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By the turn of the century, Frederick Avenue was a densely developed and heavily traveled street in a city that had achieved a "Golden Age" of prosperity as a center for wholesale dry goods, wholesale groceries, and the cattle trade. Buildings along the avenue continued to house retail businesses, rooming houses, small workshops, taverns, and residential flats. In general, both the commercial and residential buildings were modest two or three story edifices of brick construction. Retail storefronts predominated, with a sprinkle of multi-family residential buildings, such as the Brown Flats and the Kelly Flats

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Circa 1917
10th & Frederick Avenue
18th & Frederick Avenue
3609 Frederick Avenue

In 1917, Sidenfaden Funeral Home was on the corner of 10th & Frederick
No longer in business at this address
Combined with Heaton-Bowman to become Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden now located at 3609 Frederick Avenue

Circa 1878
18th Street & Frederick Avenue

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J. I. Pendleton and Porter Srite, Jr.
Ignition Service
1800 Frederick
Ralph Knight Motors Inc.
Authorized Hudson Dealer
1800 Frederick
Circa 1955
Welsh Skelgas
1800 Frederick

Was an incorporated Skelgas Service Company
Photo - 1955 Welsh Skelgas News Press advertisement

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Circa 1884
W.H. Croy General Merchandise
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Kessler & Company Grocery
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Pat's Market
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1925
George Kersey A-G Grocery
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Pat's A-G Super Market
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1957
Leo Robertson Tire & Motor Supply
1801-1805 Frederick Avenue

The western part of this building is shown as being under construction on the 1883 Sanborn map.
This property has a long ownership by the Kessler family so they are the probable builders.
By 1923, the Kessler's enlarged the building, doubling it in size.
The corner was a general store or grocery, until it was occupied by the Robertson firm in 1957.
They added a masonry garage to the north.
This structure fronts Frederick Avenue which is a business sector with buildings which were constructed in circa 1860-1980.
Within one-half of a block on either side of the street is a residential area.
Located on the northeast corner of 18th & Frederick
It is unknown what all was originally occupying this building
In 1925, George Kersey A-G Grocery occupied the building
Two A-G grocery stores are known to have occupied in this building
It later became Leo Robertson's Tire and remained so for many years
Since Leo Robertson, many companies have come and gone at this location

Photo #1 - pre-1900 circa
Photo #2 - current photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - Leo Robertson ice scraper
Photo #4 - Pat's A-G Supermarket advertisement
Photo #5 - 1925 St Joseph News-Press George Kersey advertisement
Photo #6 - Leo Robertson as it appeared in the early 1970's
Photo #7 - Leo Robertson service area as appeared in early 1970's
Photo #8 - 1927 St Joseph News-Press George Kersey advertisement

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Circa 1958
Bill & Jim's Phillip 66
Virgil's Phillip 66
AutoGlass Center
The Performance Stop
1802-1804 Frederick Avenue

As early as 1924, this was the location of a Standard Oil Service station.
This building was built in 1958 in Phillip's corporate design style.
Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes

Circa 1900
Leonhard Hauher Bakery
1809 Frederick Avenue
Conrad Kropp Bakery
1809 Frederick Avenue
Everett A. Hawks Meat Market
1809 Frederick Avenue
Windsow Marble & Tile
1809 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1990
Four Seasons Heating & Cooling
1809 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1995
Grossman Services
1809 Frederick Avenue

In 1900, Leohard Hauber, who had been operating a bakery in the 1700 block of Frederick moved into this new bakery which he had built.
This location remained a bakery until 1924, when E.A. Hawks, who had been the butcher at the grocery store on the corner went into business for himself
Hawks occupied this location into the 1940's when it became the Windsor Marble and Tile Company.
This firm had previously been located in the building at the Northwest corner of 17th and Frederick.
Thomas Windsor was the person who executed the tile seal of the State of Missouri under the dome of the Buchanan County Courthouse

Circa 1940's
Windsor Marble Company
1809 Frederick

Woods Motors
1810 Frederick

Circa 1906
Durnett Auto Parts
1811-1813-1815 Frederick Avenue

Originally, this was three shops, but was altered to one entrance, probably during the tenancy of Burnett Auto Parts.
There is a cast metal cornice which is supported by triangular brick brackets.
The cornice frieze and the parapet are also of cast metal
This building was constructed in 1906 by W.R. Millan as rental property.
It has had a variety of tenants, from barbers to a pool hall to an auto parts firm.
Millan was the son of J.A. Millan, who had come to St. Joseph in 1853.
W.R. Millan had operated one of the first newspapers (The Commercial Cycle) and the first exclusive dry goods store and the first job printing establishment in St Joseph.
W.R. Millan was in the hardware business on Felix at the time this building was built.

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Circa 1882
Petrie Saloon
1817 Frederick Avenue
Bauer Saloon
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1895
Herman Kley Saloon
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1947
Curry's Tavern
1817 Frederick Avenue
1817 Frederick Avenue

The facade has been sheathed with barn siding, obscuring the facade features.
This is one of the older extant buildings on the Avenue.
Petrie was keeping a saloon at this location as early as 1882.
By 1895, the saloon keeper was Herman Kley, a native of Germany
Herman Kley was born 1857 and came to St. Joseph in 1885
Kley owned a saloon where the Firestone Store is
In the mid-1930's, Kley moved to the building at the northwest corner of Frederick and Mt. Mora.
For over one hundred years, except for the prohibition era, this has been a popular "watering hole".
This structure fronts Frederick Avenue which is a business sector with buildings which were constructed circa 1860-1980.
Within one-half of a block on either side of the street is a residential area .
In 1910, Herman Fley owned the saloon at this location
In 1947, the location was purchased by Francis Curry
Francis Curry named it the HI-HO Bar and Grill
Francis operated the HI HO until his death in 1969
Francis' son, Ed Curry, took over the business

Photo #1 - 2012 photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 2012 photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - Andrew A. Scott and his son Bill Scott standing outside
Photo #4 - 2010 photo of the store's lighted sign
Photo #5 - This was taken before Hi-Ho existed
Photo #6 - How the Hi-Ho looked in the early 1970's
Photo #7 - Not sure, but the building at the right looks like photo #5
Photo #8 - Curry's Hi-Ho Tavern

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Circa 1888
Emil Woellner Meats
1819 Frederick Avenue
Frank Schaub Meats
1819 Frederick Avenue
Leonard Maeder Meats
1819 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1945-1969
Magner's Harley-Davidson Sales
1819 Frederick Avenue
Walter Rounds Radio Shop
1819 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1973
1819 Frederick Avenue

The first floor facade has been altered, probably in the 1930s, leaving no outstanding features.
There is a center recessed door with large show windows on either side.
By the 1940s, this location was the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Agency and Walter Rounds Radio Shop.
Rounds is another of the merchants who served the public from more than one Frederick Avenue location
Jim and Virginia Magner owned Magner's Harley-Davidson Sales from 1945-1969
The Pony Express Motorcycle Club were regular customers
Photo #1 - Magner Advertisement
Photo #2 - Magner Advertisement
Photo #3 - how the building looked in the early 1970's
Photo #5 - 1955 Magner News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1950's, store customers & P.E.M.C. member's bikes
Photo #7 - 1945 interior view of shop and the counter
Photo #8 - Late 1950's, store interior
Photo #9 - Late 1950's, Calhoun Street with P.E.M.C. members
Photo #10 - 1981 Tdale Graphics News-Press advertisement
Photos #6, 7, 8 & 9 submitted by Reva J. Fields
(daughter of Jim & Virginia Magner)

Circa 1955
The Grillette
The Coffee Pot
1820 Frederick

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Circa 1889
Sommerhauser-Whitlow Grocery
1821 Frederick
Dr. J. Henry Tourbier
1821 Frederick
Ralph Jones Barber Shop
1821 Frederick
Chet & Jim's Barber Shop
1821 Frederick
Don Bisig Barber Shop
1821 Frederick

This is a double building with stores on the first floor and residence on the second floor.
Like the adjacent building,access to the second floor is from Calhoun Street.
The first floor facade has been altered, probably in the 1930s.
The second floor facade has a set of three windows on each side.
These windows have stone slip sills, and ornate semi-elliptical brick label window headers.
A stringcourse at the bottom of the window headers utilizes a soldier course of brick at 45' angle.
This building was constructed as rental property by J.W. Boyd.
Boyd was one of the more prominent attorneys of the city having served as Worshipful Master of Zeradatha Lodge AF&AM and a lecturer in forensic law at the Northwestern Medical College in St. Joseph
Gerard V. Koch, druggist was a tenant soon after the building was built until he built his own building in 1932 at 1825 Calhoun.
The Donut Shop has been here since Koch moved out.
Photo #2 - Chet is getting a haircut by Jim
Don Bisig is the current owner and barber at this address

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Circa 1927
Norton Reo Motors
Circa 1930
Arnold-Strong Motor Company
Consolidated Motors Kaiser
Thames Auto Laundry & Service
Modern Motors Paint & Body Shop
C & L Body Shop
Missouri Glass Inc.
1822-1824 Frederick

This garage was built as rental property by S.L. Simkin, a real estate broker of the 1920s.
It is on the same part of the block where James Pendleton had his contractors shop.
This block had also previously been the location of the Silas McDonald home.
The first tenant of the garage was apparently the Norton "Reo" Car Agency.
There have been various automotive related tenants over the years

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Circa 1970
Welsh Plumbing & Heating
1824 Frederick

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Circa 1929
Agranoff Shoe Repair
1823-1825 Frederick
Marshall Auto Supply Store
1823-1825 Frederick
Avenue Veterinary Hospital
1823-1825 Frederick
Gold-N-Glaze Donuts
1823-1825 Frederick

This "flatiron" building is built of buff brick.
This building was built by Moses Nemzoff, who operated a grocery store across the street east.
It was apparently built as rental property.
Two long time occupants were Baris Agronoff, who ran a shoe repair business and the Marshall Auto Stores.
Gold-n-Glaze had used this building for storage for a number of years.
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 of Gold-n-Glaze: 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
Photo #8 - taken in early 1970's
Photos #4,5 and 6 were taken the last day they were open in 2014

Bares Agranoff Shoe Repair
1825 Frederick

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Circa 1922
Service Ignition Company
1826 Frederick
Circa 1950
Wilson & Weipert Sheet Metal
1826 Frederick
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 1932
Marshall's U.S. Auto Supply
1827 Frederick
Circa 1940
Marshall's Auto Store
1827 Frederick
Avenue Veterinary Hospital
1827 Frederick

Listed in 1953 city directory as Avenue Veterinary Hospital
Photo #1 - 1932 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement


Circa 1924
Willis-Lucas Cadillac
1828-1834 Frederick
Circa Late 1930s
Jewell T
1828-1834 Frederick
Circa 1940s
Consolidated Motors Inc
1828-1834 Frederick
Circa 1948
Kessler and Harvey Garage
1828-1834 Frederick

This building was built in 1924 by J. Porter Srite Jr. and James Pendleton
They were in business next door at the time
Whether they intended to move here is unknown but their first tenant was the Willis-Lucas Cadillac Company
This was the first of their three Frederick Avenue locations.
In the late 1930's, and early 1940's, Jewell T. had it's distribution center here
In the 1950's Consolidated Motors Inc. offered Kaisers and Frazers for sale.

