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Circa 1949
Ake's Golden Nugget Confectionary Shop
711 Edmond




Circa 1900
A. O. Haeglin Bakery
905 Frederick Avenue
Demolished during Urban Renewal





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Circa 1955
BELLON'S BAKERY
BURNSTEIN BAKERY
LEO'S BAKERY (CHRISTMAN)
KATHY'S KLOSET
2601 Lafayette


Located on the northeast corner of 26th & Lafayette Street
3 different bakeries have occupied this building over the years
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1950
BEE WAYNE BAKERY
521 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal
2516 Mitchell
221 South 22nd

Bee Wayne bakery was once located on the northwest corner of 6th & Edmond

The downtown Bee Wayne sign is visible in photo #1

This is the only photo I have of Bee Wayne at this location

The downtown building no longer exists, it is currently a city parking lot
In the 1950 City Directory, Bee Wayne Bakery was listed at 2516 Mitchell

In 1935, 2518 Mitchell was Norris Drug Store and later became a Herman Drug Store

Bee Waynes was located on the west side of the drug store as photo #2 shows a bricked up wall and a doorway

The middle door is access to the apartment above

By 1960, the Bee Wayne bakery had moved to 221 South 22nd Street

It was one of St Joseph's most popular bakeries

John (Jake) Jacobs purchased the bakery building on South 22nd and converted into a garage to service his used cars and also served as his office for many years
Photo #7 - Gary Wilkinson standing in the Tastee-Freez parking lot south of Bee Waynes on 22nd Street




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BENNY WITT BAKERY
WITT CONFECTIONERS
1802 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - Circa 1911
Photo #2 - Circa 1911
Photo #3 - Circa 2011




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BEE WAYNE BAKERY
521 Edmond
Demolished during Urban Renewal
2516 Mitchell
221 South 22nd

Bee Wayne bakery was once located on the northwest corner of 6th & Edmond

The downtown Bee Wayne sign is visible in photo #1

This is the only photo I have of Bee Wayne at this location

The downtown building no longer exists, it is currently a city parking lot
In the 1950 City Directory, Bee Wayne Bakery was listed at 2516 Mitchell

In 1935, 2518 Mitchell was Norris Drug Store and later became a Herman Drug Store

Bee Waynes was located on the west side of the drug store as photo #2 shows a bricked up wall and a doorway

The middle door is access to the apartment above

By 1960, the Bee Wayne bakery had moved to 221 South 22nd Street

It was one of St Joseph's most popular bakeries

John (Jake) Jacobs purchased the bakery building on South 22nd and converted into a garage to service his used cars and also served as his office for many years






Circa 1905
BELL'S
110 South 7th Street




BEV'S CAKES
17527 US Highway 71




BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM
1828 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1900
BLUE VALLEY CREAMERY
MEADOW GOLD DAIRY
BEATRICE FOODS
323 North Main

Blue Valley Creamery Company was founded by Huston Wyeth and James A. Walker in Chicago around 1900

The Blue Valley Creamery Company was incorporated in Missouri on May 1, 1900

The Missouri business was to be conducted in St. Joseph

Huston Wyeth's father, William Maxwell Wyeth, who had built a hardware, saddlery and real estate empire in St. Joseph, took over the Blue Valley Creamery business in St Joseph

William Maxwell Wyeth formed the Artesian Ice & Cold Storage Company in 1892

In 1918, Blue Valley Creamery Company was the 4th largest U.S. butter company

Blue Valley Creamery was acquired by Beatrice Creamery Company in 1939

Meadow Gold was a brand of Beatrice Creamery

Photo #1 - 1930'S photo of the Blue Valley fleet & employees
Photo #2 - Meadow Gold milk cartons
Photo #3 - Meadow Gold logo
Photo #4 - Horse drawn delivery wagon
Photo #5 - Home delivery of dairy products
Photo #6 - Meadow Gold dairy




Circa 1955
BRADLEY'S DO-BOY DOUGHNUT SHOP
6104 King Hill Avenue




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BURNSTEIN BAKERY
817 South 8th

Tokens redeemable for a 5 cent loaf of bread
Burnstein Bakery made some great rye bread
I was never in the store but 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




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BUTTERNUT BREAD THRIFT
STORE AND DEPOT
WONDER BREAD THRIFT STORE
400 South Belt Highway

This was a combination depot and thrift store for Butternut Bread owned by Interstate Brands in Kansas City

A transport truck from Kansas City would deliver fresh bread & other items everyday between 3a.m. and 5a.m.

