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USED CAR DEALERS & OTHER VEHICLES


Circa 1955
Arnold Auto Company
408 South 7th Street

Currently a large parking lot





Circa 1955
Becker Motor Company
1805 St Joseph Avenue

Currently the Shamrock tavern



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Circa 1955
Beckley Auto Supply
513 South 8th Street

The building was located on the northeast corner of 8th & Messanie
Beckley's Auto Supply 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 years
The Beckley building was razed in late 2014
It was sold and American Electric is currently building a new building at the location



Circa 1955
Bolin Automotive Supply
527 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists



Circa 1955
Bowser Motors
Belt Highway & US 36 Highway
(Now Frederick Avenue)
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists





Circa 1955
Brummitt Motors
2423 South 9th Street
(9th & Garfield)






Circa 1955
Burnett Auto Parts
1813 Frederick Avenue

The building has been modified






Circa 1955
Byers Motor Company
618-620 South 8th Street




Circa 1955
Calhoun Motor Company
South 71 Highway
Exact address unknown






Circa 1955
Crouse Motors
Don Blevins Used Cars
2021 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1955
Crouse Motors
Fun Wash Laundry
1901 St Joseph Avenue

The building no longer exists
A laundrymat currently occupies this location but is closed



Circa 1955
D & S Motors
1501 St Joseph Avenue

The building no longer exists, vacant lot
I bought my 1957 Ford here in 1963



Circa 1955
DeShon Used Cars
Belt Highway & Pacific
Exact address unknown






Circa 1955
Dyer Motors Used Cars
Ace Automotive Empire
1101 Garfield




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Circa 1955
East St Joe Motors
Jim Davis Motors
1003 South Belt Highway

After Jim Davis passed away, his son Rex Davis operated this used car lot





Circa 1955
Elder Used Cars
Auto Mo Deals Used Cars
2126 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1955
Felling Motors Used Cars
5123 Lake Avenue

The building no longer exists
The location is currently occupied by Simple Simon Pizza





Circa 1955
Griffith Used Cars
1612 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists
A carwash and parking lot is currently at this location





Circa 1955
Hayes Motor Company
1902 Lafayette Street

A small duplex currently occupies this location
2 small additions appear to have been added to a center building



Circa 1955
Hecker Garage
1409 North 4th Street

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Jensen Used Cars & Salvage
Belt Highway & Charles Street
Exact address unknown

The building and salvage yard no longer exists
Was replaced with a service station, then later became a meat company, Spanky's BBQ and now is Expressions Engraving



Circa 1955
Kindred & Burke Motor Sales
1320 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



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Circa 1955
Klein Motors
1421 Mitchell Avenue

Miljaviac Electric currently occupies this location



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Circa 1955
Jim Lanning Motors
1703-1705 Garfield Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot
Photo #1 - 1960 yellow page advertisement
Photo #2 - Lanning advertisement on backside of playing cards






Shorty Wades
2133 South 8th Street

A chain link fence has replaced a tall wooden fence that hid the cars
I don't remember if it was used cars or junk cars, maybe both
Shorty's was located just north of Leaverton Auto Parts





Circa 1955
Leaverton Auto Parts
2135 South 8th Street




Circa 1955
Leupold Motors
11th & Atchison
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Martin Motors
417 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Mort's Used Cars
1220 Grand Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Myers Motors
1407 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently Payday Loans occupies this location





Circa 1955
Owens Motors
Midwest Motors
1720 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1955
Packers Used Car Lot
4127 King Hill Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



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Circa 1955
Polsky Motor Company
702 South 8th Street






Circa 1955
Swafford Motor Company
320 South 8th Street




Circa 1955
Twentieth Century Used Cars
1512 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Wilson Motors
415 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Wilson Motors
315 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot



Circa 1955
Wilson Motors
3910 King Hill Avenue

The building no longer exists






Circa 1955
Wilson Used Cars
1920 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1955
Wineinger Used Cars
Belt Highway & Pacific
Exact address unknown



AUTOMOTIVE AXLE & ALIGNMENT SERVICES


Circa 1955
Taylor Super Service
412 South 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot


AUTOMOBILE BODY REPAIR


Circa 1955
Beers Painting & Body Works
205 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1955
Burns Auto Body & Paint Shop
1738 Commercial






