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A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT GOOSE TOWN
It covers an area primarily from Messanie to Lafayette from 15th to 24th
This area was populated predominently with people of Polish & Czech descent
The majority of businesses were located on Olive Street
In early years, geese were herded down the middle of Olive Street
Thus, the area became known as Goose Town by many people and is still called Goose Town today


LISTED BY NUMERICAL ADDRESS STARTING AT 16th & OLIVE



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Circa 1907
PEAKE & McKINNEY
The Rug Factory
1516 Olive Street
Circa 1910
CHARLES McKINNEY
The Rug Factory
1516 Olive Street
Circa 1912
BINGGELI & GREGOR
Rug Manufacturer
1516 Olive Street
Circa 1915
ARNOLD R. BINGGELI
Carpet Cleaner & Rug Manufacturer
1516 Olive Street

The building no longer exists
Photo #1 - 1907 City Directory advertisement
Photo #2 - 1915 City Directory advertisement
Photo #3 - 1910 City Directory advertisement




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Circa 1912
STRENG & CRAIGHILL
General Merchandise
1623 Olive Street
Circa 1915
FRANK MULESKI MEAT MARKET
1621 Olive
Circa 1915
STRENG & CRAIGHILL GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1623 Olive
Circa 1921
W. A. CRAIGHILL GROCERY
1623 Olive
Circa 1924
W. A. CRAIGHILL GROCERY
1623 Olive
Circa 1930
THOMAS FREEMAN GROCERY
1623 Olive
Circa 1937
THOMAS FREEMAN GROCERY
1623 Olive
Circa 1937
BEATY #22 GROCERY STORE
1621 Olive
Circa 1942
BEATY #22 RETAIL GROCERY STORE
1623 Olive
Circa 1942
BEATY #22 RETAIL ICE CREAM STORE
1621 Olive
Circa 1948
JOHNNIE'S MARKET HY-KLAS #22
1623 Olive St
Circa 1954
HY-KLAS #22 GROCERY STORE
PETE RUNSKE SHOE REPAIR
1621 Olive
MERRITT'S OFFICE SYSTEMS
1621-1623 Olive Street

Johnnie and Mary Louise Mackiewicz owned Johnnies Market Hy-Klas #22

It was located on the northwest corner of 17th & Olive Street

Johnnie Mackiewicz purchased the store in 1948 and sold it in 1981

The family lived in the apartment above the store the entire time they owned it

Jean Ann Mackiewicz's Aunt Eunice helped with the store and delivered groceries

Jean Ann Mackiewicz Fleege is Johnnie's daughter

Jean Ann Mackiewicz Fleege submitted this information and 2 old photos

Merritt's Office Systems currently occupies the building
The shoe repair building was located on the left side of Merritt's Office Systems building. The shoe repair building has been incorporated into their structure
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1912
STRENG & CRAIGHILL
General Merchandise
1623 Olive Street
Circa 1948
JOHNNIE'S MARKET HY-KLAS #22
1623 Olive St

Johnnie and Mary Louise Mackiewicz owned Johnnies Market Hy-Klas #22

It was located on the northwest corner of 17th & Olive Street

Johnnie Mackiewicz purchased the store in 1948 and sold it in 1981

The family lived in the apartment above the store the entire time they owned it

Jean Ann Mackiewicz's Aunt Eunice helped with the store and delivered groceries

Jean Ann Mackiewicz Fleege is Johnnie's daughter

Jean Ann Mackiewicz Fleege submitted this information and 2 old photos

Merritt's Office Systems currently occupies the building
Photo #1 - circa 2011 (now Merritt Copier Service) submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - Jean Ann's Aunt Eunice is driving the delivery truck
Photo #3 - Jean Ann as a young girl with her Aunt Eunice on the store steps





Circa 1924
Henry Bauman, Jr Garage
1720 Olive Street
Circa 1930
Olive Street Garage
1720 Olive Street
Circa 1942
East Side Body Works
1720-1724 Olive Street
Circa 1954
Olive Street Garage
1720 Olive Street
Circa 1958
Olive Street Garage
1720 Olive Street





