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SOUTH PARK SECTION: PHOTOS AND INFORMATION



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MERCHANTS LOCATED ON COMMERCIAL STREET FROM 1907 - 1951

At one time, Commercial Street in the South Park area was a thriving community
Unfortunately, there are not many merchants remaining in 2014

Photo #1 - 1907 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #2 - 1916 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #3 - 1928 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #4 - 1933 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #5 - 1940 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #6 - 1951 List Of Merchants on Commercial Street
Photo #7 - List Of Other merchants in the South Park area






CITY ANNEXES & EXPANSION 1843-1949

Photo #1 - How the city expanded from 1843 to 1949, each section includes date annexed and boundry streets






Circa 1863
MAP OF SOUTH PARK STREETS
& AVAILABLE LOTS FOR SALE







AERIAL VIEW OF WESTERN END OF SOUTH PARK







LADY STANDING NEXT TO TRACKS
10th & Garfield

An unknown lady, unknown circa, standing near the railroad tracks around 10th & Garfield




Circa 1942
Garfield Avenue Lumber Company
1005 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Garfield Avenue Lumber Company
1005 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1958
Jay & Bob's DX Station
1029 Garfield




South 11th Street Intersects



NEW GARFIELD TAVERN
11th & Garfield







Circa 1865
DOUGHERTY and MOSS LUMBER COMPANY
Between 10th & 11th on Garfield
Circa 1932
DOUGHERTY and MOSS LUMBER COMPANY
Between 10th & 11th on Garfield

Photo - 1930 City Directory advertisement




Circa 1932
Barnsdall Filling Station
1101 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
General Petroleum Filling Station
1101 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Amel Dyer Motors
1101 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1932
Charles Foster Grocery
1117 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Rene Balmat Grocery Store
1117 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Bluetown Kelvinator Sales
1117 Garfield Avenue




South 12th Street Intersects
Atchison Street Intersects



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Circa 1924
S L COLLINS OIL SERVICE STATION
1201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
GEORGE SWAFFORD FILLING STATION
1201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
VACANT
1201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1968
HAROLD'S GRILL
1201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1980
MAID-RITE SANDWICH SHOP
1201 Garfield Avenue
GARRETTS GRILL
1201 Garfield Avenue
USA MOTORS
1201 Garfield Avenue

This small building once housed Harold's grill
It is known to have been Harold's from 1968 to 1979 for certain
In 1980 there was a Maid-Rite in this building (see photo #1)
Charlie Kurtz, the owner of the Maid-Rites at the time, was running this one
I was working for Frito-Lay at the time and would stop in to eat something
USA Motors, used cars sales, occupied the building the last time I looked




Circa 1932
Phillips Petroleum Station No 427
1225 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1958
Les Reynolds Motors Used Cars
1301 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Jacks Auto Service Used Cars
1301 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1932
William Osborn Filling Station
1329 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
William Osborn Filling Station
1329 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1924
St Joseph Veterinery Labratories
1502 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
St Joseph Veterinery Labratories
1502 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1958
Joe's Sinclair Service Station
1525 Garfield





Circa 1932
Home Oil & Gas Corporation Station #12
Northwest Corner of Garfield Avenue & 16th Street

Circa 1942
Home Oil & Gas Corporation Station #12
Northwest Corner of Garfield Avenue & 16th Street





Circa 1958
Garfield Auto Wrecking
Corner of 17th & Garfield Avenue





Circa 1924
R W Phillips billiards
1701 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Yost & Fisher Liquor
1701 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Floyd McCelland Restaurant
1701 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Yost & Fisher Tavern
1701 Garfield Avenue




C R I & P Railroad Crossing into Sugar Town



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Circa 1924
T A Willis Fuel
1703 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1924
Rythe Emerean Shoe Repair
1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1924
J C Holt Garage
1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
Jack Birchell Auto Repair
1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
Joseph Fisher Sheet Metal
1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Howard Van Cleave Filling station
1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Jim Lanning Motors
1703-1705 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1960
Jim Lanning Motors
1703-1705 Garfield Avenue

Photo #1 - 1960 yellow page advertisement
Photo #2 - Lanning advertisement on backside of playing cards
Photo #3 - 1960 City Directory advertisement




Circa 1958
Thunderburg Transportation Company
1707 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1924
Veregge Auto Shop
1729 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
Veregge Auto Shop
1729 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Veregge Auto Shop
1729 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Reuter Wholesale Beer Distributors
1729 Garfield Avenue




