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MAIN STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1920's
ST JOSEPH AVENUE







Circa 1954
AERIAL VIEW OF ST JOSEPH AVENUE

1954 newspaper photo of St Joseph Avenue
The old car barns are visible center left



ALBEMARLE STREET INTERSECTS




Circa 1924
Wilhoit Oil Company Filling Station
1501 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Phillips Petroleum Filling Station
1501 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
BOWSER D & S USED CARS
1501 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
BOWSER D & S USED CARS
1501 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
Cities Service Filling Station
1502 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Cities Service Filling Station
1502 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
SIGGINS MOTORS, USED CARS
1502 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
SIGGINS MOTORS, USED CARS
1502 St Joseph Avenue
J & W MOTORS
1502 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
J L Ogle Blacksmith
1505 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
J L Ogle Blacksmith
1505 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
M H GROVER SHOEMAKER
1506 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
WALTER RAINEY GROCERY
1506 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
1506 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
1506 St Joseph Avenue
GLENN'S MARKET
1506 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, the Sportsman's Club was at this address




Circa 1915
Paul Krueger Saloon
1508 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Paul Krueger Soft Drinks
1508 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Loren Bayless, barber
1508 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
Pearl Nu-Way Laundry
1508-1520 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
Quality Launderers & Dry Cleaners
1508-1520 St Joseph Avenue
WISE GROCERY
1508 St Joseph Avenue





Circa 1915
Henry Sinke Grocery
1510 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Douglas Mantel Tile & Marble Company
1510 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
C C Heckel Grocery
1510 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Alvie Salsberry Second Hand Furniture
1510 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
JET WHITE LAUNDRY
1512 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
NU-WAY LAUNDRY COMPANY
1512 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
CONSER LAUNDRY & PEARL NUWAY
DRY CLEANERS
1512-1520 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
PEARL NU-WAY LAUNDRY & ZORIC DRY CLEANING
1512-1520 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
PEARL NU-WAY LAUNDRY COMPANY
1512-1520 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
QUALITY LAUNDERERS & DRY CLEANERS
1512-1520 St Joseph Avenue

Both Conser Laundry and Pearl Nuway are no longer in business
Photo #1 - Advertisement for Conser & Pearl Nuway
Photo #2 - Pearl Nuway Dry Cleaners was located in at 1516 St Joseph Avenue
Photo #3 - 1930 Pearl Nuway St Joseph Gazette photograph




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SPORTMAN'S CLUB
1514 St Joseph Avenue
NUWAY RENTAL SERVICES
1514 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1915
George Hoover Harness Maker
1518 St Joseph Avenue







Circa 1980
ASTRO AUTO PARTS
1519 St Joseph Avenue







Circa 1942
JACOB BOYER SHOE REPAIR
1527 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1955
BRUNS PARK IN RESTAURANT
1527 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
IMLAY'S PARK IN RESTAURANT
1527 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1963
VAN GUNDY'S PARK INN
1527 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1942
VACANT
1528 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
BRAOWN'S SERVICE STATION
1528 St Joseph Avenue



MIDDLETON STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1924
STANDARD SERVICE STATION
St Joseph Ave & Middleton
FRANKS MOBILGAS SERVICE STATION
St Joseph Ave & Middleton




Anderson

Circa 1915
EDWARDS & SON BLACKSMITHS
1601 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
STANDARD OIL FILLING STATION
1601 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
JACK PINGER FILLING STATION
1601 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
GEORGE & LINDY'S STANDARD SERVICE
1601 St Joseph Avenue
HISKEY BROTHERS SERVICE STATION
1601 St Joseph Avenue
ANDERSON STANDARD
1601 St Joseph Avenue
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
1601 St Joseph Avenue
TACO BANDITO
1601 St Joseph Avenue

1601 St Joseph Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Fred Henze Shoe Shop

Circa 1915
WILLIAM HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
WILLIAM HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
WILLIAM HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
FRED HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
FRED HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue

Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




Doris Beauty Land

Circa 1915
JOHN DODD CONFECTIONARY
1604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
L C O'NEILL GROCERY
1604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
L C O'NEILL GROCERY
1604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
ROY WISE GROCERY
1604 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
NEVILLA BEAUTY SHOP
1604 St Joseph Avenue
DORIS BEAUTY LAND
1604 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1930
G W BIVENS CONFECTIONARY
1610 St Joseph Avenue
CLAY SALE TRUCKING COMPANY
1610 St Joseph Avenue




EDWARD PAUL CARPENTER
1611 St Joseph Avenue




Years in operation: 1894-1940
LINCOLN COLORED SCHOOL
1623 St. Joseph Ave
Circa 1924
LINCOLN COLORED SCHOOL
1623 St. Joseph Ave

Years in operation: 1894-1940
The old school was destroyed by fire
A new school was constructed in 1940




Lincoln Colored School

Years in operation: 1940-1954
NEW LINCOLN COLORED SCHOOL
1623 St. Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Lincoln School
1623 St. Joseph Avenue

Years in operation: 1940-1954
Photo Circa 1940's
A new school was built here in the 1940's
The school no longer exists, part of the VFW hall is now at this location



PENDLETON STREET INTERSECTS



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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)
1701 St Joseph Avenue
BACKDOOR EMPORIUM & AUCTION HOUSE
1701 St Joseph Avenue

For many years this was the VFH hall where you could eat, drink and dance
They had a great breakfast for a very low cost
The VFW closed down some years ago and the building has been sitting empty
Mark Puckett purchased the building in 2012 and opened an antique store and an auction house at the location




Circa 1942
JOSEPH BUCHER FILLING STATION
1702 St Joseph Avenue
J R MILLER SERVICE STATON
1702 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1912
T. W. STAMEY
Contractor & Builder
1703 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
C O Smith Fuel
1704 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
C O Smith Fuel
1704 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1924
McCAHON WRECKING COMPANY
1708 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
NEWTON WRECKING COMPANY
1708 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1940
CAUFIELD BEVERAGE COMPANY
1708 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1930
Leon Groux Restaurant
1709 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
St Joseph Wrecking Company
1714 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1957
OWENS MOTORS
1720 St Joseph Avenue




Norris Drug Store

Circa 1924
STAUBER DRUG COMPANY
1722 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
STAUBER PHARMACY
1722 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
NORRIS DRUG STORE
1722 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
L. B. PRICE MERCHANDISE COMPANY
1722 St Joseph Avenue



RICHARDSON STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1911
BERNARD WITT BAKERY
(aka BENNY WITT BAKERY)
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
BERNARD WITT BAKERY
(aka BENNY WITT BAKERY)
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
BERNARD WITT BAKERY
(aka BENNY WITT BAKERY)
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
BERNARD WITT, JR NOTORY PUBLIC
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
FISH BOWL TAVERN
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
WITT ENTERPRISES CONFECTIONERS
1802 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
WITT SALES FRUIT MARKET
1802 St Joseph Avenue
BENNY WITT TAX SERVICE
1802 St Joseph Avenue

Bernhard Witt in front of his bakery with 2 of his 3 children
Marie (Witt) Sauer and her brother Bernard (Bennie)
The Witt's were bakers by family trade and operated one of 3 bakeries in the village of Niederhausen, Germany
(now known a Rheinhausen on the banks of the Rhine River in the Black Forest region).
Bernhard Witt followed his trade with his immigration to the United States
At some point, likely needing to work more normal day-time hours, Mr Witt changed the bakery business to the Fish Bowl Tavern.
The 1802 St. Joseph Avenue address served at least 3 businesses over the years as Bernard Jr (he dropped the "h" in Bernhard) operated a Tax Preparation/CPA/Notary business at this location
Bernard Jr was also a promoter who brought a variety of concerts and shows to St. Joseph
The above information was submitted by John Sauer
(Great grandson of Bernhard Witt)

