FLORENCE ADDITION
& Connecting Streets


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Most names & addresses are from a 1958 City Directory
Original structures may no longer exist


NOTE: East & West Florence Roads were later renamed
to East & West Lake Avenue
Exchange Avenue was renamed to Stockyards Expressway





Florence Addition Aerial View

Florence Addition was a small 6 to 8 squre block area located between South 6th and Packers Avenue in South St Joseph
The photo is a Google Earth satelite view of the area
Once this area was filled with houses and a few businesses
Only a few houses remain in 2014






Florence Addition Street Map

This is a Google Street map of the Florence Addition




A PAST TENNANT'S MEMORIES


Shirley J. Peterson comments about living in Florence addition

I was born there and resided there until about 1959.
I used to walk to the stores all the time.
Another store was ran be an elderly lady in the front of her home.
I believe it was on Buffalo Street.
Her store was there before Roy Payne started his store.
The lady's name was Tilly and we just called it "Tilly's".
She had a glass front counter with lots of candy inside the case.
Roy Payne's wife was named Mary.
Roy had small houses behind the store that he rented to people.
Stouts store was the one we did business with mostly.
We had a running tab there and I went all week getting what was needed.
Dad paid the tab on payday each week.
The area flooded during the 1952 flood and we had to move and then redo our house after the flood.
I remember the early days when we only had an outhouse.
We were picked up in front of the church on West Elk by the school bus and taken to McKinley School.
After the schools were no longer segregated we attended Floyd School.
Floyd School was not in the Florence Addition.
I remember all the trains that passed by all hours of day and night.
The rail yards were right there with a multitude of tracks.
Reading all the names from the 1958 directory brought back a multitude of memories for me as I remembered a majority of the people.
The people were all kind, considerate and caring people helping each other as they could.
The people were poor for the most part but were honest folk




EAST BUFFALO STREET
From 1st Street East to 2nd Street Road
1 block south of East Florence Road


PAYNE'S GROCERY
101 East Buffalo Street

LeRoy Payne, proprietor, also lived at this address
Listed in 1958 City Directory




ERVIN DALBY
101 ½ East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JAMES MERRITT
104 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JOSEPH FENDER
105 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MATILDA FEEDERLE
107 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JOHN SPARKS
108 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LEROY MERRITT
109 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ANSON SANDERS
110 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CHARLOTTE HERRERA
113 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




BENJAMIN BARON
116 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JOHN LOSH
117 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




RUBY MAHIAS
118 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




E H EVERETT
121 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROBERT ADAMSON
126 East Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



2nd STREET ROAD INTERSECTS


WEST BUFFALO STREET
From 1st Street west to Smith Street
1 block south of West Florence Road


MRS ELIZABETH STETSON
101 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS MARY BROWN
103 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




WILLIAM JENNINGS
104 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




RICHARD GROVES
105 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LOUIS KASTNER
106 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




TRUMAN ASHER
107 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




HUBERT BROWN
108 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




REVEREND LON GRAY
109 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS PAT FILLEY
110 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




HERMAN POWELL
111 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




HARRY McDOWELL
112 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JOHN PALMER
115 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




RICHARD GROVES, JR
123 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CALVIN STARLING
125 West Buffalo Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



SMITH STREET INTERSECTS


EAST MOOSE STREET
From 1st Street East to 2nd Street Road
2 blocks south of East Florence Road


HENRY PARTON
101 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROY POGUE
102 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LLOYD TAYLOR
104 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




DALLAS GUINN
105 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS PEARL MEADE
106 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




VERNON HONEYCUTT
108 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CHESTER DYER
109 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ALVIN HONEYCUTT
112 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROBERT RICH
114 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




PETER FATTIG
115 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CLARENCE HONEYCUTT
118 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




EARL WEISER TRUCKING
119 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




HOWARD TRAIL
121 East Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



2nd STREET ROAD INTERSECTS


WEST MOOSE STREET
From 1st Street West to Smith Street
2 blocks south of West Florence Road


MRS ANNA HELTON
101 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




RICARDO LOPEZ
106 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JOHN ALVAREZ
107 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROY PERKS
111 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ELIZABETH BUTTERFIELD
115 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




GEORGE TOWNSEND JR
117 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CHARLES REED
123 West Moose Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




Florence Addition School

FLORENCE ADDITION SCHOOL
Smith & Moose Streets

Years of operation: 1901-1927
The school was located at Smith & Moose Streets
The Florence Addition school building no longer exists