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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC & MACHINE
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1912
FRANK LIGE BAKERY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1915
FRANK LIGE BAKERY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1921
EMIL WANK BARKERY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1924
EMIL WANK BARKERY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1930
EMIL WANK BARKERY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1937
BROCK'S CASH MARKET WAREHOUSE
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1954
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC & MACHINE COMPANY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1958
BURKE'S GLASS & WINDOW COMPANY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1970
BURKE'S WINDOW & AWNING COMPANY
1721 Olive Street
Circa 1981
FUEL SAVERS OF ST JOSEPH
1721 Olive Street

Currently occupied by Fuel Savers of St Joseph
The Fuel Savers building is a combination of 3 addresses, 1721,1723 & 1725 Olive

Industrial Electric and Machine once occupied the 1721 Olive address

However, I talked to a man standing in front of 1722 Olive and he says that he tore down the structure at 1721 Olive in the late 1970's or early 1980's and it was a house

So the mystery question is, did the Industrial Electric work out of a house or was there another structure here prior to the house?

Sounds like some more research is needed here

Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #6 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1912
WILLIAM WALKER, HORSESHOER
1722 Olive Street
Circa 1915
WILLIAM WALKER, HORSESHOER
1722 Olive Street
Circa 1937
SAMUEL WHITLEY AUTO REPAIR
1722 Olive Street
UNKNOWN STRUCTURE
1722 Olive Street

Currently this is just a storage area
The man in white shorts said it once had bays and looked like it might have been a garage at one time
This is the same man who said he tore down the 1721 Olive building




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Circa 1912
ROY JEWITT CIGAR MAKER
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1915
OBED McDANIEL CIGAR SHOP
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1924
G. W. ARNOLD MEAT MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1930
ARNOLD'S CASH MEAT MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1937
BROCK'S CASH MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1940
BROCK'S CASH MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1942
BROCK'S CASH MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1954
BROCK'S CASH MARKET
1723 Olive Street
Circa 1960
BROCK'S THRIFTI-WAY MARKET
1723 Olive Street
FUEL SAVERS OF ST JOSEPH
1723 Olive Street

Brock's Market once occupied the 1723 Olive address
Brock's was the taller building with the large yellow awning
Currently occupied by Fuel Savers of St Joseph
The Fuel Savers building is a combination 3 addresses, 1721,1723 and 1725
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1960 News-Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1940 News-Press advertisement




Circa 1924
BOWER & RICHARDSON GROCERY
1724 Olive Street
Circa 1930
FRANK BIERNACK FURNITURE
1724 Olive Street
Circa 1937
KOSTER BARNHARD AUTO REPAIR
1724 Olive Street





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FLOYD MILLIGAN'S BARBER SHOP
1725 Olive Street
FUEL SAVERS OF ST JOSEPH
1725 Olive Street

Floyd Milligan's Barber Shop had once occupied the 1725 Olive building
The building has been incorporated into the Fuel Savers of St Joseph building
The barber shop was located on the right side of the building in the photos
The Fuel Savers building is a combination 3 addresses, 1721,1723 and 1725
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1924
OLIVE STREET PLUMBING & HEATING
1726 Olive Street
Circa 1930
HARRY CROWE PRINTING
1726 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ROY JEWITT WAREHOUSE
1726 Olive Street
Circa 1953
FRED'S BARBER & BEAUTY SHOP
1726 Olive Street
Circa 1954
FLOYD MULL BARBER SHOP
1726 Olive Street
Circa 1958
MULL BARBER SHOP
1726 Olive Street

Fred's was listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory



18th STREET INTERSECTS



Saulan Tavern1 Saulan Tavern2 Saulan Tavern3 Saulan Tavern4

Circa 1915
ADAM SAULAN SALOON
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1921
ADAM SAULAN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibiiton Era)
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1924
ADAM SAULAN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibiiton Era)
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1930
ADAM SAULAN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibiiton Era)
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ADAM SAULAN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibiiton Era)
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ADAM SAULAN SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibiiton Era)
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1954
SAULAN'S TAVERN
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1958
SAULAN'S TAVERN
1801 Olive Street