I was a Butternut Bread salesman for 3 years and I worked out of this depot

There were 4 bread trucks and 2 Dolly Madison trucks working out of the depot

The bread that we put on the market was picked up 2 to 3 days later and resold in this store at reduced prices

The bad part was they would force racks of extra products on us, we would flood the market and have to pick it all back up a couple days later

I notice that bread items now sit on store shelves for a very much longer time, up to 10 days or so (makes me wonder how it works now)

When Interstate Brands purchased Wonder Bread, they dropped Butternut line

Their products then changed over to Wonder, Hostess and Dolly Madison snacks

When Wonder Bread & Hostess filed bankruptcy and went out of business, the thrift store closed it's doors forever

Pigtails N' Inkwells is currently occupying the building

They shared the south side of the lot for many years. It was a great move for them and better exposure




CANDY BOUQUET
2616 North Belt Highway




CARDINAL COUNTRY BAKERY
6956 King Hill Avenue




CARDINAL COUNTRY DONUTS
306 East Hyde Park




Circa 1955
CHASE CANDY COMPANY
1224 South 4th




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CHASE & POE CANDY COMPANY
5th & Slyvanie
3600 Leonard Road
1307 South 59th

Chase Candy Company was founded in 1876

Chase Candy Company is the 3rd oldest candy company in the USA

Around 1918, The Chase Cherry Mash was invented

In the early 1920s, Chase built a modern four-story factory in downtown St. Joseph

The building is located on the southwest corner of 5th & Sylvanie

Chase also has a warehouse located at 1109 North 3rd Street

By 1926, after 50 years in business, Chase had made more than 500 different kinds of candies, including an extensive line of candy bars

Companies known to have been in the building at 5th & Sylvanie:
Chase Candy, Dannen Mills & Farmland

In 1957, Dannen Mills purchased the building from Chase

Chase Candy built a new plant at 3600 South Leonard Road then moved once more
Chase Candy Company is currently located in an industrial park at 1307 South 59th Street

Photo #1 - Chase Candy as it once looked at 5th & Sylvanie
Photo #2 - View of the operation in the 1950's & 1960's
Photo #3 - Cherry Mash Candy made by Chase Candy
Photo #4 - Chase Candy tin
Photo #5 - One of Chase's plants located elsewhere
Photo #6 - Chase advertisement
Photo #7 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #8 - an old box of Cherry Mash candy bars
Photo #9 - Old advertisement of the 5th & Sylvanie plant
Photo #10 - 5th & Sylvanie building
Photo #11 - 1957 Newspaper article of Dannen Mills purchasing the building
Photo #12 - Very old advertisement
Photo #13 - Chase plant at 1307 South 59th
Photo #14 - Chase plant when it was at 3600 Leonard Road
Photo #2 was donated by Rick Edwards
His mother is the lady that is standing




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Circa 1926
CRIPE BAKING COMPANY
Circa 1927
RAINBO BREAD COMPANY
BREADEAUX PIZZA
2300 Frederick Avenue

In 1926, conveyers and other machinery was installed in a two-story baking plant erected by A. J. Cripe
Cripe Baking Company was located at 23rd & Frederick Avenue
A. J. Cripe had operated bakeries in Garnett, Hutchison and St. Joseph, Mo
He had been in the baking business his entire life
He sold his St. Joseph plant to Rainbo in 1927
RAINBO BREAD COMPANY OF ST. JOSEPH was formed on 11/01/1927 by C T CORPORATION SYSTEM
Rainbo Bakery occupied the building after Cripe closed down
For many years, Rainbo Bread served St Joseph with fresh bread on a daily basis
After Rainbo Bread closed, Breadeaux Pizza occupied the building

Photo #1 - Cripe Bakery - circa: Unknown
Photo #2 - A Rainbo Bread truck
Photo #3 - A 1966 photo of the inside of the bakery
Photo #4 - A Rainbo bread wrapper
Photo #5 - Rainbo advertisement
Photo #6 - 1940's Rainbo wax paper wrapper
Photo #7 - 1940's Rainbo wax paper wrapper




