St Joseph Automotive Related Companies


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GARAGES & AUTO REPAIR




Circa 1926
Armstrong Auto Company
1515 Buchanan Street

The building still exists



Circa 1891
F. J. VEY & COMPANY
2019 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1918
NORTH END AUTO SHOP
2019-2021 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
NORTH END AUTO SHOP
2019-2021 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1926
ARTERIAL GARAGE
2019 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
HERMAN MUELLER GARAGE
2019 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
HARRY CROUSE MOTORS
2021 St Joseph Avenue





Circa 1926
AVENUE CARRIAGE WORKS
1407-1413 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
CARL AUG AUTO REPAIR
6703 Memorial Highway




Circa 1926
J. W. BEARD AUTO REPAIR
307 West Cherokee Street




Circa 1926
BENNETT & NOLD AUTO REPAIR
2708 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1926
BURGER MOTOR COMPANY
1800 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
MILTON BURRI AUTO REPAIR
512 West Chestnut Street




Circa 1926
CENTRAL GARAGE AUTO REPAIR
1809 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1926
FAIRBANKS AUTO REPAIR
604 Main (in rear)




Circa 1926
GEORGE FANNING AUTO REPAIR
9th & Patee Street




Circa 1926
ARTHUR FRENCH AUTO REPAIR
5212 King Hill Avenue






Circa 1926
Heckel Garage
5112 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1955
Heckel Garage
301 South 4th Street

301 So. 4th Was Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1926
HECKER GARAGE
2803-2805 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1921
HEUMADER BROTHERS GARAGE
814 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
HEUMADER BROTHERS GARAGE
814 North 3rd Street
Circa 1953
SUMMERS MOTORS
814 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
INDUSTRIAL CITY LINES
814 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, it is now occupied by Wire Rope
In 1953, this was Summers Motors
Photos submitted by Chris Heumader




Circa 1926
JOHN HOCKMAN AUTO REPAIR
221 East Louis Street




Circa 1926
HYDE VALLEY MOTOR COMPANY
AUTO REPAIR
6215-6217 King Hill Avenue




Circa 1926
IMMEL'S AUTO SERVICE
811 Olive Street




Circa 1926
JEFFERSON HIGHWAY GARAGE
1005 South 10th Street




Circa 1926
JUSTRITE AUTO REPAIR SHOP
518 South 7th Street




Circa 1926
L & E GARAGE
1421 South 10th Street




LAWLER MOTOR COMPANY BUILDING
Circa 1913
Farmer Automotive Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1914
Lawler Motor Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1917-1928
Ford Motor Car Authorized Dealerhip
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1918
Lawler Motor Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1921
Lawler Motor Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
Frahm Motor Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
Lawler Motor Company
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1930
Gray Brothers Tire & Battery Co.
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1936
Kagey, Inc.
Authorized Hudson Dealership
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1940
Lewis-Nash Motor Company
Authorized Nash Dealership
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1958
Midland Empire Sales & Service
Radio & Television Repair
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1990
Family Video
1224-1226 Frederick Avenue

This structure was erected in 1913 by Mrs. Eva Roth, widow of Fred Roth. It replaced the previous structure. It was one of many automotive facilities which were constructed along the length of Frederick Avenue. This building housed various auto dealerships. After a brief one-year period housing the Farmer Automotive Company, the Lawler Motor Company occupied the building and operated as the city's exclusive Ford dealership from 1917 to 1928
As the popularity and availability of automobiles greatly increased, so did the need for spaces to display and service these large machines. By 1930, Lawler Motor Company joined forces with the Grant Motor Company, authorized Lincoln dealers, and moved to a larger building at 1002 Francis
The Lawler used car department still operated across the street at 1217 Frederick venue. The period of significance, 1913-1941, reflects the date of construction and the date when the building ceased to be in continuous use in connection with the automotive industry, Michael P. Lawler was the owner of Lawler Automotive




Circa 1926
HUGH LEASK AUTO REPAIR
1926 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
LINCOLN GARAGE
2715 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1917
WURTELE-VEREGGE MACHINE COMPANY
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1921
CHANEY MOTOR COMPANY
Auto Repairing
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1924
M-K GARAGE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1930
M-K GARAGE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1937
M-K GARAGE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1942
M-K GARAGE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1950
PIXLER'S AUTO SERVICE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1954
ST JOSEPH BATTERY SERVICE
2012 Olive Street
Circa 1958
HOLLAND FURNACE COMPANY
2012 Olive Street
HOME FURNACE COMPANY
2012 Olive Street



Circa 1926
MATHEWS MOTOR COMPANY
325-327 South 7th Street




Circa 1926
MESSANIE STREET GARAGE
1613 Messanie Street




Circa 1926
MIDWAY GARAGE
702 Messanie Street




Circa 1926
MIDWEST MOTOR INN
222 South 7th Street




Circa 1926
MOORE'S GARAGE
1114 Faraon Street




Circa 1926
O K AUTO COMPANY
5306-5308 King Hill Avenue




Circa 1926
OLIVE STREET GARAGE
1720 Olive Street




Circa 1926
BEN ORTH AUTO REPAIR
1618 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
WILLIAM PARISH AUTO REPAIR
1025 Mitchell Avenue




Circa 1926
PATEE PARK GARAGE
1101 South 10th Street




Circa 1926
PRINZ GARAGE
420 North 10th Street




Circa 1926
REYNOLDS BROTHERS AUTO REPAIR
2715 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1926
DON RILEY MOTOR INN
SW Corner 7th & Jules Street