South 18th Street Intersects





Circa 1924
E C YAGER HARDWARE
1801 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
HAROLD ROSE RESTAURANT
1801 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
GARFIELD APARTMENTS
1801-1803 Garfield Avenue
DAKON'S ANTIQUES
1801 Garfield
DAKON'S ANTIQUES
2331 South 13th
DAKON'S ANTIQUES
3146 Felix

In 2000, the store was located at 18th & Garfield
In 2007, the address was 2331 South 13th, a residentual address
In 2012, the address was 3146 Felix, a residentual address






Circa 1924
NORTON ICE CREAM COMPANY
1803-1805 Garfield
Circa 1932
NORTON ICE CREAM COMPANY
1803-1805 Garfield
Circa 1932
6 Apartments
1803½ Garfield
Circa 1942
6 Apartments
1803½ Garfield
Circa 1958
NORTON ICE CREAM COMPANY
1803-1805 Garfield

Manufacturer of great tasting ice cream
Photo - 1929 advertisement
The building still exists




Circa 1942
Fred Flach Poultry
1811 Garfield Avenue





First & Last Chance Tavern

Circa 1924
J A BERRY BLACKSMITH
1817 Garfield
Circa 1932
EUGENE WHITE RESTAURANT
1817 Garfield
Circa 1942
TOURIST INN
1817 Garfield
Circa 1955
WHITE & GARTIN'S
FIRST & LAST CHANCE TAVERN
1817 Garfield
Circa 1958
FIRST & LAST CHANCE TAVERN
1817 Garfield
Circa 1976
MONK'S TAVERN
1817 Garfield
Circa 2005
FIRST & LAST CHANCE TAVERN
1817 Garfield

1817 Garfield
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes



South 19th Street Intersects



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Circa 1942
CONNETT COAL
& LUMBER COMPANY
19th & Garfield

They used to sell coal for furnaces






Circa 1981
COMPUTER SERVICE OF ST JOSEPH
1900 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1924
C A Haberkorn Feed Store
1913 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
C A Haberkorn Feed Store
1913 Garfield Avenue





Circa 1932
Frank Miller Produce
1931 Garfield Avenue




HYDE-BARLETT BOULEVARD OVERPASS


South 21st Street Interects





Circa 1926
Star Tourist Cottage Camp
2119 Garfield
Circa 1932
Star Tourist Cottage Camp
2119 Garfield
Circa 1942
Star Tourist Cottage Camp
2119 Garfield Avenue

Photo: circa 1926






Circa 1924
Samuel Arst Grocery
2123 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1932
Samuel Arst Grocery
2123 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
City Television & Appliance
2123 Garfield Avenue

Photo - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement



South 22nd Street Intersects



Circa 1924
Excello Feed Milling Company
SW Corner Garfield Avenue & 22nd Street
Circa 1932
Standard Oil Filling Station
2201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
William Hinton Filling Station
2201 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1942
Katheryn Heick Restaurant
2205 Garfield Avenue
Circa 1958
Crossroads Cafe
2205 Garfield Avenue







Circa 1930's
22nd STREET
BETWEEN GARFIELD AND PARKWAY

Looking north on 22nd Street towards Commercial Street
The railroad tracks that used to be south of Commercial can be seen
All of those trees are now gone



HIGHWAY 71 CUTOFF BEGINS


16th STREET INTERSECTS


COMMERCIAL STREET BEGINS





Circa 1924
Seitz Packing Company
16th Street & Commercial
Circa 1932
Seitz Packing Company
16th Street & Commercial
Circa 1942
Seitz Packing Company
16th Street & Commercial





Circa 1924
Basket Store No 73
1601 Commercial
Circa 1932
Basket Store No 73
1601 Commercial





Phipps Tavern

Circa 1924
YOST & FISHER BILLIARDS
1612 Commercial
Circa 1932
ORVILLE JONES SOFT DRINKS
(Prohibition Era)
1612 Commercial
Circa 1942
PHIPPS BROTHERS TAVERN
1612 Commercial
Circa 1958
PHIPPS BROTHERS TAVERN
1612 Commercial
ADAMS BAR & GRILL
1612 Commercial

