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Saint Joseph's Breweries of the Past
  • 1861-Unknown Aniser & Co. Brewery
  • 1864-Unknown Dietrich Brewery
  • 1867-1872 Fetzner & Co. Brewery
  • 1859-1882 City Brewery
  • 1882-1895 M. K. Goetz Brewery
  • 1895-1919 M. K. Goetz Brewing Co.
  • 1933-1961 M. K. Goetz Brewing Co.
  • 1919-1933 Goetz Co. Brewery
  • 1961-1976 Goetz Division of Pearl Brewing
  • 1868-1872 William Hoffman Brewery
  • 1900-1900 Home Brewing Co.
  • 1858-Unknown Frederick Islaub Brewery
  • 1879-1899 John Jester Brewery
  • 1864-1875 Louis Koerner Brewery
  • 1853-1875 Joseph Kuechle Brewery
  • 1875-1880 E. J. Kuechle Brewery
  • 1880-1882 Kuechle & Greiner Brewery
  • 1882-1888 John B. Huber & Co. Brewery
  • 1888-1895 St Joseph Brewing Co.
  • 1867-1872 William Liebig Brewery
  • 1864-Unknown Lowenstein Brewery
  • 1854-1855 J. Nunning Brewery
  • 1855-1877 Henry Nunning Brewery
  • 1877-1884 Henry Nunning & Son Brewery
  • 1884-1886 August Nunning Brewery
  • 1886-1890 August Nunning Brewing
  • 1895-1919 St. Joseph Brewing Co
  • 1862-1877 Ohnesorg & Eger Brewery
  • 1877-1879 Ohnesorg & Co. Brewery
  • 1879-1882 Shaefer & Rosenmund Brewery
  • 1901-1907 Star Brewing Co
  • 1907-1919 Peter J. Schenk Brewery
  • 1858-Unknown Peter Walter Brewery



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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





    American Tavern1 2 3

    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 1981
    THE BREEZEWAY LOUNGE
    Elwood Kansas

    The building no longer exists
    Photo #1 - 1981 St Joseph News Press advertisement
    Photo #2 - Limosine band photo




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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
    Photo #23 - 1961 St Joseph News Press advertisement
    Photo #24 - 1950 Beefburger St Joseph News Press 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 1900
    FRIEDE & FRIEDE SALOON
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1900
    FIRST WARD HOUSE
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1904
    JOHN F. CHIABOREL SALOON
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1904
    JAMES R. CRESSLEY LUNCH COUNTER
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1904
    MRS MARY FRIEDE FIRST WARD HOUSE
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1905
    OTIS ADAIR'S LUNCH COUNTER
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1906
    CHIABOREL & DAWSON SALOON
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1912
    MRS MARY FRIEDE FIRST WARD HOUSE
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1915
    OTTO HOLMES SALOON
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1918
    WILLIAM WILSON SALOON
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1921
    J. C. FRIEDE SOFT DRINKS
    Prohibition Era
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1924
    J. C. FRIEDE SOFT DRINKS
    Prohibition Era
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1930
    J. C. FRIEDE BILLIARDS
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1932
    J. C. FRIEDE BILLIARDS
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1935
    J. C. FRIEDE TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1940
    J. C. FRIEDE TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1946
    MOLTER & KOCH TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1949
    FIRST WARD TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 1958
    FIRST WARD TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 2015
    FIRST WARD TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue
    Circa 2018
    FIRST WARD TAVERN
    2101 St Joseph Avenue

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

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




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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 1939
    MITCHELL AVENUE TAVERN
    2201 Mitchell Avenue
    Circa 1947
    KO-Z INN
    2201 Mitchell Avenue
    Circa 1960
    KO-Z INN
    2201 Mitchell Avenue

    The building was razed & removed 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 1937
    WARREN DOANE RESTAURANT
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1937
    MID-CITY FILLING STATION
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1940
    WARREN DOANE RESTAURANT
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1940
    TRENTON DOANE FILLING STATION
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1942
    WARREN DOANE RESTAURANT
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1942
    TRENTON DOANE FILLING STATION
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    Circa 1958
    KING HILL DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
    3701 King Hill Avenue
    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 1949
    LOG CABIN TAVERN
    1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
    Circa 1960
    LOG CABIN TAVERN
    1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
    Circa 2007
    NORTY'S BAR & GRILL
    1117 FREDERICK AVENUE
    Circa 2019
    NORTY'S BAR & GRILL
    1117 FREDERICK AVENUE

    Norty's Tavern currently sits to the right of the Long Branch at 1117 Frederick Avenue. Norty's used to reside on the northeast corner of 24th & Messanie until burned down
    The 1883 Sanborn map shows this as a carpenter shop
    It lists J. W. Wilson at 1117 Frederick Avenue 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 #4 - Former co-owner of Norty’s Bar & Grill Jason Horn, left, says Ridge Morgan, center, and Tyler Morgan are the perfect fit to take over the establishment. Father Tyler Morgan will take on the role of landlord while son Ridge will run the business.
    Photo #3 - 1949 St Joseph News Press advertisement
    Photo #4 - 2019 St Joseph News Press photograph




    Old Lamplighter Inn

    Circa 1935
    VACANT
    301 Middleton
    Circa 1946
    JOHN PEJSA TAVERN
    301 Middleton
    Circa 1947
    OLD LAMPLIGHTER INN
    301 Middleton
    Circa 1951
    OLD LAMPLIGHTER TAVERN
    301 Middleton
    Circa 1958
    OLD LAMPLIGHTER TAVERN
    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 PLACE
    2221 South 4th Street

    No longer open for business, closed in 2013 or 2014

    They were famous for their river fish dinners
    No longer open for business, closed in 2013 or 2014
    The building still exists
    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
    Circa 1980
    NORTY's BAR & GRILL
    2401 Messanie
    Circa 2007
    NORTY's BAR & GRILL
    2401 Messanie
    Burned to the ground in 2007

    The original Norty's bar & grille opened in the early 1980s at 2401 Messanie street. It's name was taken from a previous owner who went by the last name of Norton
    Horn and Harris would go on to purchase the tavern in 2005, but their venture was rather short-lived, as a fire burned the bar to the ground in 2007. It wasn’t long before they decided to move into their current location at 1117 Frederick Avenue
    See my post at the 1117 Frederick address for more information




    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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