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WHERE BEER WAS SOLD RETAIL

Old city directory listing of where beer was sold
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1900
CHARLES VOGEL SALOON
402 Edmond
Circa 1912
ESTERMAN & MARCHAIN SALOON
402 Edmond
Circa 1918
ESTERMAN & MARCHAIN SALOON
402 Edmond
Circa 1918
ATHENS BROTHERS LUNCH
402 Edmond
Circa 1921
ESTERMAN & MARCHAIN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
402 Edmond
Circa 1924
ESTERMAN & MARCHAIN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
402 Edmond
Circa 1930
ELMO MARTIN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
402 Edmond
Circa 1930
ALLEN DRAKE RESTAURANT
402 Edmond
Circa 1937
GOTTFRIED SCHREIBER LIQUOR
402 Edmond
Circa 1940
GOTTFRIED SCHREIBER LIQUOR
402 Edmond
Circa 1946
ACE HIGH BAR
402 Edmond
Circa 1946
ACE BOCKADAY LUNCH
402 Edmond
Circa 1958
BLOCK'S ARMY SURPLUS STORE
402-410 Edmond





AL Romig1 AL Romig2

Circa 1900
GEORGE GITZ SALOON
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1920
GEORGE GITZ SOFT DRINKS
PROHIBITION ERA
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1932
ROY HEATER SOFT DRINKS
PROHIBITION ERA
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1937
ALF ROMIG TAVERN
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1937
JOHN BAKER RESTAURANT
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1940
ALF ROMIG TAVERN
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1946
ALF ROMIG TAVERN
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1946
PAPADAS RESTAURANT
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1951
GUS PAPADAS RESTAURANT
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1957
ALF ROMIG TAVERN
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1957
ALF ROMIG LUNCH
1224 South 10th Street
Circa 1960
ALF ROMIG TAVERN
1224 South 10th Street

Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 submitted by Terry McGinnis




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Circa 1937
Bert Maple Restaurant
2110 Francis
Circa 1940
Bert Maple Restaurant
2110 Francis
Circa 1946
Bert Maple Restaurant
2110 Francis
Circa 1947
Al's Inn
2110 Francis
Circa 1958
Al's Tavern
2110 Francis
Circa 1960
Eddie's
2110 Francis
Jim's Place
Jim Kibble Proprietor
Tavern/Restaurant
2110 Francis
PJ's Place
2110 Francis
Francis Street Diner
2110 Francis
Circa 2018
Sotelo Mexican Restaurant
2110 Francis





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Circa 1900
JOSEPH SMITH SALOON
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1905
WILLIAM KESSELS SALOON
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1912
WILLIAM KESSELS SALOON
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1915
GEORGE WELTY SALOON
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1918
GEORGE WELTY SALOON
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1921
C. L. COY SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1926
G. S. PATTERSON SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1930
CHARLES KELLER SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1932
VACANT
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1937
ALF RHODES LIQUOR
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1940
AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1947
AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1958
AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd
Circa 1960
AMERICAN TAVERN
1001 North 3rd

1001 North 3rd
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1900
THE OWL SALOON
1226 South 6th
Circa 1905
EUGENE WHITE SALOON
1226 South 6th
Circa 1912
CHRIS OTTEN SALOON
1226 South 6th
Circa 1918
CHRIS OTTEN SALOON
1226 South 6th
Circa 1921
HOTEL OTTEN SALOON
1226 South 6th
Circa 1926
JONES & PILGRAM DRUGS
1226 South 6th
Circa 1932
ED KOCH DRUGS
1226 South 6th
Circa 1940
FRANK O'ROURKE LIQUOR
1226 South 6th
Circa 1947
ANDREWS HOTEL TAVERN
1226 South 6th
Circa 1958
ANDREWS HOTEL TAVERN
1226 South 6th
Circa 1960
THE PONDEROSA
1226 South 6th

Across from Union Depot
The building no longer exists






Circa 1900
"SEP" MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th
Circa 1905
LOUIS MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th
Circa 1912
KRATTE & MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th
Circa 1918
JOSEPH MEYER SALOON
1302 South 6th
Circa 1921
"SEP" MEYER SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1302 South 6th
Circa 1926
"SEP" MEYER SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1302 South 6th
Circa 1932
VACANT
1302 South 6th
Circa 1958
NEWMAN'S EAT SHOP
1302 South 6th

Across from Union Depot
The building no longer exists




Circa 1937
HARRY FINE TAVERN
417 Illinois Avenue
Circa: 1960
HARRY FINE TAVERN
417 Illinois Avenue





Circa: 1960
FLORENCE ROAD INN
126 East Lake Road





Circa: 1960
MAIN LINER NITE CLUB
6421 US Highway 59





A's & Jr's Tavern

Circa 1912
MRS CLARA BASSING GROCERY
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1924
MRS CLARA BASSING GROCERY
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1926
VACANT
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1930
STANLEY BARNOSKI BAKERY
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1932
LOUIS SCHNEIDER TAVERN
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1946
LOUIS SCHNEIDER TAVERN
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1949
AMERICAN LEGION POST No 51
1702 Messanie Street
Circa 1958
AMERICAN LEGION POST No 51
1702 Messanie Street
A's & Jr's TAVERN
1702 Messanie

1702 Messanie
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa: 1902
ALVIN D. HINES SALOON
& Broom Mfgr
2412 South 4th Street
Circa: 1907
ALVIN D. HINES SALOON
& Broom Mfgr
2412 South 4th Street
Circa: 1918
ALVIN D. HINES SALOON
& Broom Mfgr
2412 South 4th Street

Alvin Hines was no longer listed in the 1921 City Directory
The building no longer exists
Alvin D. Hines was Andrew Poages's grandmother's great-uncle
Thanks to Sheryl Hullings for locating the tavern's address
Thanks to Andrew Poage for submitting this photo




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Circa 1854
APEX-BUFFALO SALOON
412-414 Edmond
205-207 South 4th

In 1854, Fred Stephfen and George Bode founded the Buffalo Saloon at 412 Edmond Street
According to the 1953 city directory, there was also an entrance from 4th street

Photo #1 - Newspaper article about the saloon
Photo #2 - An Apex-Buffalo token
Photo #3 - Newspaper article
Phoro #4 - Advertising Baseball score keeper
Photo #5 - Inside view of Baseball score keeper
Photo #6 - Matchbook cover
Photo #7 - Apex-Buffalo Saloon recent photo




Arizona Tavern

Circa 1917
MAX HANDLER SALOON
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1918
HANDLER & KOROPCHENSKY SALOON
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1921
LOUIS SHEARING SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1924
LOUIS SHEARING SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1926
DANIEL BRES SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1930
VACANT
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1933
VACANT
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1937
VACANT
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1940
JAMES COLLEY SALOON
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1942
ARIZONA TAVERN
5302 Lake Avenue
Circa 1960
ARIZONA TAVERN
5302 Lake Avenue

5302 Lake Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Hickory Tavern

Circa 1900
JAMES POWERS SALOON
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1915
RILEY & McCUE SALOON
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1924
C. J. RILEY SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1930
JAMES WHITE SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1932
GEORGE SHERMAN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1933
VACANT
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1937
DAVID JONES TAVERN
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1940
DAVID JONES TAVERN
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1942
HICKORY TAVERN
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1947
HICKORY TAVERN
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1958
BABE's & JR's HICKORY TAVERN
2302 South 11th St
Circa 1960
BABE's & JR's HICKORY TAVERN
2302 South 11th St

2302 South 11th St
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1900
PRINDLE & RAY GENERAL MERCHANDISE
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM WEBB DRUG STORE
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
LOY WILLIAMS DRUG STORE
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1918
ELK DRUG STORE
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1926
MAXWELL ELK'S DRUG STORE
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
BOHANAN & McMATHON SALOON
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
B & M TAVERN
2301 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
B & M TAVERN
2301 South 6th

