Used Cars
8th & Sylvanie



Circa 1958
MODERN MOTORS USED CARS
401 South 8th Street
CARNES MOTOR COMPANY
401 South 8th Street

USED CAR LOT




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Circa 1885
J. A. FRENCH PRIVATE HOSPITAL
402 South 8th Street
Circa 1908
ST JOSEPH SCHOOL & HOSPITAL
FOR TRAINING NURSES
And Sanitarium For Mild Mental Diseases
402 South 8th Street

In 1885, this private hospital was located at 402 South 8th Street
A "separate lying-in chamber" must have been a private room
A modern structure now occupies the address




Pauls' Eat Shop

Circa 1958
CAPITAL FINANCE COMPANY
402 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
SWAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
402 South 8th Street
PAUL'S EAT SHOP
402 South 8th Street

402 South 8th Street
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes






J. A. FRENCH SANITARIUMS
UNKNOWN EXACT ADDRESS




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Circa 1958
KRES Radio Station Office
404 South 8th Street

1230 AM on your radio dial
The station began broadcasting on 1550 AM in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1947, playing hits from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
The station changed its call sign to KKJO in 1962 and began playing hits from the 1950s and 1960s

KRES call sign stood for the initials of the first 4 owners. St Joseph Attorney Basil Kaufman, Broadcaster Paul Roscoe, Banker Don Epstein, and pharmacist Al Shanin

Photo 1 - 1949 KRES radio advertisement
Photo 2 - KRES Disc Jocky




Circa 1937
MRS SADIE REDINGER FURNISHED ROOMS
414 South 8th
Circa 1958
HANSEN-MEADE USED CARS
414 South 8th

USED CAR LOT




Circa 1937
COOK & ROE MOTOR COMPANY
415 South 8th
Circa 1940
BARNEY BYERS USED CARS
415 South 8th
Circa 1940
MADISON FENTON USED CARS
415 South 8th
Circa 1958
MODERN MOTORS
415 South 8th
BUD WILSON MOTORS
415 South 8th

BUD WILSON'S USED CAR LOT






Circa 1955
MARTIN MOTORS
417-421 South 8th
Circa 1958
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD ELECTRICAL WORKERS 545
417-423 South 8th

Authorized Auston & Volkswagen dealer
Photo - 1955 Martin Motors St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1936
GRAY BROTHERS TIRES & BATTERIES
424 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
GRAY BROTHERS TIRES & BATTERIES
424 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
GRAY BROTHERS TIRES & BATTERIES
424 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
HANSEN-MEAD MOTOR COMPANY
424 South 8th Street




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Circa 1955
Hansen-Mead Motor Company
Desoto & Plymouth
Authorized Dealer

424 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
HANSEN-MEAD MOTOR COMPANY
424 South 8th Street

Located on the northwest corner of 8th & Angelique
The building is still standing, Hansen-Mead is still visible on the front wall
Photo #3 - 1955 DeSoto FireDome
Photo #4 - 1955 Desoto Fireflite interior & dash
Photo #5 - 1955 Plymouth Savoy
Photo #6 - 1955 Plymouth Belvedere
Photo #7 - 1970 St Joseph News Press advertisement



Circa 1937
MID-CONTINENT PETROLEUM FILLING STATION
427 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
THOMAS DANDURANT FILLING STATION
427 South 8th Street




ANGELIQUE STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1925
FISK-BELT TIRE SALES COMPANY
8th & Angelique
Circa 1929
ACME TIRE SERVICE COMPANY
8th & Angelique







Circa 1937
WATSON BROTHERS TRANSPORTATION CO.
510-512 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
WATSON BROTHERS TRANSPORTATION
500-512 South 8th Street
Circa 1948
JOHN GABRIEL, INC.
510 South 8th Street
Circa 1955
WATSON BROTHERS TRANSPORTATION CO.
510-512 South 8th Street
Circa 1955
WATSON BROTHERS VAN LINES CO.
510-512 South 8th Street
Circa 1955
WATSON BROTHERS HEAVY HAULING CO.
510-512 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
WATSON BROTHERS TRANSPORTATION CO.
510-512 South 8th Street




Circa 1940
MRS CALLIE RICE FURNISHED ROOMS
501-503 South 8th Street





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ATLAS AUTO PARTS
513 South 8th Street
Circa 1950
BECKLEY MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized Hudson & Willy Dealer
513 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
BECKLEY MOTORS
513 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
ATLAS AUTO PARTS
513 South 8th Street
BECKLEY'S AUTO SUPPLY
513 South 8th Street