Douglas Candy1 Douglas Candy2 Douglas Candy3 Douglas Candy4 Douglas Candy5 Douglas Candy6

Circa 1885
C. W. DOUGLAS & SON
Circa 1905
DOUGLAS CANDY COMPANY
114-116 South 2nd Street
219 South 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Organized in 1885 as C. W. Douglas & Son at 114 South 2nd Street
In 1896, the company absorbed the business of William Kneer & Son
William Kneer & Son was the oldest confectioners on the Missouri River
In 1905, the business was incorporated as the Douglas Candy Company
Douglas Candy was located on the east side of South 2nd, just south of Edmond

They specialized in hand dipped chocolate candy

Home of the Cherry Rounder, a large mound of cherry flavored candy covered with chocolate and crushed nuts with a whole maraschino cherry in the middle of a cherry flavored center. It was wrapped in transparent red paper

In the 1960's, the Rounder cost 10 cents and was larger than Chase's Cherry Mash

The downtown hotel now occupies this location

Photo #1 - Douglas Candy Company
Photo #2 - Douglas Candy fountain syrup jug
Photo #3 - 1929 photo of the Chocolate Room girls
Photo #4 - One gallon jar of Cocktail Cherries
Photo #5 - 1900 receipt
Photo #6 - 1899 Advertisement




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DAIRY QUEEN
24th & MITCHELL

Pat Stark opened his first Dairy Queen store on St. Joseph Avenue in 1947
In 1949, he opened a second one on Mitchell Avenue
The Mitchell DQ was later moved across the street in 1957
The King Hill Dairy Queen location opened in 1956
The DQ stores are among 600 remaining walk-up window Dairy Queens in the United States
Mr. Stark passed away in 2005
Tom and Patricia Ashlock are the new current owners
They are wanting to sell the property in 2015 so they can relocate in another part of town




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DAIRY QUEEN
KING HILL & MISOURI AVENUE

This Dairy Queen has been closed now for several years
Another business is currently occupying the building






DAIRY QUEEN
4105 South 169 Highway

This is the newest Dairy Queen, it built a few years ago
It is not a Brazier
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Dairy Queen1 Dairy Queen2 Dairy Queen3

DAIRY QUEEN
St Joseph Avenue & Green Street



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Circa 1899-1911
DONIPHAN & COMPANY
Circa 1911-1916
DONIPHAN CANDY COMPANY
Circa 1917
F. C. O'DONOGHUE FRUIT COMPANY
110-114 South 3rd Street
(Lots #9 & #10 in Market Square)
Demolished during Urban Renewal


Frederick Doniphan - Born Jan. 27, 1860 and died Apr. 27, 1912
Frederick Doniphan and John Castle were partners in Doniphan & Company
This building had quite a history dating back to 1846
In 1846, Joseph Robidoux sold the lots for $132.00
In 1880, the lots were sold for $25,000
By 1884, it had became a three story building
In 1899, Frederick Doniphan and John Castle bought the building
In 1901, they paid their share of paving 3rd Street from Felix to Messanie with Colorado red sandstone blocks
The paving cost was $192.69 for lot 9 and $96.34 lot 10
In 1911, Frederick Doniphan and John Castle sold lots #9 & #10 to Doniphan Candy Company for $40,000.00
Doniphan Candy Company made Quaker Candy and Cough Drops
Frederick Doniphan died in 1912
In 1915, the company took out a loan on the property for $10,000.00
In 1916, the creditor took possession of the property
December 15, 1916, the property was sold to F. C. O'Donoghue Fruit Company
In photo #2, F. C. O'Donoghue Fruit Company is visible beside Sandusky Fruit




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DUNKIN' DONUTS
3705 Frederick Avenue
1206 North Belt Highway

1975 newspaper advertisement for Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin Donuts closed this location in 2013
Dunkin Donuts built a brand new store at 1206 North Belt Highway
They are now doing a better than ever business as they now have a drive-thru






Circa 1878
E.D. HOLTHAUS CONFECTIONS & ICE CREAM
420 Felix
Circa 1955
SNYDER OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO
420 Felix




Downtown1 Downtown2 Downtown3

FEDERAL BAKE SHOP
701 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

This was the Schneider Buiilding, it was constructed in 1887
The was razed on May 28, 1975 during Urban Renewal

