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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




D & S USED CARS
1501 St Joseph Avenue




J & W MOTORS
1502 St Joseph Avenue




SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
GLENN'S MARKET
1506 St Joseph Avenue

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




WISE GROCERY
1508 St Joseph Avenue




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PEARL NUWAY DRY CLEANERS
1512-1520 St Joseph Avenue

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






SPORTMAN'S CLUB
1514 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




BRUNS PARK IN RESTAURANT
1527 St Joseph Avenue




BRAOWN'S SERVICE STATION
1528 St Joseph Avenue



MIDDLETON STREET INTERSECTS



FRANKS MOBILGAS SERVICE STATION
St Joseph Ave & Middleton




Anderson

HISKEY BROTHERS SERVICE STATION
ANDERSON STANDARD
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
TACO BANDITO
1601 St Joseph Avenue

1601 St Joseph Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Fred Henze Shoe Shop

FRED HENZE SHOE SHOP
1602 St Joseph Avenue

Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




Doris Beauty Land

DORIS BEAUTY LAND
1604 St Joseph Avenue/td>

Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




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

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 Ave

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)
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




J R MILLER SERVICE STATON
1702 St Joseph Avenue




OWENS MOTORS
1720 St Joseph Avenue




L B PRICE MERCHANDISE COMPANY
1722 St Joseph Avenue




Norris Drug Store

NORRIS DRUG STORE
1722 St Joseph Avenue



RICHARDSON STREET INTERSECTS



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BENNY WITT BAKERY
WITT CONFECTIONERS
1802 St Joseph Avenue

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




BECKER MOTOR COMPANY
1803-1809 St Joseph Avenue





SHAMROCK BAR
1805 St Joseph Avenue

This was built after 1953
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




LAST ROUND-UP TAVERN
1810 St Joseph Avenue




niemann Grocery

NIEMANN A-G GROCERY
1826 St Joseph Avenue

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




SLIM'S BARBER SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue




VOGUE BEAUTY SHOP
1827 St Joseph Avenue




BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM
1828 St Joseph Avenue



WOODSON STREET INTERSECTS





BURTON'S APCO SERVICE
CULVER'S APCO SERVICE
HARRY CROUSE USED CARS
1901 St Joseph Avenue

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




US POST OFFICE
STATION E
1902 St Joseph Avenue




ALFRED BENTRUP PRINTING COMPANY
1904 St Joseph Avenue




DOUGAN & DOUGAN A-G
1904 St Joseph Avenue




BRADY FLEMING OSTEOPATH
1906 St Joseph Avenue




Circa 1921
BEE HIVE STORE
1914 St Joseph Avenue




WILSON MOTORS
1920 St Joseph Avenue




Davis Auto

TEEGARDEN AUTO SERVICE
DAVIS AUTO
1925 St Joseph Avenue

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




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BANK OF NORTH ST JOSEPH
HAYNIE & WATKINS JEWELERS
1928 St Joseph Avenue

Before and now photos of the same structure
In 1953, the Jewelry company was located inside the bank





JEFFERSON STREET INTERSECTS



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CHEZ DON'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
MASSEY'S BBQ
2000 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 Mr Massey died and the best BBQ in town died with him
Numerous businesses have occupied the building since Massey




CHURCH SUPPLY COMPANY
2002 St Joseph Avenue




HUMMER DRY GOODS
2004 St Joseph Avenue




SCHULTZ PLUMBING & HEATING
2006 St Joseph Avenue




LIBERTY SILENT MOVIE THEATER
2007 St Joseph Avenue

Known to be in operation September 12, 1920
Edward A Brondridge was the 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




AGNEW APPLIANCE SERVICE
2007 St Joseph Avenue






BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL
2007 St Joseph Avenue

Photo taken in 2013 by Rodney Keyes




BURTON AUCTION COMPANY
2009 St Joseph Avenue




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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




Palace

REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
PALACE SILENT MOVIE THEATER
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





HARRY CROUSE MOTORS
2021 St Joseph Avenue




BASKET STORES GROCERY
2022 St Joseph Avenue




RIX & COMPANY BUILDING SPECIALTIES
2025 St Joseph Avenue






Veraguth & Moskau
2026 St Joseph Avenue





GREENS BARBER SHOP
2028 St Joseph Avenue




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BROWN BEAR TAVERN
2028 St Joseph Avenue

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

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



FILMORE STREET INTERSECTS



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FIRST WARD HOUSE
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

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




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

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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HUDGEN'S PHARMACY
SAMMY'S DRUG STORE
GARELICH DRUG STORE
2102 St Joseph Avenue

This was Hudgen's Pharmacy from 1932 through 1942
It later became a Sammy's Drug Store and finally Garelich Drug Store




