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GRAND AVENUE INTERSECTS



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Circa 1878
FIRST WARD HOUSE
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
FIRST WARD TAVERN
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 2015
FIRST WARD TAVERN
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 2018
FIRST WARD TAVERN
2101 St Joseph Avenue

2101 St Joseph Avenue
The First Ward House first opened in 1878
Originally, the upstairs was a hotel and the lower section was a saloon
For decades, the upstairs doubled as a brothel
The First Ward House is one of the oldest bars west of the Mississippi River and it is still in operation
The building is located on the northeast corner of Grand Avenue and St Joseph Avenue
In the 1950's, bricks from the top 2 floors were used to reconstruct the Pony Express Stables
Over the years, the building became very dilapidated and was in danger of being torn down
In 1998, a new owner totally remodeled the old structure and appears to be doing a prosperous business
The Grand Avenue bridge in the background once spanned Chicago Northwestern tracks
A newer bridge had replaced the old, but now the tracks & bridge are both gone, as well as the hill as seen in a few photos
Around 6 p.m. on March 17, 2015, a malfunctioning electronic smoker caused the First Ward's bar and music venue’s deck to catch fire, spreading fire throughout the building at 2101 St. Joseph Ave.
Within minutes, pictures and video of the building’s massive blaze flooded social media. Shortly after, fundraising efforts on sites like GoFundMe encouraged people to donate to cover the costs of repairing the fire damage. A giant concert, titled “Save The First Ward House,” helped raise about $15,000 for the rebuilding project.
Nine months later, the bar has re-opened and business is still recovering.

Photo #1 - The Grand Avenue bridge in the background once spanned Chicago Northwestern tracks
Photo #2 - 1900 interior photo
Photo #3 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photos #9-12 taken in 2013 by David Osgood
Photos #13-17 March 17, 2015 (St Pats day) a fire broke out in the kitchen




Circa 1953
EDDIES SPORTING GOODS
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
EDDIES SPORTING GOODS
2101 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, Eddies Sporting goods also resided in the First Ward building




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GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE
Grand Ave & St Joseph Ave
5th AVENUE BRIDGE
5th Avenue & St Joseph Ave

Old photos of the Grand Avenue bridge & 5th Avenue bridge
The railroad tracks below are now gone along with the bridge
The bridge was deemed unsafe and it was removed some time in the early 1990's




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Circa 1915
JOHN C FRIEDE SALOON
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
HUDGEN'S PHARMACY No 1
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
HUDGEN'S PHARMACY
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
HUDGEN'S PHARMACY
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
HUDGEN'S PHARMACY
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1943
SAMMY'S DRUG STORE
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
GARELICH DRUG STORE
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
GARELICH PHARMACY
2102 St Joseph Avenue

This was Hudgen's Pharmacy from 1930 through 1942
In 1943, it became Sammy's Drug Store
Garelich Drug Store was the final store at this address
Photo #4 - 1963 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1915
CLINTON CRAWFORD, BARBER
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
C M ROBERTSON, BARBER
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
MERRILL ROBERTSON, BARBER
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
MERRILL ROBERTSON, BARBER
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
LANCE BARBER SHOP
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
HERB'S WATCH SHOP
2104 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
LANCE BARBER SHOP
2104½ St Joseph Avenue
BONNIES LUNCH
2104 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1957
Pedrick Realty Company
2106 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1930
Walter Shimer Restaurant
2107 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
BASSAR & MOSKAU GROCERY
2110-2112 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
JAMES BILLINGSLEY MEATS
2108-2110 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
J M Billingsley Meat Market
2108 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
BASSAR & MOSKAU GENERAL STORE
2110-2112 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
St Joseph Cleaning Company
2108 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
HUNT'S GROCERY
2110 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
St Joseph Cleaning Company
2108 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH CLEANING COMPANY
2108-2110 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
TOLEDO SCALE SALES
2112 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
St Joseph Cleaning Company
2108-2110 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
TOLEDO SCALE DISTRIBUTORS
2112 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
WILLIAM MARTIN SHOE STORE
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
FRED OEHRLE SHOEMAKER
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
FRED OEHRLE SHOEMAKER
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
FRED OCHRLE SHOE REPAIR
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
FRED OEHRLE SHOE REPAIR
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
NORTH END SHOE HOSPITAL
2114 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
NORTH END SHOE HOSPITAL
2114 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1958
Orville Martz Trucking
2116 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
Walter Morris, Physician
2119 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
Julius Richa Cleaning
2119 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1930
RAY ATCHISON DRUG STORE
2120 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
HAMM'S CAFE
2120 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
Maro Robertson, barber
2122 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Kinnison Pharmacy
2122 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Edward Schubert Tailor
2122½ St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
E F McMillen, Barber
2122 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
T J Swafford Cafe
2124 St Joseph Avenue Circa 1930
Phillip Hamm Restaurant
2124 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
John Shinabargar Confectionery
2126 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
William Beatty Confectionery
2126 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
William Beatty Confectionery
2126 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
William Beatty Confectionery
2126 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
VACANT
2126 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
RUTH PAYNE BEAUTY SHOP
2126 St Joseph Avenue
DON ELDER USED CARS
2126 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1958
ROY HUFT TRUCKING
2127 St Joseph Avenue
MASTER HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANERS
2127 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
ARNOLD & WHITE BLACKSMITHS
2128 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
ARNOLD O WHITE HORSESHOER
2128 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
VACANT
2128 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1956
NELSON PAINT & CHEMICAL COMPANY
2128 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
CHATTERBOX RESTAURANT
2128 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
ROSS DELIVERY SERVICE
2128 St Joseph Avenue