In 1948, the famous Tucker Automobile was on display here for 3 days
Beckley's Auto Parts used to have just about any automotive or motorcycle part that you needed, especially odd or different items
Mr Beckley always said to me when I asked him if he had something, "If you could find it I probably have it"
You had to browse through his attic & shelves for the odity that you were searching for. Most of the time, he would have it
On the north side of the building, he had hundreds of used & junk motorcycles
The apartment building on the corner has been gone for many years
The Beckley building was razed in late 2014
It was sold and American Electric built a new building at the location
Photo #4 - The new American Electric building
Photo #5 - 1950 Beckley Auto news press advertisement






Circa 2015
AMERICAN ELECTRIC
513 South 8th Street

The Beckley building was razed in late 2014
It was sold and American Electric is currently building a new building at the location
As of April 22,2015, it is not quite finished




Circa 1937
Reuben Meade Furnished Rooms
514 South 8th
Circa 1940
Reuben Meade Furnished Rooms
514 South 8th




Circa 1937
VACANT
516 South 8th
Circa 1951
K-A FLORAL SHOP
516 South 8th




Circa 1958
BLEDSOE LINOLEUM & CARPET COMPANY
518 South 8th Street





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Circa 1930
JOHNSON SALES COMPANY
Authorized Desoto Dealer
520 South 8th
Circa 1937
MATHIAS HECKEL GARAGE
520 South 8th
Circa 1937
MANN PRINTING COMPANY
520 South 8th
JOHN GABRIEL, INC
Goodyear Tires
520 South 8th
Circa 1940
LAWSON BROTHERS MOTORS
520 South 8th
Circa 1951
VAN TIRE & BATTERY SERVICE STATION
520 South 8th
Circa 1958
SCHALLER PAINT & WALLPAPER
520 South 8th




Circa 1937
HOME OIL & GAS FILLING STATION No 1
522 South 8th
Circa 1940
HOME OIL & GAS FILLING STATION No 1
522 South 8th
Circa 1940
MESSANIE SERVICE STATION
522 South 8th






DUPLEX APARTMENTS
523-525 South 8th

This Duplex was once located on the northeast corner of 8th & Messanie
The structure no longer exists






Circa 1937
JEWEL TEA COMPANY
527 South 8th
Circa 1940
AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY
527 South 8th
Circa 1958
BOLIN AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY
527 South 8th
Circa 1951
QUALITY FURNITURE
527 South 8th

Part of Bolin Automotive can be seen in the photo on left side of Mannschreck's
The structure no longer exists




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Circa 1937
MANNSHRECK'S MEAT COMPANY
529 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
MANNSHRECK'S MEAT COMPANY
529 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
PHILLIP COMELLA FRUIT MARKET
529 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
MANNSHRECK'S MEAT COMPANY
529 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
MANNSHRECK'S MEAT COMPANY
529 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
FOSTER-HANGARTNER MARKET
529 South 8th Street
HANSON'S PET SHOP
529 South 8th Street

Once located on the northeast corner of 8th & Messanie
The meat company was owned by Sam Mannshreck and his cousin
Sam Mannshreck was Charles Mannshreck's uncle
Hanson's Pet Shop occupied this building at a later date
Hanson's Pet Shop later moved to North 24th Street, between Felix and Francis
All buildings in the photos no longer exist
The structure was razed when Messanie Street was widened
Photo #1 submitted by Wheeler Schmidt



MESSANIE STREET INTERSECTS



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INTERSECTION OF 8th & MESSANIE

An interesting fact about this intersection

All 3 photos were taken looking at the northeast corner of 8th & Messanie

Photos #1 and #2 were taken in 2 different & unknown eras

Some time after photo #2 was taken, Messanie Street was widened

Note the Coca Colas signs on the pet shop photo

It may have been a grocery store or a pharmacy previously

Photo #3 was taken after Messanie Street had been widened

The razing of the 2 buildings in photo #1 now put the Duplex on the corner

All structures are now gone as well as Beckley Auto Parts (513 South 8th)