Circa 1955
Chafen Body Works
1015 South 10th Street






Circa 1955
East Side Body Works
1632 Frederick Avenue






Circa 1955
Grimm Body & Fender Shop
809 Olive Street






Circa 1955
Heckel Garage
301 South 4th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1955
Hines Body Shop
The Ultimate Look Photography
1902 Mitchell Avenue




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Circa 1876
Karle Carriage Works
Bolin Hydraulic
802 South 9th

Alphonse Karle founded Karle Carriage Works in 1876
John Karle continued the business from 1963 until his death in 1999
On October 20,2000 Karle Carriage Works closed after 125 years in business
The original company repaired broken wagon wheels and other wagon parts

Then the company began selling carriages, buggies and spring wagons

As America's modes of transportation changed so did the Karle business

Karle Carriage Works were in business for five generations

Karle's services ranged from towing to bodywork

Karle Carriage Works specialties included the straightening of frames on cars and trucks and the rebuilding of those vehicles





Circa 1955
Les & Jack's Body Shop
Pit Stop
1301 Garfield




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Circa 1955
Miller Chevrolet Company
901 Jule




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Circa 1955
Modern Motors
Ford Authorized Dealer
1002 Francis Street

The building no longer exists
Photo #2 - 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria with continetal kit & fender skirts
Photo #3 - 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Photo #4 - 1955 Ford Customline Coupe
Photo #5 - 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Photo #6 - 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
Photo #7 - 1953-1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck interior





Circa 1955
Prawitz-Bayer Company
1211 South 10th Street

Currently Bolin Truck & Auto Parts



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Circa 1955
Schmidt Carriage Company
Action Electric
923 South 9th Streett




Circa 1955
Taylor Super Service
412 South 7th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Currently a large parking lot



Circa 1955
Twentieth Century Motors
1508 Frederick Avenue



AUTOMOBILE PAINTING




Circa 1955
Burns Auto Body & Paint Shop
1738 Commercial




Circa 1955
Chafen Body Works
1015 South 10th Street




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Circa 1955
Clint Coons Pontiac
1202 Faraon Street


Currently the home of the Dillion Company. The building has been slightly modified but is still standing



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Circa 1955
Dill-Wood Motor Company
Buick Authorized Dealer
1701 Frederick

Later became the Polsky Lincoln-Mercury Dealership
Currently the home of the ACME Music



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Circa 1955
Durham Auto Service
Auto Body Color
714 South 8th Street






Circa 1955
East Side Body Works
1632 Frederick Avenue





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Circa 1955
Miller Chevrolet
Chevrolet Authorized Dealer
901 Jule Street


Located between 9th & 10th streets on Jules Street where it meets Frederick
This structure once was a Miller Chevrolet dealership in the 1950's
In 1980, it was a Buick dealership
No dealerships occupy the location anymore

Photo #1 - Current view
Photo #2 - 1980 photo of Buick dealership
Photo #3 - Miller Chevrolet
Photo #3 submitted by Brooke Hickman



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Circa 1955
Modern Motors
Ford Authorized Dealer
1002 Francis Street

The building no longer exists
Photo #2 - 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria with continetal kit & fender skirts
Photo #3 - 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Photo #4 - 1955 Ford Customline Coupe
Photo #5 - 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Photo #6 - 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
Photo #7 - 1953-1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck interior



Circa 1955
Myers Motors
1407 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently Payday Loans occupies this location





Circa 1955
Prawitz-Bayer Company
1211 South 10th Street

Currently Bolin Truck & Auto Parts



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Circa 1955
Schmidt Carriage Company
Action Electric
923 South 9th Streett




Circa 1955
Till & Speaker Auto Works
1125 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently a parking lot occupies this location



Circa 1955
Twentieth Century Used Cars
1508 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot


AUTOMOTIVE PAINTING SUPPLIES


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Circa 1955
Durham Auto Service
Auto Body Color
714 South 8th Street






Single Source Paint Shop
716 South 8th Street




Circa 1955
Nason Paint Store
1109 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1955
Rucker Supply Company
915 Edmond

The library parking lot consumes this location



AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SERVICE


Circa 1920
Utz Electric Shop
Automotive Electrical Repair
12th & Faraon Street
Exact address unknown



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Circa 1938
Krumme-Hiner Auto Services
502 Sylvanie




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Circa 1955
Auto Elec & Magneto Service
H & R Tire & Auto Repair
425 South 7th Street