Photos donated by Dave Sietzen




FLAVOR MAID DONUT SHOP
3632 Mitchell Avenue




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Gold-N-Glaze Donuts
1823-1825 Frederick

St Joseph's oldest, most popular and still operating donut shop
Still in business in 2014 (but with a temporary closing)
In late 2014, the current owners & operators: Mr & Mrs Robert (Bob) Sullwold sold out
Kendall Randolph has purchased the Gold-N-Glaze building, the recipes and the name
Mr Randolph is doing a total restoration of the structure, even the neon sign
He is hoping to re-open mid-January 2015 as Gold-N-Glaze Donuts and Coffee Shop
Photos #4,5 and 6 were taken the last day they were open in 2014






G. Keinle Bakery
1021-1031 Frederick




HANNA CANDY COMPANY
205-215 South 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Hanna Candy Company occupied this building in 1953
Currently a city park is at this location




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Circa 1930
JERRE-ANNE CAFETERIA
2640 Mitchell

Jerre-Anne Cafeteria was located at 26th & Mitchell
They served a great homemade dinner and fabulous homemade pasteries since it opened in 1930

Their homemade pies were the best in town
They sold their pies both wholesale and retail

Jerre-Anne was more than just another restaurant
It was a piece of St. Joseph history

Jerre Anne was one of the oldest restaurants in St. Joseph when it closed in July 2008

It began as a delicatessen that was owned and operated by two sisters: Afra Stolz Lineberry and Frances Carolus

The sisters began by just offering cool refreshments to the trolley drivers and their passengers, since the trolley's route ended on the corner in front of Jerre-Anne

The Jerre-Anne was named after Frances' two daughters, Geraldine "Jerre" Carolus Lawhon and Anne Carolus Benitz

In July 2008, Jerre-Anne closed it's door and went out of business. As of May 2013, the building still sits empty

Photo #1 - Looking west, 2009 photo
Photo #2 - Old photo of entrance
Photo #3 - Jerre-Anne sign
Photo #4 - St Joseph News-Press article
Photo #5 - Winter east view of entrance
Photo #6 - Cakes, Pies and pastries for sale
Photo #7 - Cafeteria foods for sale
Photo #8 - Overview of interior
Photo #9 - Overview of interior
Photo #10 - Cafeteria foods for sale
Photo #11 - Overview of the food & dining areas
Photo #12 - Overview of the food & dining areas
Photo #13 - Overview of the west dining area
Photo #14 - August 2,1930 opening advertisement



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KRIS & KATE'S
OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM
AKA The Pink Ice Cream Cone
2330 NORTH 36th
(Belt Highway & 36th Street)

Located on the West Side of North Belt Highway & North 36th Street intersection
During the summer months, this is a popular Ice Cream & Hot Dog spot
1950s & 60s music is played during open hours
Harley Davidson and Elvis Presley are commemorated
They make a mean Harley Dog, a "Full Dresser"
(A hot dog with chili and all the fixins)
Photo #1 submitted by Terry McGinnis



Kunzelmamm Grocery

KUNZELMANN BAKERY
3026 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






LAMAR'S DONUTS
was at 2 unknown locations




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Circa 1923
MUELLER-KELLER CANDY COMPANY
Circa 1935
JERSEY CEREAL COMPANY
609 North 2nd Street

Mueller-Keller Candy was replaced by Jersey Cereal in 1935
Wire Rope currently occupies this location

Photo #1 - Feb 1935 St Joseph News-Press article
Photo #2 - 1935 box of Jersey Corn Flakes cereal
Photo #3 - 1935 newspaper advertisemnet
Photo #4 - Mueller-Keller Candy advertisement
Photo #5 - 1923 can on Mueller-Keller Candy
Photo #6 - Mueller-Keller Salted Peanuts
Photo #7 - Child's candy pail, Uncle Wiggily
Photo #8 - Mueller-Keller's Elite Sugar Stick Candy
Photo #9 - Mueller-Keller's wooden candy bucket
Photo #10 - 1920 Mueller-Keller candy box cover
Photo #11 - 1910 Mueller-Keller candy company






Circa 1929
NORTON ICE CREAM COMPANY
1805 Garfield

Manufacturer of great tasting ice cream
Photo - 1929 advertisement
The building still exists




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OLD MAID ICE CREAM SHOP
SULLY'S BAIT & TACKLE
2009 Olive Street