As of late 2014, only a large vacant lot remains

American Electric is currently building a new building at this location in 2015






Circa 1877
BORNSIDE, CROWTHER & ROGERS FOUNDRY
Corner of 8th & Messanie







Circa 1882
UNION FOUNDRY
8th & Messanie Street






Circa 1956
SCHALLER'S PAINT
8th & Messanie Street






ST JOSEPH NURSES SCHOOL & HOSPITAL
8th & Messanie








Circa 1877
BORNSIDE, CROWTHER & ROGERS FOUNDRY
Corner of 8th & Messanie





Messanie Street trolley1 Messanie Street trolley2

MESSANIE STREET TROLLEY
8th & Messanie

This trolley ran 8th Street to Francis, east to 12th and south to Messanie




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SMOLLY'S BAKERY
8th & Messanie
SLEEP E-Z MATTRESS
8th & Messanie
ARTIS HOTEL
8th & Messanie
AUTOMOTIVE BEARING
8th & Messanie
EIGHTH STREET FURNITURE
8th & Messanie
FRIENDLY TAVERN
8th & Messanie


In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

What once was the Smolly's Bakery & Deli, Sleep E-Z Mattress Co, Artis Hotel, Automotive Bearing, Eighth Street Furniture, Friendly tavern and other businesses over the years was demolished in June 2011

The Desarai Lounge was the last business to occupy part of this structure

The only building remaining in the block is what once was Max Phillips grocery

The buildings were dilapidated, empty for many years and had become an eyesore




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Circa 1899
Circa 1937
COOLEY & KELLER RESTAURANT
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
WALTER HAY RESTAURANT
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
ST JOSEPH SWEEPER COMPANY
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
BAUM ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
KENNEN REFRIGERATION SERVICE
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE
601 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
VENETIAN BLINDS SALES & SERVICE
601 South 8th Street
ST JOSEPH ART GLASS COMPANY
601 South 8th Street
KALIS SUPPLY COMPANY
601 South 8th Street
LARRY'S USED FURNITURE
601 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire east side of this block was razed



Circa 1937
Benjamin Agranoff Shoe Repair
602 South 8th Street





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Circa 1937
HAY BROTHERS TENT & AWNING COMPANY
603 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HAY BROTHERS TENT & AWNING COMPANY
603 South 8th Street
Circa 1948
FLINCHPAUGH PET SHOP
603 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
JOHN L. FLINCHPAUGH PET SHOP
603 South 8th Street
DESARAI LOUNGE
603 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

Flinchpaugh's Pet Shop was located at this address 1948-1951



Circa 1937
MRS BELLA KOTOK GROCERY
604 South 8th Street





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Circa 1918
J. FARBER'S GROCERIES & MEAT
605 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
FOUR STATE ELECTRIC COMPANY
605 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
FOUR STATE ELECTRIC COMPANY
605 South 8th Street
MARGE & CURLEY'S TAVERN
605 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
VENETIAN BLINDS SALES & SERVICE
605 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed






Circa 1937
VACANT

606 South 8th
Circa 1940
VACANT

606 South 8th
Circa 1951
SAFEWAY STORES INC No 335
606 South 8th
Circa 1958
SAFEWAY STORES INC No 335
606 South 8th
TRENTON-ST JOSEPH COACH DEPOT
TRAILWAYS BUS DEPOT
606 South 8th

The depot was located on the Southwest corner of 8th & Messanie
The Desarai Lounge can be seen in the background
These 2 photos were taken in 1978 or 1979

Photos submitted by Rick Stafford




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Circa 1915
ST JOSEPH SODA & SELTZER COMPANY
607 South 8th
Circa 1937
ETHEL WIELAND RESTAURANT
607 South 8th
Circa 1940
BENJAMIN AGRANOFF SHOE STORE
607 South 8th
Circa 1951
ROBERT SMOLLY BAKERY
607 South 8th
Circa 1955
SLEEP E-Z MATTRESS COMPANY
607 South 8th
Circa 1958
CARL HOECKER ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
607 South 8th

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




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Circa 1937
HOTEL COLUMBIA
609 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HOTEL COLUMBIA
609 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
ARTIS HOTEL
609 South 8th
Circa 1958
ARTIS HOTEL
609 South 8th
YAGER GROCERY
609 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

Was located catty-corner from Ben Magoon's
The building is gone, only an empty lot remains


Photo #1 - Old photo of the store front
Photo #2 - Stella & Bill Yager behind store counter
Photo #3 - As it looked before the entire area was razed
Photos #1 & #2 submitted by Bret Yager