Originally Electric Magneto was at this location
H & R Tire & Auto Repair building at 701 Angelique has replaced the building






Circa 1955
Brown's Service Station
St Joseph Avenue & Middleton
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1955
Durham Auto Service
Auto Body Color
714 South 8th Street




Circa 1955
Mellies Specialized Auto Service
15th & Buchanan
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists






Circa 1955
Myers Specialized Auto Service
Fender Machine
13th & Buchanan
Exact address unknown



AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT & PARTS - RETAIL SALES


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Circa 1936
GRAY BROTHERS TIRES & BATTERIES
424 South 8th Street

Hansen-Meade's building (photo #2) replaced the Gray Bros building in later years




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Circa 1955
Ayers Auto Supply Company
1302 Frederick Avenue

Wholesale Auto Supplies






Circa 1955
Becker Motor Company
1805 St Joseph Avenue

Currently the Shamrock tavern



Circa 1955
The Chrome Center
1817 South 10th Street

Building no longer exists, currently a vacant lot




Circa 1955
Herb Supply Company
401 North 12th Street

The original building no longer exists, it has been replaced with a new building






Circa 1955
Jacob Autobody Supplies
317 South 8th Street






Circa 1955
Leaverton Auto Parts
2135 South 8th Street




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Circa 1955
Leaverton Auto Supply
Habitat For Humanity - RESTORE
827 South 9th Street




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Circa 1946
Leo Robertson Tire & Motor Supply Company
1305 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1955
Leo Robertson Tire
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue

In 1936, Leo Robertson was located at 1305 Frederick Avenue
The building no longer exists, it is now a parking lot
In later years, Leo Robertson moved to 1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Since Leo Robertson, many companies have occupied this location





Circa 1955
Marshall Auto Store
326 Illinois






Circa 1955
Marshall Auto Store
923 South 10th Street




Circa 1955
Polsky Auto Parts
727 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists





Circa 1955
S & S Auto Parts & Machine Shop
111 West Missouri






Circa 1955
Universal Auto Supply & Hardware Stores
1922 Frederick Avenue

It became part of the D&G Restaurant
Universal Auto was the shorter section seen on the right side of the D & G
The actual building no longer exists



Western Auto Stores
9th & Felix Street
Exact address unknown

The library parking lot consumes this location



AUTOMOBILE PARTS & EQUIPMENT - WHOLESALE


Circa 1920
S. R. S. Battery Company
918 Francis Street

The original building no longer exists, a new building is at this address




Circa 1920
Willard Battery Service Station
9th & Felix Street
Exact address unknown



Circa 1955
Rucker Supply Company
915 Edmond Street

The library parking lot consumes this location




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Circa 1955
Ayers Auto Supply Company
1302 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1955
Bolin Auto Supply
527 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists



Circa 1955
Central Battery & Electrical Warehouse
220 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1955
Herb Supply Company
401 North 12th Street

The original building no longer exists, it has been replaced with a new building




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Circa 1955
Kaiser-Frazer Motor Supply Company
915 Felix

This building still resides across the alley west of the Library
The building still exists but it has been slightly remodeled




Circa 1955
Motor Parts & Equipment Company
1221 Frederick Avenue

The original building no longer exists, it is now a parking lot




Circa 1955
Ross-Frazer Supply Company
210 South 4th Street

The original building no longer exists




Circa 1955
St Joseph Auto Parts
110 North 3rd Street

The original building no longer exists, it is now a parking lot




Circa 1955
Lyle's Garage
315 North 3rd Street

Currently an empty lot






Circa 1955
Voorhees Pump Tank & Equipment
830 South 6th Street



AUTOMOBILE RADIATOR REPAIR & SALES


Circa 1920
Central Radiator Repair & Sales
Ben Orth Proprietor
1205 Frederick Avenue





Circa 1955
Acme Radiator Repair Shop
1116 Frederick Avenue






Circa 1955
Brickey's Radiator Shop
3108 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1955
Byrd's Radiator Shop
608 South 6th Street

The building no longer exists, currently is a parking lot




Circa 1955
Hecker Garage
1409 North 4th Street

The building no longer exists






Circa 1955
Moore's
Ken Smith Autobody
1611 Frederick Avenue




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Circa 1946
Reliable Radiator Shop
il Lazzarone Napolitan Pizzaria
1628 Frederick