Circca 1915
MRS ELIZA McPHERSON FURNISHED ROOMS
2131 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
ST JOSEPH RAILWAY L H & P GARAGE
2131 St Joseph Avenue
FORD'S DRIVE-IN
2131 St Joseph Avenue
MAID-RITE
2131 St Joseph Avenue
CABANA GRILL
2131 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
H L Farris Cafe
2134 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
L L Kennard, Barber
2134 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
D V Collins, Barber
2134 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1958
Stufflebie Grocery
2135 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1942
GLASS HOUSE SANDWICH SHOP
2137 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
KINDER'S GLASS HOUSE RESTAURANT
2137 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1958
St Joseph E & P Co bus barn
2138-2140 St Joseph Avenue






NORTHWEST LUMBER COMPANY
Highland Avenue

Northwest Lumber Company. It was owned by Clarence Albert
I remember buying from a lumber company here
The building is located on Highland Avenue, just east of St Joseph Avenue
Photo taken - Aug 9, 2013




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Circa 1903
ST JOSEPH LIGHT, HEAT & POWER CAR BARNS
GARAGE FOR STREETCARS, TROLLEYS, TROLLEY-COACHES & BUSES
2300 St Joseph Avenue
Southwest Corner Highland & St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
St Joseph RY L,H & P Branch Office
2300 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
Employees Mutual Benefit Association
2300 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
Harry Quayle Restaurant & Barbers
2300 St Joseph Avenue Circa 1924
St Joseph Railway Street Car Barns
2300 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
St Joseph Railway Street Car Barns
2300 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
St Joseph Railway Street Car Barns
2300 St Joseph Avenue

In 1903 the car barns were constructed in North St Joseph
Referred to by many names, I always called it the Car Barns
The car barns were located at Hiland & St Joseph Avenue in North St Joseph
Since 1903, St Joseph Light & Power had parked and housed their TROLLEY-COACHes, trolleys, streetcars and livestock in this structure
After sitting empty for many years, the structure was finally torn down
A new Burger King now occupies the location

Photo #1 - Turn of the century
Photo #2 - Turn of the century
Photo #3 - Electric rubber tire streetcars
Photo #4 - Inside view of the car barns
Photo #5 - Outside view with gas buses
Photo #6 - Inside view with modern gas bus
Photo #7 - Color photo prior to being torn down
Photo #8 - Car barns streetcar staff
Photo #9 - 1936 St Joseph News-Press ad
Photo #10 - Color photo of the car barns
Photo #11 - 2013 photo of the Burger King
Photo #12 - Inside view
Photo #13 - Trolley-Coaches
Photo #14 - Turn of the century boxing matches
Photo #15 - Early 1900's car barns
Photo #16 - Early 1900's car barns
Photo #17 - Mechanic's pit
Photo #18 - Side and rear view
Photo #19 - Empty car barn
Photo #20 - Color photo of the car barn
Photo #21 - Circa 1936 7 Mack CW buses
Photo #22 - Large photo of the car barns
Photo #22 submitted by Michael Miller




MOSS STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1942
SAFEWAY STORE No 336
2305 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
SAFEWAY STORE No 336
2305 St Joseph Avenue
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
2305 St Joseph Avenue
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS UNION
2305 St Joseph Avenue

The building has been remodeled since Safeway occupied the building
At one time the US Post Office was located here
It is currently owned by the National Association of Letter Carrier Union
They rent the hall out for dances, meetings, reunions,weddings and any other events requiring a large hall
Early morning on June 8, 2014, a car headed north on St Joseph Avenue crashed straight into the building making no attempts to stop or make the curve
All 3 people in the car were taken to the hospital

