King Hill Avenue
From Texas Avenue to City Limits
(See the SOUTH ST JOSEPH section for the connecting Streets)


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TEXAS AVENUE INTERSECTS



erganian grocery

NICK'S MARKET
ERGANIAN GROCERIES
5208 King Hill Avenue

In 1953, this was Nick's Market
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




KING HILL GARAGE
5212 King Hill Avenue




ARIZONA STREET INTERSECTS



SMITH GARAGE
5302-5304 King Hill Avenue

A.J. Smith proprietor






Circa 1923
St Joseph OK Auto Company
5306 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1955
OK SALES & SERVICE
5306 King Hill Avenue





Trading Post

TRADING POST SUPER MARKET #2
5312 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



CHEROKEE STREET INTERSECTS



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

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




Church Of God

King Hill Assembly of God
Church Of God
Evangelistic Temple
5401 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1950
LOUIS & LORRAINE'S PLACE
5413 King Hill Avenue

In 1950, this was a restaurant



ILLINOIS AVENUE INTERSECTS





CITY BUS TURNING CORNER
King Hill Avenue & Illinois Avenue







IZER STAND GAS STATION
WALTERS TIRES & SERVICE
5500 King Hill Avenue




MASSACHUSETTS STREET INTERSECTS



King Hill Baptist Church King Hill Baptist Church

King Hill Baptist Church
5710 King Hill Avenue

Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




LAWSON BEAUTY SHOP
5716 King Hill Avenue

Currently one big concreted area exists at the location




ROY ELAM BARBER SHOP
5718 King Hill Avenue

Currently one big concreted area exists at the location




MOBILE TV SERVICE
STURGIS MARKET
5720 King Hill Avenue




HAMMOND STREET INTERSECTS





King Hill First Methodist Church
5801 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






St James Catholic Church
5804 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




King Hill Methodist Sunday School
5805 King Hill Avenue







King Hill Christian Church
5828 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



OHIO STREET INTERSECTS





CIRCA 1968
J & M UPHOLSTERY
5837 King Hill Avenue

Photo - 1968 St Joseph News Press advertisement






EDWARDS A-G MARKET
STOUT'S GROCERY
5839 King Hill Avenue

In 1926, it was known to be C.F. Edwards A-G
In 1953, it was Stout's Grocery
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



HARVARD STREET INTERSECTS



ONE STOP DEPARTMENT STORE
5910 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1960
HILLS BROTHERS SHOES
ONE STOP SHOPPING MART
RICK'S UPHOLSTERY
SOUTHSIDE GLASS COMPANY
CLUB FIT
5940 King Hill Avenue

Photo #2 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1966 St Joseph News Press advertisement



OXFORD STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1930
HYDE VALLEY LUMBER COMPANY
6010 King Hill Avenue

In 1930 and as late as 1968, a Hyde Valley Lumber Company was at this location. Currently the King Hill Apartments occupies this site
Photo #2 - 1930 City Directory advertisement



VASSAR STREET INTERSECTS



TRI "S" BOYS CLUB
6030 King Hill Avenue





KING HILL TAVERN
6034 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1955
SWAN TAVERN
6040 King Hill Avenue





SWAN CAFE
6042 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1950
WOOD'S FOOD MARKET
6050 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1955
WOOD'S FOOD MARKET
6303 King Hill Avenue

Prior to 1951, L K Wood's Food Market was located at 6050 King Hill Avenue as seen in the background of the photo
By 1955, the market had moved to 6303 King Hill Avenue






Circa pre-1951
DOYLE VANNAMAN HOME OIL STATION
Circa 1951
HOOK & MEADE SERVICE
Circa 1955
NICHOLSON SERVICE
6054 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1953
NICHOLSON SERVICE STATION
BENNETT'S SINCLAIR
6054 King Hill Avenue

In 1953, this was Nicholson Service station
It later became Bennett's Sinclair
A modern station and convenience store now occupies the address
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