Circa 1937
EARL'S WARDROBE
CLOTHING COMPANY
611 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
AUTOMOTIVE BEARING SERVICE
611 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed




Circa 1937
RAYMOND MORELAND AUTO PARTS
614 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
RAYMOND MORELAND AUTO PARTS
610-614 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
MARY O'KEEFE FURNISHED ROOMS
610½ South 8th Street
Circa 1958
RAYMOND MORELAND AUTO PARTS
610-614 South 8th Street





Circa 1940
BLODGETT & STILGENBAUER RADIO SERVICE
611 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
611 South 8th Street





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Circa 1908
MODEL DRY GOODS COMPANY
613-615 South 8th Street
Circa 1924
NEW MODEL DRY GOODS COMPANY
613-615 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
SQUARE DEAL FURNITURE COMPANY
615 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
EIGHTH STREET FURNITURE COMPANY
615 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
EIGHTH STREET FURNITURE COMPANY
615 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
EIGHTH STREET FURNITURE COMPANY
615 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




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Circa 1877
ST JOSEPH BREWING COMPANY
617 South 8th
Circa 1937
VACANT
617 South 8th
Circa 1940
BEACON LUNCH ROOM
617 South 8th
Circa 1951
BLUE FRONT TAVERN
617 South 8th
Circa 1958
FRIENDLY TAVERN
617 South 8th

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

Circa 1877
Steve Hayes proprietor
This structure no longer exists

Photo #1 1877 Circa
Photo #2 1877 Circa
Photo #3 This is a much later photo - note minor building facial changes




Circa 1951
B B BYERS MOTOR COMPANY
618 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
B B BYERS MOTOR COMPANY
618 South 8th Street




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Circa 1882
ST JOSEPH BAKERY
E. Wagner, Proprietor
619 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
BENJAMIN ZUROVSKY GROCERY
619 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
BENJAMIN ZUROVSKY GROCERY
619 South 8th Street
Circa 1948
MIDWEST AUTO & VARIETY STORE
619-623 South 8th Street
Circa 1950
MIDWEST VARIETY STORE No 1
619-623 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
ADOLPH MILLER USED CLOTHING
619 South 8th Street
MILLERS SQUARE DEAL STORE
619-621 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




Circa 1937
MRS MARTHA HOPE RESTAURANT
620 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
MRS MARTHA HOPE RESTAURANT
620 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
AMERICAN CAR RENTAL
620 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
620-622 South 8th Street EIGHTH STREET CAFE
620 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
RAYMOND MORELAND WHOLESALE
618 South 8th Street




Circa 1940
REVEREND WATERN MISSION
621-623 South 8th Street





Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH EQUIPMENT COMPANY
622 South 8th Street





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Circa 1937
ST JOSEPH KOSHER MEAT MARKET
625 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH KOSHER MEAT MARKET
625 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
ST JOSEPH KOSHER MEAT MARKET
625 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




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Circa 1937
MODERN PLUMBING & HEATING
627 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
OTTO EPSTEN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
627 South 8th Street
RUCKER SUPPLY CO
627 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




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Circa 1937
KEINER'S PHARMACY
629 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
DROHER GROCERY
631 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
ARTHUR CRONER DRUGS
629 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
DROHER GROCERY
631 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
MRS PEARL ALEXANDER FURNISHED ROOMS
631½ South 8th Street
Circa 1950
RICH'S PHARMACY
629-631 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
BILELLO SUNDRIES
629 South 8th Street
BARGAIN STORE
629 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed

The building is gone, only an empty lot remains




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Circa 1910
BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
702 South 8th
Circa 1937
BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
632 South 8th
Circa 1940
BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
630-632 South 8th
Circa 1951
BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
630-632 South 8th
Circa 1958
BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
630-632 South 8th

The original Site of Magoon's was located at 702 South 8th

The business was moved to 632 South 8th Street at a later date

Home of delicious rye bread sandwiches; such as scrappy beef or corned beef with slaw & kosher pickle, pickled eggs, pickled pigs feet, lots of different pickles, spices, kosher chilli and cheesecake