Photo #1 - Circa 1911
Photo #2 - Circa 1911
Photo #3 - Circa 2011






Circa 1924
HANSEN & PARMAN AUTO REPAIR
1805 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
CENTRAL OIL COMPANY REPAIR SHOP
1805 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
LEE GILBERT TECHNOCRACY
1805 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
BECKER MOTOR COMPANY
1803-1809 St Joseph Avenue
SHAMROCK BAR
1805 St Joseph Avenue

This building was built after 1953
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1980
CUTLER AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE, INC
1806 St Joseph Avenue

Photo #1 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #2 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1899
STAUBER DRUG COMPANY
1810 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
J M TETHEROW GROCERY
1810 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
LELAND HARBORD AUTO SUPPLIES
1810 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
LAST ROUND-UP TAVERN
1810 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
LAST ROUND-UP TAVERN
1810 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
R T Modrell auto repair
1825 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
R T Modrell auto repair
1825 St Joseph Avenue




niemann Grocery

Circa 1957
NIEMANN'S FOOD MARKET
1826 St Joseph Avenue
NIEMANN A-G GROCERY
1826 St Joseph Avenue

1826 St Joseph Avenue
William T Niemann proprietor
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1930
AUG OHLEMEYER, BARBER SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
WILSON & SON BARBER SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
VOGUE BEAUTY SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue
SLIM'S BARBER SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
R O WHEAT TIRE & BATTER SHOP
1828 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
R O WHEAT, BATTERIES
1828 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM
1828 St Joseph Avenue


WOODSON STREET INTERSECTS





Circa 1924
B F MURCHIE FUEL
1901 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
VACANT
1901 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1950
BURTON'S APCO SERVICE
1901 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
HARRY CROUSE USED CARS
1901 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1970
CULVER'S APCO SERVICE
1901 St Joseph Avenue

Listed as Burton's in 1950 city directory
Listed as Culver's in 1970 city directory




Circa 1915
HAIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
I O O F HALL
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
US POST OFFICE
STATION E
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
I O O F HALL
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
US POST OFFICE
STATION E
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
I O O F HALL
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
US POST OFFICE
STATION E
1902 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
US POST OFFICE
STATION E
1902 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
Frank Murchie Fuel
1903 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
DOUGAN & IRWIN GROCERY
1904 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
DOUGAN & DOUGAN AG GROCERY
1904 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
KING & FOLKS LIQUOR
1904 St Joseph Avenue
ALFRED BENTRUP PRINTING COMPANY
1904 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1942
Buckley's Barber & Beauty Shop
1905 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Avenue Beauty Shop
1905 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1933
Red & White Grocery Store
1906 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Harvey Minor, Chiropractor
1906 St Joseph Avenue
Brady Fleming Ostepath
1906 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1888
G. GATES ICES & CONFECTIONARY
Manufacturer & Dealer
1914 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
EMIL STEINSCHNEIDER DRY GOODS
1914 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1921
BEE HIVE STORE
1914 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
C E CAGLE CLEANERS
1914 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
FRANCIS O'MEARA RADIO REPAIR
1914 St Joseph Avenue

The building no longer exists




Circa 1915
STATION E POST OFFICE
1916 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
HARRY BRAHINSKY DRY GOODS
1916 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
ROY HARDING SOFT DRINKS
1916 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
JOHN W CLINE JEWELER
1918 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
C D HAYNIE JEWELER
1918 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
C D HAYNIE JEWELER
1918 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
ISAAC BRADY GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1920 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
MRS DORA WIENER GROCERY
1920 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
WILSON MOTORS
1920 St Joseph Avenue