The building no longer exists, now just a parking lot at this address




Circa 1905
BERNARD BOUKAS GROCERY
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1907
BURTON COMER SALOON
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1912
CHRIS OTTO SALOON
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1915
VACANT
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1921
GEORGE ROWLAND SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1932
ROBERT MILLS SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1935
VACANT
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1937
ALEX BLANO SALOON
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1940
VACANT
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1942
CRITERION TAVERN
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1946
CRITERION TAVERN
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1951
VACANT
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1953
BALANO TAVERN
1123 North 3rd
Circa 1960
BALANO TAVERN
1123 North 3rd

The building no longer exists, a car lot is at this address




Circa 1900
TONY KELSER SALOON
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
DONNELLY & KELLEY SALOON
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1912
JAMES WHEELER SALOON
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
SMITH & KINEAR SALOON
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
PILCHER HOTEL
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
LEARD & TOLIN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1926
LLOYD WARREN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
THOMAS CLINE TAVERN
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
GOOD TIME TAVERN
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
JUNGLE CLUB TAVERN
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1957
BALLERINA CLUB TAVERN
401 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
401 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal

A parking lot now occupies this address









Circa 1912
MRS MARGARET BREUNINGER BILLIARDS
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1918
W. D. FISHER BILLIARDS
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1924
W. T. INGRAM SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1933
HARRY MAYNARD SOFT DRINKS
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1935
CURRY BROTHERS RESTAURANT
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1940
CLYDE BALLY & MANN TAVERN
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1946
CLYDE BALLY & MANN TAVERN
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1947
CLYDE BALLY & GARDNER TAVERN
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1958
CLYDE BALLY & GARDNER TAVERN
407 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1960
H & K TAVERN
407 Illinois Avenue
QUEEN JIM'S PLACE
407 Illinois Avenue




Ben Billers Tavern

Circa 1930
MARGARET BILLER CONFECTIONARY
2423 Messanie Street
Circa 1946
MARGARET BILLER CONFECTIONARY
2423 Messanie Street
Circa 1947
BEN BILLER'S TAVERN
2423 Messanie Street
Circa 1960
BEN BILLER'S TAVERN
2423 Messanie Street

Photo - submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1933
BELL'S TAVERN
2501 Messanie Street
Circa 1935
BURNT PINE TAVERN
2501 Messanie Street
Circa 1940
OZENBERGER ICE CREAM
2501 Messanie Street
Circa 1947
SHANIN PHARMACY
2501 Messanie Street
Circa 1958
SHANIN PHARMACY
2501 Messanie Street
PAPPY'S GRILLE
2501 Messanie Street

Photo #1 - 1933 St Joseph Newspress advertisement
Photo #2 - Photo of Pappy's Grille




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BEN MAGOON'S FAMOUS DELICATESSON
702 SOUTH 8TH
632 SOUTH 8TH

The original Site of Magoon's was located at 702 South 8th Street

The business was moved to 632 South 8th Street at a later date

Home of delicious rye bread sandwiches; such as scrappy beef or corned beef with slaw & kosher pickle, pickled eggs, pickled pigs feet, lots of different pickles, spices, kosher chilli and cheesecake

My mouth is watering

Barry Woodhall restored and reopened Ben Magoon's in January 2007

Photo #1 - 702 South 8th Street - as it looked on June 18, 1918
Photo #2 - Inside view early 1940's (L-R) Ben Rich, Harry Magoon, Ben Magoon
Photo #3 - 632 South 8th St - As it appeared in 2006
Photo #4 - Current 2011 photo at 632 South 8th
Photo #5 - Photo taken inside Magoons Nov. 15th, 1910
Photo #6 - Ben Magoons matchbook cover
Photo #7 - This is a 630-632 South 8th Ben Magoon's advertisement
Photos #8-10 taken by David Osgood in 2013






Circa 1912
Alb E Cole Bakery
1011 Frederick
Circa 1918
Reasoner & Thorpe Bakery
1011 Frederick
Circa 1921
Reasoner & Thorpe Bakery
1011 Frederick
Circa 1924
Reasoner & Thorpe Bakery
1011 Frederick
Circa 1955
Crescent Hotel & Bar Supply
1011 Frederick
Circa 1958
VACANT
1011 Frederick
Metro Enterprises Television
1011 Frederick
Circa 1960
BENNY'S BAR & CAFE
1011 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists




Circa 1912
JONATHAN DOBLER SALOON
218 Felix
Circa 1918
JONATHAN DOBLER SALOON
218 Felix
Circa 1921
KESSELS & MOORE RESTAURANT
218 Felix
Circa 1924
SCHMELEBECK BROTHERS SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
218 Felix
Circa 1932
ROY HARDING SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
218 Felix
Circa 1935
MAX TRUBOWITZ RESTAURANT
218 Felix
Circa 1940
MAX TRUBOWITZ RESTAURANT
218 Felix
Circa 1942
MAX'S TAVERN
218 Felix
Circa 1947
BERMUDA TAVERN
218 Felix
Circa 1960
BERMUDA TAVERN
218 Felix

Demolished during Urban Renewal




Circa 1924
LA CAMILLE CORSET SHOP
119 North 8th Street
Circa 1937
MARY JANE COURTER FLORIST
119 North 8th Street
Circa 1940
VACANT
119 North 8th Street
Circa 1958
ABRAHAM BORISON TAVERN
119 North 8th Street
Circa 1960
ABRAHAM BORISON TAVERN
119 North 8th Street






BILL's PUB
6210 King Hill Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1912
CHRISTOPHER CARROLL SALOON
4909 King Hill
Circa 1915
CHRISTOPHER CARROLL SALOON
4909 King Hill
Circa 1921
GIERSBURG & HOFMAN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
4909 King Hill
Circa 1924
W. F. WALKER CAFE
4909 King Hill
Circa 1930
VACANT
4909 King Hill
Circa 1932
FRANK TILBURY GROCERY
4909 King Hill
Circa 1935
BLUE BLAZE TAVERN
4909 King Hill
Circa 1940
BLUE BLAZE TAVERN & POOL HALL
4909-4911 King Hill
Circa 1960
BLUE BLAZE TAVERN & POOL HALL
4909-4911 King Hill

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1912
NATHAN RAPPAPORT GROCERY
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1915
NATHAN RAPPAPORT GROCERY
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1924
KODRAK & MICHELICK AUTO PARTS
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1932
MICHELICK GROCERY
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1935
THOMAS CALHOUN RESTAURANT
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1940
JOHN MIHELIC TAVERN
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1947
VACANT
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1949
BLUE DIAMOND TAVERN
5927 Lake Avenue
Circa 1960
BLUE DIAMOND TAVERN
5927 Lake Avenue

5927 Lake Avenue
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1900
STEVE HAYES SALOON
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1918
STEVE HAYES SALOON
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1924
OSCAR KLEINBRODT SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1937
VACANT
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1940
BEACON LUNCH ROOM
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1942
BEACON LUNCH ROOM
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1946
VACANT
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1947
BLUE FRONT TAVERN
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1953
BLUE FRONT TAVERN
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1954
THE FRIENDLY TAVERN
617 South 8th Street
Circa 1960
THE FRIENDLY TAVERN
617 South 8th Street

In 2014, the entire side of this block was razed





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Circa 1900
FRANK GAMERL SALOON
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1905
FREDERICK MOSER SALOON
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1912
FREDERICK MOSER SALOON
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1915
GEORGE SPRENGEL SALOON
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1918
GEORGE SPRENGEL SALOON
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1924
FRANK SPRENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1930
FRANK SPRENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1932
WILLIAM BOHANNAN SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1935
YOUNGER & PORTER TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1940
YOUNGER & PORTER TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1942
WILLIAM PORTER TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1946
PATEE TOWN TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1949
PATEE TOWN TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1951
BLUE TOWN TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street
Circa 1960
BLUE TOWN TAVERN
1002 South 10th Street