My mouth is watering

Barry Woodhall restored and reopened Ben Magoon's in January 2007

Photo #1 - 702 South 8th Street - as it looked on June 18, 1918
Photo #2 - Inside view early 1940's (L-R) Ben Rich, Harry Magoon, Ben Magoon
Photo #3 - 632 South 8th St - As it appeared in 2006
Photo #4 - Current 2011 photo at 632 South 8th
Photo #5 - Photo taken inside Magoons Nov. 15th, 1910
Photo #6 - Ben Magoons matchbook cover
Photo #7 - This is a 630-632 South 8th Ben Magoon's advertisement
Photo #18 - 1940 St Joseph News Press Advertisement
Photos #8-10 taken at 632 So 8th by David Osgood in 2013



LOCUST STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1937
SELIS TIRE STORE
701 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
SELIS TIRE STORE
701 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
EINBENDER'S CLOTHING STORE
701-705 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
EINBENDER'S READY-TO-WEAR
701-705 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
701-705 South 8th Street

Einbender's 1st clothing store was once located on the SE corner of 8th & Locust

It was built in 1940 by Lester Einbender's parents Mr & Mrs A.J. Einbender

The store doubled in size by 1948

The above photo was taken looking SE from 8th & Locust

The photo was taken on January 25, 1957

Five fire companies, included 20 on duty firemen and half a dozen off duty firemen, battled the fire in 20 degree weather for 8 hours and 35 minutes
It took them 4 hours to get it under control trying to prevent the fire from spreading to a warehouse directly south of Einbenders
The Heitman Mattress Company was located directly south of the warehouse at 715 South 8th. Mr Heitman thanked the Fire Department for preventing the fire from reaching his building

Almost a dozen policemen were directing traffic

Damage was estimated at $800,000 (a lot of money back in 1957)

The structure no longer exists

Photo #7 - 1946 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #8 - 1943 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1940
GRANT'S MODERN USED CAR LOT
702 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
GRIFFITH USED CARS
702 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
POLSKY USED CARS
702 South 8th Street



Circa 1937
HERMAN SKOLNICK SHOE REPAIR
703 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
RAYMOND WATSON SIGNS
703 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
HENRY BLEDSOE, BARBER
704 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
NATHAN MAGOON PAPER HANGER
707 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
NATHAN MAGOON PAPER HANGER
707 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
710 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
CHARLES HELLUMS CONTRACTOR OFFICE
711 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
HODLER'S GARAGE
711 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HODLER'S GARAGE
711 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
J A LYONS CHILI COMPANY
712 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
J A LYONS CHILI COMPANY
712 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
RICE QUALITY FOODS
712 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
NASON PAINT STORE
712 South 8th Street







Circa 1937
GEORGE TIETZ FILLING STATION
714 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH REFINOIL COMPANY
714 South 8th
Circa 1951
ST JOSEPH REFINOIL COMPANY
714 South 8th
Circa 1958
ST JOSEPH REFINOIL COMPANY
714 South 8th
Circa 1958
DUNHAM'S AUTO SERVICE
714 South 8th
REFINOIL SERVICE STATION
714 South 8th Street
ABC SUPPLY COMPANY
(Auto Body Color)
714 South 8th Street




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Circa 1937
I B MATTRESS COMPANY
717 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
I B MATTRESS COMPANY
717 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
I B GELLER MATTRESS COMPANY
717 South 8th
Circa 1958
HEITMAN SANITARY MATTRESS
715-717 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
SAMUEL LIMA GARAGE
711 South 8th Street
Circa 1964
HEITMAN SANITARY MATTRESS
711-717 South 8th Street







SINGLE SOURCE PAINT SHOP
716 South 8th Street







Circa 1915
WYATT FUEL COMPANY
721-723 South 8th Street





Circa 1940
MRS ANNIE POLLAK GROCERY
722 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
B & W SERVICE STATION
722 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
CROUCH BROTHERS GARAGE
722-724 South 8th Street
FOBAIR SERVICE STATION
722 South 8th Street
HRENCHIR BROTHERS SERVICE
722 South 8th Street




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Circa 1937
POLSKY TIRE & AUTO WRECKING COMPANY
727 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
MORRIS POLLAK GROCERY
731 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
POLSKY TIRE & AUTO WRECKING COMPANY
727 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
POLSKY AUTO PARTS
727-731 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
POLSKY AUTO PARTS
727-731 South 8th Street
Circa 1980
TR SALES INC
BENITZ SERVICE CENTER
Complete Automotive Care
727 South 8th Street