The Saulan tavern was located on the northeast corner of 18th & Olive
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1912
DUBOWSKY DEPARTMENT STORE
1802-1804 Olive Street
Circa 1915
DUBOWSKY BROTHERS GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1802-1804 Olive Street
Circa 1921
HENRY DUBOWSKY GROCERY
1802 Olive Street
Circa 1930
DUBOWSKY DEPARTMENT STORE
1802-1804 Olive Street
Circa 1942
DUBOWSKY DEPARTMENT STORE
1802-1804 Olive Street
Circa 1954
ELLIOTT A-G GROCERY STORE
1802-1804 Olive Street
Circa 1958
ELLIOTT A-G GROCERY STORE
1802-1804 Olive Street

The building is located on the southeast corner of 18th & Olive
Dubowsky Department Store was located at 1802-1804 Olive Street
It later became Elliot A-G Grocery store
The department store has been modified by covering over the front windows
I have no idea what was in 1804 Olive in later years
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1912
HARRY ROCKWOOD DRY GOODS
1805 Olive
Circa 1915
HARRY ROCKWOOD GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1805 Olive
Circa 1921
BASKET STORES GROCERY No 87
1805 Olive
Circa 1924
BASKET STORES GROCERY No 87
1805 Olive
Circa 1930
BASKET STORES GROCERY No 87
1805 Olive
Circa 1937
WALPOLE'S #3 DRUG STORE
1805 Olive
Circa 1937
MARY BOYD BEAUTY SHOP
1805 Olive
Circa 1937
MURRAY KALIS DRUG STORE
1805 Olive
Circa 1942
Plaza Beauty Shop
1803 Olive Street
Circa 1942
PIONEER ELECTRIC & SOUND
1803-1805 Olive Street
Circa 1954
PIONEER ELECTRIC & SOUND
1803-1805 Olive Street
FARLEY PLUMBING, HEATING & COOLING
1805 Olive

In 1937, this was Walpole's #3 Drug Store
See the 1937 WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES newspaper advertisement
Walpole had 4 drug stores in St Joseph in 1937
The building is currently occupied by Farley Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Pioneer Electric & Sound was listed in the 1953 City Directory at this address
Pioneer Electric is listed on the internet as electrical contractors at this address
It is not listed in the 2000-2012 telephone books
I don't know if they are still in business






Circa 1912
G. H. SCHUSKE & SONS SHEET METAL
1810 Olive Street
Circa 1915
DUBOWSKY BROTHERS HARDWARE
1810 Olive Street
Circa 1924
LEO J. SCHOTT HARDWARE
1810 Olive Street
Circa 1930
LEO J. SCHOTT HARDWARE
1810 Olive Street
Circa 1937
DUBOWSKY BROTHERS HARDWARE
1810-1812 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ALFRED TURNER CONFECTIONARY
1816 Olive Street
Circa 1942
DUBOWSKY HARDWARE STORE
1810-1812 Olive Street
Circa 1953
USHLER HARDWARE
1810 Olive Street
Circa 1958
REZAC SUPER HARDWARE
1810-1816 Olive Street

This was listed in the 1953 City Directory as Ushler Hardware
Looking at this and the next 2 photos at 1812 & 1816 Olive, it appears that 3 buildings have been connected together
Numerous window and door openings have been changed and covered over






Circa 1912
VACANT
1812 Olive Street
Circa 1915
VACANT
1812 Olive Street
Circa 1924
P. J. ROTHER, TAILOR
1812 Olive Street
Circa 1930
JOHN SCHMELEBECK, BARBER SHOP
1812 Olive Street
UNKNOWN BUILDING
1812 Olive Street

It appears that 3 buildings have been connected together
Numerous window and door openings have been changed and covered over
No information available as to what was here






Circa 1924
LIBERTY ELECTRIC COMPANY
1816 Olive Street
Circa 1930
P. J. ROTHER TAILORING
1816 Olive Street
Circa 1930
STANLEY BUNKOWSKI SHOE REPAIR
1816 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ALF TURNER CONFECTIONARY
1816 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ALF TURNER CONFECTIONARY
1816 Olive Street
UNKNOWN BUILDING
1816 Olive Street