Davis Auto

Circa 1924
BOYD SCHOONOVER, BARBER
1925 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
HOME OIL & GAS CORPORATION No 20
1925 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
TEEGARDEN SUPER SERVICE FILLING STATION
1925 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
TEEGARDEN AUTO SERVICE & GAS STATION
1925 St Joseph Avenue
DAVIS AUTO
1925 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, this was Teegarden Auto Service
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1915
L BECKER GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1927 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
JAMES PIPER MEATS
1927 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
BANK OF NORTH ST JOSEPH
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
CLAYTON IMUS, PHYSICIAN
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
BANK OF NORTH ST JOSEPH
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
BANK OF NORTH ST JOSEPH
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
CHESTER HAYNIE JEWELER
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1950
HAYNIE & WATKINS JEWELERS
1928 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
CD HAYNIE JEWELRY COMPANY
1928 St Joseph Avenue

Before and now photos of the same structure
In 1950, the Jewelry company was located inside the bank
Photo #3 - 1950 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #4 - CD Haynie Advertisement
Photo #5 - 1930 Bank of North St Joseph Business card





JEFFERSON STREET INTERSECTS



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Circa 1924
F P MOSKAU & SON GROCERY
2002 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
W J SHELTON, PHYSICIAN
2002½ St Joseph Avenue
CHEZ DON'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
2000 St Joseph Avenue
RICHARD MASSEY'S BBQ
2002 St Joseph Avenue

Chez Don's was owned & operated by Don Blevins
Don Blevins also had a car lot across the street from the lounge
Massey BBQ was here in later years, unfortunately Richard Massey died and the best BBQ in town died with him
Richard Massey also worked at Wire Rope at the time
Numerous businesses have occupied the building since Massey's BBQ
This building no longer exists. 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.
Floating ashes caught this building on fire
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.
This building and another burned down when the First Ward fire occured. Hot ashes drifed from a block away onto the structures
Only an empty grassy lot remains





Circa 1915
F P Moskan & Son grocery
2002 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
E J Moskan & Son grocery
2002 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Christian Chapel Church
2002 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Church Supply Company
2002 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
WILLARD DRUG COMPANY
2004 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
BASKET STORE No 81
2004 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
BASKET STORE No 81
2004 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
NORTH SIDE ELECTRIC COMPANY
2004 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
HUMMER'S DRY GOODS
2004 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
TURNER & COMPANY MEATS
2005 St Joseph Aveue
Circa 1924
NORTH ST JOSEPH AUTO SALVAGE
2005 St Joseph Aveue
Circa 1929
WILLIAMS HARDWARE COMPANY
2005 St Joseph Aveue





Circa 1915
WILLIAMS HARDWARE COMPANY
2006 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
WILLIAMS HARDWARE COMPANY
2006 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
E J WILLIAMS HARDWARE
2006 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
SCHULTZ PLUMBING & HEATING
2006 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1920
Liberty Silent Movie Theater
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
VACANT
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Liberty Movie Theater
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Agnew Appliance Service
2007 St Joseph Avenue
BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL
2007 St Joseph Avenue

Theater was known to be in operation September 12, 1920
Edward A Brondridge was the theater's owner
The 2007 directory has that address being Floyds Alibi Lounge
2007 St Joseph Avenue would have been directly across the street from the Regal Theater
Information submitted by Terry Plumb




Circa 1920
Liberty Silent Movie Theater
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Glenn Moskau Grocery
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Mrs C B Cook, Chiropractor
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Chester Cawley Bakery
2008 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Chapman Boatwright Bakery
2008 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Peerless Products Storm Windows
2008 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1957
Winegar Furnace Company
2009 St Joseph Avenue
Burton Auction Company
2009 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1922
PALLACE THEATER
2010 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
REGAL THEATER
2010 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
REGAL THEATER RESTAURANT
2010 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
REGAL THEATER
2010 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
REGAL BEAUTY SHOP
2010 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
REGAL THEATER
2010 St Joseph Avenue