1612 Commercial
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Currently this is Adams Bar & Grill




Circa 1942
Frank Dodge Billiards
1620 Commercial





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Circa 1850's
SOUTH PARK LUMBER COMPANY
1625 Commercial
Circa 1924
SOUTH PARK LUMBER COMPANY
1625 Commercial
Closed forever in June 2013

Mose Apple began South Park lumber back in the mid 1850's
South Park Lumber burned down on July 8, 1980
The lumber company was rebuilt after the fire
South Park Lumber closed it's doors forever in June 2013

Photo #1 - Old time billboard advertisement
Photo #2 - Photo of the 1980 fire damage
Photo #3 - 1981 advertisement, the business is being rebuilt
Photo #4 - 1981 News Press advertisement
Photo #5 - 1930 City Directory advertisement






Circa 1932
SERVICE STORES GROCERY #8
1702 Commercial
Circa 1949
THOMPSONS HY-KLAS #8
1702 Commercial
Circa 1958
HY-KLAS FOOD STORE No 8
1702 Commercial
DON MAY'S HY-KLAS FOOD STORE
1702 Commercial
BUNTON'S AUTO REPAIR
1702 Commercial

In 1942 the store was located at 1712 Commercial
In 1949 this store had moved to 1702 Commercial
This was originally Don Mays Hy-Klas food store
The store closed in the late 1970's
Bunton had it for a while as an auto repair. Bunton later his moved his shop around the corner on Garfield to a Texaco station
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1932
Ralph Long Soft Drinks
(Prohibition Era)
1704 Commercial
Circa 1942
John Murphy Barber Shop
1704 Commercial
Circa 1942
Murphy's Beauty Shop
1704 Commercial





Circa 1932
VACANT
1706 Commercial
Circa 1942
WILLIAM LUCAS RESTAURANT
1706 Commercial
Circa 1958
VACANT
1706 Commercial







Circa 1924
Rome Hughes Poultry
1710 Commercial
Circa 1942
Herbert Gassen Shoe Store
1710 Commercial
Circa 1942
Herbert Gassen
1710½ Commercial
Circa 1942
Voris Station Post Office
1710 Commercial
Circa 1958
South Park Modern Shoe Repairing
1710 Commercial





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Circa 1932
W M Lucas Restaurant
1712 Commercial
Circa 1942
Beaty Retail Grocery Store #8
1712 Commercial
Circa 1958
Ventaire Aluminum Awning Company
1712 Commercial
Dub's Barber Shop
1712 Commercial
Dennis' Barber Shop
1712 Commercial





Circa 1924
T J MARION BARBER SHOP
1714 Commercial
Circa 1924
WILLIAM LUCUS CAFE
1714½ Commercial
Circa 1932
THOMAS MARION BARBER SHOP
1714 Commercial
Circa 1932
B A JOHNSON SHOE REPAIR
1714½ Commercial
Circa 1942
THOMAS MARION BARBER SHOP
1714 Commercial
Circa 1958
DUB'S BARBER SHOP
1714 Commercial Circa 1958
COMMERCIAL CAFE
1714½ Commercial

Structure is now gone






Circa 1924
ABRAHAM KASAKOFF DRY GOODS
1716 Commercial
Circa 1932
ABRAHAM KASAKOFF DRY GOODS
1716 Commercial
Circa 1958
MRS WHITE'S VARIETY STORE
1716 Commercial




Lowell Street Intersects





Circa 1924
FRANK X. GIESLER HARDWARE
1717 Commercial
Circa 1932
FRANK X. GIESLER HARDWARE
1717 Commercial
Circa 1955
SEARS HARDWARE
1717 Commercial
Circa 1958
SOUTH PARK HARDWARE
1717 Commercial





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Circa 1924
R. B. MARSHALL DRUG STORE
1719 Commercial
Circa 1932
R. B. MARSHALL DRUG STORE
1719 Commercial
Circa 1942
R. B. MARSHALL DRUG STORE
1719 Commercial
Circa 1958
B & M AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
1719 Commercial





Circa 1932
Louis Jenson Grocery
1721 Commercial





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Circa 1924
LOUIS REICH GENERAL STORE
1722 Commercial
Circa 1932
LOUIS REICH GENERAL STORE
1722 Commercial
Circa 1942
SOUTH PARK MERCANTILE DRY GOODS
1722 Commercial
Circa 1958
SOUTH PARK MERCANTILE DRY GOODS
1722 Commercial
TALBOT & SONS CONSTRUCTION
1722 Commercial