Reliable Radiator was in this building for many years
In 2014, il Lazzarone Napolitan Pizzaria opened for business in this location



AUTOMOBILE TIRE SALES & RECAPPING SERVICES


Circa 1931
RECAPPING SERVICE
Sam's Tire Shop
711 South 6th Street
Exact address unknown

Known to be in business in 1946
The building is gone, a vacant lot exists at this location




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Circa 1936
GRAY BROTHERS TIRES & BATTERIES
424 South 8th Street

Hansen-Meade's building (photo #2) replaced the Gray Bros building in later years




Circa 1955
ARMSTRONG TIRES
James Oil Company
4th & Patee
Exact address unknown






Circa 1955
ARMSTRONG TIRES
Leaverton Auto Supply
827 South 9th Street




Circa 1955
ATLAS TIRES
Reed's Standard Service Station
Belt Highway & US 36
(Now Frederick Avenue)
Exact address unknown




Standard Oil1 Standard Oil2

Circa 1953
ATLAS TIRES
STANDARD OIL TRAINING STATION
S & H STANDARD
22nd & Frederick Avenue

This was the largest Standard Oil station. It served as a training station in the 1950's
S & H Standard was the last Standard station
It had a 2 bay service center and a free car wash with gas purchase
One night in the 1960's I saw the CHAMPS (music group that made Tequila) gasing up here
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1955
ATLAS TIRES
Davis Home & Auto Supply
22nd & Olive Street
Exact address unknown






Circa 1945
BF GOODRICH STORE
325-327 South 7th Street

This building was located on the northeast corner of 7th & Slyvanie
The structure no longer exists
The owner was Ed Michel
It was in operation from after WWII until about 1964




Circa 1955
BF GOODRICH TIRES
Nate's Conoco
Lake & Indiana Avenue
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
BF GOODRICH TIRES
Winfrey Texaco Service
8th & Jule Street
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1955
FIRESTONE TIRES
Firestone Tire Store & Retread Center
Expert Tire
19th & Frederick Avenue
Exact address unknown

Located on the northwest corner of 19th & Frederick Avenue
The building was Firestone Tires for many years, the building was painted red and white
Expert Tire repainted the building a light purple when they moved in
As of 2015, the building is unoccupied




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Circa 1920's
DELMARK TIRE COMPANY
PACKARD DEALERSHIP
FIRESTONE & GENERAL TIRES
1700 Frederick Avenue

Delmark Tire is still in business at this location
This once was a Packard Automobile Dealership
It also both sold Firestone & General Tires
Jim Coffey was president in the 1040's-1950's
Mr Coffey relocated to St. Louis in 1955
They no longer sell gasoline and some building modifications have been made
Photo #1 - Delmark Tire as it looked in the 1920's
Photos #2-4 as the building looks currently
I received an email & photos from Bob Turpin (his uncle once owned it):
Photo #5 - April 1947 News-Press article Packard sales at 1700 Frederick
Photo #6 - 1951 clipping shows Jim Coffey as president of the Packard dealership
Photo #7 - 1978 Jim Coffey obituary; Packard dealership and General Tire
Photo #8 - 1952 clipping about an elephant & the Packard dealership
Photo #9 - WWII clipping indicating Jim Coffey was selling Firestone tires




Circa 1946
GOODYEAR TIRES
Grant Tractor & Tire Company
8th & Messanie
Exact address unknown




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Circa 1946
GOODYEAR TIRES
Leo Robertson Tire
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue




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Circa 1955
KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRES
Blue Town Willys
McBRIDE YAMAHA
905 South 10th Street




Circa 1955
KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRES
Michel Tire & Battery
325 South 7th Street

The building no longer exists




Circa 1955
PENNSYLVANIA TIRES
Michel Tire & Battery
325 South 7th Street






Circa 1955
ROBBINS PREMIUM QUALITY TUBES
Leaverton Auto Parts
2135 South 8th Street






Circa 1955
ROBBINS PREMIUM QUALITY TUBES
Norman Tire
810 South 6th Street




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Circa 1946
ROBBINS PREMIUM QUALITY TUBES
Leo Robertson Tire
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1955
SEIBERLING TIRES
Norman Tire
810 South 6th Street




Circa 1955
SEIBERLING TIRES
Stoos Texaco Service
Belt Highway & Frederick Avenue
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
US ROYAL TIRES
Hiner US Tire & Auto Supply
501 Sylvanie