The Blue Town Tavern was razed in August 2012

1002 South 10th St
This block was once called Blue Town
More Blue Town details are listed in my Points of Interest South of Felix section. There once were numerous buildings in the area that was painted blue. Blue Town Tavern was the last remaining structure in Blue Town
Currently in 2017, only a large empty lot remains
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1907
BLUM BROTHERS RESTAURANT
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1912
WILLIAM BLUM SALOON
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1918
SCOTT & BLUM TAVERN & BILLIARDS
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1921
SCOTT & BLUM SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1926
SCOTT & BLUM SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1932
SHEFFINGTON SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1933
VACANT
102-104 North 2nd Street
Circa 1941
BLUM BROTHERS BUFFET TAVERN
102 North 2nd Street
Circa 1960
BLUM BROTHERS BUFFET TAVERN
102 North 2nd Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal








BONNIE & CLYDE'S
1607 North Belt






Circa 1921
C. G. GORDON AUTO REPAIR
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1924
VACANT
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1926
LIBERTY MOVIE THEATER
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
LIBERTY MOVIE THEATER
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
VACANT
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1933
LESTER ALLEN 2nd HAND FURNITURE
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1935
LESTER ALLEN 2nd HAND FURNITURE
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1937
HENRY WILLIAMS 2nd HAND FURNITURE
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1940
ARTHUR HEUER BOWLING ALLEY
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1941
VACANT
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1946
ST JOSEPH FURNITURE COMPANY
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1947
AVENUE FURNITURE COMPANY
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1949
AVENUE FURNITURE COMPANY
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1951
AGNEW APPLIANCE SERVICE
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1957
AGNEW APPLIANCE SERVICE
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1958
VACANT
2007 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 2007
Floyds Alibi Lounge
2007 St Joseph Avenue
BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL
2007 St Joseph Avenue

Bottoms Up is the blue building in the photo
Photo taken in 2013 by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1900
VEY & VERAGUTH SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1905
VEY & VERAGUTH SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1905
CHARLES WHITE LUNCH COUNTER
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1915
GEORGE KIRCH RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1918
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1918
HARRY HICKS RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1921
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU CIGARS
Prohibition Era
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
ANSLIN HILGERT RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1930
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU CIGARS
Prohibition Era
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
JOHN FIELD RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1932
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1935
JOHN FIELD RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1935
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1940
KATE SMITH RESTAURANT
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1940
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1941
ORPHA'S CAFE
2026 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1942
VERAGUTH & MOSKAU SALOON
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1946
BROWN BEAR TAVERN
2028 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1960
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 1947 - submitted by Jeff Lewis
Photos #3-5 - taken in 2013 by David Osgood




Circa 1900
SOLOMAN FAYMAN DRY GOODS & GROCERY
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1912
TRUBOVITZ POOL HALL
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1915
ORIN MILLER ICE CREAM MFG
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1918
VACANT
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1921
J. M. TUESCHICK CONFECTIONARY
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
VACANT
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1932
JAMES SMITH POOL HALL
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1935
VACANT
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1937
HENRY HOOVER, BARBER
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1940
VACANT
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1942
3rd STREET MISSION
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1949
BROWN OWL TAVERN
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1954
BROWN OWL TAVERN
924 North 3rd Street
Circa 1958
VACANT
924 North 3rd Street

The building no longer exists, the entire west side of this block has been razed leaving only grass










Circa 1900
STRIBLEN PHARMACY
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
JAMES MONTGOMERY CIGARS
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
SCHOPFLIN PHARMACY
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
ST JOSEPH DRUG COMPANY
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1932
ST JOSEPH DRUG COMPANY
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1935
MILLER BROTHERS PHARMACY
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1946
BROWN DERBY TAVERN
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1953
BROWN DERBY TAVERN
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1957
VACANT
428 Edmond Street
Circa 1958
MECHANICS BANK PARKING LOT
428 Edmond Street





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Circa 1900
John McEvoy Grocery
1502 South 12th Street
Circa 1912
Harry Mindell Grocery
1502 South 12th Street
Circa 1918
Enoch Brothers Grocery
1502 South 12th Street
Circa 1924
M. W. Hill Barber
1502 South 12th Street
Circa 1935
Chicken Shank Restaurant
1502 South 12th Street
BROWN's PLACE
1502 South 12th Street

Also known as Brown's Saloon
This tavern was said to be on Sacramento
I found the building in photo #2 at 1502 South 12th (12th & Sacramento)
Looks to be the same but with many doors and windows filled in
2nd story windows have different spacing but the little shed attached at the rear looks basically the same
I am planning on taking several photos for comparison




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Circa 1916
PETER CHIRILA GENERAL MERCHANDISE
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1917
PETER CHIRILA SALOON
& GENERAL MERCHANDISE
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1918
PETER CHIRILA SALOON
& GENERAL MERCHANDISE
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1921
PETER CHIRILA SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1925
MRS SARITA CHIRILA SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1930
JOHN ENGEL GROCERY
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1930
JOHN ENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1933
MRS SAVETA ENGEL GROCERY
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1933
JOHN ENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1935
MRS SAVETA ENGEL GROCERY
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1935
JOHN ENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1939
MRS SAVETA ENGEL GROCERY
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1939
THE BUCKET SHOP
Peter Chirila
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1941
MRS SAVETA ENGEL GROCERY
5223 Lake Avenue
Circa 1941
THE BUCKET SHOP
Peter Chirila
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1946
THE BUCKET SHOP
Peter Chirila
5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 1958
THE BUCKET SHOP
Peter Chirila
5223-5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 2000
THE BUCKET SHOP
Rusty Hurst
5223-5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 2004
THE BUCKET SHOP
Eric & Linda Ambrosi
5223-5225 Lake Avenue
Circa 2010
Boudreaux's Louisiana Sea Food & Steaks
5223-5225 Lake Avenue
HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE 2011

This combination resturant & tavern got it's name from serving beer in buckets
Located near the stock yards & packing houses, it once was a very thriving establishment
They were famous for their beefburgers which are still trying to be copied today
The Southgate at Alabama & King Hill has a very, very close replica of the once famous Bucket Shop Beefburger
The interior shot shows how the resturant side looked until the 1990's before it was remodeled by the new owner, Rusty Hurst
I don't have a picture of the tavern side when it was remodeled
When Rusty Hurst re-opened it, the beefburgers were very close to the original Bucket Shop beefburger except the bun was different
After Rusty Hurst closed the Bucket Shop was closed it sat empty for a few years
In 2004, Eric and Linda Ambrozi leased the Bucket Shop from Rusty Hurst. It was re-opened as Daddy O's, a combination biker bar and resturant
Eric passed away in Dec 2004 and the business was once again sold
In 2010, Boudreaux's Louisiana Sea Food & Steaks opened a restaurant in this building
Even though it was called the same name, it did not have the same menu as their downtown location
In 2011, the business closed and the building is once again empty
All of the old Bucket Shop exterior signs and details have now vanished wiping out all memories of a once great tavern

Photo #1 - The Bucket Shop as it appeared in the 1940's
Photo #2 - The Bucket Shop as it appeared in the 1980's
Photo #3 - The Bucket Shop as it appeared in the 1980's
Photo #4 - The main dining side - the bar side had wooden booths
Photo #5 - An old Bucket Shop advertisement
Photo #6 - A Bucket Shop ashtray
Photo #7 - A Bucket Shop Advertisement
Photo #8 - Bucket Shop birthday gift card
Photo #9 - Current condition of the old Bucket Shop building
Photo #10 - Bucket Shop's kitchen area, the young man is Tim
Photo #11 - Pete Chirila, owner of the Bucket Shop
Photo #12 - Original Bucket Shop advertisement
Photo #13 - The south side where the bar was located
Photos #14-20 - Bucket Shop menu
Photo #21 - 1960's Postcard - the main dining room
Photo #22 - 1920 Blatz Beer advertisement