LANCE BARBER SHOP
2104 St Joseph Avenue




BONNIES LUNCH
2104 St Joseph Avenue






ST JOSEPH CLEANING COMPANY
2108 St Joseph Avenue




ST JOSEPH CLEANING COMPANY
2110 St Joseph Avenue




TOLEDO SCALE SALES
2112 St Joseph Avenue




NORTH END SHOE HOSPITAL
2114 St Joseph Avenue




DON ELDER USED CARS
2126 St Joseph Avenue




RUTH PAYNE BEAUTY SHOP
2126 St Joseph Avenue




MASTER HOUSE & WINDOW CLEANERS
2127 St Joseph Avenue




FORD'S DRIVE-IN
MAID-RITE
CABANA'S
2131 St Joseph Avenue




KINDERS GLASS HOUSE
2137 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




ST JOSEPH RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER
BUS BARN
2138-2140 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1903
ST JOSEPH LIGHT & POWER CAR BARNS
GARAGE FOR STREETCARS, TROLLEYS, TROLLEY-COACHES & BUSES
Hiland & 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 #23 - The south side of the Burger King
Photo #22 submitted by Michael Miller




MOSS STREET INTERSECTS



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SAFEWAY
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
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




STAMEY FUNERAL HOME
2335 St Joseph Avenue



HIGHLAND AVENUE INTERSECTS



CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE
2424 St Joseph Avenue



SHADY AVENUE INTERSECTS



WOODSON CHAPEL
2525 St Joseph Avenue



HELENA STREET INTERSECTS



ERVIN TIETZ USED CARS
2601 St Joseph Avenue




Melmed Pharmacy

MELMED PHARMACY
2602 St Joseph Avenue

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






BROTHERHOOD LODGE 269 AF & AM
RAINBOW ASSEMBLY #12 (OES)
2602 ½ St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




FOUR STAR STUDIO
2603 St Joseph Avenue




LA BOUFF HARDWARE
2604 St Joseph Avenue




TG&Y

T G & Y
2605 St Joseph Avenue

This building did not exist in 1953
Photo - 1974 TGY Advertisement




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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





RUSH'S A-G MARKET
2608 St Joseph Avenue

2608 St Joseph Avenue
It is now a parking lot






MARION'S TAVERN
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




bowmans grocery

J.T. NORET MARKET
BOWMAN'S GROCERY
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 1894-1931
WALKERS ADDITION SCHOOL
ERNST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St Joseph Ave & 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






EWING'S SERVICE STATION
2615 St Joseph Avenue






KEITH'S SERVICE STATION
2701-2705 St Joseph Avenue
TEXACO

2701-2705 St Joseph Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




hagee market

BASKET STORES GROCERY
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




BURGESS IRON & METAL COMPANY
2706 St Joseph Avenue






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







VIOLETT BARBER SHOP
2714 St Joseph Avenue

Lawrence Violett proprietor




HINTON SIGN & ADVERTISING
2715 St Joseph Avenue



6th AVENUE INTERSECTS





KATY'S CAFE
GEORGE REINERT MEAT MARKET
2801 St Joseph Avenue

In 1953, this was Katy's Cafe




BERG MILLER VAULT COMPANY
2805 St Joseph Avenue




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HOSE COMPANY #12
2807 St Joseph Avenue

The City of St Joseph did a total remodeling of #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
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



7th AVENUE INTERSECTS



ESSELL BEAUTY SHOP
2902 St Joseph Avenue




WESSELL VARIETY STORE
2902 St Joseph Avenue






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

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



MADISON STREET INTERSECTS



Gardner Drug1 Gardner Drug2 Gardner Drug3

Circa 1955
GARDNER DRUG STORE
3000 St Joseph Avenue

There has been numerous businesses in this building
The building met it's destruction in March 2017
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Kunzelmamm Grocery

HAMILTON PLUMBING & HEATING
KUNZELMANN BAKERY
3026 St Joseph Avenue

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



BROADWAY STREET INTERSECTS



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W.J. KARKUTH BEATY STORE #15
SMITH HY-KLAS #15
3106 St Joseph Avenue

3106 St Joseph Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




NORTH END RADIATOR SHOP
3108 St Joseph Ave




JOHN NOLD AUTO REPAIR
3117 St Joseph Ave




DR W.E.HARTSOCK CLINIC
3132 St Joseph Ave




KASMO NORTH END SERVICE STATION
3132 St Joseph Ave



GREEN STREET INTERSECTS



Dairy Queen1 Dairy Queen2

DAIRY QUEEN
3202 St Joseph Avenue



LOGAN STREET INTERSECTS



NEW ULM APARTMENTS
(7 APARTMENTS)
3307-3309 ½ St Joseph Ave




Parkway Grocery

PARKWAY GROCERY
3308 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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THOMAS MARKETS
3323 St Joseph Avenue
4913 Lake Avenue
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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KRUG PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3539 St Joseph Avenue

St. Joseph Ave. - East Side - By the Boulevard
Students Moved to Myrtle Miller in 1956
The building no longer exists



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




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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






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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