This dry goods store was located 1722 Commercial
Current tenants are Talbot & Sons
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1924
KLEIN & FURSE GROCERY
1723 Commercial
Circa 1932
ROY HETHERINGTON CONFECTIONARY
1723 Commercial
Circa 1942
ROY TWEDELL GROCERY & HARDWARE
1723 Commercial
Circa 1958
ROY TWEDELL GROCERY & HARDWARE
1723 Commercial



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Circa 1924
McNally & Hurst drug store
1724 Commercial
Circa 1932
M J McNally drug store
1724 Commercial
Circa 1958
Marshall Drug Store
1724 Commercial
St Joseph Baptist Temple
1724 Commercial

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1924
A M Twedell Confectionary
1725 Commercial
Circa 1924
W W Gray Physician
1725½ Commercial
Circa 1932
Carl Thrailkill Barber Shop
1725 Commercial
Circa 1932
W W Gray, Physician
1725½ Commercial Circa 1932
Twedell's Hall
1725½ Commercial Circa 1942
Cyrus Rhodes Barber Shop
1725 Commercial
Circa 1942
Twedell's Hall
1725½ Commercial Circa 1958
VACANT
1725 Commercial



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Circa 1918
Lizzie H. Williams Bakery
1726 Commercial
Circa 1924
Vories Post Office Station
1726 Commercial
Circa 1924
Andrew Reed Confectionary
1728 Commercial
Circa 1932
C E Inman Grocery
1728 Commercial
Circa 1942
VACANT
1728 Commercial
Circa 1942
William B Hurst Grocery
1728 Commercial
Circa 1958
Frank Frish Used Furniture
1726 Commercial

The store on the right side of these duplex photos was once a bakery & a used furniture store




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Circa 1924
R E CARPENTER BAKERY
1729 Commercial
Circa 1932
SOUTH PARK BAKERY
1729 Commercial
Circa 1958
VACANT
1729 Commercial
BATTERY MAN SUPPLY
1729 Commercial



Circa 1958
Osgood Apartments
1733 Commercial



Circa 1942
Inman Coal Company
1736 Commercial
Circa 1958
Inman Coal Company
1736 Commercial



Circa 1924
W H Horner Fuel
1738 Commercial
Circa 1932
Robert Keller Coal Company
1738 Commercial
Circa 1932
Samuel Reynolds Auto Repair
1738 Commercial
Circa 1942
Osborn Brewers Distributing
1738 Commercial
Circa 1958
Burns Paint & Body Shop
1738 Commercial


SOUTH 18th STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1924
M R Brash Dry Goods
1801 Commercial
Circa 1932
M R Brash Dry Goods
1801 Commercial
Circa 1958
Playboy Inn Tavern
1801 Commercial



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Circa 1921
Security Bank in South Park
1802 Commercial
Circa 1924
Security Bank in South Park
1802 Commercial
Circa 1932
St Joseph Public Library
1802 Commercial
Circa 1942
Bobbie's Beauty Salon
1802 Commercial
Circa 1958
Snappy Cleaners
1802 Commercial



Circa 1932
John Jacobs Shoe Repair
1803 Commercial



freedman grocery

Circa 1932
David Freedman Grocery
1804 Commercial
Circa 1958
David Freedman Grocery
1804 Commercial



Circa 1932
David Stern Grockery
1805 Commercial
Circa 1932
Fox's Hall
1805½ Commercial
Circa 1932
South Park Lodge #560 IOOF
1805½ Commercial
Circa 1942
Jumbo Food Market
1805 Commercial
Circa 1942
Fox's Hall
1805½ Commercial
Circa 1942
South Park Lodge #560 IOOF
1805½ Commercial
Circa 1942
South Park Lodge #760 Rebekahs
1805½ Commercial
Circa 1958
Miller Casket Company
1805 Commercial



Circa 1932
Sunshine Laundry & Linen Supply
1809-1811 Commercial
Circa 1942
Sunshine Laundry & Linen Supply
1809-1811 Commercial





Circa 1942
TOWNSEND CLUB #4
1810 Commercial
Circa 1958
GORDEN PLUMBING & HEATING
1810 Commercial
SNAPP'S DRY CLEANERS
1810 Commercial