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Circa 1953
OZENBERGER ICE CREAM
4702 King Hill Avenue

At one time, Ozenberger had 2 ice cream shops, one on King Hill Avenue and one on Frederick Avenue
A convenience store/gas station now occupies this location
Photos by Arts Engraving



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Circa 1930's
OZENBERGER ICE CREAM
1915 Frederick Avenue
BASKIN-ROBBINS
1915 Frederick Avenue

This was once one of St Joseph's great ice cream shops
Photo #4 is their rubber stamp
Photo #8 Antique Wooden Parlor Chairs from Ozenberger's
Photo #7 was taken when it was Baskin-Robbins
Photo #7 submitted by Michael Miller





PARADISE DONUTS
4 ACES BBQ
King Hill Avenue & Missouri

In the mid 1970's, this building was home to the Paradise Donut Shop
The 4 Aces BBQ shared the same building
The donut shop, owned by Jan Lloyd, closed somewhere around 1995
Data supplied by Terry Plumb
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1950's
PHIL-UP ICE CREAM
1222 South 10th







Circa 1955
POE CANDY COMPANY
1109 North 3rd Street

The structure still exists today






PHIL-UP ICE CREAM
1222 South 10th





ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
3715 Frederick Avenue







RUSSELL STOVER CANDY
112 South 8th Street
Circa 1955
722 Felix
3715 Frederick Avenue







Circa 1913
SCHMIDT BAKERY
8th & Felix

Schmidt Bakery had 2 locations






Circa 1913
SCHMIDT BAKERY
905 Frederick Avenue

Schmidt Bakery had 2 locations




Circa 1882
ST JOSEPH BAKERY
619 South 8th Street

E. Wagner, Proprietor




Circa 1955
ST JOSEPH TOBACCO
117 North 3rd
3715 North Belt Highway

Wholesale candy distributors






Photo Circa 1877
ST LOUIS BAKERY & CONFECTIONERS
Between 9th & 10th Frederick

The 1st introduced in this city
Several varieties of bread baked daily
White, graham, boston brown,steam milk bread
Buns, rolls and pies




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SCHLEICHERS BAKERY & CONFECTIONERY
834 Warsaw

The building no longer exists




1 Nabisco2 Nabisco3 Nabisco4 Nabisco5 Nabisco6 Nabisco7 Nabisco8 Nabisco9 Nabisco10 Nabisco11 12 13

Circa 1873
SOMMER-RICHARDSON CANDY
FRANK L SOMMER BAKERY
AMERICAN BISCUIT
NABISCO CRACKERS
UNEEDA BISCUIT
CELEX PRODUCTS
202-224 Main
112 South 3rd

Frank L. Sommer owned a candy factory and a wholesale bakery

In 1873, the Sommer-Richardson Candy Factory was established at 202-224 Main

In 1876 the F.L. Sommer & Company bakery was located at 112 South 3rd

Sommer began using baking soda to leaven its wafer thin cracker

His cracker was initially was called the Premium Soda Cracker

His cracker would later be called "Saltines" because of the salt component

His invention quickly became popular and Sommer's business quadrupled within four years

In 1890, F.L. Sommer merged with other companies & formed American Biscuit Company

After further mergers, in 1898, it became part of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)

The Holiday Inn Hotel currently occupies the 112 South 3rd address

Celex Products currently occupies the original building at 202-224 Main

Photo #1 - 1880's - original factory at 112 South 3rd.
Photo #2 - His 2nd factory located at 202-224 Main
Photo #3 - Nabisco factory at 202-224 Main as it looks in 2012
Photo #4 - Nabisco factory at 202-224 Main as it looks in 2012
Photo #5 - 1910 Photo of Nabisco factory, horse drawn wagon at dock
Photo #6 - Nabisco building is currently occupied by Celex Products
Photo #7 - Nabisco factory at 202-224 Main as it looks in 2013
Photo #8 - Frank Sommer Home, 914 Main, also known as the Cracker House
Photo #9 - 1985 photo of the Frank Sommer home at 914 Main
Photo #10 - Sommer-Richardson Candy Factory at 202-224 Main
Photo #11 - Advertisement
Photo #12 - Sommer-Richardson Candy Factory at 202-224 Main
Photo #13 - Sommer Cracker advertisement