1928 Star

Circa 1907-1924
James H. Craig - Blacksmith
1834 Frederick
F.C. Bollinger - Blacksmith
1834 Frederick
Circa 1928
Bollinger Motor Company
Durant Star Dealer
1828-1834 Frederick
Circa 1950s
Kaiser-Frazer Dealership
1834 Frederick
Bug Surgeon Auto Repairs
1834 Frederick
Yu's Academy of Martial Arts
1834 Frederick

This building was originally erected for F.C. Bolliger, as a blacksmith shop.
From what can be seen on the 19th Street facade it was a barn-like structure.
In 1924, at the same time as the construction of the garage next door, Bolliger had a new front constructed which is the same as that of the next door building.
Bolliger went from blacksmithing to wagon and automobile repair and then finally to only automobile repair during the tenature business on the Avenue.
In the 1950s, this was the showroom for the Kaiser-Frazer dealerahip

Conrad Wills Tavern
1835 Frederick Circa 1926
Irwin A-G Grocery
1835 Frederick Avenue

Irwin A-G is known to be in operation in 1926


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Circa 1928
Foster-Hall Firestone Tire Company
19th & Frederick Avenue
Firestone Tire Store & Retread Center
19th & Frederick Avenue
Expert Tire
19th & Frederick Avenue

This building was constructed in 1928 for the Foster-Hall Tire Company, which had previously been at 1221 Frederick.
In addition to being the Firestone dealers in the city, Foster-Hall was also the operator of the second commercial radio station in the city.
The call letters of the station were KGBX
The studio was located in ½ of the center section of the building.
Ralph Foster, president of Foster-Hall moved to Springfield, Missouri in the early 1930's.
One-half block North of this building at the Southwest corner of 19th and Howard is the building built by M.A. Ashbrook in 1860 and which he operated as the Ashbrook Hotel until 1894 or 1895.
M. A. Ashbrook was the founder of Ashville, Ohio in 1845 and came to St. Joseph in 1859.
This building is 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 still unoccupied
Photo #4 - 1930 Business card

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Beckley Brothers Filling Station
1900 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1935
Gypsy Inn
1904 Frederick
Lunch Box Cafe
1904 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1945
Pinzino's Music Box Cafe
1904 Frederick Avenue
Dante's Italian American Cusine
1904 Frederick Avenue
General Realty
1904 Frederick Avenue

This is the site of the first McIninch Dry Goods Store.
For a number of years, this corner was owned by the Beckley Family and they operated a filling station, a restaurant, a used car business and a repair shop.
The present realty company building is the sum of all these parts.
Located on the south side of the street at 19th & Frederick Avenue
The Lunch Box cafe was owned by Bradley & Stella Christie who were also the owners of the Snow White
Emillo "Jimmy" Pinzino purchased the Lunch Box Cafe from the Christies in 1945 and called it the Music Box
The Music Box became a popular young adult hangout
The Music Box was later renamed to Dante's Italian American Cusine
It became well known around town as just Dante's
The restaurant closed on New Year's Eve, 1973 and was later sold
There have been numerous businesses in this building since
Photo #3 - Photo of when it was the Lunch Box
Photo #5 - 1935 Gypsy Inn News Press advertisement

Circa 1963
Midwest Federal Savings & Loan
1901 Frederick Avenue

Midwest Federal Savings and Loan was founded by W.J. Schneider in 1923.
The first office of Midwest was at 1924 Frederick in the Real Estate and Insurance Office of Schneider
It was organized under a state charter and received its Federal Charter in 1935.
In 1963, MWFS&L built this new office and vacated their long time offices on the other side of the street

Don's Bar
P & M Cafe
1901 Frederick

Gold-N-Glaze Donut Flour Company
1903 Frederick

Henry Mack Tavern
1905 Frederick Avenue

Circa 1903
Farmers & Traders Bank
1906 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph Electrical Supply Company
1906 Frederick Avenue

This building was constructed by A.A. Mcininch for the Farmers and Traders Bank.
As early as 1868, David and Amos Mcininch were listed at this location in the City Directory.
The Fanners and Traders Bank was organized in 1903 by Mr. Mcininch who served as the Banks first president. Later presidents were Peter Ozenberger, A.M. Dougherty, Robert Archdekin and C.O. Cornelius.
J.M. Ford II, the chairman of the board of the First National Bank of St. Joseph received an early part of his banking experience as Cashier of this bank, from 1937 until 1942 when the bank was purchased by the First National.

Jennings Arthritis Clinic
1906 Frederick

Rexair Sales & Service
1907 Frederick

Mel's Hardware
1907 Frederick Avenue

Irving Woptom Bath
1909 Frederick

Richeys Carpet & Linoleum
1911 Frederick

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Circa 1880
A. A. McIninch
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
Schrier & Schneider General Merchandise
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1918
I.O.O.F Hall
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1920s
Frederick Avenue Christian Church
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
Balsiger Hardware
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph Electrical Supply Inc
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1935
Frederick Avenue Hardware & Paint
1910 Frederick Avenue
Thomas Boulware Wallpaper & Paint
1910-1912 Frederick Avenue

A.A. McIninch built this building for his Dry Goods and General Merchandise Store .
As early as 1868, he and his brother are listed at this block.
In addition to the store the second floor was a Public Hall.
From the mid-1890's to 1918, Invincible Lodge #470, I.0.0.F. and Enterprise Lodge #140 Rebekkahs met here.
In the 1920s the Frederick Avenue Christian Church was located here and more recently the Fred Siefert Lodge of the V.F.W. occupied the building.
Other tenants of the building were the Balsiger Hardware Store, operated by brothers August and William T. Balsiger and the George Swide Hardware store.
Immediately after the Mclninch tenancy ended the Field Brothers operated a grocery store here.
Siegel Field operated the hack to the State Asylum from his barn at the Northeast corner of 26th and Frederick.
Following the Fields occupancy, we find W.J. Schneider and his partner in a general store.
From the turn of the century until about 1920, this was a hardware store operated first by the Vogel Brothers and then the Balsiger Brothers.
In 1921, George Swide was operating the C.B. Auto Salvage Company.
Since that time there have been various auto and hardware supply stores, until the occupancy by the present firm.

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Circa 1928
Marshall's US Auto Supply Inc
1912 Frederick
Circa 1955
Kamler Sheet Metal, Furnace & Roofing
1912 Frederick

Fred Seifert Corps Post 1668 VFW
1912½ Frederick

Circa 1920
1914 Frederick
Circa 1929
1914 Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1910-1925
W .J. Schneider Feed Store
Tourbier & Schneider Grocery
Ridpath A-G Market
D & G Restaurant & Tavern
1914 Frederick Avenue

This building was built as a two-story building by W.J. Schneider in 1910.
W.J. Schneider was the son of Nicholas Schneider, one of the early Swiss settlers in the 102 River Valley Washington Township and adjacent Andrew County.
W.J. Schneider moved to St Joseph in 1898
He first ran a general merchandise store at 1910 Frederick
Then he bought out the Woodson & Penney feed store at 1918 Frederick
After running a feed store for several years, W.J. Schneider built this building and moved the feed store to this location.
After a fire in 1921, the building was remodeled into a one story building with a new front.
In the 1930's, Chris Schneider and J.H. Tourbier (who later practiced as a Chiropractor at 1823 Frederick) operated a grocery store in this location.
Chris Schneider was a cousin of W.J. Schneider.
From the late 1930s to the 1950s, Edwin Ridpath operated a grocery store at this location.
Ridpath Market was located in the area beneath the BUD LIGHT Sign where it says Parking In Rear
It was annexed onto the Judy's D & G Tavern & Restaurant
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes

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Circa 1915
Ozenberger Ice Cream
1915 Frederick Avenue

This building was built about 1915 and was occupied by a shoemaker, J. E. Smith.
At the time, Lawrence Ozenberger built his new automobile garage he put a new facade on the Frederick Avenue and east sides.
In 1932, Homer Ozenberger, the great grandson of one of the early Swiss settlers in the 102 River Valley of Northeast Washington Township and graduated from law school and was to enter practice when his elder brother Nelson was killed in an auto accident.
Not wishing to begin the practice of law at this time, Homer began making and selling ice cream in this shop which is adjacent to the ice house which his father had operated.
The business which Homer began with was a one counter freezer capable of making two or three gallons of ice cream
It grew into a wholesale operation which supplied stores in a four state area as well as this retail outlet and for a few years
He also owned an outlet store on the south side at King Hill and Lake Avenue.
The former Ice House was turned into the manufacturing plant for Ozenberger Ice Cream
This was once one of St Joseph's great ice cream shops
Photo #4 - is their rubber stamp
Photo #7 - was taken when it was Baskin-Robbins
Photo #7 - submitted by Michael Miller
Photo #8 - Antique Wooden Parlor Chairs from Ozenberger's
Photo #9 - Taken in the early 1970's
Photo #10 - 1951 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #11 - 1950 Ozenberger News Press advertisement