ALABAMA STREET INTERSECTS



MODEL CLEANERS
6100 King Hill Avenue





PUGH'S BARBER & BEAUTY SHOP
6102 King Hill Avenue





GRAND SILENT MOVIE THEATER
6104 King Hill Avenue





SCHIRMER'S PHARMACY
6104 King Hill Avenue

In 1953, this was known to be Schirmer's Pharmacy






OSBORN TAVERN
4 F'S BAR
6105 King Hill Avenue

Dallas Osborn proprietor
Proprietor of the 4 F's bar was Eddie Frakes
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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SOUTHGATE GRILLE & LOUNGE
6106 King Hill Avenue

Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1932
KROGER GROCERY STORE
6108 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1953
DO-BOY FLOUR COMPANY
6108 King Hill Avenue
VEE'S SANDWICH SHOP
6108 King Hill Avenue

In 1932, this was a Kroger store
In 1953, this was Do-Boy Flour company






CUMMINGS VARIETY STORE
WICKAM'S 5 TO $1.00 STORE
6110 King Hill Avenue

Listed as Cummings Variety Store in 1940 city directory
Listed as Wickam's 5 to $1.00 store in 1953 city directory
Photo - 1955 St Joseph News Press Advertisement




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Circa 1940
CASE MARKET
6112-6114 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1940
LOUIS FOX DRY GOODS
6112-6114 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1945
FOX DRY GOODS COMPANY
6112-6114 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1953
FOX'S DEPARTMENT STORE
6112-6114 King Hill Avenue
2102-2104 South 10th Street

6112 King Hill was listed as Case Market in 1940 City Directory
6114 King Hill was listed as Louis Fox Dry Goods
6112-6114 King Hill was listed as Fox's Department Store in 1953 City Directory
Evidently between 1940 and 1953, Louis Fox purchased the Case Market and created Fox's Department Store
Fox's Department stores were located at two locations
Both structures are now gone




GRAND THEATER
KING THEATER
6115 King Hill Ave

William A Leucht King Theater manager
Listed as Grand Theater in 1940 City Directory
Listed as King Theater in 1953 City Directory
Last date open: Sunday, May 10,1953
Last shows played:
Stage to Tucson with Rod Cameron & Wayne Morris
Home in San Antone with Roy Acuff & Bill Edwards




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Circa 1950
WESTERN AUTO'S
SOUTH SIDE APPLIANCE STORE
6117 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1951
BOB SHOFNER'S
NEW AUTO STORE
6117 King Hill Avenue





BUIS CLEANERS
6118 King Hill Avenue





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WEINER'S DEPARTMENT STORE
6119 King Hill Avenue
DARCEE'S SCHOOL OF DANCE
6119 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1981
VALLEY TRUE VALUE HARDWARE
6119 King Hill Avenue

In 1981, Valley True Value hardware moved from 6500 King Hill Avenue to this location
Photo #1 - 1976 Weiner's Dept Store photo
Photo #2 - Darcee's school of dance
Photo #3 - 1953 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1911
MORRIS WEISS MILLINERY
CHARLES HAGER BARBER SHOP
6120 King Hill Avenue





VALLEY THEATER
6121 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1955
FRANK HINDERY HARDWARE STORE
6122 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1981
EARTH TREASURES
6122 King Hill Avenue




HYDE PARK STREET INTERSECTS



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LUSE PHARMACY
BILL KENNY PHARMACY
STEVENSON FAMILY PHARMACY
6201 King Hill Avenue

Listed as Luse Pharmacy in 1940 City Directory
Listed as Bill Kenny Pharmacy in 1953 City Directory
This is currently Stevenson Family Pharmacy
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes





YAGER CASH GROCERY
FUZZY'S GROCERY
6202 King Hill Avenue

Listed as Yager Cash Grocery in 1940 City Directory
Listed as Fuzzy's Grocery in 1953 City Directory




SALVATION ARMY
MEN'S SOCIAL CENTER #2
6202 King Hill Avenue





STEVENS SHOE & BICYCLE SHOP
VALLEY SHOE & BICYCLE SHOP
6204 King Hill Avenue

Listed as Stevens Shoe & Bicycle Shop in 1940 City Directory
Listed as Valley Shoe & Bicycle Shop in 1953 City Directory