Photo #2 was taken Aug 9, 2013
Photos #3-5 was taken June 8, 2014






Circa 1899
KIDD GREENHOUSES
2320 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
DAVID JOFFE GENERAL MERCHANDISE
2321 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1920
KC BARGAIN STORE GENERAL MERCHANDISE
2321-2323 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
KC BARGAIN STORE GENERAL MERCHANDISE
2321-2323 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1930
David Joffe General Merchandise
2327 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Jacob Gordon Grocery
2327 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1942
STAMEY FUNERAL HOME
2335 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
STAMEY FUNERAL HOME
2335 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 2018
STAMEY FUNERAL HOME
2335 St Joseph Avenue



HIGHLAND AVENUE INTERSECTS



Circa 1915
William Hunt, Physicion
2416 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1958
CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE
2424 St Joseph Avenue



SHADY AVENUE INTERSECTS



Circa 1915
WOODSON CHAPEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2525 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
WOODSON CHAPEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2525 St Joseph Avenue



HELENA STREET INTERSECTS



ERVIN TIETZ USED CARS
2601 St Joseph Avenue




Melmed Pharmacy

Circa 1915
ERNEST GIBSON BAKERY
2602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
I O O F HALL
2602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
MELMED PHARMACY
2602 St Joseph Avenue
BROTHERHOOD LODGE 269 AF & AM
2602 ½ St Joseph Avenue
RAINBOW ASSEMBLY #12 (OES)
2602 ½ St Joseph Avenue

This was the location of the 1st Melmed Pharmacy
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1958
KWIK KARRY OUT RESTAURANT
2603 St Joseph Avenue
FOUR STAR STUDIO
2603 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
W E TRAVIS GROCERY
2604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1929
CLYDE STOUFFER HARDWARE COMPANY
2604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1953
LA BOUFF HARDWARE
2604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
LA BOUFF HARDWARE
2604 St Joseph Avenue





TG&Y

Circa 1974
T G & Y
2605 St Joseph Avenue

This building did not exist in 1958
Photo - 1974 TGY Advertisement




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Circa 1958
LAWHON'S BARBER SHOP
2606 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1980
JERRY'S HAIRCUTTING
2606 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
WILLIAM ELLIOTT CONTRACTOR
2607 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET(ROGER's)
2607 St Joseph Avenue

Large areas of the Missouri River basin received intermittent heavy rainstorms during the months of May and June 1984
Above average precipitation also occurred during the preceding months
The prolonged wet spring culminated with flooding in June. The flooding was the worst since the disastrous flooding in 1952
The structure no longer exists, it was destroyed by the 1993 flood
A new store was constructed east of the original location

Photo #1 - 1961 Advertisement
Photo #2 - 1981 Advertisement
Photo #3 - 1984 flood damage in the Green Hills store





Circa 1958
RUSH'S A-G MARKET
2608 St Joseph Avenue

2608 St Joseph Avenue
The building no longer exists, it is now a parking lot






Circa 1915
LEE MARKS PHARMACY
2610 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
MARION'S TAVERN
2610 St Joseph Avenue
KIPP'S TAVERN
2610 St Joseph Avenue

John Rock and family owned it for a long time
Bob McCoy followed ownership
Frank Kipp purchased the tavern and renamed it to Kipp's Tavern
The building burned down and is currently a parking lot
Photo - circa 1975






TRADING POST SUPER MARKET #3
2612 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1971
PIZZA ROYAL
2612 St Joseph Avenue




bowmans grocery

Circa 1926
J.T. NORET MARKET
2612 St Joseph Avenue
BOWMAN'S GROCERY
2612 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
COTTAGE GRILL
2612 St Joseph Avenue

In 1926 it was known to be J.T. Noret Market, an AG grocery store
After containing 2 grocery stores, the building housed the Cottage Grill
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



5th AVENUE INTERSECTS



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Years of Operation 1891-1931
WALKERS ADDITION SCHOOL
St Joseph Ave & NE Corner of 5th Avenue
ERNST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St Joseph Ave & NE Corner of 5th Avenue

Years of Operation 1894-1931
This school was originally Walkers Addition School
It was built close to the turn of the century in 1891
The name was changed to Ernst School Elementary School
In 1931 the students were transferred to Lindbergh School on St Joseph Avenue
It was listed as being located at 5th Ave & Savannah Road which is misleading today as it's location was actually one-half block east of St. Joseph Avenue on 5th Avenue, where the Melmed Pharmacy was in 2001