Louis Tenyer Barber Shop
1916 Frederick

Became part of the D & G Tavern

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Circa 1910
Woodson and Penny Feed Store
Thomas Boulware,Paperhanger
Anton Burvenich, Drugstore
Judy's D & G Restaurant & Tavern
1916-1918 Frederick Ave

The first floor facade has been covered with board and batten siding.
A false shake roof extends from the facade, acting as a sort of awning.
This is two-thirds of the original building, the one-third to the west having been lost in a fire.
W.J. Schneider, a native of Andrew County and a member of the Swiss colony of the 102 River Valley moved to town from the family farm and soon after apparently bought out the Woodson and Penny Feed Store at this location.
By 1910, he constructed the new building at 1914 Frederick for his feed store and this building as rental property.
The D & G building is a combination of numerous buildings that once were adjacent to the original structure
At that time he also stacked baled hay in the back of this building.
The first tenant in this building was Thomas Boulware, a paperhanger who had previously been with Henry Voss.
In 1924, Anton Burvenich had moved his drug store to this location from 1725 Frederick.
Since the mid-1930's, there has been a restaurant and tavern in the east half of this building.
D & G was one of the most popular restaurants in the City of St. Joseph.
This was once the home of a fine restaurant and bar

Every wall was loaded with old time photos and memorabilia

My parents would take me to the D&G some 62 years ago, over the years there had been some minor changes

Such as removal of the bowling game machine I loved to play

The manager/owner, Pete Miner, finally retired and sold the business

I don't remember how long the new D&G was open, but it didn't last very long

They held an auction for all of the antique memorabilia and fixtures and closed the doors

In April 2012, Napolis Italian restaurant purchased the D&G and moved from their downtown location

They appeared to be doing great. They had the best Italian dishes in town

However due to financial problems they closed their doors in 2013

As of 2013, the D&G structure is once again for sale
Photo #8 - Pete Miner, past owner who passed away December 13, 2017

Circa 1888/1925
Puritas Food Company
George Bauer Nut Foods
Western Dairy branch depot
W.C. Burt Hardware
Ray Burri Drugs
Universal Auto Supply & Hardware
Schneider enterprises
Midwest Federal Savings and Loan
1920-1922-1924 Frederick Avenue

This building was built by Henry Mack who was a hostler at Ashbrooks Pennsylvania House immediately after the Civil War
During the 1870s and 1880s, he operated a saloon across the street from this location.
At the time he built this building, his residence was about where Joe Welty's Garage was
It was always rental property.
Among the tenants are the Puritas Food Company, in 1889, George Bauer was manufacturing and selling nut foods and cereals, Western Dairy Ice Cream had a branch Depot, W.C. Burt Hardware, Ray Burri Drugs, Universal Hardware (since 1940) and of course the various Schneider enterprises, including Midwest Federal Savings and Loan

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Circa 1930
Mendell's Tire & Auto Supply Co
1922 Frederick
Circa 1945
Universal Auto Supply & Hardware
1922 Frederick

Currently part of the D&G building

Midwest Federal Savings & Loan
1924 Frederick

Currently part of the D&G building

L N Schneider Insurance Agency
1924 Frederick

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Circa 1920/1930
Ozenberger Ice House
1925 Frederick
Circa 1930
Thames Motor Company
1925 Frederick
Circa 1936
Inter-State Auto Company
1925 Frederick
Circa 1939
Carnes Motor Company
1925 Frederick
National Biscuit Company
1925 Frederick
Sherwin Williams Paint Store
1925 Frederick
St. Joseph Auto & Furniture Fabrics
1925 Frederick
Tom's New & Used Tires
1925 Frederick

Lawrence Ozenberger, a grandson of one of the four Swiss brothers who settled in the 102 River Valley in Northeast Washington Township began an ice business about the turn of th Century.
He dug ice from the 102 River and initially sold it from an ice house that was at the river site.
By 1923, he had moved his ice business to this location on Frederick Avenue. (See photo #2 for photo of ice house)
In 1930, he constructed this building as an Auto Sales garage whose first tenant was Hal Thames. Thames sold the Auburn Automobile.
Later tenants were the Carnes Motor Company which sold Studebakers, the National Biscuit Company and Sherwyn-Williams Paint Store
St. Joseph Auto & Furniture Fabrics occupied this building for many years
Tom's New & Used Tires currently occupies the building
Photo #5 - 1939 St Joseph News Press advertisement

National Biscuit Company
1925 Frederick

Circa 1870
Horse Car Stables
1926-1928 Frederick
Street Car Stables
1926-1928 Frederick
Reynolds Livery Stable
1926-1928 Frederick
Hatfield Rifle Works
1926-1928 Frederick
St. Joseph Gun Exchange
1926-1928 Frederick

The livery stable at 1928 Frederick and has been added onto several times. Feed was milled at 2028 Frederick until the 1930's. It had been started by Charles Cliff, one of the original Pony Express riders in the 1880s. Feed stores were run by Adam Knapp, 1934 Frederick, Fannie Cliff, 1613 Frederick, as well as others. Avenue Veterinary Hospital was at 1930 Frederick and 1827 Frederick.
This has a false front which was added onto a much older building
There is a garage door in the center of the facade and two shop fronts on either side
In 1878, the Frederick Avenue Horse Car Lines was built, running from the corner of 8th and Edmond to the end of Frederick Avenue. (which was at that time about 24th Street).
The front-portion of this building was the horse stable.
The Frederick Avenue line was acquired by the Peoples Street Railway Electric Light and Power Company and the route was electrified.
This building was then turned into a livery stable and remained such until it was converted to an automobile repair garage in 1922
1922 is probably the date of the false front being added.
In the 1940s and 1950s, at least a part of the building was used as a warehouse for the 7-Up bottling Company.
In the late 1950's, this was the first of three locations in the immediate vicinity of St. Joseph Auto Fabric.
Current tenant, the Hatfield Rifle Works is a maker of handcrafted black powder rifles.

7-Up Bottling Warehouse
1926-1928 Frederick

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Circa 1922
Avenue Veterinary Hospital
Joe Welty Garage & Welding
1930 Frederick

The front section of the garage was brick, and the rear section was block.
Built in the early 1920s, as a veterinary hospital, it was the office of at least three different veterinarians in a period of about five years.
In l928, the Welty brothers extended the building and moved their auto repair business into this building
It remained a garage for many years under the same name but with new ownership by a mechanic who worked for Welty

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Circa 1936
Raymond Robertson's Conoco Service
Daniel Woodson Barnett Conoco
Osgood State Farm Insurance
1932 Frederick

This service station is built in the Continental Oil Company Corporate style of circa 1930.
Large multi paned windows have flat arch brick voussoirs as does the entrance door.
Windows in garage section are glass block with pivoted window at low center.
The facade is of white glazed brick.
This corner was a service station site as early as 1923.
Conoco began using this site in 1933 with Clyde Whittington as the lessee.
In 1936, Conoco built this new station and in 1939 Raymond Robertson became the lessee.
Robertson was here until 1955 when he left the service station business.
The station remained in operation until about 1965, since that time it has been used as office space.

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Circa 1936
Daniel Woodson Barnett Conoco
1932 Frederick Avenue

Check out those old gasoline pumps and the price of oil
Photo #1 Circa: 1936
Photo submitted by Blair Carmichael


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Circa 1900/1915
Adam Knapp Feed Store
1934 Frederick
Herff Brooks Motor Sales
1934 Frederick
Apex Garage
1934 Frederick
Burger Motor Company
1934 Frederick
Eierdanz Poultry House
1934 Frederick
St. Joseph Auto Fabric
1934 Frederick
Blanche's Antiques
1934 Frederick
Double J & S Industries
1934 Frederick
Safety Lane Garage
1934 Frederick

The facade of the building has recessed door with large show windows on either side.
This configuration apparently dates from the 1915 renovation which altered this building from a feed store to a motor car agency.
The window and door surrounds have been covered with metal panels.
The building has a stepped gable and the parapet has a diamond inset of brick.
This building was built in 1900 by Adam Knapp to house his feed store.
Adam Knapp, a native of Germany, born 1862, had first settled in the 102 River Valley with his parents, Adam and Eva Knapp.
After his marriage to Lena Walters, he moved into St Joseph and started this feed business.
In 1915, this became an automobile agency which sold the Herff-Brooks and Pullman Autos.
In 1924, it was the location of Joe Welty's Apex Garage
In 1928, Joe Welty's Apex Garage moved across Calhoun Street to its present location
For a short period of time the Burger Motor Company occupied this building while waiting for the construction of their new building across the street east.
After Burger's move to their new quarters, this became the Eierdanz Poultry House.
In the late 1950's, the St. Joseph Auto Fabric Company was in this location, where they remained until moving to 1925 Frederick


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Circa 1885-1888
Frederick Avenue Colored School
Alex Kearful, harness maker
Alex Kearful General Merchandise
School District Carpenter Shop
Ernest Dunavant, Barber
Pat Hatfield Realty
2001-2003 Frederick

The contemporary sheathing has totally obscured building.
This building was originally two-story on the west with a one-story addition on the east.
Phillip Slattery had a grocery store at this corner in the early 1880s
In the 1889 City Directory, the Frederick Avenue Colored School is in this building as well as Alex Kearful, harness maker.
In 1892, the building was enlarged and the listing becomes Alex Kearful General Merchandise.
By 1897, John Shaefer has joined the firm as a clerk and by 1902 as a partner.
John Shaefer's son, Andrew, recalled that there were "blackboards" painted on the wall of the second floor living quarters.
Andrew Shaefer, was a native of Bavaria who had come to the U.S. in 1867-1868 with his parents.
Andrew Shaefer was a fine furniture maker who was employed by Louis Hax Furniture Company.
Andrew's residence was located on the site where the Meierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home would later exist.
John Schaefer was in business on this corner until the early 1930's.
There have been various tenants since that time including Ernest Dunavant, a barber, and Pat Hatfield Realty.
The colored school was located on the northeast corner of 20th & Frederick Avenue
It became the School District Carpenter Shop
The entire building was razed in 2016 due to gasoline fumes from a previous gas station
Currently only a large vacant lot exists

Alkire Roofing & Siding
2001 Frederick

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Circa 1929
Burger Motor Company
2002 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1940
Seven-up Bottling Co.
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.
2002 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1981
The Carpet Center
2002 Frederick Avenue