Circa 1910
NICKEL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
206 West Missouri Avenue
Circa 1929
NICKEL SILENT MOVIE THEATER
206 West Missouri Avenue
Circa 1930
VACANT
206 West Missouri Avenue
Circa 1933
HUMMER CIGAR SHOP
206 West Missouri Avenue
Circa 1940
CASA LOMA TAVERN
206 West Missouri Avenue
Circa 1960
CASA LOMA TAVERN
206 West Missouri Avenue

THe Nickel Theater opened in 1910 and closed in 1929
Manager in 1912 was William D. Spurlock
It was called the Nickel Theater because admission was a nickel (5 cents)
In later years it became the Casa Loma lounge
The building no longer exists, only a vacant lot now occupies the site







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Circa 1940
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
THE CAVERN TAVERN
224 North 3rd
Circa 1951
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
THE CAVERN TAVERN
224 North 3rd
Circa 1957
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
THE PIONEER ROOM
224 North 3rd

Demolished during Urban Renewal

The Jesse James Cavern Tavern was located in the basement
The hotel was demolished in 1972 in order to make another parking lot for the Wyeth Company
A parking lot currently exists at this location




Circa 1932
McGEE CIGAR SHOP
309 West Cherokee
Circa 1941
WILLIAMS TAVERN
309 West Cherokee
Circa 1946
CHEROKEE TAVERN
309 West Cherokee
Circa 1953
FAIRVIEW TAVERN
309 West Cherokee
Circa 1957
CHEROKEE TAVERN
309 West Cherokee
Circa 1960
CHEROKEE TAVERN
309 West Cherokee

The building no longer exists







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CHEZ DON'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
2000 St Joseph Avenue
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
The building burned down in 2015 and only an empty lot exists




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Circa 1940
SPINNING WHEEL TAVERN
408 Francis Street
Circa 1953
SPINNING WHEEL TAVERN
408 Francis Street
Circa 1954
VACANT
408 Francis Street
Circa 1955
VACANT
408 Francis Street
Circa 1956
CLUB FOUR-O-EIGHT
408 Francis Street
Circa 1958
CLUB FOUR-O-EIGHT
408 Francis Street
Circa 1960
CLUB FOUR-O-EIGHT
408 Francis Street
BILL'S CLUB 408
408 Francis Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - Bill's Club marquee is visible mid-block
The Pioneer Building with its distinctive roofline is clearly visible in the background

Photo #2 - The Photographer walked a further past Bill's Club and took a photo of a crane taking out an old building on the SW corner of 5th and Francis
Photos donated by Dave Sietzen






CLEVE AND ETHYL'S
2900 Pear

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1940
DeTOSKEY TAVERN
1120 North 6th Street
Circa 1942
SAUL TRENTON TAVERN
1120 North 6th Street
Circa 1946
COUNTRY CLUB TAVERN
1120 North 6th Street
Circa 1960
COUNTRY CLUB TAVERN
1120 North 6th Street





Circa 1947
COURTER'S TAVERN
2102 South 4th







Circa 1905
WILLIAM PATRICK SALOON
401 EDMOND
Circa 1915
MAURICE G. CURRY SALOON
401 EDMOND
Circa 1942
LUCKY STRIKE INN
401 EDMOND
Circa 1942
CENTRAL HOTEL
401½ Edmond Street
Circa 1947
CRYSTAL BAR
401 Edmond
Circa 1960
CRYSTAL BAR
401 Edmond





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Circa 1940
Miller & Stahl Liquor
1918 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1941
Miller & Stahl Liquor
1918 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1946
Judy's D & G Restaurant & Tavern
1916-1918 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1960
Judy's D & G Restaurant & Tavern
1916-1918 Frederick Avenue

The first floor facade has been covered with board and batten siding.
A false shake roof extends from the facade, acting as a sort of awning.
This is two-thirds of the original building, the one-third to the west having been lost in a fire.
W.J. Schneider, a native of Andrew County and a member of the Swiss colony of the 102 River Valley moved to town from the family farm and soon after apparently bought out the Woodson and Penny Feed Store at this location.
By 1910, he constructed the new building at 1914 Frederick for his feed store and this building as rental property.
The D & G building is a combination of numerous buildings that once were adjacent to the original structure
At that time he also stacked baled hay in the back of this building.
The first tenant in this building was Thomas Boulware, a paperhanger who had previously been with Henry Voss.
In 1924, Anton Burvenich had moved his drug store to this location from 1725 Frederick.
Since the mid-1930's, there has been a restaurant and tavern in the east half of this building.
D & G was one of the most popular restaurants in the City of St. Joseph.
This was once the home of a fine restaurant and bar

Every wall was loaded with old time photos and memorabilia

My parents would take me to the D&G some 62 years ago, over the years there had been some minor changes

Such as removal of the bowling game machine I loved to play

The manager/owner, Pete Miner, finally retired and sold the business

I don't remember how long the new D&G was open, but it didn't last very long

They held an auction for all of the antique memorabilia and fixtures and closed the doors

In April 2012, Napolis Italian restaurant purchased the D&G and moved from their downtown location

They appeared to be doing great. They had the best Italian dishes in town

However due to financial problems they closed their doors in 2013

As of 2013, the D&G structure is once again for sale
Photo #8 - Pete Miner, past owner who passed away December 13, 2017




DeMAR TAVERN
2536 South 6th








DESARAI LOUNGE
603 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists





Circa 1960
MARGIE & CURLEY'S TAVERN
605 South 8th Street

The building no longer exists




Circa 1953
DIPSY DOODLE CAFE
5108 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1954
DIPSY DOODLE TAVERN
5108 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1957
DIPSY DOODLE TAVERN
5108 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1960
DIPSY DOODLE TAVERN
5108 King Hill Avenue





Circa 1912
OSCAR MITCHELL SALOON
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1915
SHAEFER & WILSON SALOON
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1917
SCHREIBER & ENGEL SALOON
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1921
SCHREIBER & ENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Phohibition Era
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1930
SCHREIBER & ENGEL SOFT DRINKS
Phohibition Era
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1932
HAYNES & WORTHWINE SOFT DRINKS
Phohibition Era
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1933
R. E. MILLS SOFT DRINKS
Phohibition Era
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1935
ADOLPH DOMINI TAVERN
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1946
JOHN DOMINI TAVERN
802-804 North 3rd Street
Circa 1960
DOMINI TAVERN
802-804 North 3rd Street





Circa 1933
HARRY MILLER RESTAURANT
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1933
HARRY MILLER TAVERN
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1940
HARRY MILLER TAVERN & CAFE
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1946
HARRY MILLER TAVERN & CAFE
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1949
CYRIL KIEBER TAVERN
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1949
BETTY DRENNEN RESTAURANT
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1951
CY'S BAR
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1951
KARL OZENBERGER RESTAURANT
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1953
DON'S BAR
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1953
P & M CAFE
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1954
DON'S BAR
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1953
DON'S CAFE
1901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1960
DON'S TAVERN & CAFE
1901 Frederick Avenue





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Circa 1900
LOUIS WINTER SALOON
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1905
HENSLEY BROTHERS SALOON
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1912
RICHARDSON BROTHERS SALOON
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1915
OTTO BRAMSON SALOON
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1917
VACANT
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1921
ST JOSEPH GUN WORKS
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1924
C. E. CARTER CAFE
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1930
OLIVER RINGO GUNSMITH
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1935
WILLIAM DOTY RESTAURANT
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1937
WILLIAM DOTY TAVERN
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1937
MRS IRENE WILSON RESTAURANT
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1940
WILLIAM DOTY TAVERN
302-304 Edmond
Circa 1960
DOTY'S TAVERN & CAFE
302-304 Edmond