It appears that 3 buildings have been connected together
Numerous window and door openings have been changed and covered over
No information available as to what was here




Circa 1924
ALLEN KIMBALL DRUG STORE
1820 Olive Street
Circa 1930
R. H. JEWITT CIGAR SHOP
1820 Olive Street
Circa 1937
HELEN WILLIAMS BEAUTY SHOP
1820 Olive Street
ELMER'S CAFE
1820 Olive Street
Circa 1953
MARGE'S BEAUTY SHOP
1820 Olive Street
Circa 1958
MARGE'S BEAUTY SHOP
1820 Olive Street

Marge's was listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory






Circa 1937
WINNIE HENNINGS RESTAURANT
1826 Olive Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
1826 Olive Street
Circa 1953
GOOSE TOWN CAFE
1826 Olive Street

Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory




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Circa 1924
OLIVE THEATER
1826-1830 Olive Street
Circa 1930
OLIVE THEATER
1826-1830 Olive Street
Circa 1937
OLIVE THEATER
1826-1830 Olive Street
Circa 1940
PLAZA THEATER
1830 Olive Street
Circa 1942
PLAZA THEATER
1830 Olive Street
Circa 1954
PLAZA THEATER
1830 Olive Street

The Plaza Theater was located at 1830 Olive Street in the heart of Goosetown
It sat on the southwest corner of 19th & Olive

Originally, it was called the Olive Theater
In 1940, the name was changed to the Plaza Theater
R.L."Bob" Dyson purchased the theater sometime in the mid to late 40's
Josephine Hager was the cashier at the Plaza Theater for many years
Mr Dyson ran the theater until it closed in the mid 1970's

According to Bob's daughter Candace, there was a dance hall upstairs
The building was sold to a church sometime around 1979
On Feb. 6, 1983, the building caught fire and burned down

The theater had 432 seats and was one of my favorite theaters
After the fire, the building was razed and it is currently an empty lot

Many thanks to R. L. "Bob" Dyson and Candace Dyson for contributing
2 of the photos and historical information

Photo #1 - The Plaza Theater
Photo #2 - A newspaper article about Josephine Hager meeting George Gobel
Photo #3 - Plaza interior after the fire
Photo #4 - As it looked in 2013, just an empty lot
Photo #5 - Plaza Theater fire
Photo #6 - Circa 1950's audience
Photo #7 - 1925 News Press advertisement
Photos #1 & 2 submitted by Candace Dyson



19th STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1910
F. J. SONNENBERG MEATS & GROCERIES
Olive & Warsaw Streets
Circa 1953
AUGUSTINE'S CLEANING COMPANY
Olive & Warsaw Streets

Augustine's listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory
Located on the northeast corner of Olive Street and Warsaw
Photo #1 - 1910 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 was submitted by Rodney Keyes




Drug Store

Circa 1902
FRUGER DRUG STORE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1921
FRUGER BROTHERS DRUG STORE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1921
STATION 6 POST OFFICE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1924
FRUGER BROTHERS DRUG STORE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1930
FRUGER BROTHERS DRUG STORE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1937
JOHN FRUGER DRUG STORE
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1942
FRUGER'S PHARMACY
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1947
DOUHERTY BROTHERS MEDICAL ARTS
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1954
DOUHERTY BROTHERS MEDICAL ARTS
1902 Olive Street
Circa 1958
DOUHERTY BROTHERS MEDICAL ARTS
1902 Olive Street

This building was located at 1902 Olive St
Please note the tall curbing and dirt road beneath the sidewalk
This photo was taken before the brick streets were laid
It is unknown when this structure was replaced with a modern drug store
Henry Fruger owned & operated the pharmacy at this location until 1947
Henry Fruger opened the Brookdale Pharmacy at 29th & Jules Street
All previous structures are gone and a large metal building is now at this location
The Douherty Brothes opened their drug store in 1947 and closed ity in 1964

The following is information provided by Linda Crabtree:

Dougherty Brothers owned the store from 1947 until 1964. James and John Dougherty (twins) were both pharmacists. They kept a large inventory and were often called upon by other drug stores when they did not have a drug needed to fill a prescription. The brothers were always happy to supply the other drug store with the drug they needed. Many a time they were called in the middle of the night to open the store for someone who had become ill and needed medicine. Again, they were happy to do so. The surrounding neighbors loved them and it was a popular place with its soda fountain, stools, and booths, as well as the candy bar and penny candy section. Their malts and sundaes were wonderful! They filled many prescriptions and were highly thought of by their customers. They were right across the street from the Plaza Theater. It was on one corner and they were on the other
Photo submitted by Charles D. Miller
Circle Pines, MN




Circa 1912
HARLEY KIVETT DRY GOODS
1904 Olive Street
Circa 1924
J. G. YOCUM DRY GOODS
1904 Olive Street
Circa 1930
OLIVE STREET LEADER DRY GOODS
1904 Olive Street
Circa 1942
OSCAR BRAGE UPHOLSTERYING
1904 Olive Street
Circa 1953
BRAGE UPHOLSTERYING & DESIGNING
1904 Olive Street
Circa 1958
HOME SERVICE VARIETY STORE
1904 Olive Street

Brage was listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory




Circa 1953
BRADLEY BILT FURNITURE CO
1906 Olive Street
Circa 1958
BRADLEY BILT FURNITURE CO
1906 Olive Street

Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory




Circa 1912
GORDON WRIGHT, PHYSICIAN
1909 Olive Street
Circa 1930
C. A. LIVINGSTON BARBER
1909 Olive Street
Circa 1937
C. A. LIVINGSTON BARBER
1909 Olive Street
Circa 1942
C. A. LIVINGSTON BARBER
1909 Olive Street
Circa 1953
JOSEPH SMEYA SHOE REPAIR
1909 Olive Street
Circa 1958
JOSEPH SMEYA SHOE REPAIR
1909 Olive Street

Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory




Mercury Dry Cleaners

Circa 1912
KIMBER & SON POOL & RESTAURANT
1911-1913 Olive Street
Circa 1924
BEHRENDT-LEWIS SHEET METAL WORKS
1913 Olive Street
Circa 1930
ED CAVUEZEL BROOM MAKER
1911 Olive Street
Circa 1930
PAUL SZOPIERAY GROCERY
1911 Olive Street
Circa 1932
VICTOR BRUNKE BAKERY
1913 Olive Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
1913 Olive Street
Circa 1953
MERCURY DRY CLEANERS
1913 Olive Street
Circa 1958
MERCURY DRY CLEANERS
1913 Olive Street

Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1912
FRANK SONNEBERG GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1921
ERNEST ABEL GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1924
SCARLETT FURNITURE
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1937
FRED WALTER GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1942
FRED WALTER GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1953
FRED WALTER GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1954
LEO SCHMITZ GROCERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1958
DICK A. BARNES UPHOLSTERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1970
DICK A. BARNES UPHOLSTERY
1915 Olive Street
Circa 1977
BRAGE UPHOLSTERY
1915-1921 Olive Street

Fred Walter Grocery was listed in the 1953 City Directory
Photo #2 - 1977 St Joseph News Press advertisement
The building no longer exists




Circa 1912
ST JOSEPH ICE COMPANY
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1921
ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1924
ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1930
ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ARTESIAN ICE & COLD STORAGE
1916 Olive Street
Circa 1953
ZERO ICE & FUEL COMPANY
1916 Olive Street

They used to sell coal for furnaces and ice blocks for ice boxes
Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory






Circa 1924
H. F. ALDERS PRINTING
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1924
W. H. THOMAS CAFE
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1930
ALBERT BICKHAM RESTAURANT
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1937
INDIA TEA COMPANY
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1942
COTTAGE MADE PRODUCTS
POTATO CHIPS
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1954
A B C BAGGAGE DELIVERY
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1958
O'CONNOR PLUMBING COMPANY
1923 Olive Street
Circa 1958
ST JOSEPH SWEEPER COMPANY
1923 Olive Street
MERRIT COPIER SERVICE
1923 Olive Street