Circa 1926
CHARLES ROME AUTO REPAIR
1018 South 9th Street




Circa 1926
GEORGE SCHILITZ AUTO REPAIR
Industrial City




Circa 1926
ORA L. SCHROFF AUTO REPAIR
1214 North 3rd Street




Circa 1918
Independent Ignition Company
1619 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
Silverman Garage
1619-1621 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1926
Silverman Garage
1619-1621 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1930
Orth Radiator Experts
1619 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
SOUTH SIDE BATTERY & AUTO SERVICE
110 Illinois Avenue




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Circa 1922
Service Ignition Company
1826 Frederick
Circa 1926
Srite-Pendleton Service Co.
1826 Frederick
Circa 1930
VACANT
1826 Frederick
Circa 1940
Missouri Valley Food Company
1826 Frederick
Circa 1950
Wilson & Weipert Sheet Metal
1826 Frederick
Circa 1959
Continental Exterminators
1826 Frederick
Missouri Glass Inc.
1826 Frederick

F.C. Bolliger, a native of New Basel, Kansas, born in 1884 was in the blacksmithing business just east of this building when he had this building constructed as a sales and service shop for automobile batteries as well as ignition service.
The shop was operated by Porter Srite, Jr., son of the assistant City Comptroller of the day and James L. Pendleton, son of the contractor, James H. Pendelton whose shop was at 1822 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1926
STANTON MOTOR COMPANY
2025-2027 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1926
STOCKYARDS GARAGE
231 West Cherokee




Circa 1926
WYATT PARK GARAGE
1101 South 28th Street



AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SUPPLIES


Circa 1930
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
216-218 South 8th Street




Circa 1930
ALBERTS AUTO SUPPLY
101 North 9th Street




Circa 1958
ATLAS AUTO PARTS
513 South 8th Street




Circa 1930
AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALTY
629-631 South 6th Street




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Circa 1930
Ayers Auto Supply Company
1302 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1955
Ayers Auto Supply Company
1302 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1958
Ayers Auto Supply Company
1302 Frederick Avenue

Wholesale Auto Supplies




Circa 1955
Bolin Automotive Supply
527 South 8th Street
Circa 1958
Bolin Automotive Supply
527 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists



Circa 1958
BURNETT AUTO PARTS
1811-1815 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
CALKINS MOTOR COMPANY
10th & Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
JULIUS CLEMENS
5112 Lake Avenue




Circa 1930
CRANE AUTO SUPPLY
5110 King Hill Avenue




Circa 1930
CRANE AUTO SUPPLY
215 South 7th Street




Circa 1930
Glenn Criswell
1632 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
CROWLEY AUTO SUPPLY
113 South 4th Street




Circa 1930
EVER-TITE TIRE CHAIN CO.
224 South 7th Street




Circa 1930
FOSTER-HALL TIRE CO.
19th & Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
GRAY BROTHERS TIRE CO.
908-910 Felix Street




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Circa 1958
HANSEN-MEAD MOTOR CO.
424 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
HERB SUPPLY CO.
401 North 12th Street






Circa 1924
Hudson-Clark Motor Company
911-915 Felix Street
Circa 1937
Kaiser Motor Supply Company
915 Felix Street
Circa 1958
Kaiser Motor Supply Company
915 Felix Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal



Circa 1930
LELAND HARBORD
1810 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1930
LAWLOR-GRANT MOTOR CO.
1002 Francis Street




Circa 1958
LEAVERTON AUTO PARTS
2135-2201 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
LEAVERTON AUTO SUPPLY
827 South 9th Street




Circa 1930
MARSHALL AUTO PARTS
1912 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
MARSHALL U S AUTO SUPPLY
921 South 10th
Circa 1958
MARSHALL AUTO STORES
921 South 10th




Circa 1958
MARSHALL AUTO STORES
326 Illinois Avenue




Circa 1930
MARSHALL U S AUTO SUPPLY
617 Edmond




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Circa 1955
Miller Chevrolet Company
901 Jule
Circa 1958
Miller Chevrolet Company
901 Jule




Circa 1958
RAYMOND MORELLAND AUTO PARTS
610-614 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
NORTON D-X SUPER SERVICE
Belt Highway & Mitchell Avenue




Circa 1930
NATIONAL AUTO SUPPLY
810 South 6th Street




Circa 1930
ORTH RADIATOR EXPERT
1619 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1958
POLSKY AUTO PARTS
727-731 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
RUCKER AUTO SUPPLY
915 Edmond Street




Circa 1958
S & F AUTO PARTS
111 West Missouri Avenue




Circa 1930
ST JOSEPH AUTO SUPPLY
1402 North 4th Street




Circa 1930
TRACHSEL MOTOR CAR CO.
305-311 South 8th Street




Circa 1958
UNIVERSAL AUTO SUPPLY & HARDWARE
1920-1922 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY CO.
801 Francis Street




Circa 1958
WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY CO.
902-908 Felix Street




Circa 1930
WOLFLEY AUTOMOBILE CO.
301 South 8th Street




Circa 1930
WONSTOP SERVICE CO.
24th & Frederick Avenue




Circa 1930
WYETH HARDWARE & MFG CO.
301-323 North 2nd Street



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




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Circa 1960
Shorty Wades Used Cars
2005 South 8th Street

A chain link fence has replaced a tall wooden fence that hid the cars. Shorty Wade's used cars
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
Circa 1958
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




Electric Magneto1 2

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
1351-1353 Buchanan

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




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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



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 1944
RECAPPING SERVICE
Sam's Tire Shop
711 South 6th Street

Known to be in business in 1944
The building is gone, a vacant lot exists at this location
Photo - 1945 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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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



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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