Demolished during Urban Renewal

This commercial structure was built in 1897. One of the building permits was in the name of Charles and Thomas Burnett, who had a loan office at 304-306 Edmond and lived above it. The cost given on this permit was $1,850. The permit for 302 Edmond was in the name of G. W. Morris at a cost of $700. Louis Winter had a saloon here in 1899.
This commercial block retains its Beaux Arts Classicism inspired cornice molding and it's original second story window treatment.
Owners: G. W. Morris; Charles and Thomas Burnett
This building was scheduled for demolition in 1990.
A redevelopment plan for the entire block, beginning with the north half had been proposed.
Photo #5 - How the finished project looks with the property now being a parking lot
Photo #2 sumbited by Michael Miller




DOWNTOWNER
725 Edmond





DRUMMER'S BAR
412 Francis Street





FAIRVIEW TAVERN
309 West Cherokee





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Circa 1900
JOHN BAEUNLEIN SALOON
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1905
CROTEAU & SMITH SALOON & RESTAURANT
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1912
CROTEAU & SMITH SALOON & RESTAURANT
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1915
JONATHAN CROTEAU SALOON & RESTAURANT
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1918
JAMES DAVIS SALOON
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1924
WILLIAM CROOK SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1926
WILLIAM CROOK SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
JAMES MILLER TAVERN
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1937
JOSEPH HOBLEY RESTAURANT
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1940
FARMERS HOME TAVERN & CAFE
326-328 Edmond Street
Circa 1960
FARMERS HOME TAVERN
326-328 Edmond Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal




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Circa 1958
FAMILY TAVERN
5107 Savannah Road
Industrial City
CORNELIUS TAVERN
5107 Savannah Road
Industrial City
POP A TOP TAVERN
5107 Savannah Road
Industrial City

5107 Savannah Road
This was originally a bank
In the early 1950's, Michael Schiltz purchased the building and converted it into the Family Tavern
Mike & Rosalie Schiltz operated the tavern until his death in 1980
It then became Cornelius Family Tavern until a few years ago when it became Pop A Top Tavern




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Circa 1878
FIRST WARD HOUSE
2101 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1912
MRS MARY FRIEDE BOARDING
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 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, fire broke out in the kitchen




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Circa 1946
NEW YORKER CAFE & TAVERN
901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1947
NEW YORKER CAFE & TAVERN
901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1951
NEW YORKER CAFE & TAVERN
901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1953
FIVE CORNERS BAR & GRILL
901 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1958
FIVE CORNERS BAR & GRILL
901 Frederick Avenue





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Circa 1957
FLASH TAVERN
3735 So 11th Street Road
Circa 1958
CARMEN'S TAVERN
3735 So 11th Street Road
Circa 1960
CARMEN'S TAVERN
3735 So 11th Street Road
DALE'S INN
3735 So 11th Street Road
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
3735 So 11th Street Road

The Flash Tavern opened back in the 1950's and after numerous taverns occupying the building, it was torn down in the late 1970's or early 1980's
It was a small tavern located on the south side of 11th Street Road, just west of 16th Street
The building in now gone, just an empty field




Four Twenty Club Four Twenty Club

Circa 1947
TURA'S FOUR TWENTY CLUB
420 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
TURA'S FOUR TWENTY CLUB
420 South 6th Street

This lounge was owned & operated by Mrs Tura V Huffer
420 South 6th St
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






FRANCE'S SATIN DOLL LOUNGE
2602 North Belt Highway





Franks Tavern

Circa 1957
FRANKS TAVERN
1927 Olive
Circa 1960
FRANKS TAVERN
1927 Olive
SUSIE'S PLACE
1927 Olive

1927 Olive
Currently Susie's Place
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
FRIENDLY TAVERN
617 South 8th





Gan & Kirchoff Tavern

GANN & KIRCHOFF TAVERN
1101 Grand Avenue
GRAND AVENUE TAVERN
1101 Grand Avenue

1101 Grand Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1957
GARFIELD TAVERN
2612 South 11th Street
Circa 1960
GARFIELD TAVERN
2612 South 11th Street





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GARLAND'S TAVERN
119 South 4th
SCHLITZ CAFE
119 South 4th

Demolished during Urban Renewal
This business was located on the northeast corner of 4th & Edmond
It is now a parking lot created during Urban Renewal

#1 - Looking north from 4th & Edmond - Garland's Tavern, Schlitz Cafe, Block Storage & Voss Wallpaper
#2 - Garland's Tavern - 4th Street on left, Edmond Street on bottom right
#3 - Looking west on Edmond: Garland's Tavern, another tavern, barber shop & Paul Block's Furniture
#4 - Looking west on Edmond: Garland's Tavern, another tavern, barber shop & Paul Block's Furniture
Photos #1,2 & 3 submitted by Dave Sietzen




Circa 1900
ROBERT KRUEGGER SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1905
JOHN BURTON SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1907
JOHN CASE SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1912
LOUIS ENGEL SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1915
WILLIAM ELLIS SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1924
WILLIAM ELLIS SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1937
WILLIAM ELLIS SALOON
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1940
GUY PATTERSON TAVERN & POOL HALL
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1947
SPORTSMAN CLUB TAVERN
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1957
GAY NINETIES TAVERN
1412 North 4th Street
Circa 1960
GAY NINETIES TAVERN
1412 North 4th Street

The building no longer exists






Circa 1915
GRASSFIELD & VETUSKE
Bar & Pool Rooms
301-303 West Missouri Avenue

The building no longer exists




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Circa 1937
GREEN HILLS NIGHT CLUB
22nd & Garfield Avenue
(On US 71 Highway)




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Circa 1946
GREEN TREE HOTEL
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1946
GREEN TREE TAVERN
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1946
GREEN TREE COFFEE SHOP & NITE CLUB
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1960
GREEN TREE HOTEL
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1960
GREEN TREE TAVERN
701-703 South 6th
Circa 1960
GREEN TREE COFFEE SHOP & NITE CLUB
701-703 South 6th Demolished during Urban Renewal

The 1953 City Directory lists a Green Tree Hotel at 701 South 6th
The Green Tree Tavern, Nite Club and Cafe was located at 703 South 6th
It was owned by Virgil Townsend
As visible on the cafe window, it was operated by Ethel Chaney
To the right was another business called A-Rite Meats
The meat company was run by Johnnie Roskey
Guys Potato Chip Warehouse was located north of the Green Tree
Pat Townsend said that at end of the cafe counter was a hallway to the bar
Check out the food prices

Photo #1 - The entire block is now an empty lot with trees
Photo #2 - A great photo of the establishment
Photo #3 - On the left is Mary Townsend, Leona Townsend is on the right
Photo #4 - Inside of the cafe, the lady on the left is Ethel Chaney
Photo #5 - Virgil Townsend Trade Token
Photo #6 - Arnold Silvey, Johnny Weatherman, Bill O'Meara
Some B&W photos & info were submitted by Butch and Dea Allen




Circa 1947
GREENFIELD VILLAGE
4 miles north of Y and US 71





Circa 1937
GROVES TAVERN
425 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1947
GROVES TAVERN
425 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1959
SOUTH SIDE TAVERN
425 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1960
BRANDING IRON TAVERN
425 Illinois Avenue





Circa 1900
HENRY FELLING SALOON
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM HOFFMAN SALOON
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1905
WILLIAM HOFFMAN SALOON
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1915
WILLIAM HOFFMAN SALOON
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1917
FRANK O'ROURKE SALOON
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1921
WILLIAMS & HART SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1926
RICHARD HART SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1930
ROBERT PENNINGTON SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1932
VACANT
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1935
C. R. YOUNG TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1937
RUFUS HAYES TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1940
WILLIAM HARRIS TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1942
FRANK MINER TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1947
HALF & HALF TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
HALF & HALF TAVERN
1602 South 6th Street




Circa 1900
LEE SCHWEIN SALOON
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1918
LEE SCHWEIN SALOON
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1932
LEROY SCHWEIN RESTAURANT
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1940
JOHN COURTNEY RESTAURANT
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1946
JOHN COURTNEY RESTAURANT
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1949
HAPPY HOUR TAVERN
1506 South 4th Street
Circa 1960
HAPPY HOUR TAVERN
1506 South 4th