Located at 1810 Commercial
Photo was submitted by Rodney Keyes



SOUTH 19th STREET INTERSECTS



Circa 1942
Globe Oil Company
1934 Commercial


SOUTH 20th STREET INTERSECTS



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20th & COMMERCIAL

This is a triangular tract of land that lies north of the baseball field
This tract of land was obtained in 1905 and maintained by the Park Dept
In 1962, the city was considering selling this tract of land
Evidently the sale went through as a structure has existed here for many years
Photo #1 - Circa: 1962 St Joseph News-Press article & photo
Photo #2 - Current structure on this land
Photo #1 submitted by Carol Stephens






ADA ROBERTS CHICKEN DINNER FARM
3041 South 22nd





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Circa 1950
ASSOCIATED GROCERS WAREHOUSE
South 22nd Street

Known as the AG Warehouse, it is located between Commercial & the parkway
This used to be the warehouse for most of the grocery stores in St Joseph
They moved their operatons to Elwood Kansas many years ago
It appears that someone is still using the structure for storage
Photo #1 - June 1950 Newspaper photo showing the construction
Photo #2 - As the structure appears in 2012




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Circa 1955
Veregge Auto Shop
Garfield Car Wash
1729 Garfield

Located in South Park at 18th & Garfield
You drove your car inside the building
You paid them $1 and they let you use a stall inside the building equiped with a power sprayer to wash your vehicle
The building is still standing however the car wash is out of business




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HURST'S JACK SPRAT STORE
1728 Commercial

The store on the left side of this duplex (1728 Commercial) was once a Jack Sprat Food Store
Owned & operated by William & Ethel Hurst
The structure is currently empty & unoccupied
I have yet to find out what was on the right side, 1726 Commercial

Photo #1 Circa: 2013
Photo #2 Circa: 1940's
Photo #3 Circa: 1953
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 submitted by David Mooberry




Smith Market1 Smith Market2 Smith Market3 Smith Market4

STERN'S A-G
1801 Commercial
SMITH'S A-G MARKET
1801 Commercial
RUSTY'S PLACE
1801 Commercial
PLAYBOY TAVERN
1801 Commercial

This was originally Stern A-G grocery store
In 1947, David B Stern sold his A-G store & moved to California
In 1947, it became Smith's A-G
On January 12,1952, the Playboy Tavern held it's grand opening
In 1955, the City Directory shows this address as being VACANT
As seen in photo #2, the building was being re-sided in 2009

Photo #1 - building with the new siding installed in 2012
Photo #2 - taken in 2009 - undersiding says Playboy Inn, Tavern & Cafe
Photo #3 - January 1953 Grand Opening advertisement
Photo #4 - Inside view of the Playboy Tavern






Circa 1899
St Joseph Pressed Brick Co.
unknown address

Photo - Circa 1899 advertisement




SOUTH PARK CAFE
1706 Commercial

1706 Commercial
Structure is now gone






SOUTH PARK ELEVATOR
Unknown Address




South Park Colored School

Years of operation: 1890-1907
SOUTH PARK COLORED SCHOOL
17th & Commercial

Years of operation: 1890-1907
17th & Commercial




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Years of operation: 1888-1972
SOUTH PARK ELEMENTARY
18th & BELLE

Years of operation: 1888-1972
Once this school was located at 18th & Belle
It has been torn down and is currently a vacant lot
The students were transferred to Parkway ELementary in 1972

Photo #4 - 1900 Class Photo
Photo #5 - 1957-1958 5th Grade Class Photo
Photos submitted by Judy (Wiegant) Calhoun






SOUTH PARK DRUG STORE
1724 Commercial
WATKINS PRODUCTS
1724 Commercial





Smith Market

STERN'S A-G
1801 Commercial
SMITH'S A-G MARKET
1801 Commercial
PLAYBOY TAVERN
1801 Commercial

1801 Commercial
In 1947, David B Stern sold his A-G store & moved to California
In 1947, it became Smith's A-G
In 1953, it became the Playboy Tavern
In 1955, the City Directory shows this address as VACANT
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






INMAN COAL COMPANY
UNKNOWN EXACT ADDRESS
(18th & Commercial)

Located on the southwest corner of 18th & Commercial






SUNSHINE LAUNDRY
1801 Commercial







SNAPPY CLEANERS
1802-1806 Commercial

Snappy Cleaners was located in the right side of this building, 1802 Commercial






Circa 1970
WRIGHT'S MARINE
1930 Commercial



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