The building has been replaced



AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MECHANICS & GARAGES


Circa 1936
Cords Piston Ring Company
1813 Frederick Avenue

Cylinder reboring and related repairs
Exclusive St Joseph dealer of Cords Piston Rings
The original building no longer exists



Circa 1955
Automotive Bearing Service
611 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists





Circa 1955
Becker Motor Company
1805 St Joseph Avenue

Currently the Shamrock tavern



Circa 1955
Bell (Earl)
1011 North 13th Street

Currently a residence




Circa 1955
Berry Garage
609 Mesanie Street

Currently an empty lot




Circa 1955
Biller Auto Service
318 West Colorado

Building no longer exists




Circa 1955
Bob Pawling's Garage
1018 North 7th Street

Currently a private residence





Circa 1946
Paul's Tire Shop
Circa 1955
Brady's Garage
2608 Messanie Street




Circa 1955
Braman's Service
909 South 8th Street

Currently Shamrad Metal Farbicators occupy this location





Circa 1955
Brown's Service Station
St Joseph & Middleton
Exact address unknown




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Circa 1955
Carnes Motor Company
Studebaker Authorized Dealer
317-319 South 9th Street


It would be interesting to know just what year the dealership began at this location
The business was located in a brick building across Sylvania street, just north of Barbosa's Mexican Restaurant
The building is still standing. On the rear of the building, there is a garage door with access to a very large cement floor which covers the entire 2nd floor
Maybe storage and/or repair shop for the Studebakers
Many companies have occupied this building since Studebaker was here
Studebaker was in business from 1852 making wagons until 1967 when they went out of business



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Circa 1955
Dill-Wood Motor Company
Buick Authorized Dealer
1701 Frederick

Later became the Polsky Lincoln-Mercury Dealership
Currently the home of the ACME Music



Circa 1955
Cain Garage
RFD 4
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
Calhoun Motor Company
US Highway 71
Exact address unknown




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Circa 1955
Carnes Motor Company
Studebaker Authorized Dealer
317-319 South 9th Street


It would be interesting to know just what year the dealership began at this location
The business was located in a brick building across Sylvania street, just north of Barbosa's Mexican Restaurant
The building is still standing. On the rear of the building, there is a garage door with access to a very large cement floor which covers the entire 2nd floor
Maybe storage and/or repair shop for the Studebakers
Many companies have occupied this building since Studebaker was here
Studebaker was in business from 1852 making wagons until 1967 when they went out of business



Circa 1955
Didlo Service
1909 Mitchell Avenue

Currently a residence






Circa 1955
Doc's Auto Service
1003 North 3rd Street




Circa 1955
Duke & Feiden Service Station
406 Cherokee

Building no longer exists




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Circa 1955
Durham Auto Service
Auto Body Color
714 South 8th Street






Circa 1955
East Side Body Works
1632 Frederick Avenue






Circa 1955
Elmer G. Myers Specialized Auto Service
13th & Buchanan
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
Fairbanks Motor Company
520 South 5th Street

The building no longer exists - empty lot




Circa 1955
Floyd's Auto Shop
1522 South 11th Street

The building no longer exists - empty lot




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Circa 1955
Gene Welty Repair Shop
Dennis Auto Center
1815 Mulberry




Circa 1955
Gerber's Garage
RFD 3
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
Grim & Frank Auto Service
612 Sylvanie Street

The building no longer exists - a parking lot now at this location




Circa 1946
K-D Garage
319-321 South 6th Street

The garage opened in May 1946
The building no longer exists





Circa 1932
Miller Chevrolet Used Cars
8th & Sylvanie



Electric Magneto

Circa 1955
Auto Elec & Magneto Service
H & R Tire & Auto Repair
425 South 7th Street

Originally Electric Magneto was at this location
H & R Tire & Auto Repair building at 701 Angelique has replaced the building




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

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



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Circa 1955
Heckel Auto Service
Texaco Oil Service Station
Seeburg Muffler
2345 Mitchell Avenue

In the late 1970's, Steve Hadorn opened Seeburg Muffler shop at this location
The building was previously a Texaco Home Oil service station
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1955
Heckel Garage
301 South 4th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1955
Herman Welty Garage
1015 Mitchell

Currently an empty lot




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Circa 1955
Herrington Automotive Service
726 South 9th Street