This building was constructed by J.C. Mann in the late 1920s for the Burger Motor company
The Burger Motor company were Oldsmobile dealers and who had previously been at 1800 and 2014 Frederick.
It remained an Oldsmobile dealership until the 1940s
On May 3rd, 1940, it was announced as a new bottling plant for 7-Up & Pepsi Cola
Since Pepsi Cola moved to South St Joseph, it has been the Carpet Center
Photo #2 - May 3, 1940 7-up/Pepsi Cola advertisement St Joseph News Press

Circa 1955
Dodger Beverages
Seven-Up Bottling Company of St Joseph
2002 Frederick

Ernest Dunavant Barber Shop
2003 Frederick

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Circa 1924
Wilholt Oil Company Service Station
2005 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1933
Phillips Petroleum Service Station
2005 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1941
Tire Repair Shop
2005 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1955
Round TV and Radio Service
2005 Frederick Avenue
Thompson's TV Sales & Rental
2005 Frederick Avenue
Entire block demolished in 2016 due to gasoline fumes

Originally, this building did not extend to the corner.
The area in which the gasoline pumps were located was filled in with cement blocks
The large show windows at the time were converted to a tire shop.
Original portion of building has large show windows which is ornamented by a soldier course of brick which is red and thus stands out on the buff brick of the building.
The parapet is also capped by a course of red brick.
This property was originally owned by the Hubbard family who built a store building on the corner.
In 1924, John Shaeffer sold this part of the block to the Wilholt Oil Company which constructed a service station.
In 1933, Phillips Petroleum built a filling station facility.
It remained a filling station until its conversion into a tire shop in 1941
In the 1950s, Round Radio Service occupied this store.
(Incidentally Walter Round had been one of the original Missouri Theater ushers.
Walter Round had previously owned other locations on the Avenue.
Photo #2 - 1960 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1955 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Round Radio & Television
2005 Frederick


Uptown Revival Center
Corner of Frederick & Howard

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Circa 1920
Avenue Feed Mills
Circa 1949
Hatfield Hardware & Sporting Goods
2028 Frederick Avenue

The building has large show windows across the front and the side front of the building. It has no important features other than this. The building is covered with signs.
This particular address was first occupied by a feed mill business in 1881
C.H. Cliff built a feed mill on this site in 1881
Cliff was born in St. Louis County, Missouri in 1844 and came to St. Joseph in 1852. He was one of the original Pony Express riders, riding a segment from St. Joseph to Seneca, Kansas.
At the turn of the century, H.F. Winteford was the operator of the feed mill and maintained a small cattle yard to the rear of the building as well.
In the early days, farmers would drive their hogs and cattle down the Avenue to be sold either to butchers along the way or to early packing plants and/or the stockyards after they were organized.
W.G. Foge was the long time 20th Century operator of the Feed Mill.
Roy Hatfield succeeded Fogg as operator of the Feed Mill, but in 1946, the old mill was demolished and the present building was constructed.
Hatfield began selling hardware in addition to feed and by 1959, sporting goods had been added.
In 1929, a cafe area was added to the east side of the building
For a number of years the cafe was operated by Wade Goff who was famous for his brain sandwiches.
At some point in time, Wade Goff built Wades Hamburgers at 2030 Frederick Avenue
In 1951, the Wades Hamburgers building was demolished and Wade moved his business to a new location at 16th & Mitchell Avenue, thus Wade's Indian Grill was born.
At one time, this was the largest and most popular hardware & sporting goods store in town
Hatfield's Hardware was established at the turn of the 20th century by Roy C. Hatfield
Hatfield's Hardware started out selling coal, feed, hardware and a few shotguns and pistols
By the mid 1900's, they sold about everything from guns, boats, boat motors, motorcycles, hardware and even had a cafe attached to the east side of the building that served a great breakfast and lunch
The shop will officially close on Sept. 1, 2013 with a two-day gun and sporting goods auction on Sept. 15-16, followed by an Antique Auction later in the winter
For the past 20 years, the 8000 square foot building has been an antique mall
Photo #2 - Tim Hatfield
Photo #7 - 1949 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Wades Hamburgers1 Hatfield Cafe2

Hatfield's Sandwich Shop
2030 Frederick Avenue

Prior to 1953, Wades Hambergers, owned by Wade Goff, was located at 2030 Frederick Avenue
(see photo #1)
In 1953, Hatfield's Sandwich Shop was listed for this address
Hatfields later tore down the small shop and built an addition onto the east side of their store
In later years, Wade Goff moved his business to 16th & Mitchell Avenue location
Photo #2 displays the small cafe attached to the east side of Hatfield's Hardware at 2028 Frederick Avenue
They served a very good breakfast back in the 1960's, I ate breakfast there many times

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Circa 1934
Rivoli Theater
Uptown Theater
Lehr Construction Company
2113 Frederick Avenue

This theater building was built by the Durwood chain as a neighborhood theater at the time when movies were most popular.
The cost was as $20,000.
The first manager was Edward Peskay, and the theater was the first in the City to run Al Jolson's Jazz Singer movie.
The theater was an important entertainment spot for the neighborhood until the late 1950s when movies became less popular than television.
At this time the Lehr Construction Company bought the property and expanded their warehouse into the structure.
Uptown Theater Information
Last date open: Tuesday March 1,1955
Last shows played:
Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny
Alan Ladd in The Black Night
In 1934 this was the Rivoli Theater. It was later known as the Uptown Theater and it was located at 2113 Frederick Avenue, it had 700 seats. It was rebuilt in 1941 and closed in 1955
Durwood Theaters owned it from 1951-1952
This is currently the home of Lehr Construction Company
The last movie I saw here was Stalag 17 back in 1954 or 1955
When Lehr workers have the big door open in the summer, you can see parts of the old theater walls inside
Rick Boyd recently took some interior photos while Lehr workers were in the building
Thanks to Rick Boyd, we are able to see some of the old theater interior now
The far right photo is a 1955 photo of David O. Williams, the theater owner selling tickets in the box office. He did everything in the theater except rolling the film
On the wall behind him is a poster announcing the weekly free drawing for everything from a turkey to a TV set
Photo #9 - 1934 Rivoli Theater advertisement

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Circa 1929
Lehr Construction Company
2115 Frederick Avenue

J.W. Lehr was born in Bremen, Indiana in 1855 becoming a carpenter at the age of 18.
In 1880, he came to Missouri, settling in Bethany.
In 1886, he moved to St. Joseph and went to work for Hohn DeClue who was the City's leading contractor.
In 1889, Lehr went into business for himself.
By 1897, he was operating a planing mill.
His son Arthur L. grandson J. W. and great-grandsons James and Jonathan have followed him into the construction business.
The equipment yard is shielded from view by a brick wall which connects the office and the former theater building
Photo #2 - 1930 City Directory advertisement

Circa 1936
Leo Robertson Tire & Motor Supply Company
1306 Frederick

Datillo Grocery
2117 Frederick
Kentucky Bar-B-Q
2117 Frederick

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Circa 1923/1960
Central States Oil Company
Datillo Brothers Fruit Stand
Crane Service Station
Delbert Weddle DX Service Station
Estes DX Service Station
Lawhon Glass & Tint
2135 Frederick Avenue

This building was built in Sunray DX corporate style with a large vertical aluminum panel at the center.
To the left of the panel is the office and to the right a two-bay service garage.
In 1923, a filling station was constructed on this corner by the Central States Oil Company.
A part of this plot was occupied by an open air fruit stand operated by the Comella and Datillo Brothers who had a grocery store on lot 15 of Highly Addition.
The building is still located on the northwest corner of 22nd & Frederick Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes

Standard Oil1 Standard Oil2

Circa 1972
Standard Super Service Station
& Standard Oil Training Station
Standard Service Station
S & H Standard
City Star
22nd & Frederick Avenue

This is a American Oil Company corporate style building being built by this company at that date.
There is a free standing service island which is covered by a gable roof.
The service station has a center gable with the AMOCO identification sign on it.
The office is to the left and had show windows and pedestrian door.
There is a five bay garage, four bays having plastic pane doors and the fifth a solid pane door.
The first Standard Oil Station was built on this corner in 1926
However it was much smaller and the corner itself was the location of an A & W Root Beer stand constructed in 1931.
Until the construction in 1951 of the first part of the present station the corner was largely grass and trees.
In 1972, the station was enlarged and the corner was paved
Located on the southwest corner of 22nd & Frederick Avenue
This was the largest Standard Oil station in St Joseph
It served as a training station in the 1950's
S & H Standard was the last Standard station at this location
It had a 2 bay service center and a free car wash with gas purchase
One night back in the mid-1960's I saw the CHAMPS (music group that made Tequila) gassing their vehicle here, they had a trailer with THE CHAMPS painted on the sides
Since Standard Oil Station sold, there have been numerous other gas stations at this location
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes


Circa 1934
22nd & Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1934 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Circa 1925
Station #5
22nd & Frederick

Uptown Motors
2201 Frederick

Ping Sinclair Service Station
2201 Frederick Avenue

Clark Oil1 Clark Oil2 Clark Oil3 Clark Oil4

Circa 1956
Home Oil & Gas Filling Station
Mcndell's Service
Clark Service Station
2201 Frederick Avenue

The rear wall is brick veneer, the rest of the building is glass.
Parapet is sheathed with prefininshed panels. This is a very small building.
There has been a filling station on this corner since at least 1928, when a station was built by Home Oil and Gas.
Clark has been on this corner since 1957, when they moved from across the street
When it was Clark Oil, it used to be painted orange, white and black
The building is still standing but the pumps are gone
It has been a used car lot off and on since Clark Oil closed

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Circa 1940
A & P Grocery Store
22nd & Frederick Avenue

In 1959, this new A & P Grocery store was constructed and the one across the street was vacated
Photo #2 - 1940 St Joseph News Press adsvertisement

Circa 1975
East side of A & P's Parking Lot
22nd & Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1975 St Joseph News Press adsvertisement

Circa 1959
A & P Grocery Store
2204 Frederick Avenue

This market is constructed in the style being built by the Atlantic and Pacific Company at that time.
There is a center pediment with the chains logo affixed.
There is a Williamsburg style lantern above the pediment and a widows walk at the roof peak.
Almost the entire front wall is large show windows.
Until the ground was cleared for the construction of this building, this block had been_residential.
In 1888, both George Mcininch, son of A.A. Mcininch and Frank Kaucher (who was a contractor and also had his offices in this block), built houses fronting the Avenue.
In 1909 J.C. O'Hair, who had a lumberyard at the Northeast corner of 23rd and Frederick also built a home here.
The A & P chain of grocers had been in St. Joseph since 1938 when they opened a store at 218 S. 7th.
In 1940, Standard Oil Company, who owned the land, built their store across the street west which is now occupied by the T.G.& Y. Variety Store.
In 1959, this new A & P Grocery store was constructed and the one across the street was vacated.