Circa 1937
CHARLES ZONDLER ART GLASS
733 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
CHARLES ZONDLER ART GLASS
733 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
CHURCHILL RADIO LABORATORY
733 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
CHURCHILL RADIO LABORATORY
733 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
INDEPENDENT IRON & METAL COMPANY
736 South 8th
Circa 1940
INDEPENDENT IRON & METAL COMPANY
736 South 8th
Circa 1951
INDEPENDENT IRON & METAL COMPANY
736 South 8th
Circa 1958
CROUCH BROTHERS GARAGE
736 South 8th



PATEE STREET INTERSECTS






Circa 1900
ROBERT ABERCROMBIE
MARBLE & CUT STONE COMPANY
801 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
MIDWEST AUTO WRECKING
801 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
MIDWEST AUTO WRECKING
801 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
WILLIS-LUCAS CADILLAC
801 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
AUTOMOTIVE BEARING SERVICE
801 South 8th Street

Robert Monroe Abercrombie born January `4, 1856, died January 27, 1936
Thus far, I only have a photo of Abercrombie and his home




Circa 1937
COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Material Yard
802 South 8th
Circa 1940
COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Material Yard
802 South 8th
Circa 1951
COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Material Yard
802 South 8th
Circa 1958
COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Material Yard
802 South 8th




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Circa 1920
SEGALL'S GROCERY
807 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
ISADORE GRINSPAN GROCERY
807 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
ISADORE GRINSPAN GROCERY
807 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
ELECTRO TV LABORATORY
807 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
KING'S 2nd HAND STORE
811 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
OTIS WALKER BAIT SHOP
813 South 8th Street




Circa 1937
L B PRICE MERCANTILE
815 South 8th
Circa 1940
L B PRICE MERCANTILE
815 South 8th
Circa 1958
VACANT
815 South 8th






Circa 1906
McCARTHY BROTHERS COMPANY
816-818-820 Olive Street

The building no longer exists
Photo - 1906 MCarthy News Press advertisement




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Circa 1937
AARON BURNSTEIN BAKERY
817 South 8th
Circa 1940
PHILIP BURNSTEIN BAKERY
817 South 8th
Circa 1958
PHILIP BURNSTEIN BAKERY
817 South 8th

Tokens redeemable for 5 cents towards a loaf of rye bread
Burnstein Bakery made some great rye bread
In the 1950's, my grandfather brought rye bread home from their bakery numerous times a week
The building still stands, St Joe Laser occupies the building




Circa 1937
SUN-RA FOOD PRODUCTS
819-821 South 8th
Circa 1940
VACANT
819-821 South 8th
Circa 1958
VACANT
819-821 South 8th




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Circa 1937
HOME MISSION WORKERS
827 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HOME MISSION WORKERS
827 South 8th Street
Circa 1951
HURT ROOFING COMPANY
827 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
HURT ROOFING COMPANY
827 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
A H BOTTORFF JACK MANUFACTURER
829 South 8th




Circa 1937
HILLYARD CHEMICAL COMPANY
830 South 8th



OLIVE STREET INTERSECTS




Circa 1958
ED GEIS WELDING SHOP
901 South 8th





LUCKY THREE SANDWICH SHOP
902 South 8th




Circa 1937
MARION CAVAN PAINTER
905-907 South 8th
Circa 1940
MARION CAVAN PAINTER
905-907 South 8th
Circa 1958
HENRY BERRY GARAGE
905 South 8th




Circa 1937
RAY DREHER AUTO SALVAGE
909-915 South 8th
Circa 1940
RAY DREHER AUTO SALVAGE
909-915 South 8th
Circa 1958
BRAMAN AUTO SERVICE
909-911 South 8th





Circa 1958
INDEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
923 South 8th



LAFAYETTE STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1871
SHAMRAD BOILER, INC
1001-1007 South 8th Street
Circa 1918
BICHLER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Boiler Manufacturer
1001-1007 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
ST JOSEPH WELDING COMPANY
1001 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
SHAMRAD BOILER, INC
1001-1007 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
ST JOSEPH WELDING COMPANY
1001 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
SHAMRAD BOILER, INC
1001-1007 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
SHAMRAD BOILER, INC
1001-1007 South 8th Street

I had them weld my car's broken intake manifold in 1961
Most places were not able to weld that type of cast metal
Photo - 1930 Business Card in City Directory