The building no longer exists
Was razed when Interstate 229 was created



Circa 1960
HENDERSON INN
4903 Savannah Road
Industrial City

The building no longer exists
Was razed when Interstate 229 was created






HAP'S PLACE
2414 South 4th





Circa 1947
HARLEM TAVERN
211 Francis





Circa 1947
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1951
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1958
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
HERB'S TAVERN
512 South 6th Street

Demolished during Urban Renewal







Cicra 1955
HESCHONG TAVERN
301 South 6th





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Circa 1946
HY-LINER TAVERN & COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1210 South 6th Street
Circa 1957
HY-LINER TAVERN & COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1210 South 6th
Circa 1960
HY-LINER TAVERN & COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1210 South 6th





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Circa 1910
HERMAN KLEY SALOON
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1921
HERMAN KLEY SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
HERMAN KLEY SOFT DRINKS
Prohibition Era
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1930
VACANT
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1932
BRUNO KEMPKER UPHOLSTERY SHOP
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1935
LAWRENCE WEIGERT TAVERN
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1947
CURRY'S TAVERN
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1949
HI-HO BAR & GRILL
1817 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1960
HI-HO BAR & GRILL
1817 Frederick Avenue

1817 Frederick Avenue
In 1910, Herman Kley owned a saloon at this location
In 1947, the location was purchased by Francis Curry
Francis Curry named it the HI-HO Bar and Grill
Francis operated the HI HO until his death in 1969
Francis' son, Ed Curry, took over the business

Photo #1 - 2012 photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 2012 photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - Andrew A. Scott and his son Bill Scott standing outside
Photo #4 - 2010 photo of the store's lighted sign
Photo #5 - This was taken before Hi-Ho existed




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HITCHING POST
North Belt
THE NUT HOUSE
North Belt
KIDS KORRAL
North Belt
BLACK VELVET
North Belt

This used to be Bill & Bob's Hitching Post, located on North Belt
It became The Nut House in the early 70's
A really neat night club with dancing & live Rock N' Roll Bands but got closed down for selling to minors
After changing hands several times, it became a day care center for children called Kids Korral
It became Black Velvet then finally became a collectibles store




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Circa 1898
429 Illinois, the building was built
Circa 1910
George Knopinski Saloon
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1918
George Knopinski Saloon
429-432 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1924
Williams & Imen's Cafe
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1926
Illinois Cafe
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1930
Williams & Imen's Cafe
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1932
Bernard J Konoski Restaurant/Lunch Room
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1935-1937
VACANT
429 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1938
Hoof & Horn Tavern
429-431 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1960
Hoof & Horn Tavern
429-431 Illinois Avenue

The building was built in 1898
The Hoof & Horn Steakhouse is located in the Stockyard area
They are known for their fine steaks
The Hoof & Horn is currently owned by the Swope Family
In 1987, the Swope family bought the steakhouse from the Millers
The Millers ran the Hoof & Horn for over 30 years
The Millers bought the steakhouse from Joe Mallus
Joe Mallus ran the Hoof & Horn for over 40 years
Joe Mallus bought the Hoof & Horn from his uncle
In 2015, the word on the street is the Hoof & Horn is for sale

Photo #1 - 1910 photo of the Hoof & Horn
Photo #2 - Modern photo of the Hoof & Horn
Photo #3 - Current photo of Hoof & Horn bar
Photo #4 - Modern photo of the Hoof & Horn
Photo #5 - Modern photo of the Hoof & Horn
Photo #6 - Old photo of the Hoof & Horn bar
Photo #7 - Recent photo taken by David Osgood
Photo #8 - Recent photo taken by David Osgood
Photo #9 - 1930's or 40's photo
Photo #10 - Hoof & Horn bar




Hyde Valley Tavern1 2

Circa 1947
HYDE VALLEY TAVERN & CAFE
6211 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1960
HYDE VALLEY TAVERN & CAFE
6211 King Hill Avenue

John Kodrak
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
JESSE JAMES HOTEL
3rd & Jules





Circa 1947
JEWITT TAVERN
902 South 18th Street
Circa 1960
L & M TAVERN
902 South 18th Street





JOHN NERKA TAVERN
5803 Lake Avenue

John Nerka was born in Poland, May 26, 1890
Died on November 19, 1957




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JOHNNY FRY'S RESTAURANT
224 North 4th
BOUDREAU'S LOUISANA SEAFOOD & STEAKS
224 North 4th

This building has been fully restored and modified as a restaurant

The entire 200 block of North 4th Street was once known as "Wholesale Row"

Per the 'Downtown St Joseph Walking Tour' booklet, the warehouse buildings were built in the early 1880s
The R L McDonald and Co occupied the Boudreaux building on the corner
They sold dry goods, notions, and gent's furnishings until 1920
The booklet goes on to say that 'Wholesale Row' is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

I remember a pawn shop occupying this building before it was Johnny Fry's

It later became Johnny Fry's Restaurant

In January 2001, Robert Boudreau opened his restaurant here

Mr Boudreau passed away February 2014

It is still open for business in 2014 and serves great seafood & steak meals

Photo #1 - Refurbished building front
Photo #2 - Photo of Robert Boudreaux
Photo #3 - Interior view of Boudreux restaurant
Photo #4 - 2014 photo of Boudreux restaurant
Photo #5 - Boudreux's bar
Photo #6 - Boudreux's new markee





JUNCTION TAVERN
424 Edmond





Circa 1942
KALIS SUPPLY CO
229 Edmond Street
Circa 1960
KALIS SUPPLY CO
229 Edmond Street





Circa 1911
KEGAN BROTHERS SALOON
1214 South 6th Street





Circa 1938
KEGAN WHOLESALE LIQUOR
1017 North 10th Street





Circa 1915
KEGAN BROTHERS
1705 South 11th Street





Circa 1947
KING HILL TAVERN
6034 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1960
KING HILL TAVERN
6034 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1890
KLEINBRODT RESTAURANT
BAR AND LOUNGE
FISH & GUN CLUB
Old Highway 36 & Asylum Road

US Highway 36 & Asylum Road
A triving business from 1890 to 1955 that was located outside of St Joseph on old highway 36
Structure is now gone

Photo #2 is a 1977 newspaper photo
Photo #3 is a 1947 advertisement




Circa 1947
KO-Z INN
2201 Mitchell Avenue
Circa 1960
KO-Z INN
2201 Mitchell Avenue

Listed in 1955 city directories
The building was demolished many years ago




Circa 1960
SWAN TAVERN
5040 King Hill Avenue





Circa 1947
LAST ROUNDUP TAVERN
1810 St Joseph Avenue





Circa 1957
LILLEY'S TAVERN
5111 Savannah Road
Industrial City





Circa 1947
LITTLER'S TAVERN
123 North 3rd







Circa 1959
LUCKY STRIKE INN
5th & Edmond

Pat Townsend stated that this tavern was located across the street from Blocks Army Surplus on the Northeast corner
Pictured is Pat's father, Virgil Townsend who owned the Lucky Strike Inn
Virgil also ran the Cowboy Inn by the Cow Town Drive Inn
The Cowboy Inn tavern burned down
Photo and information submitted by Butch & Dea Allen






Circa 1947
MARION'S TAVERN
2610 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1960
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






Circa 1905
Curry Brothers Tavern
Martin & Thomas
427 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1912
Martin Curry Tavern
427 Illinois Avenue

This tavern was located in the same block as the Hoof & Horn






Circa 1917
Martin Curry's Tavern
428 Illinois Avenue

Photo - 1917 St Joseph City Directory advertisement




Circa 1947
MARTIN TAVERN
512 South 6th







Circa 1915
MARTIN CURRY'S BAR
408 Illinois Avenue




Circa 1947
McQUE TAVERN
1927 Olive Street





Circa 1947
McQUEEN & KERR TAVERN
211 Felix
Circa 1960
Market Tavern
211 Felix





Circa 1947
MEEK'S BUFFET
304 South 6th
Circa 1960
MEEK'S BUFFET
304 South 6th





Circa 1960
THE MIRROR
2998 BLACKWELL ROAD
Industrial City





Circa 1947
MIDWAY BUFFET
705 Edmond
Circa 1960
TONY'S BAR & COCKTAIL LOUNGE
705 Edmond