Circa 1929/1953/1981
Bill's Service
Ritter Service
Frank's Mobilgas Service Station
Rainbo Bread Service Garage and Outlet Store
2214 Frederick Avenue

Until the late 1950's, this location was the site of at least one residence and a small service station.
The station had beenĀ·built by Paul Sauvain in 1929
Sauvain was a salesman for the Noyes-Norman Shoe Company and later for Brown Shoe of St. Louis which had bought out Noyes-Norman.
The station was a Shell Oil outlet
In 1953, Bill's Service Station was located at 2214 Frederick Avenue
It later became Ritter Service Station and then Frank's Mobilgas
The location is currently part of Kovac's grocery store parking lot
The photo is a construction photo of the upcoming Rainbo Bread Service Garage and Out let Store

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Circa 1909
2217 Frederick Avenue

In 1858, this section of the city was added when, Milton Tootle, John Colhoun, John S. Wilson, H.B. Wallace, Joseph Jennings, Marshall Jones and Henry Stites plotted St. Joseph's Eastern Extension.
When even more land was added to the east and with the Asylum growing in size it was apparent that fire protection had to move east and so in 1909, this station was constructed for hose company #9 and it was for many years the station which was closest to all of the Belt Highway development.
Of course, when it was built it was operated with horse drawn equipment and John Schaefer remembers with affection the matched pair of coal black stallions which were at this station.


US Tire & Auto Service
23rd & Frederick

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Circa 1926
Cripe Baking Company
Circa 1927
Rainbo Bakery of St. Joseph
Breadeaux Pizza
2300 Frederick Avenue

A.J. Cripe, who operated a bakery in Hutchinson, Kansas entered the St. Joseph market in about 1925.
He sent Harold Stevenson to St. Joseph to contact the merchants and together they selected this site for the bakery.
Stevenson became president of this company and served in this position until his retirement.
During the mid-1930's, Campbell-Taggert baking company bought out the Cripe Baking Company
The name was changed to Rainbo
Mr. Stevenson served as president of this subsidiary.
Campbell Taggert had 63 plants in the United States at the time
In 1926, Mr Cripe had conveyors and other baking equipment installed in his new 2 story bakery in St Joseph
The 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

According to records I have found, he sold his St. Joseph plant in 1927

Rainbo Bread Company of St Joseph was formed on 11/01/1927 by C T Corporation System

Rainbo Bakery occupied the building until the Cripe Baking Company closed down

For many years, Rainbo Bread served St Joseph with fresh bread on a daily basis

After Rainbo Bread shut down operations, Breadeaux Pizza occupied the building

Photo #1 - Cripe Bakery at 23rd & Frederick Avenue - circa: Unknown
Photo #2 - Rainbo Bread delivery truck
Photo #3 - 1966 photo of the inside of the bakery
Photo #4 - Rainbo bread wrapper
Photo #5 - Rainbo Bread newspaper advertisement
Photo #6 - 1932 newspaper Advertisement for Cripe Baking Company and Rainbo Bread
Photo #7 - Grocery store screen doors with Rainbo Bread advertising on them
Photo #8 - 1940's Rainbo Bread wax paper wrapper - side view
Photo #9 - 1940's Rainbo Bread wax paper wrapper - end view


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Circa 1927
2301 Frederick
J.C. O'Hair Lumber
2301 Frederick
Circa 1930
Philley Advertising Company
2301 Frederick
Olendorf Advertising Company
2301 Frederick
Hargrove Advertising Company
2301 Frederick
Swift Finance Company
2301 Frederick
Circa 1970
Elaine Powers Figure Salons
2301 Frederick

This plot was the location of the J.C. O'Hair Lumber and Contracting Company.
This building was constructed by Clarence U. Philley for his advertising business which was primarily an outdoor sign company.
Philley had previously been the Manager of the Tootle Opera House and the Lyceum Theater and president of the Lyceum Garage Company
outdoor sign companies which occupied this location are the Olendorf Advertising and the Hargrove Advertising Company.
This building was converted to multiple use office space by George Swafford in 1967.
Photo #5 - 1930 City Directory advertisement

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Circa 1929
Won Stop Auto Service
2311 Frederick Avenue
Spartan Sporting Goods
2311 Frederick Avenue
Ziph's Car Wash
2311 Frederick Avenue

Built in 1929, for the Pendleton, Bowen Company this was apparently the first full service auto center in St. Joseph and certainly an early one in the U.S.
J.I. Pendleton and Porter Srite, Jr., had been operating an ignition service in the 1800 block of the Avenue.
With the construction of this building all of the services, gasoline and oil-tires-batteries
Located at 2311 Frederick Ave, this building was once Ziph's Car Wash
It was the first fully automated car wash in town
Your car was towed through the wash via a chain through a series of brushes and sprayers
At the end of the wash there were several people who would dry your car off with towels
It was so popular that they opened a 2nd Ziph's Car Wash at the Belt Highway & Mitchell Avenue
The car wash was operated by the Mortimer family
This building later became a sporting wear shop and since has been occupied by several different businesses
Photos #1 & 2 - 2008 Photos submitted by Terry McGinnis

Circa 1930
Wonstop Service Company
Service Station & Tires
2311-2317 Frederick

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Circa 1946
Wickersham's Waffle Shoppe
2327 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1950
Wickersham's Restaurant
2327 Frederick Avenue
Johnson's Junior Bootery
2327 Frederick Avenue
Smock Movie Rentals
2327 Frederick Avenue
Tattoo Parlor
2327 Frederick Avenue
Sturgis Leather
2327 Frederick Avenue
Deann Rene Dance Studio
2327 Frederick Avenue

F.W. Wickersham, who had operated cafes in St. Joseph for a number of years opened a waffle shop at 118 N. 9th in 1939
His business outgrew the small shop and so in 1940, he built another restaurant at the corner of 4th and Francis.
Having received his induction notice for the army, he sold out his business and then was not called up after all.
He then built this restaurant in 1946 and was in business here until he was forced to retire for health reasons.
Since that time, the store has been occupied by Johnsons Junior Bootery, a shoe store specializing in children's shoes.
In later years it was Johnsons Junior Bootery, a very popular shoe store for children
Tony and Donnetta Smock had a movie rental store here and also had one at 1321 South Belt, currently Westlakes parking lot
Sturgis Leather store sold leather apparel for a few years
In 2011, it became a tattoo parlor
In 2013 it was Deann Rene Studio of Dance
Photo #6 - 1984 News Press advertisement
Photo #4 submitted by Janice Johnson
Photo #7 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement



Circa 1912-1980
Theissen Residence
Connors Residence
Cardinal Oil Company
1002 North 24th Street

This house was built in 1912 by Otto Theissen who operated a saloon at 302 Edmond.
In later years, this house was owned by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Connors.
Mr. Connors was a nephew of the Theissens and was raised by them.
The present owner is the son of True Davis, Jr. international banker and former ambassador to Switzerland and great-grandson of W. Frank Davis early stock yards commission man and in 1911 organizer, with his son True and E.A. Poe, of the Anchor Serum Company.

Circa 1892
2400 Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1916/1956
2400 Frederick Ave
2400 Frederick Ave
2400 Frederick Ave
2400 Frederick Ave

The Noyes Hospital was built in 1916 with a bequest from the will of Charles W. Noyes.
Noyes who was a native of New Hampshire had come to St. Joseph from White Cloud, Kansas
Noyes had been president of Noyes-Norman Shoe Company.
In 1894, after the death of their children, he and Mrs. Noyes had built the home for Little Wanderer's and endowed it.
The original entrance was removed, however, pictures show that it was a ground level with paired columns which extends to an ornate hood above the first floor level.
The door itself was double level with a semi-elliptical transom.
This institution is still in operation
The hospital was in operation until the late 1920's.
In 1931, Missouri Methodist Hospital purchased the building, intending at first to use it as a chronic care center.
Deciding not to use the building for this purpose, the hospital converted it into their nurses home.
In 1956, the Methodist Hospital constructed a new nurses home adjacent to the hospital and sold this building to True Davis, Jr., president of Anchor Serum Company.
Davis converted the building into corporate headquarters and moved the pharmaceutical laboratory here.
In 1976, Garland Wilson, retired president of the Seitz Packing Company purchased the building.
He has converted the 5th floor into luxury penthouses and is renting the rest of the building as office space. Noyes Hospital was located at 24th & Frederick Ave
In 1953 it was listed as Missouri Methodist Hospital Nurses Home
Anchor Serum acquired the building in 1955
Anchor Serum moved their operation to Belt & Gene Field
It is now called Frederick Towers, it houses many business offices

Photo #1: Noyes Hospital
Photo #2: Frederick Towers
Photo #3: October 1955 Newspaper article about Anchor Serum acquiring Noyes Hospital
Photo #4: 1917 photo of Noyes Hospital
Photo #5: Early 1970's photo of Frederick Tower

John Schaefer Grocery
2401 Frederick
Avenue Flower Shop
2401 Frederick
Cooper Radio & Television
2401 Frederick

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Circa 1951
Roche Sandwich Shop
2403 Frederick
Circa 1955
Continental Exterminators
2403 Frederick

George Roche Sandwich Shop Proprietor
Photo #2 - 1955 Continental News Press advertisement