SMITH STREET INTERSECTS


EAST ELK STREET
From 1st Street East to 2nd Street
south of East Florence Road


CHARLES BROWN
101 East Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CHARLES FRAZER
102 East Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




TAPP WESTON
103 East Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LUCILLE & MAXINE ROBINSON
104 East Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS PEARL RAINS
109 East Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



2nd STREET ROAD INTERSECTS


WEST ELK STREET
From 1st Street west to Exchange Avenue
3 blocks south of West Florence Road


FLORENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
101 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ELVIN HELTON
103 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CECIL LAWHON
104 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




DEARL PARKER
105 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ORA BROUHARD
106 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




FRANK LEE
108 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




DOYLE PARHAM
115 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROY BUTTERFIELD
117 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




GUADALUPE CASTADENA
120 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




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Various Florence Addition Photos

Most photos concern the Robert (Bob) Carrillo family and were taken at or around 120 West Elk Street




ELMER VANDEL
122 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




DAVID SPRAKE
124 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



SMITH STREET INTERSECTS



LOUIE SPRINGS
203 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS IRENE WOOD
211 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




GEORGE SMITH
221 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS CORA STAGNER
225 West Elk Street

Listed in 1958 City Directory



EXCHANGE AVENUE INTERSECTS


EAST FLORENCE ROAD (EAST LAKE BOULEVARD)
From 1st Street to South 11th at King Hill intersection


JESS KINCAID
108 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




EARL ALBAUGH
110 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ELMER WAMPLER
114 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JESSE HACKADAY
116 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




STOUT GROCERY
118 East Florence Road

Clarence Stout, proprietor, lived at same address
Listed in 1958 City Directory




WILLIAM FATTIG
122 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS GRACE PROSHAK
124 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




FLORENCE ROAD INN (TAVERN)
126 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




OSCAR SUTTON
126½ East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory



SOUTH 2nd STREET ROAD BEGINS



ERNEST HILTON
224 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




CB&Q RAILROAD YARD OFFICE
501 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory



CB&Q RAILROAD CROSSES


CRI&P RAILWAY CROSSES


KING HILL AVENUE INTERSECTS



KING HILL OIL & GAS STATION
600 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ORVILLE O'DELL
601 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LESTER DOWNS
605 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




PERRY McBEE
611 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS JUANITA COFFMAN
629 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS ADA DROWNS
635 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




DONALD JAMES
720 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




BYRON EAVES
725 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LOUIS CHOKA
727 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ARTHUR BEHRENDT
730 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




AMIEL SPILLMAN
731 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ERNEST JEFFERIES
732 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




EDWARD WEIGHT
829 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MIKLEVICH LANDSCAPING
839 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS JULIA PUCCIO
904 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




FURR'S MARKET
929 East Florence Road

929 East Lake Boulevard
The building was removed when I-229 created. The entire Lake Boulevard street was revamped including a small bridge that crossed a small creek
I have not been able to locate a photo




J W ALLISON
929½ East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




VINCENT WORKMAN
931 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LEONARD SCHUBERT
932 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ROBERT HICKMAN
934 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




AUG KNAPP
935 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




PAUL GENTRY
1001 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




OWEN HENSON
1035 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




HAROLD MILLS
1041 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




LEO MENG
1044 East Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory



ENDS AT 11th STREET ROAD


WEST FLORENCE ROAD (WEST LAKE BOULEVARD)
From 1st street west, 1 block south of Atchison Street


HENRY GARLAND
104 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




MRS EFFIE BRADSHAW
108 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




JACK KERNS
114 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




WILLIAM BLEDSOE
116 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




WILLIAM ESTES
120 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




EDWARD LEAR
124 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory



SMITH STREET BEGINS



ERNEST HELTON
224 West Florence Road

Listed in 1958 City Directory




AMERICAN CHEMICAL PAINT COMPANY
235 West Florence Road

Also Amchem Products Inc - both paint manufacturers
Listed in 1958 City Directory



EXCHANGE AVENUE BEGINS - OLD CITY LIMITS



UNION TERMINAL RAILWAY YARD OFFICE

Listed in 1958 City Directory




STRATTON-THEIS GRAIN ELEVATOR

Listed in 1958 City Directory




BARTLETT & COMPANY GRAIN ELEVATOR

Listed in 1958 City Directory




ARCHER-DANIELS MIDLAND FLOUR & FEED

Listed in 1958 City Directory




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