The building has been turned into nice looking lofts




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Circa 1955
Hines Body Shop
The Ultimate Look Photography
1902 Mitchell Avenue




Circa 1955
Hopkins Auto & Truck Service
1701 South 4th Street
Demolished during I-229 construction






Huffman Auto Service
221 E. Hyde Park Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1955
Hughes Garage
709 Mary Street

The building no longer exists, an empty lot occupies this location




Circa 1955
Hulse Tire & Auto Supply
Belt Highway & Y
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
Jensen Auto Repair
111 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1955
Joe Welty Garage
1930 Frederick Avenue






Circa 1955
J. R. Miller Service
1702 St Joseph Avenue

A Conoco station & convenience store replaced the building




Circa 1955
Junction Garage
5514 Lake Avenue




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Circa 1876
Karle Carriage Works
Bolin Hydraulic
802 South 9th

Alphonse Karle founded Karle Carriage Works in 1876
John Karle continued the business from 1963 until his death in 1999
On October 20,2000 Karle Carriage Works closed after 125 years in business
The original company repaired broken wagon wheels and other wagon parts

Then the company began selling carriages, buggies and spring wagons

As America's modes of transportation changed so did the Karle business

Karle Carriage Works were in business for five generations

Karle's services ranged from towing to bodywork

Karle Carriage Works specialties included the straightening of frames on cars and trucks and the rebuilding of those vehicles



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Circa 1955
KEITH'S SERVICE STATION
2701-2705 St Joseph Avenue
TEXACO

2701-2705 St Joseph Avenue
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1955
Kessler & Harvey Garage
1834 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1955
Lawhon Garage
505 Main

Structure no longer exists, Wire Rope at this location




Circa 1955
Lyle's Garage
315 North 3rd Street

Currently an empty lot




Circa 1955
Mead (F.F.)
2416 South 22nd Street

Currently a residence




Circa 1955
Mellies Specialized Auto Service
15th & Buchanan
Exact address unknown

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1955
Miller Chevrolet
901 Jule Street




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Circa 1955
Modern Motors
Ford Authorized Dealer
1002 Francis Street

The building no longer exists
Photo #2 - 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria with continetal kit & fender skirts
Photo #3 - 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Photo #4 - 1955 Ford Customline Coupe
Photo #5 - 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Photo #6 - 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
Photo #7 - 1953-1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck interior



Circa 1955
Moore's Garage
405½ North 6th Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal






Circa 1946
Montgomery Ward
518-520 Felix Street



Circa 1955
Myers Motors
1407 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently Payday Loans occupies this location




Circa 1955
Nold Auto Service
3117 St Joseph Avenue

Currently a residence






Circa 1955
Prawitz-Bayer Company
1211 South 10th Street

Currently Bolin Truck & Auto Parts



Circa 1955
Price Auto Repair
3719 Seneca

Currently a residence






Circa 1955
Reardon Wrecker Service
Belt Highway & Charles Street
Exact address unknown




Circa 1955
Riggs Auto Service
1320 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, currently an empty lot





Circa 1955
S & S Auto Parts & Machine Shop
111 West Missouri






Circa 1955
Safety Lane Garage
1928 Frederick Avenue

It became part of the D&G Restaurant, out of view in this photo
The actual building no longer exists



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Circa 1955
St Joe Battery Service
2012 Olive Street




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Circa 1955
Schmidt Carriage Company
Action Electric
923 South 9th Streett




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Circa 1955
Smith Garage
5302 King Hill Avenue






Circa 1955
Steinman Auto Service
5811 Grant

At first I thought the original building was gone but if you look at the roof line, it appears the building has been remodeled to face Lake Avenue rather than Grant Street. A sign most likely was located along the roof line





Circa 1955
Swafford Motor Company
320 South 8th Street




Davis Auto

Circa 1953
TEEGARDEN AUTO SERVICE
DAVIS AUTO
1925 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, this was Teegarden Auto Service
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1955
Till & Speaker Auto Works
1125 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists, a parking lot is at this location



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Circa 1955
Veregge Auto Shop
Garfield Car Wash
1729 Garfield

Located in South Park at 18th & Garfield
You drove your car inside the building
You paid them $1 and they let you use a stall inside the building equiped with a power sprayer to wash your vehicle
The building is still standing however the car wash is out of business




Circa 1955
Walt Jensen Auto Repair
111 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal



Circa 1955
Walters Garage
610 Hickory

The building no longer exists




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