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Circa 1925
Avenue Flower Shop
2403 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1940
Henry Whitman's Tire shop
2403 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1950s
Dr. H.E. Petersen Office
2403 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1955
Continental Exterminators
2403 Frederick Avenue
George Roche Luncheon
2403 Frederick Avenue
Henry Whitman Tire Company
2403 Frederick Avenue
Larry Jones & Lawrence Pilgrim, DDS
2401-2403 Frederick Avenue

This building was built in 1925 by E.S. Murphy, apparently as rental property.
Early tenants were the Avenue Flower Shop (a Stuppy Greenhouse branch) and George Roche who ran a restaurant in the east section of the building.
Roche's specialty was chili and the entire neighborhood frequented the restaurant.
In 1940 Henry Whitman's Tire shop was on the corner, one of three Avenue locations he occupied.
In the early 1950's, Dr. H.E. Petersen, prominent local pediatrician moved his office into this building
Dr. H.E. Petersen remained here until his retirement.
Lawrence Pilgram had his dental office here for 12 years, 1973-1985
The building was owned by Dr Peterson
Dr Hollingsworth DDS followed Dr Pilgram
The building was later sold to Dr Larry Jones DDS
Dr Nelson & Wife, both dentists, followed Dr Jones and is still in the building as of 2012

George Roche Shoe Store
2405 Frederick
Circa 1962
Charles Willman, M.D.
2405 Frederick Avenue
Lipira & Piper, Podiatrists
2405 Frederick Avenue

This addition to the doctors office was constructed by Dr. H.E. Petersen while his pediatric practice was occupying the Murphy building.
One of the first tenants was Dr. Charles W. Willman, M.D

Pings Service Station
2405 Frederick

Myers Sinclair Service Station
2405 Frederick Avenue

Circa 1964
Home Oil & Gas Station
Collins Oil Company
Sinclair Oil Station
2407 Frederick Avenue

This building has an inverted V shaped roof which extends from a center pedestal of striated plastic. The north end of the building is enclosed with glass.
For many years this corner had a horse trough which had water run to it by the water company
In 1922, R.F. Ginn built the first of several filling stations at this location.
Ginn was the manager of this outlet for the Collins Oil Company as well as an officer of the Ginn Auto Supply Company on South 4th.
In the early 1930s, Ginn moved to Kansas City where he built the first two Dutch Mill Service Stations
In 1935, Sinclair Oil built another station on this site.

Circa 1980
Convenient Food Mart
2420 Frederick Avenue

There had been a service station on this corner since the early 1930s when Cities Service first built one.
In 1959, Cities Service demolished the two residences which were also on this half block and built a new station
The Cities Service station later became Champlin.
It seems worth noting that with construction of this store we have returned to an earlier style of grocery store with gasoline pumps out front

Sherman Service Station
2424 Frederick

Norris Service Station
2424 Frederick Avenue


Warner's Service Station
25th & Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1911
Dr. Jacob Geiger Mansion
2501 Frederick Avenue
Maud Wyeth Painter Residence
2501 Frederick AvenueS
United Missouri Bank of St. Joseph
2501 Frederick Avenue

This was originally the Dr. Jacob Geiger Mansion
United Missouri Bank purchased the property and turned it into a bank
In 2011, United Missouri Bank gave the building to the city of St Joseph
The city had planned on turning the building into a fire station but later decided not to do so
Photo #8 is a overview of Dr Geiger's life

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Circa 1941
Safeway Store
2506-2508 Frederick Avenue
Mr Bee Hardware
2506-2508 Frederick Avenue
Modern Cleaners
2506-2508 Frederick Avenue
Frederick Avenue Cleaners
2506-2508 Frederick Avenue

This building was built in the corporate style of this grocery chain.
There is a suspended canopy.
The bottom of the facade below the large show windows is laid in lark green ceramic tile.
The top of the facade has a three tier concrete cap.
There has been an addition on the rear of the building.
Until this building was built in 1941, the 1888 home of Gustave Andriano, who had been a wholesale liquor merchant, stood on this site.
For years, there had been stores in this block of Frederick.
The Safeway Store located at 2508 Frederick, vacated this store in 1966, when the new super-store was built as a part of East Hills Shopping Center.
Before building this store and several others of like design were in the city
Safeway had been located at 9th & Frederick

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Circa 1910
Post Office Station F
2514 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1948
Modern Cleaners
2510 Frederick Avenue

This very plain front is an infill to replace an older building on this site.
There is a recessed door with show windows on either side.
Above the door and windows there is a panel of prefinished tiles, which has the neon light name of the firm attached.
A soldier course of brick acts as a window header and another combined with a header course serves as a type of cornice.
The building is very shallow and the actual cleaning plant is some 15 feet to the rear.
Henry Anthes, who was a confectioner, built a building here in 1919 to house his grocery and confectionary
Henry Anthes had lived in a house which straddled the line between lots 4 and 5
As early as 1916, he is shown as the clerk of Post Office Station F.
In 1922, he moved to a new store at 2327 Frederick and this address became the location of Martin Feiden's grocery store
The present building, which has always been occupied by Modern Cleaners was built in 1948.
Photo #2 - Circa 1965

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Circa 1931
Westminster Barber Shop
2512-2514-2516 Frederick
Circa 1932
Kroger Grocery
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Anns Cafe
2512 Frederick Avenue
Westminster Shoe Service
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Worn Sole Antiques
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Brunner & Thompson T.V. Service
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1910
U.S. Post Office
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Worn Sole
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Gee Whiz Cafe
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Ollie Forbes Shoe Service
2512-2514-2516 Frederick Avenue
Valeries Flower Shop
2512 Frederick

This is a three section building with different depths on each of the sections.
The facade is separated into the three sections by brick piers which extend above the roof line.
The doors are recessed and originally there was tile beneath the windows.
The transom area has been covered with prefinished tile panels.
This two lot section is particularly interesting because in 1868 John Neucom was operating a hotel at this location.
This of course brings to mind that Frederick Avenue is found on the 1840's Surveyor's Map as "the road to Robidoux's" from the northeast into St.Joseph
Neucom and/or his family are at this address until the late 1890's.
In 1889, he built a small store at the northeast corner of lot 7 and this was for a time the office for the hack which ran out to the asylum.
These buildings were gone by 1911 having been replaced by another house.
In 1931, Meyer Block, built these buildings as rental property.
Since before 1940, the Fairleigh Station Post Office has been at either 2516 or 2514 Frederick.

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Circa 1960
United Department Store #5
2518 Frederick

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Circa 1903/1924
Baldwin Grocery
Post Office Station
2520 Frederick Avenue
Westminster Pharmacy
2520 Frederick Avenue
Benders Drug Store
2520 Frederick Avenue
Norris Drug Store
2518-2520 Frederick
Herman Durg Store
2518-2520 Frederick
Circa 1950
United Department Store
Circa 1980
The Bazaar
2520 Frederick

This is a false front attached to an older building in 1924.
Windows on second floor have a vertical multi paned upper sash, brick lug sills set in header pattern.
A soldier course of brick forms a continuous window header for the windows.
The first floor has a set of recessed doors in aluminum framing.
Show windows have striated metal sheathing beneath them.
Window and doors are surrounded by a panel of prefinished tile.
A large addition has been added to back of building.
This lot has had commercial property on it as far back as 1873
Isaac Keywood is listed as harness maker for Israel Landis and Looney as grocer, both at 2516 Frederick which was the early address on this lot.
By 1899, Siegel Field is listed as operating his grocery store at this address.
Siegel Field had earlier been at 1910 Frederick
In 1904, Siegel Field would build the building at 2601-2605 Frederick.
At the time he was at this location he was also operating the Asylum Hack, quartering his horses in a barn where he would build the building at 2601-2605.
In 1903, William L. Whittington, who was a doctor at the Asylum, built the front part of this building for rental.
It was a grocery store until the 1930's when it became a drug store.
It was a drug store until 1949.
United Department Stores opened a branch of their downtown store at this location in the early 1950's and remained until the mid-1960's

Circa 1953
McEnaney Skelly Service
2521 Frederick

Photo by Artcrafts Engraving Company

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Circa 1948
2524 Frederick Avenue

Facade is almost entirely of glass with metal sheathing under windows aluminum frame door and suspended metal canopy.
End panel of building is sheathed in prefinished ceramic tile. Above the canopy is very plain brick parapet
At one time there was a grocery store operated by Lida Beverly on this lot but it was vacant before 1923 and remained so until the Hermans built this structure.
In 1949, they moved to this building from across the street at 2601 and Norris moved from 2518-2520 Frederick to 2601 Frederick and remained here until their retirement when it was occupied by Herman Drugs
The Herman Drug store opened on March 26, 1949
After many years, it became Donaldson Drugs
Later it became Roger's Pharmacy
Roger's Pharmacy is still in business today

Photo #1 - Herman Drug Store Grand Opening Advertisement
Photo #2 - Currently photo of Roger's Pharmacy
Photo #3 - Roger's Pharmacy


Circa 1924
Ike Rositzsky Residence
925 Ashland Court
Ovid Crouch Residence
925 Ashland Court
Jim Hartley Residence
925 Ashland Court

This house was built by Isaac Rositzsky who was President of the United Department Store as is his son Simon.
In the 1940's, the house was purchased by Ovid Crouch one of three brothers who operated Crouch Truck lines.
In the mid-1960's, Mr. & Mrs. Crouch were killed while on a far eastern trip when their plane crashed into Mount Fuji in Japan.