Pallace Theater opened on Thursday, December 21,1922
Movie Shown: Song of Life
Last date the Regal was open: Saturday, June 7, 1961
Last shows played:
William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong
Virgilio Teixeira in The Boy Who Stole A Million
Regal Theater on St Joseph Avenue
across from the Bottoms Up Bar & Grill
They had the best candy selection in town




Circa 1930
Emmett Raidt Shoe Repair
2012 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Regal Theater Confectionary
2012 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
J M Cobb Hardware
2013 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Raymond Cobb Hardware
2013 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Avenue Cigar Store
2013 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
B D Dyson Real Estate
2015 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Clyde Kline Garage
2015 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
John Young Restaurant
2016 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Paul McCain Bakery
2016 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1915
Williams & Tee Feed Store
2017 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Tee & Son Fuel
2017 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Tee & Son Fuel
2017 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Koonse Coal & Ice Company
2017 St Joseph Avenue




Palace

Circa 1915
PALACE SILENT MOVIE THEATER
2018 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
PALACE THEATER MOTION PICTURES
2018 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
BERT DYSON 2nd HAND GOODS
2018 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
DAWSON GENERAL MERCHANDISE
2018 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1953
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
FOXY'S HAIR DEN
2018 St Joseph Avenue

In 1915, the Palace Theater moved to 2018 St Joseph Avenue
Foxy's Hair Den currently occupies this address
Note the very narrow staircase on the left side of the photo
According to 1953 city directory, the church occupied this building
It is unknown if the church was located upstairs or downstairs
Photo taken on Aug 11, 2013







Circa 1891
F. J. VEY & COMPANY
2019 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
NORTH END AUTO SHOP
2019 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
HERMAN MUELLER GARAGE
2019 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
Harvey Green, Barber
2020 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
E K Thompson Confectionary
2020 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Ogden Fosburgh Watch Maker
2020 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Herb's Watch Shop
2020 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1957
HARRY CROUSE MOTORS
2021 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1915
MRS CATHERINE IRWIN CONFECTIONARY
2022 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
SAMUEL SAFFERN DRY GOODS
2022 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
BASKET STORES GROCERY No 81
2022 St Joseph Avenue
ED'S TV & APPLIANCE
2022 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1981
ST JOE SMALL ENGINES, INC
2022 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1924
W B STANTON GARAGE
2025 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
FRANK MAXFIELD GARAGE
2025-2027 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
HANSEN MOTOR COMPANY
2025-2027 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
RIX & COMPANY BUILDING SPECIALTIES
2025 St Joseph Avenue






Circa 1915
Verguth & Moskau saloon
2026-2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
P W Hamm Cafe
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Anselm Hilgert Restaurant
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Orpha's Cafe
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
Green's Barber Shop
2026 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1899
BROWN BEAR TAVERN
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
George Kirch Restaurant
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
H E Green, barber
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Veraguth & Moskau Cigar Shop
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
H E Green, barber
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Veraguth & Moskau Cigar Shop
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Veraguth & Moskau Liquor
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
Harvey Green Barber
2028 St Joseph Avenue

The Brown Bear Tavern was established in 1899 and is still in business in 2014

Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #6 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - Circa 1955 - submitted by Jeff Lewis
Photos #3-5 - taken in 2013 by David Osgood



FILMORE STREET ENDS


GRAND AVENUE BEGINS



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GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE
Grand Ave & St Joseph Ave

Old photos of the Grand 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 1878
FIRST WARD HOUSE
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
Otto Holmes Saloon
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
Mrs Mary Friede Boarding House
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
John Friede Soft Drinks
Probition Era
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
Mrs Mary Friede Boarding House
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
John Friede Billiards
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
Mrs Mary Friede Boarding House
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
John Friede Liquor
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1953
EDDIES SPORTING GOODS
2101 St Joseph Avenue
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
In 1953, Eddies Sporting goods also resided in the First Ward building

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




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