Circa 1958
RICHARDSON'S DX SERVICE STATION
2615 St Joseph Avenue
EWING'S SERVICE STATION
2615 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1958
KEITH'S TEXACO SERVICE STATION
2701-2705 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1980
DILLON INSULATION
2701 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1915
RINGEL BROTHERS BAKERY
2702 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
CHAPMAN BOATWRIGHT BAKERY
2702 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
BELL's APPLIANCE CENTER
2702 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
BELL's APPLIANCE CENTER
2702 St Joseph Avenue
BASKET STORES GROCERY
2702 St Joseph Avenue
HAGEE'S MARKET
2702 St Joseph Avenue

Listed in 1941 City Directory as Basket Stores Grocery
Listed in 1949 City Directory as Hagee's Market
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1915
ELZY WHITE HARDWARE
2706 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
BURGESS IRON & METAL COMPANY
Junk Dealer
2706 St Joseph Avenue






ST JOSEPH INSULATION COMPANY
2708 St Joseph Avenue
R.F.BENNETT BATTERY & TIRE SERVICE
2708 St Joseph Avenue





Circa 1915
JOHN HENRY GROCERY
2710 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1958
VIOLETT BARBER SHOP
2714 St Joseph Avenue

Lawrence Violett proprietor




Circa 1915
SWEET AUTO REPAIR
2715 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
HINTON SIGN & ADVERTISING
2715 St Joseph Avenue



6th AVENUE INTERSECTS





Circa 1915
WILLIAM DENHAM DRY GOODS
2801 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1953
KATY'S CAFE
2801 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
A L FRANS GRILLE
2801 St Joseph Avenue
GEORGE REINERT MEAT MARKET
2801 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, this was Katy's Cafe




Circa 1915
Charles Warner Grocery
2802 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
Charles Warner Grocery
2805 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
Berg Miller Vault Company
2805 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
HOSE COMPANY #12
2807 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
HOSE COMPANY #12
2807 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 2015
HOSE COMPANY #12
2807 St Joseph Avenue

In 2015, the City of St Joseph did a total remodeling/rebuilding of Hose Company #12. A large extension was constructed in order to accommodate more and larger fire trucks

Photo #1 - the original fire station #12
Photo #2 - new addition to station #12
Photo #3 - new addition to station #12 - looks great
Photo #3 submitted by Rodney Keyes

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Years of operation: 1931-Present
LINDBERGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2800-2812 St Joseph Avenue

Years of operation: 1931-Present
Located on St. Joseph Ave, between Monroe and Concord
Photo #5 - 1954 Kindergarten class
Photo #6 - 1964-1965 Grade 7 class
Photo #11 - 1960-1961 Grade 2 class
Photo #4 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1915
Benjamin Cramer Confectionary
2824 St Joseph Avenue



7th AVENUE INTERSECTS



Circa 1958
WESSELL VARIETY STORE
2902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
WESSELL's BEAUTY SHOP
2902 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1958
BROWN'S CONOCO STATION
2910 St Joseph Avenue
WALTER JENNINGS DX
2910 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



MADISON STREET INTERSECTS



Gardner Drug

Circa 1915
WILLIAM GARDNER PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE
3000 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
GARDNER PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE
3000 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1915
Hiram Burch, Barber
3006 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
HARRY CLARK FUEL
3017 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
RAY'S WELDING SERVICE
3017 St Joseph Avenue




Kunzelmamm Grocery

Circa 1915
PHIL KORBHOLZ FUEL
3026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
KUNZELMANN BAKERY
3026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1953
HAMILTON PLUMBING & HEATING
3026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
HAMILTON PLUMBING & HEATING
3026 St Joseph Avenue

3026 St Joseph Avenue
In 1953, Hamilton Plumbing occupied this building
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



BROADWAY STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1915
George Letz Meat Shop
3104 St Joseph Ave




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Circa 1915
NATHAN KAUFMAN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
3106 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
HY-KLAS GROCERY STORE #15
3106 St Joseph Avenue
W.J. KARKUTH BEATY STORE #15
3106 St Joseph Avenue
SMITH HY-KLAS #15
3106 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1980
CAMBRIDGE IMPLEMENT CENTER
3106 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #2 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement




NORTH END RADIATOR SHOP
3108 St Joseph Ave




Circa 1915
Mrs Emma Manning Milliner
3110 St Joseph Ave




Circa 1958
JOHN NOLD AUTO REPAIR
3117 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
MOSES BROWN GROCERY
3132 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
DR W.E.HARTSOCK CLINIC
3132 St Joseph Avenue
KASMO NORTH END SERVICE STATION
3132 St Joseph Avenue