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Circa 1940
26th & Frederick Avenue

Bundy's Service Station
26th & Frederick Avenue

Buckley Skelly Service Station
26th & Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1889-1900
Saxton Heights School
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1904
Siegel Field Grocery
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Westminister Pharmacy
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1937
Scanlan's Drug Store
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1941
Herman Drug Store
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1949
Norris Drug Store
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1960
Small Fry Shop
2605 Frederick Avenue
Zercher Photographic
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Athletic Attic
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Dr. John Mothershead, MD
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Dr. J.A. Jewett
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue

This building was built by Siegel Field, a grocer and butcher who had previously been in business at 1910 and 2516 Frederick.
When he first built the building, he operated his grocery store and meat market here.
By 1910, the corner was occupied by the Westminster Pharmacy whose manager was Thomas Elfred
(there had been an Elfred Drugs at 9th and Frederick before the turn of the century) Stephensons were running a grocery in the 2603-2605 section of Frederick Avenue.
The corner remained a drug store until circa 1960, with the tenants, Charles McRoberts, Harold Carlton (who also maintained the Post Office Station F), the Scanlan Drug Company and the Norris Pharmacy following in that order.
The east section of the building remained a grocery store with Mrs. G.M. Wilson, Siegel Fields, Beatty Store #52 and the Kennedy Grocery Company being the proprietors, until the early 1950's.
While the Noyes Hospital was in operation, the second floor of this building was the nurses home
Saxton Heights School was originally at this location (1889-1900)
In 1900, the elementary school was abandoned, the students were moved to the new Noyes School at 26th & Delaware
It is uncertain if the school was razed or incorporated into this building
After it was a school, Westminster Pharmacy was located at this site (1907-1913)
In 1937, Russell Scanlan took over the drug store and renamed it Scanlan's Drug Store (1937-1941)
It later became Herman's Drug Store (1941-1948)
By 1949, Herman's Drug Store had moved across Frederick Avenue into a newly constructed building on the south side of Frederick
Norris Drug Store then moved into this building at 2601 Frederick
Zercher Photographic was the last company I remember in this building

Photo #1 - taken when it was Westminister Pharmacy (1907-1913)
Photo #2 - taken in 2010
Photo #3 - Zercher Photographic advertisement
Information was provided by Jack Quinn
Color Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes

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Circa 1948
2603 Frederick Avenue

Frederick Ave 26th

Norris Drug #5
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Kennedy Grocery
2601-2605 Frederick Avenue
Dr Earl Jewett D. 0.
2605 Frederick Avenue
Dr Mothershead
2603 Frederick Avenue

Located at 26th & Frederick Avenue
Left to right: Norris Drug, Kennedy Grocery, Dr Mothershead
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes

Circa 1969
Summers Apartments
2602 Frederick Avenue

This apartment house was built in the late 1960's
The land had not had a structure on it before
There had been a address of 2602 Frederick before but it was further to the west

Circa 1893
Randolph Davis Residence
2604 Frederick Avenue
James Norris Residence
2604 Frederick Avenue
Landmark Apartments
2604 Frederick Avenue

This house was built by W.G. Fairleigh as a wedding gift for his daughter Mary.
Mary and her sister, Jennie were married in a double wedding at First Presbyterian Church in January, 1893.
Mary's husband was Randolph Davis, son of W .T. Davis who was reportedly the first white child born in Buchanan County.
The Davis family occupied this house until the 1940s.
James Norris, Jr., owner of the Norris Poultry Company converted the residence into apartments and living there himself.

Hy-Klas #52
2605 Frederick Avenue

Circa 1972
7-11 Convenience Store
2607 Frederick Avenue

The building has overhanging roof with rectangular center pediment which carries the firms logo. Front wall is almost entirely full length glass.
The age of the convenience store came to Frederick Avenue with the construction of this store in 1972.
There had been 2 houses at this location which had been built back in 1911

Circa 1893
Charles Enright Residence
W.F. Enright Residence
Auxier Apartments
2610 Frederick Avenue

This house was built as a wedding gift for his daughter Jennie by W.G. Fairleigh.
Jennie and her sister Mary were married in a double ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in January 1893, Jennie married Charles Frederick Enright.
Enright, a banker, was the son of Dr. M.C. Enright, a native of Ireland, who had come to St. Joseph in 1855 from Minnesota
Mrs. Enright died in 1900 and their son was raised by his grandparents, the Fairleighs.
Mr. C.F. Enright rented the house for some years until Fairleigh Enright returned from college and occupied the house

(6 Apartments)
2610 Frederick

Circa 1902
Jacob Kruker Residence
Swan Johnson Residence
Dr. Jack Jewett , D.C. Office
2615 Frederick Avenue

This house was built early in this century by Jacob Kruker, a violin maker.
The Kruker family lived here until about 1920.
It was for years the residence of Swan Johnson, who was a local photographer.

(6 Apartments)
2610 Frederick

Circa 1913/1939
Frederick Derge Residence
Lloyd Steckling Duplex
Judge Emmett Crouse Duplex
Mary Lee Price Duplex
2625 Frederick Avenue

This house was constructed by Frederick Derge, President of the Derge-Bodenhausen Clothing firm.
In the mid-1930s, it was occupied by Lloyd Steckling, who was the area manager for the Southwestern Bell Telephone.
Mr. Steckling converted this to a duplex in 1937
Other occupants included Circuit Judge Emmett Crouse and the Orval Andersons who owned and operated Schmaltz Florists.

Circa 1901
Louis W. Hax Residence
Hax Duplex
Sauvain Duplex
Melvin Wigersma Duplex
2627 Frederick Avenue

This house was built by Louis W. Hax, President of the Louis Hax Furniture Company.
Louis W. Hax was the son of Louis Hax, the early Market Square furniture manufacturer.
Louis W. Hax married Sarah Erwin, who survived her husband by a number of years.
After her husband's death in 1921, Mrs. Hax converted the house to a duplex, her daughter Louise lived upstairs with her. Mrs. W.W. Watkins and husband lived downstairs
In the 1950s, the house was purchased by Paul Sauvain who lived downstairs and rented the upstairs.
Sauvain was the longtime owner of the corner where the Rainbo Bakery is building their new service garage
He was a salesman for the Noyes-Norman and later the Brown Shoe Company

Circa 1902
J.O. Fairleigh Residence
Jeremiah Reeves Residence
Dale Holcomb Residence
2635 Frederick Avenue

This house was built by James O'Neill Fairleigh, son of W.G. Fairleigh.
James O'Neil Fairleigh and his wife, the former Forrestine McDonald, spent the first several years of their life at the family mansion across the street, but moved here in 1902.
The house was occupied by this same family until in the 1950s.
It was later owned by Jerry Reeves, a grandson of Henry Krug, Jr

Circa 1922
Henry Hesse Residence
John Engel Residence
Roy Bermond Residence
Edward Hunt Residence
2640 Frederick Avenue

This house which was built by Henry Hesse Vice-present of the Hesse-Rix Glass Company, stands approximately where the Fairleigh Mansion stood.
After the death of Mr. & Mrs. W.G. Fairleigh, the house which had been built in 1858, was torn down and the Fairleigh estate platted as Fairleigh Place in 1915.

Circa 1900
S, Woodsoon Hundley Residence
Fanny Boder Residence
Mrs. Bartlett Boder Residence
2649 Frederick Avenue

This house was built by S. Woodson Hundley, an officer of the Hundley Smith Dry Goods Company.
Hundley was the son or John Boring Hundley, a native of Tennessee, who had come from that state to Missouri in 1839.
His Boot and Shoes business grew into the giant wholesale dry goods house.
S.W. Hundley married Elaine Keith of Kansas City.
Their daughter, Eustis (Mrs. Ned Biles) was born in this house, but the family did not remain here long.
After ownership by August Wehrman, the house was purchased by Mrs. Fanny Bader, widow of Louis in 1913 and it has been in the Boder family since.


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Circa 1972
Standard Station
Erwin Standard Station
Don Smith Ashland Standard
Crumbly Burger
2701 Frederick & Ashland

This building is a corporate style building with few architectural details other than steel and glass panels
There had been a Standard Service Station here since 1917.
This corner is historically important because it is at about this place that the "Road to Robidouxs" turned north-northeast
At a later date this would be Rochester road which went through the settlement and past the lands owned by Isaac Miller
The very early date of the gasoline company construction reflects the traffic which went by this corner.
Located on the Northeast corner of Frederick & Ashland
For many years, a Standard station was at this location
After Don Smith closed it was the home of Maid-rite for many years
Maid-rite closed all of the St Joseph restaurants
The building is currently the home of Crumbly Burger
Crumbly Burger offers an array of items on their menu

Photo #1 - Current photo of Crumbly Burger
Photo #2 - Photo of Don Smith's Tow Truck
Photo #3 - 1999 Maid-Rite advertisement marking 50 years in St Joseph
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes

Circa 1923
Hillcrest Apartments
2709-2711-2715 Frederick Avenue

This is an 18 unit apartment house.
The east and west sections are identical with screened porches on the first and second floors.
This building was built in 1923, by Rudolph Heim, a St. Joseph architect who specialized in designing multiple dwelling buildings.
He was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1874.
The nephew of F.F. Gensen, the secretary-treasurer of the Pfeiffer Stone Company, came to the United States in 1888 and was an apprentice stone cutter.
In 1895, he returned to Germany and entered the technical school at Holzmiden, from which he earned the degree of Master Builder.
Upon his return to the United States in 1897, he entered the firm of Edmund Eckel and remained until 1901 when he established his own practice.
His wife was the former Helen Haefeli.
This building has always been one of stable long term tenancy by upper middle class families.

Circa 1919
L.W. Lawing
E.A. Roselius
John C. Engle
James 0. Price, Jr.
Stanford Thomas
Jack Tootle
2723 Frederick Avenue

This house has been remodeled several times.
The front porch which is centered has a gable roof with eave returns, the gable end is shingled porch columns and balustrade a buff brick.
Facade of lower floor is brick also.
Windows on the first floor have arch voussoirs.
The door has shuttered outer door.
Sidelights are shuttered.
The second floor windows have wood label surrounds.
The roof has rather deep overhang.
Ashed roof dormer has apparently been added.
There is a two-story sun-room wing on the east.
The apartment and three of the houses on this block were all built within 15 years of each other in the first two decades of this century.
They reflect the first move out of the city center which became more rapid with development of the auto

Circa 1949
Lester Einbender Residence
Abisch Residence
2727 Frederick Avenue

This house was built by Lester Einbender in 1949
In 1949, Lester had entered the family business
Einbenders was a large national firm that was a leading womens wear store in the Midland Empire.

Circa 1911/1932
Judge W.K. Amick Residence
A.J. E1nbender Residence
2729 Frederick Avenue

This house was built in 1911
In 1932, remodeling of the house cost two thirds as much as the original construction price
This house was built by Judge W.K. Amick, a prominent attorney in the city.
Amick was born in Trenton, Missouri in 1867
He was a graduate of the University of Missouri in 1889
After which he came to St. Joseph and set up a practice.
He was elected a member of the Missouri General Assembly in 1898
After Amick's death this house was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Einbender.
Sylvia Einbender was the merchandising genius who built a small neighborhood general store into the Einbenders, Inc. of today which is a national concern with many outlets.