WANDER IN CAFE
6206 King Hill Avenue





LAMBERT PEARSON OSTEOPATH
6207 King Hill Avenue





SHALINE & ADAMS GROCERY
6208 King Hill Avenue





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MARTIE HARDWARE & SUPPLY STORE
6209 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1957
BILL'S HARDWARE
6209 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1926
E. M. MITCHELL A-G
6210 King Hill Avenue
MICHELL'S MARKET
6210 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1940
AMERICAN POTATO CHIP COMPANY
6210 King Hill Avenue
US POST OFFICE INZA STATION
6210 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1981
THE FLOOR STORE
6210 King Hill Avenue
BILL's PUB
6210 King Hill Avenue

In 1926, it was known to be E.M. Mitchell A-G
Sometime between 1926 and 1953, it was Mitchell's Market
In 1953, this was listed as a US Post office station
It is currently Bill's Pub, a tavern
Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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KODRAK'S CAFE
HYDE VALLEY TAVERN
6211 King Hill Avenue





CITY AWNING COMPANY
6212 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1912
DIXY SILENT MOVIE THEATER
6213 King Hill Avenue

This was listed in the 1912 City Directory as Dixy Theater
The red brick building this looks like its vacant now
All above photo and information was submitted by Terry Plumb
Terry drives up from KC and researches theater data for me




KING HILL CLEANERS
6213 King Hill Avenue





GRAVES BARBER SHOP
6214 King Hill Avenue







BRANSON FURNACE & APPLIANCE
6215 King Hill Avenue





TECH-RAD RADIO SERVICE
6216 King Hill Avenue





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CITY AWNING COMPANY
6218 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1954
STANLEY HEATING & SERVICE COMPANY
6218 King Hill Avenue





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NEW STAR PHARMACY
VALLEY GROCERY
MILLER HY-KLAS #21
6220 King Hill Avenue

This was New Star Pharmacy, John Kodrak owner
It later was occupied by 2 grocery stores
Photo #1 - As it looks in 2013, submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - Chinese style shade with New Star advertising




FARMERS STATE BANK
6223 King Hill Avenue




VALLEY STREET INTERSECTS



PEDERSON'S SERVICE STATION
HENDRA'S SERVICE STATION
6302 King Hill Avenue





WOOD'S SUPER MARKET
6303 King Hill Avenue





VALLEY POULTRY MARKET
6305 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1955
PETRO FURNACE & METAL WORKS
6307 King Hill Avenue
BETTY'S CAFE
6307 King Hill Avenue







DICK SMOCK PHARMACY
6415 King Hill Avenue

1977 Newspaper advertisement announcing new location of the pharmacy




VALLEY COTTAGE
6440 King Hill Avenue

Structure is now gone



CLIFF STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1940
BUY-RITE GROCERY
6500 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1947
STOP & SHOP
6500 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1950
NICKERSON MAYTAG COMPANY
6500 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1953
BULLER MAYTAG APPLIANCE COMPANY
6500 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1955
SLUMBER SHOP FURNITURE
6500 King Hill Avenue
Dollar General
6500 King Hill Avenue

Currently home of a Dollar General store
Photo #1 - 1947 Stop & Shop News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1940 Buy Rite News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1950 Nickerson Maytag News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - 1953 Buller Maytag News Press advertisement




GARDENER & SONS SEWER CONTRACTORS
6505 King Hill Avenue







RADIO SHACK
6958 King Hill Avenue

Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement



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1953 CITY LIMIT BEGINS AT 7000 BLOCK



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STILL'S STANDARD GAS STATION
STILL'S A-G GROCERY STORE
7108 King Hill Avenue

This was Still's combination A-G grocery store and Standard gas station
Currently the structure is gone, now only an empty lot exists
Photo #1 - Harold Still next to the gas pump
Photo #2 - Hazel Still and Jennie Hillyard
Photo #3 - Carl Rosenauer (later became a Western Dairy salesman)
Photo #4 - Clarence & Hazel Still
Photos submitted by Janet Still Wollenman




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