GREEN STREET INTERSECTS



Dairy Queen1 Dairy Queen2

Circa 1958
DAIRY QUEEN
3202 St Joseph Avenue



LOGAN STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1958
NEW ULM APARTMENTS
(7 APARTMENTS)
3307-3309 ½ St Joseph Aveue




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Circa 1915
NATHAN GORDON GENERAL MERCHANDISE
3308 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1954
COFFMAN TV SERVICE
3308 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
JERRY'S FRUIT MARKET
3308 St Joseph Avenue
PARKWAY GROCERY
3308 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1981
MARTHA'S CRAFTS ETC.
3308 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 1954 Coffman TV News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - 1981 St Joseph News Press photograph




Circa 1915
Adam Schumacher Saloon
3311 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1958
THOMAS FRUIT MARKET
3323 St Joseph Avenue
THOMAS MARKETS
4913 Lake Avenue
THOMAS MARKETS
205 W Main, Savannah MO

Check out all of those Black Diamond Watermelons!
Those were the good ole days for sure
Thomas Markets were those neighborhood markets that you loved to shop at
They were a small version of the large grocery stores
In the mid '30's, E.C. Thomas began selling fresh fruit and vegetables throughout Midwest Missouri off the back of his truck. A few years later, he opened up Thomas Fruit Market on St Joseph Avenue.
Thomas Market remained here for many years
In future years, EC Thomas's sons, Jim, Roy and Ernie Thomas operated 4 Thomas Markets (I seem to be missing a 4th store)
Jim Thomas's children, Don, Mark, Mike, Carl and Kay assisted in operating the stores
Sadly, the Thomas Market on St Joseph Avenue closed many years ago and is currently a Dollar General Store

3323 St Joseph Avenue, as of 2011 it was a Dollar General
4913 Lake Avenue, as of 2011 it was Sack N' Save (in 2013 it closed)
205 W Main, Savannah MO, as of 2011 it was Green Hills Supermarket




RANDOLPH STREET INTERSECTS



MARVIN-McMURRY METHODIST CHURCH
3400 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, the church was at this address




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MARVIN-McMURRY METHODIST CHURCH
3406 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



MAGNOLIA AVENUE INTERSECTS



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Circa 1915
KRUG PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3539 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
KRUG PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3539 St Joseph Avenue

Was located on St. Joseph Avenue, East side of the street, near the Boulevard. The students were moved to Myrtle Miller in 1956
The building no longer exists






Circa 1981
KRUG SWIMMING POOL
3600 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - 1981 St Joseph News Press photograph



SAVANNAH ROAD INTERSECTS



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ROBIDOUX MIDDLE SCHOOL
4212 St Joseph Avenue

This is a new school
Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1980
STANDARD ELECTRIC COMPANY
4308 St Joseph Avenue

Standard Electric had been located downtown for many years
It's property was razed during Urban Renewal so Mr Hoecker moved his business to this address




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A & W ROOT BEER DRIVE-IN
4610 N 275 Hwy
(St Joseph Avenue)

4610 N 275 Hwy (St Joseph Avenue)
This is all that remains of A & W Root Beer that was once located on north St Joseph Avenue
Just the remnants of the old A & W Sign. The building is gone
Nothing is left but trees & shrubs remain plus the 2 concrete driveways
Photo #2 - 1981 advertisement






Circa 1980
GOETZ GUN SHOP
5015 St Joseph Avenue

Mike Goetz's gun shop






Circa 1980
HANK HUFFMAN TV
5114 St Joseph Avenue

Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement






BARNES AUTO SALVAGE
St Joseph Ave & County Line Rd

This was a popular junk yard for many years
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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APCO SERVICE
St Joseph Ave & County Line Rd

This APCO service station was located at the end of St Joseph Ave where it splits with one highway heading for the Country Club Village area
In 1961, this station was originally owned by Virgil Townsend
Virgil Townsend also owned the Green Tree Tavern
The older sister, Ramona Townsend, worked the station along with her brothers Mike and Pat Townsend
The station was later sold to Calvin Calhoun

Photo #1 - the closed & empty station as it sits in 2013
Photo #2 - Calvin Calhoun with one of his pump globes
Photo #3 - the Apco Station located at County Line and 59 Highway, just getting it ready to open in 1961
Photos #1 & 2 submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - submitted by Butch & Dea Allen
Some information was submitted by Butch & Dea Allen






GERBER SERVICE STATION
K Highway & St Joseph Avenue

K Highway & St Joseph Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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