Circa 1955
SMOLLY'S BAKERY & DELICATESSEN
621 South 8th Street





Circa 1957
SNOW QUEEN ICE CREAM
2728 Locust





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Circa 1892
SPUGNARDI GROCERY & CANDIES
121-123 North 2nd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1892 Spugnardi opened a confection store, it later became a grocery store
Spugnardi was famous for his peanut brittle
Note: as seen in Photo #2, the upper floor had been removed from the building

The building was razed during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - The building in it's prime
Photo #2 - Taken sometime before Urban Renewal




Sugar Bowl Confections

SUGAR BOWL CONFECTONS
630 Carnagie

Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes





Fisher Grocery

SUGAR SHACK BAKERY
2310 South 11th Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1957
SUSY Q DRIVE-IN ICE CREAM
3301 Mitchell Avenue





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Circa 1957
TASTEE FREEZ
301 South 22nd Street

Photo #1 - Gary Wilkinson standing in the Tastee Freez parking lot in 1957
Photo #2 - Tastee Freez advertisement
The original building is still standing






Circa 1910
TILSON'S CONFECTIONARY
117 North 6th Street





Circa 1955
Town Talk Ice Cream
1510 South 10th Street

The building no longer exists, a vacant lot occupies the location




Vavra Bakery1 Vavra Bakery2 Vavra Bakery3

Circa 1930
VAVRA'S BAKERY
1202 Sycamore Street

Located at 1202 Sycamore Street
Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 1202 Sycamore
Photo #3 - 1930's Vavara Bakery panel truck




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Circa 1862
Vegely & Kneer Confectioners
Edmond Street between 2nd and 3rd
Circa 1878
August Vegely Confectioner
210 South 4th Street

William Kneer, wholesale confectioner, was born July 15, 1828, in Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, and emigrated to America in 1849
He made his home in St. Joseph in 1851
For 11 years, he engaged in the saddlery business
In 1862, he started in the confectionery business with Emil Vegely
The firm's name was Vegely & Kneer Confectioners
After his partner's death in 1876 Mr. Kneer ran the business himself
By 1878, the company had moved to 210 South 4th Street and had changed the company name to August Vegely
The business was located on the northwest corner of Market Square
They were the oldest & largest confectioners on the Missouri river
When the business finally closed, Douglas Candy absorbed the business




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WESTERN DAIRY & ICE CREAM COMPANY
JUSTRITE QUALITY CHEKD DAIRY PRODUCTS
218 South 5th

Western Dairy was one of the oldest dairies in St Joseph

It was owned & operated for many years by George & Augie Fenner and numerous other members of the Fenner family

The dairy was a member of the Quality Chekd organization

Their dairy products were trade named Justrite Quality Chekd

The dairy was sold to Highland Dairy in Springfield Missouri

The Fenners continued running the dairy

The retail home delivery ceased in the late 1970's

The dairy was sold to a Hiland dairy in Iowa

All St Joseph dairy operations totally ceased as all products were being trucked in from Iowa
The St Joseph dairy remained unused except for the large cooler

Hiland Dairy eventually razed the dairy & office building

The huge cooler and garage remained for many years thereafter

Hiland Dairy finally razed the remaining structures

It is currently one huge empty lot in which Quality Chekd trailers are parked

Photo #1 - The dairy prior to being torn down
Photo #2 - Vintage photo of the dairy
Photo #3 - Retail milk truck #37 that did home deliveries
Photo #4 - Tray with Justrite advertising
Photo #5 - Justrite quart size milk bottle
Photo #6 - 1937 Justrite half pint size milk bottle
Photo #7 - Justrite Milk token
Photo #8 - Cardboard milk bottle cap
Photo #9 - Retail home delivery order form
Photo #10 - Rick Drozd in his Justrite milkman uniform




Circa 1955
Whirla-Whip Drive In
Belt Highway
(Address Unknown)







Circa 1955
WONDER BREAD
CONTINENTAL BAKING COMPANY
1201 South 11th Street





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WONDER BREAD THRIFT STORE
1107 Mitchell





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WONDER BREAD THRIFT STORE
HOSTESS BAKERY THRIFT STORE
King Hill & Cherokee

This building no longer exists. It was razed in 2016 to make room for a new Wesley Center building
Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes





Circa 1955
ZIDELL WHOLESALE CANDY SALES
118-120 North 3rd Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Holiday Inn hotel parking lot now occupies this location




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