Circa 1924
Charles Geiger Residence
Milton Herman Residence
2731 Frederick Avenue

This house was built in 1924 by Charles Geiger, a great-nephew of Dr. Jacob Geiger.
Charles Geiger came to St. Joseph from Kansas in 1916 and established one of the city's first grain commission businesses.
The Geiger Grain Company was for many years one of the largest firms associated with the St. Joseph Grain Exchange.


Buchanan County Society for Crippled Children
2820 Frederick


Missouri P.E.O. Home
2912 Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1918
(Huston Wyeth's Estate)
3001 Frederick

This was once the Huston Wyeth Estate that laid on the north side of Frederick Avenue
The estate was called Wyethwood and Huston Wyeth had the mansion built in 1918
The estate had tall black wrought iron fencing all along Frederick Avenue lining several blocks. This wrought iron fence no longer exists
In 1925, Huston Wyeth passed away and his wife passed away in June 1955
In 1955, John Wyeth and family moved into the mansion
Most of the estate is now gone, it was sold and divided up; assorted office buildings were constructed
The estate covered about 36 acres of lawns and woodland
The mansion has been totally remodeled and still remains in the rear area and has been used for various businesses
Doctors, lawyers, Water Company and other businesses also reside in several buildings that were constructed on the Wyeth property
As of August 2014, the Huston Wyeth Mansion is currently the headquarters for American Business & Technology University
Photo #8 - 1955 St Joseph News Press article about the Wyethwood Estate

Roy Kackley Contractor
3024 Frederick

General American Life Insurance
3032 Frederick

Sam Utz

American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1874
State Lunatic Asylum No. 2
3408 Fredrick

The original "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2" opened in November of 1874 with 25 patients
It was built on land located east of the City of St. Joseph
In 1994, the State Hospital moved across the street to 3405 Frederick Avenue
The state turned this building into a prison or correctional center

St Joseph Catholic Boys Orphanage
St Marys Catholic Girls Orphanage
Sisters of St Francis
State Hospital #2
3501 Frederick

Also included:
St Marys Catholic Girls Orphanage
Sisters of St Francis
State Hospital #2

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Circa early 1900's
J. J. Tootle's Cloverly Farm
Circa 1924
Catholic Home for Children
3529 Frederick Avenue

Circa: early 1900's
This mansion was one of the J. J. Tootle homes in the early 1900's
Circa: 1924
It was a Catholic Orphange for 36 years
The orphange closed in 1959 - see photos #3,#4 newspaper article
The mansion no longer exists
Bishop LeBlond High School is located on the property

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3529 Frederick Avenue

Bishop LeBlond Memorial High School is the successor to the Convent of the Sacred Heart and Christian Brothers High School
Bishop LeBlond was founded in 1960 by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica of Atchison, Kansas
In 1970, when Christian Brothers High School for boys closed, Bishop LeBlond became co-educational
The founding principles and missions of both predecessor schools remain alive at Bishop LeBlond High School
The school is now a diocesan high school of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Photo #1 - 2014 photo
Photo #2 - Class of 1965


Building Bridges & Mgt. School

Building Bridges & Management School
3600 Frederick

3600 Frederick
(Woodson Building)

Bruner Service Station
Larry's Texaco Service
People's Furniture
3601 Frederick

For many years Larry's Texaco was located on the northeast corner of 36th & Frederick
When Larry's Texaco was razed People's Furniture built a wall and a structure at this address
People's Furniture closed in 2014

Bruner Cafe
3601 Frederick

In 1953, there was Bruner Cafe at this address

Carl's Service Station
3606 Frederick

Herb's Country Store
3606 Frederick Avenue

Hoffman's Champlin Station
3606 Frederick Avenue

3615 Frederick

Skateland is listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory
Something doesn't jive address wise
I have 3605, 3615 and 3727 addresses for Skateland
I do not think the 3615 address is correct

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Circa 1946
Skateland Roller Rink
3727 Frederick
Circa 1950
Skateland Roller Rink
3603-3605 Frederick
Circa 1974
People's Furniture
3603 Frederick

In 1946, Carl Johnston built the first Skateland at 3727 Frederick
In 1950, he moved to his 2nd Skateland at 3605 Frederick
In September 1974, a new Skateland was constructed at 4314 South 40th Street

In 1974, the Skateland building was sold to People's Furniture
People's Furniture expanded the building into a large furniture store
People's Furniture closed it's doors forever in July/August 2014

Photo #1 - People's Furniture
Photo #2 - old Skateland advertisement
Photo #3 - 1974 newspaper article about the new Skateland
Photo #4 - People's Furniture going out of business sale July 2014
Photo #5 - Skateland
Photo #6 - 1980 People's Furniture News-Press advertisement

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Circa 1954
3607-3609 Frederick
Circa 1961
3607-3609 Frederick

Photo #4 - 1964 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Building under construction
3617 Frederick

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Circa 1970
3630 Frederick Avenue

Many people probably don't remember Der Weinerschnitzel

In 1970, it resided on the Southwest corner of Belt & Frederick Avenue

It was a very short lived hot dog drive-in restaurant

It had a very bad location as their driveways were way too close to the Belt Highway intersection which made it really hard to exit the lot even back in 1970

You can still see the concrete driveways on Frederick Avenue

With today's traffic, getting out would be close to impossible

If we had one today at a different location, I am sure it would be a big hit

Photo #1 - Feb 1970 newspaper advertisement
Photo #2 - A Der Weinerschnitzel building (not St Joseph's)
Photo #3 - Location where the building once stood

MFA Central Co-operative Association
3635 Frederick

Stewart Service Station
3641 Frederick


36th & Frederick

This was located in the area where Commerce Bank is currently located

US Army Reserve Training Center
36th St & Frederick Ave

Newspaper photo & article about construction of the new Army Reserve Training Center that the Government is wanting to build 600 feet north of 36th & Frederick

Welch Stand Service Station
3715 Frederick

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North of Flinchpaugh's Reptile Garden

The Wempe's Field airstrip once belonged to Oscar Cooke
It was located roughly about 300 feet north of Flinchpaugh's Reptile Garden
Both, the airstrip and the Reptile Garden no longer exist
The airstrip can be seen at the top center of photo #2
Back in the 1930's, Sig Smith and his Air Circus operated from this airfield
More about Sig Smith is located in my History of St Joseph section
Photo #1 submitted by Rick Boyd
Photo #2 partial aerial photo submitted by Paul O'konski
Photo #3 Circa 1930's Sid Smith's Air Circus advertisement

Circa 1966
3727 Frederick Avenue

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3727 Frederick

Flinchpaugh's was located one block east of Junction US 36 & US 71 Highways
The owners were Jon and Marjorie Flinchpaugh
Flinchpaugh's Zoo and Animal Farm. What an attraction for children and adults
After WWII, it was located at the NE corner of the Belt and Frederick
It was razed sometime during the early 1960's
Alligators, monkeys, birds, and various other animals populated the building

Photo #1 - Flinchpaugh Zoo Photo submitted by Larry Flinchpaugh
Photo #2 - Newspaper advertisement
Photo #3 - 2011 photo of Larry Flinchpaugh
Photo #4 - 1958 photo of Jon Flinchpaugh & a gator
Photo #5 - Black & white photo of Flinchpaugh's
Photo #6 - 1954 newspaper advertisement
Photo #7 - Buffalo at Flinchpaughs in 1951
Photo #8 - Vicky Lynn the Chimp
Photo #9 - Front view as it looked in the 1950's

Watch Larry Flinchpaugh's 1959 10 minute video of his parent's attraction
Flinchpaugh's Reptile Garden and Zoo

Welch's Service Station
Standard Oil
Belt & Frederick Avenue

Circa 1949
38th & Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1972
3815 Frederick Avenue
3815 Frederick Avenue

For many years this was the Sizzler, a popular steak house
McAlister's purchased the building and totally remodeled it
McAlister's offers sandwiches, salads and potatoes
They also sell their sweet tea by the gallon
Photo #2 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Circa 1929
Strathmann Photography
3825 Frederick Avenue

Strathmann Studios began in St Joseph in 1929, located downtown. In 1980, they combined their 2 stores at Kmart Plaza and the downtown store into one new store at 3825 Frederick Avenue in the East Ridge Village Shops strip mall. Michael Wylie, owner operator, is seen in the above photo
Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press photograph
Strathmann Photography is no longer in business

Circa 1980
3837 Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Circa 1980
3845 Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Circa 1980
3855 Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Gary Rhodes Phillips 66
Trexmart #5 Phillips 66
3927 Frederick Avenue
(Woodbine & Frederick)

Woodbine School

Woodbine School
Woodbine & Frederick

Southeast corner of Woodbine & Frederick
Applebees now sits on this site

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Circa 1981
4016 Frederick Avenue
The motel was razed in late 2016

The motel fell into despair, the motel and property was sold
The motel was razed in late 2016
Photo #3 - The Packing House Restaurant in the hotel
Photo #4 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement

INTERSTATE I-29 Construction
Frederick Avenue

Looking south from Frederick, I-29 nearing completion at Frederick Avenue

Woodbine Country Store
40th & Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1975
4305 Frederick Avenue

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Circa 1963
4312 Frederick Avenue

Photo #1 - 1963 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement

Saint Paul Lutheran Church
4715 Frederick Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes

Joe Klein's East Hills Dairy
4718 Frederick Avenue

Joe Klein was the owner and operator of this popular home town dairy
Photo - 1975 Calendar

5026 Frederick Ave

Photo - 1981 News Press advertisement

5301 Frederick Ave

I purchased several hair pieces from him in 1986

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Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church
5502 Frederick Ave

Photos submitted by Rodney Keyes

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Circa 1960
5811 Frederick Avenue

Horseshoe Lake was a lake located north of US Highway 36
Horseshoe Lake is now gone, was a great fishing spot in the 1960s & 1970s


Feel free to email me with any photo donations, comments or questions
Rick Drozd

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