Cottage Made Products was once located at 1923 Olive
The building on the far left side is 1923 Olive address




Circa 1942
YOUNGER & OLSON GROCERY
923-927 Olive Street







Circa 1912
ALEX KOPEINSKI BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1921
MATT MOLLINGER BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1924
MATT MOLLINGER BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1930
MATT MOLLINGER BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ZOLA ANDERSON BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ZOLA ANDERSON BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1954
ZOLA ANDERSON BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street
Circa 1958
ANDERSON BARBER SHOP
1925 Olive Street

Listed at this address in the 1953 City Directory
The small building with the plain door is 1925 Olive




Franks Tavern

Circa 1912
STANSLAUS BORKOWSKI SALOON
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1924
JOHN MOLLUS GROCERY
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1930
JOHN MOLLUS SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition Era)
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1937
OLIVE STREET BUFFET LIQUOR
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1942
GARRICK'S TAVERN
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1954
FRANKS TAVERN
1927 Olive Street
Circa 1958
FRANKS TAVERN
1927 Olive Street
DON & FRANKS TAVERN
1927 Olive Street
SUSIE'S PLACE
1927 Olive Street

Currently Susie's Place
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



C B & Q Railroad crosses
SOUTH 20th STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1946
ARTESIAN ICE COMPANY
20th & Olive Street
Circa 1955
ST JOSEPH ICE COMPANY
20th & Olive Street
They used to sell blocks of ice for people's ice boxes
An ice box was a predecessor to today's refrigerator
Before refrigeration, ice was delivered to your door
The ice block was placed in an ice box to refridgerate your food
This must have been a neighborhood outlet for their ice




Circa 1912
BARTHOLD & KINDRED SHOEMAKERS
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1924
FRED EMBREY SHOE REPAIR
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1930
FRED EMBREY SHOE REPAIR
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1937
FRED EMBREY SHOE REPAIR
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1942
VACANT
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1954
PAT O'CONNOR PLUMBING
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1954
ST JOSEPH SWEEPER COMPANY
2001 Olive Street
Circa 1958
JOHNSON TV SERVICE
2001 Olive Street
GENE GRACE REPAIR SERVICE
2001 Olive Street




Circa 1912
MRS ANNA WILLIAMS MILLINERY
2002 Olive Street
Circa 1921
E. E. ROACH GROCERY
2002 Olive Street
Circa 1924
C. A. NEIDINGER Jr GROCERY
2002 Olive Street
Circa 1930
JOSEPH CZARCINSKI GROCERY
2002 Olive Street
Circa 1937
ALEX SARNO GROCERY
2002 Olive Street
Circa 1942
TURNER HOME CABINET SHOP
2002 Olive Street
WARREN REFRIGERATION SERVICE
2002 Olive Street




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Circa 1912
CASPER INSELMANN CONFECTIONARY
2009 Olive Street
Circa 1921
CASPER INSELMANN GROCERY
2009 Olive Street
Circa 1930
CASPER INSELMANN CONFECTIONARY
2009 Olive Street
Circa 1937
CATHERINA INSELMANN CONFECTIONARY
2009 Olive Street
Circa 1942
CATHERINA INSELMANN CONFECTIONARY
2009 Olive Street
OLD MAID ICE CREAM SHOP
2009 Olive Street
SULLY'S BAIT & TACKLE
2009 Olive Street




Circa 1912
CHRIS WURTELE SHOEMAKER
2010 Olive Street
Circa 1921
W. F. WIELIGMAN SHOEMAKER
2010 Olive Street
Circa 1942
JOE SMEYA SHOE REPAIR
2010 Olive Street
HAROLD WATSON SHOE REPAIR
2010 Olive Street




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



Circa 1912
CARL INSELMANN COLLAR MANUFACTURER
2015 Olive Street



SOUTH 21st STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1930
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1937
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1937
WEESE BROTHERS TRUCKING
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1942
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1946
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1954
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street
Circa 1958
LUMBERMAN'S SUPPLY
2101 Olive Street

Also known to sell coal in 1946
Photo #2 - 2013 photo
Photo #3 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1912
EAST ST JOSEPH FEED & FUEL COMPANY
2102 Olive Street