Mikes Tavern

Circa 1947
MIKE'S TAVERN
715 Alabama
Circa 1960
MIKE'S TAVERN
715 Alabama

715 Alabama
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Mike Sands Tavern

MIKE SANDS TAVERN
6301 Brown St

6301 Brown St
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
THE MIRROR
US 71 & Blackwell Road





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Circa 1960
MISSOURIAN TAVERN
3701 King Hill Ave

The lady in photo #2 purchased the Missourian in January 2014
She closed it down & put it up for sale in August 2014
Closing was blamed on loss of income due to the new smoking ban
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1947
MUNY INN
3229 Mitchell Avenue
Circa 1960
MUNY INN
3229 Mitchell Avenue

Located on the northwest corner of 33rd & Mitchell Avenue
This was a popular bar for many years, owned by Virgil Basnor
Virgil cut his own french fries by hand, they were very good

Photo #5 - Owner Virgil Bashor
Photo #7 - Owner Virgil Bashor
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 submitted by Terry McGinnis






Circa early 1900'
NATE ROTHSTEIN TAVERN
203 Felix Street

Nate is the bartender in this photo taken in the early 1900's
Nate Rothstein would later own Central Fruit Market in Market Square




Neighborhood Tavern

Circa 1947
NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN
2112 South 10th St
Circa 1960
NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN
2112 South 10th St

2112 South 10th St
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
NELLE'S TAVERN
1302 Sacramento
Circa 1960
NELLE'S TAVERN
1302 Sacramento





Circa 1947
NELSON & CHANEY TAVERN
2914 Pear
Circa 1960
NELSON & CHANEY TAVERN
2914 Pear





Circa 1960
NEW SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
1506 St Joseph Avenue





NERKA TAVERN
5803 Lake Avenue





Circa 1947
NEW GARFIELD TAVERN
2612 South 11th
(11th & Garfield)







NEW ORLEANS LOUNGE
6th & Mitchell Avenue





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Circa 1931
Reliable Cleaners
923 Frederick
Circa 1946
New Yorker Cafe & Tavern
923 Frederick
Circa 1958
New Yorker Cafe & Tavern
923 Frederick
Circa 1960
New Yorker Cafe & Tavern
923 Frederick
Demolished during Urban Renewal

The New Yorker was previously located at 901 Frederick
In 1946, the tavern was totally remodeled
In later years, it moved to Faraon, between 9th & 10th streets, behind Manning's Market
The building is now gone. The New Yorker is no longer in business
Photo #2 - 1931 Reliable Cleaners News Press advertisement
Photo #3 - March 1946 News Press photograph
Photo #4 - March 1946 News Press photograph of the remodeled tavern




Circa 1947
NOLAND TAVERN
913 South 10th
Circa 1960
NOLAND TAVERN
913 South 10th







NO PLACE COUNTRY BAR
3415 South 22nd Street

This building was constructed in 1961 as a Green Hills Super Market
After sitting empty for numerous years, the Green Hills building was sold
It became the No Place Country Bar in 2011
It had it's grand opening just in time for New Years Eve 2011
It has a 5,000 square foot dance floor, 12 pool tables and more




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Circa 1879
LOG CABIN BAR
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
Circa 1879
CABINET SHOP
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
Circa 1883
CARPENTER SHOP
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
Circa 1889
L.W. BERTRAM CONFECTIONERY
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
Circa 1960
LOG CABIN TAVERN
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
NORTY'S BAR & GRILL
1117 FREDERICK AVENUE

Norty's Tavern currently sits to the right of the Long Branch
Norty's used to reside at 24th & Messanie until burned down
The 1883 Sanborn map shows this as a carpenter shop
It lists J.W. Wilson at 1117 as a carpenter
1879, Martin Amann, a cabinet maker, is listed on the north side of Frederick
By 1889, L.W. Bertram owned this building and ran a confectionery
Their residence was upstairs. The Bertram family owned the property until the 1920s
Photo #3 - 1949 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Old Lamplighter Inn

Circa 1947
OLD LAMPLIGHTER INN
301 Middleton
Circa 1960
OLD LAMPLIGHTER INN
301 Middleton

301 Middleton
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
ONE HUNDRED TWO INN
RFD 1







Circa 1895
SUZANNES MIAMI CLUB
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1910
IZZY RABICOFF CHINESE FOOD
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1912
IRA S DALEY GROCERY
1627 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1912
THOMAS FARTHING DRY GOODS
1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1918
ELIAS ZAROOR GENERAL MERCHANDISE
1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1921
STOUT & PUMPHREY GROCERY
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
R G IREY SOFT DRINKS
1627 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
J O RICHARDSON BARBER
1627 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1924
REUBEN SILVERMAN GROCERY
1629 Frederick
Circa 1942
MIAMI CLUB
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1958
ORVAL'S COCKTAIL
LOUNGE & RESTAURANT
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1966
ORVAL'S COCKTAIL
LOUNGE & RESTAURANT
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
MARC'S PLACE
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
COACH HOUSE
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
CARRIAGE HOUSE
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue
FREDERICK INN
1627-1629 Frederick Avenue

The building permit for this building lists "D. McDonald" as the grantee.
This was probably Dr. Daniel McDonald, son of Dr. Silas and Sarah Donnell McDonald.
Daniel married Anne Cribbs Landis, daughter of Israel Landis.
Although a graduate of medical school, Daniel never practiced, but was a hanker, lumberman and a partner in the wholesale dry goods firm of Kemper Hundley and McDonald.
Daniel's son was a dentist and his grandson and great-grandson are doctors in the city of St. Joseph.
One of the earliest tenants was Thomas Farthing who had commenced his dry goods business in the building to the east of this and after the completion of this building, moved his business and residence here.
Two of Thomas Farthing's daughters, Isabelle and Ethel, were prominent in their own right.
Isabelle was a business woman and Ethel was an elementary educator
In 1921, this was Stout & Pumphrey Grocery
A barber shop can be seen in the left side of photo #5
The newly remodeled building is the Frederick Inn
Evidently, this was Marc's Place at one time
It later became Orval's, then the Carriage House and finally Frederick Inn
A fine steak house with great fried chicken, salad bar and a tavern in another section of the building
In 2013, Frederick Inn voluntarily became a non-smoking establishment
On February 24, 2015 the Frederick Inn was sold to Amber and Jeffery McKnight III
Photo #7 - 1966 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #8 - 1975 St Joseph News Press Carriage House advertisement
Photo #9 - 1981 St Joseph News Press Frederick Inn photograph




Osborn Tavern

Circa 1959
OSBORN TAVERN
6105 King Hill Avenue
4 F'S BAR
6105 King Hill Avenue

Proprietor of the 4 F's bar was Eddie Frakes
6105 King Hill Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1981
PAINTED PONY LOUNGE
4533 South 169 Highway

Robert V. Markt (1933-2009) owned & operated the lounge for 20 years
Photo #2 is a 1981 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement
It has been closed for many years and the building is deteriorating badly
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1958
PAINTER'S PINE HUT BAR
309 Felix Street
Circa 1960
PAINTER'S PINE HUT BAR
309 Felix Street

This was a bar and grille




Parkview Tavern

Circa 1947
PARKVIEW TAVERN
1320 Holman
Circa 1960
PARKVIEW TAVERN
1320 Holman

1320 Holman
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
PASTIME TAVERN
1722 Messanie
Circa 1960
PASTIME TAVERN
1722 Messanie