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Circa 1958
GEECO SIGN Inc.
Custom Signs & Displays
1009 South 8th

I don't know when Geeco was located on South 8th Street

In the early 1960's I worked in the small parts department with Jim Kibble
When I worked for Geeco, they were located on South 4th St near Seaman & Shuske
Geeco manuactured all types of signs. I watched them make lighted and non-lighted telephone booth signs, soda pop machine signs and miscellaneous other lighted company signs made of plastic

They would silk screen the graphics onto clear plastic sheets
One day after work, I took home a trunk full of their discarded signs that were too thick, too thin, cut wrong, or had paint problems, they have sure come in handy over the years

Geeco is no longer in business




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Circa 1901
STERLING PICKLING WORKS
1019 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
STERLING PICKLING WORKS
1019 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
STERLING PICKLING WORKS
1019 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
1019 South 8th Street

The Sterling Pickling Works stood at 1019 South 8th Street
It was operated from 1901 to 1953 by M. J. & Charley Heerlein
The building no longer exists
Photo #1 - a postcard in the book St Joseph Missouri A Postcard History



SENECA STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1937
CRAWFORD HATCHERIES
1101 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
CRAWFORD HATCHERIES
1101 South 8th Street




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Circa 1937
HASTINGS-MORGAN WRECKING & CONSTRUCTION
1111 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HASTINGS-MORGAN WRECKING & LUMBER
1111 South 8th Street
Circa 1950
BEVERLY LUMBER COMPANY
1111 South 8th Street
Circa 1954
HASTINGS LUMBER COMPANY
1111 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
THOMAS CONSTRUCION COMPANY
1111 South 8th Street




PENN STREET INTERSECTS


MITCHELL AVENUE INTERSECTS



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Circa 1907
SCHREIBER MILLING & GRAIN COMPANY
1300 South 8th Street
(8th & Mitchell)
Circa 1937
SCHREIBER MILLING & GRAIN COMPANY
1300 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
SCHREIBER MILLING & GRAIN COMPANY
1300 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
SCHREIBER MILLING & GRAIN COMPANY
1300 South 8th Street
Demolished in 2014 after sitting empty many years
William M. Schreiber was born November 24, 1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Hazel and Allen B. Schreiber.
William M. Schreiber passed away on February 27, 2017
William and his brother Allen owned and operated Schreiber Mills Inc. which was founded by their father in 1907.
In 2014, the razing of the Schreiber Mills facility had commenced
The 2014 photos (#3-5) were taken by David Osgood
We drove by it on January 21, 2015 and some of it is still standing
Sure is taking a long time to raise this structure
On Aug 24, 2015, the remains was destroyed by fire
Photos #6-8 were taken in 2015
Photo #9 - 1922 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1937
WELLENKOETTER CABINET WORKS
1321 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
GENERAL WOODWORKING
1321 South 8th Street
8th & Mitchell Avenue

General Woodworking was located on the southeast corner of 8th & Mitchell
Carl H Wellenkoetter born on July 5, 1906 in Germany, passed away Nov. 20, 1976
The master woodworker came to St. Joseph in the 1930s from Germany
He started a woodworking company near to what used to be Schreiber's Mill
The company went by various names over the years
During World War II, it was called Wellenkoetter Sash and Door
For most of it's life it was called General Woodworking
During the war he had a government contract to make mahogany glider seats and wing spars
Inside photos #4 & 5 were taken in 1970
Photo #6 is a photo of Carl H Wellenkoetter taken in the 1950's




Circa 1937
MONTEREY ECONOMY OIL FILLING STATION
Northwest Corner of 8th & Monterey



MONTEREY STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1899
BURGESS-FRAZER IRON & HARDWARE
210-214 South 4th
ROSS-FRAZER SUPPLY
210-214 South 4th
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Circa 1960
ROSS-FRAZER SUPPLY COMPANY
8th & Monterey Street
Circa 1956
ROSS-FRAZER SUPPLY COMPANY
819 South Belt Highway

Photo #3 - 1928 Ross-Frazer Hardware Catalog






ST JOSEPH FOUNDRY
8th & Monterey Street



DUNCAN STREET INTERSECTS




Circa 1937
HOCHENAUER MANUFACTURING
DIE MAKERS
1712 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
HOCHENAUER MANUFACTURING
DIE MAKERS
1712 South 8th Street




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