SOUTH 22nd STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1958
KWIK KARRY OUT
2201 Olive Street




Circa 1924
R. A. JEWITT CIGARS
2205 Olive Street




Circa 1924
J. L. PYZONA GROCERY
2207 Olive Street




Circa 1930
F. J DRAG SHOE REPAIR
2213 Olive Street
Circa 1937
JULIUS DETWIELER SHOE REPAIR
2213 Olive Street
Circa 1942
ROBERT WESCOTT PHOTOGRAPH FINISHING
2213 Olive Street



SOUTH 23rd STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1912
GROVER THOMPSON BAKERY
2302 Olive Street
Circa 1924
JOHN STOCK BAKERY
2302 Olive Street
Circa 1930
W. E. WOELLNER BAKERY
2302 Olive Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
2302 Olive Street
Circa 1954
JEWEL TEA COMPANY
2302 Olive Street






Circa 1954
DROWNS & HULL TV-RADIO SERVICE
2311 Olive Street
Circa 1958
CRAWFORD UPHOLSTERING
2311 Olive Street

Photo - 1954 Drowns & Hull News Press advertisement






Circa 1912
JACOB BORKOWSKI GROCERY
2313 Olive Street
Circa 1930
JOHN PYSZORA GROCERY
2313-2315 Olive Street
Circa 1937
JOHN PYSZORA GROCERY
2313-2315 Olive Street
Circa 1950
AMERICAN HAT & DRY CLEANING
2313 Olive Street
Circa 1954
20th CENTURY HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
2313 Olive Street
Circa 1958
MONARCH STUDIO OF MUSIC
2313 Olive Street

Photo - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1924
A. G. UHLMER GROCERY
2315 Olive Street




Circa 1930
GEORGE CHOUICKAS CLEANERS
2321 Olive Street
Circa 1937
GEORGE CHOUICKAS CLEANERS
2321 Olive Street
Circa 1942
AM HAT & DRY CLEANING
2321 Olive Street
Circa 1954
VACANT
2321 Olive Street
Circa 1958
MODERN KITCHENS WAREHOUSE
2321 Olive Street



SOUTH 24th STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1912
MUSSER SCHOOL
Southeast Corner of 24th & Olive Street
Circa 1924
MUSSER SCHOOL
Southeast Corner of 24th & Olive Street
Circa 1930
MUSSER SCHOOL
2400 Olive Street
Circa 1937
MUSSER SCHOOL
2400 Olive Street
Circa 1942
MUSSER SCHOOL
2400 Olive Street
Circa 1954
MUSSER SCHOOL
2400 Olive Street






Circa 1912
MRS ENGLETINE WEIGMAN CONFECTIONARY
2401 Olive Street
Circa 1930
JOHN SEROCKI MARKET
2401 Olive Street
Circa 1937
THOMAS SEROCKI MARKET
2401 Olive Street
Circa 1942
THOMAS SEROCKI MARKET
2401 Olive Street
Circa 1954
SEROCKI'S MARKET
2401 Olive Street
Circa 1958
SEROCKI'S MARKET
2401 Olive Street
SWOPE'S MARKET
2401 Olive Street

Louis Swope was the last owner of this store
He made his own polish sausage and it was really really good
Louis told me he made his sausage using the best ingredients he could locate
He purchased most of his meats from Nodaway Packing company
Unfortunately, Mr Swope died unexpectedly.
The store was sold and razed
Louis Swope, his store and his polish sausage is missed by many people
The lot became a parking lot for the new US Post Office next door
St Joseph News-Press photo: the building in the process of being razed
Photo submitted by Carol Stephens





Circa 1954
BERT HAYS
Authorized Philco Dealer
20th & Lafayette Street

Photo - 1954 Bert Hays News Press advertisement




Gary's Barber Shop

GARY's BARBER SHOP
AND JAK's TROPHY SALES
22nd & Lafayette St

Located on the northeast corner at 22nd & Lafayette St
Gary's Barber Shop was located in the right half and Jak's Trophy is in the left
Jak's still operates in this building




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