Circa 1938
PAUL HULSE'S TOURIST TAVERN
US 71 & Blackwell Road







PEE WEE'S TAVERN
211 Felix





Phillips Tavern

Circa 1947
PHILLIPS TAVERN
2235 South 9th St

2235 South 9th St
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Phipps Tavern

Circa 1960
PHIPPS TAVERN & GRILL
1612 Commercial
ADAMS BAR & GRILL
1612 Commercial

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






Circa 1937
PINE CONE INN
4803 North Highway 275
Industrial City
Circa 1959
PINE CONE INN
4803 North Highway 275
Industrial City





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STERN'S A-G
1801 Commercial
Circa 1947

1801 Commercial
SMITH'S A-G MARKET
1801 Commercial
RUSTY'S PLACE
1801 Commercial
Circa 1952
1801 Commercial
Circa 1960
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





POP'S PLACE
238 Illinois

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1949
Welch Heating and Plumbing
1635 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1953
Players Cocktail Lounge
1635 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1960
Players Cocktail Lounge
1635 Frederick Avenue

1635 Frederick Avenue
In 1949, this was Welch Heating and Plumbing
In 1953 it was listed as the Players Cocktail Lounge
The Players Cocktail Lounge was a night club with strippers
After sitting empty for many years, the property was purchased by Casey Meyers and was immediately torn down
Frederick Inn still resides just west of where the Players building once stood
The empty lot now serves as a parking lot for Frederick Inn

Photo #1 - The Players Lounge when it was open for business
Photo #2 - The new parking for the Frederick Inn restaurant
Photo #3 - Photo of the Frederick Inn west of the Players lot
Photo #4 - Newspaper advertisement
Photo #5 - Sign on outside front wall
Photo #6 - Sign on outside front wall
Photo #7 - Player's Marquee




POLONIA BAR
727 Alabama





Circa 1960
PONY EXPRESS BAR-N-TAVERN
Hotel Robidoux





Circa 1947
RAINBOW BAR
315 Edmond
Circa 1960
RAINBOW BAR
315 Edmond





Circa 1947
RED CLOCK TAVERN
RFD 1





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Circa 1959
RENDEZVOUS GRILL
619 Felix

Photo #2 - In 2015, a mural was painted onto the east side of the grill replacing an old mural




Circa 1960
ROCK & ROLL TAVERN
107 Felix Street





Circa 1947
ROME INN
6731 Memorial Highway





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Circa 1960
ST. FRANCIS HOTEL COCKTAIL LOUNGE
611-613 Francis





Circa 1947
SANDS (MIKE) TAVERN
6301 Brown







Circa 1947
SANDY'S TAVERN
324 South 6th





Saulan Tavern1 Saulan Tavern2 Saulan Tavern3 Saulan Tavern4

Circa 1947
SAULAN TAVERN
1801 Olive Street
Circa 1960
MADGET'S TAVERN
1801 Olive Street

1801 Olive St
No information available
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
SAVOY BAR
423 South 6th





Circa 1947
SCHAEFER (HAROLD) TAVERN
524 South 6th
Circa 1960
TOM'S TAVERN
524 South 6th





Schott's

Circa 1947
SCHOTT'S TAVERN
1415 Frederick Avenue

1415 Frederick Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






SHAMROCK BAR
1805 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
SILVER DOLLAR TAVERN
517 Edmond
Circa 1960
SILVER DOLLAR TAVERN
517 Edmond





Circa 1947
SILVER MOON TAVERN
2110 South 6th
Circa 1960
SILVER MOON TAVERN
2110 South 6th





KULAH TAVERN
214 West Missouri
Circa 1960
SMITTY'S BAR
214 West Missouri Avenue





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SOUTHGATE GRILLE & LOUNGE
6106 King Hill Avenue

The Southgate closed it's doors in 2017
They had a supurb beefburger, the closest I have found to the Bucket Shop's beefburger. That was served with or without horseradish. It was a beefburger topped with a special chili
Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1947
SPORTSMAN CLUB
1506 St Joseph Avenue





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Circa 1954
CORDONNIER'S STEAMBOAT LANDING FISH MKT
2201 South 4th Street
Circa 1958
CORDONNIER'S STEAMBOAT LANDING FISH MKT
2201 South 4th Street
Circa 1960
CORDONNIER'S
2201 South 4th Street
CORDONNIER'S
2221 South 4th Street

They were famous for their river fish dinners
No longer open for business, closed a year or so ago in 2013 or 2014
Photo #1 submitted by Brooke Kickman




Circa 1940
FRANK STUMPF'S TAVERN
2401 Messanie
Circa 1951
FRANK STUMPF'S VILLA ROSA TAVERN
2401 Messanie
Circa 1954
FRANK STUMPF'S TAVERN
2401 Messanie
Circa 1957
CRANOR'S TAVERN
2401 Messanie
Circa 1960
CRANOR'S TAVERN
2401 Messanie
NORTY's BAR & GRILL
2401 Messanie

Norty's burned down in the 1980s and re-opened at 1117 Frederick Avenue




Circa 1947
SWAN TAVERN
6040 King Hill Avenue







Circa 1937
TANNER'S NITE CLUB
Rochester Road near Karnes Road

Strange location, driving instructions on the advertisement
Claude & Lenora Tanner - proprietors






Circa 1981
THE BEACH COMBER
In the Woolco Shopping Center
1417 North Belt Highway




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Circa 1947
THE RENDEZVOUS
621 EDMOND
Circa 1960
THE RENDEZVOUS
621 EDMOND

This was a cocktail lounge
Several taverns had occupied this building until it burned down




Circa 1959
Tom's Tavern
524 South 6th





Circa 1959
Tony's Bar & Cocktail Lounge
705 Edmond





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Circa 1959
TURA'S LOUNGE
302 South 6th Street

This was the 2nd lounge owned by Mrs Tura V Huffer
Her previous lounge was Tura's 420 Club, located at 420 South 6th Street
Tura's Lounge is now gone, it is now a parking lot
Photo #1 - Tura's Lounge, a bar with music & dancing
Photo #2 - Circa: 2012 view of the parking lot




Turf Club

Circa 1959
TURF CLUB
5025 King Hill Avenue

5025 King Hill Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1960
THE UTOPIAN TAVERN
6731 US HIGHWAY 59







WAGNER SALOON
617 South 8th

Photo circa: 1877




Circa 1947
WALNUT TAVERN
2338 South 6th
Circa 1960
WALNUT TAVERN
2338 South 6th





First & Last Chance Tavern

Circa 1947
WHITE & GARTIN'S
FIRST & LAST CHANCE TAVERN
1817 Garfield
Circa 1960
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




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Circa 1947
HUFFMAN'S BAR
401 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1960
HUFFMAN'S BAR
401 Illinois Avenue
Circa 1977
WOODEN NICKEL
401 Illinois Avenue
A's & Jr's TAVERN
401 Illinois Avenue

401 Illinois Avenue
Tavern & restaurant combination
Photo #1 - 1977 advertisement
Photo #2 - Wooden Nickel Token
Photo #3 - Wooden Nickel Token
Photo #4 - 401 Illinois Avenue
Photo #4 - submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1960
Wonder Bar
1118 North 6th Street





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Circa 1946
Jerome Cocktail Lounge
Jerome Hotel
424 Francis Street
Circa 1957
Jerome Cocktail Lounge
Jerome Hotel
424 Francis Street

The Hotel was gutted by fire in 1957 - City razed the building







Circa 1957
Jack's Bar
502 South 6th Street
Circa 1960
Jack's Bar
502 South 6th Street





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Circa 1937
MARTIN'S "Y" BBQ & PEACOCK LOUNGE
3510 North 71 Highway (North Belt Highway)
Circa 1937
MARTIN'S "Y" MOTEL
3510 North 71 Highway (North Belt Highway)
Was Sold & All Buildings Razed in April 2016





Yost & Fisher Tavern

Circa 1947
YOST & FISHER TAVERN
1701 Garfield Avenue
JACKSON'S TAVERN
1701 Garfield Avenue

1701 Garfield Avenue
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
Currently this is Jackson's Tavern




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