Saint Joseph, United States

Downtown Architectural Tour of St. Joseph, MO

Downtown Architectural Tour of St. Joseph, MO

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31 tour stops

1

City Hall

City Hall is nicknamed the Million Dollar City Hall.

 
2

St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your one stop place for all-things St. Joseph.

 
3

Downtown St. Joseph Library

The Downtown Library houses the Public Library and School District offices.

 
4

News-Press Building

Businesses used to be encouraged to have a garden at the entrance of their buildings.

 
5

Post Office

Erected in 1938 to replace an ornate Victorian post office constructed in 1890.

 
6

Missouri Theater

The world premiere of the movie “Pony Express” was held here.

 
7

Ballinger Building

This building is now home to Jake's Steakhouse.

 
8

Telephone Building

This building was built for the Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company in 189

 
9

German-American Bank / Mosaic Lifecare

This building now houses Mosaic Life Care employee offices.

 
10

St. Joseph Trunk Building

The Trunk Building was erected in 1911 by the Lincoln Realty Co.

 
11

Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square

A building seven stories high used to be here

 
12

Robidoux Hotel Columns

Formerly from the Hotel Roubidoux.

 
13

Christ Episcopal Church

Gothic Revival style church in the Heart of St. Joseph since 1851.

 
14

Kirkpatrick Building

This building now houses offices, restaurants, and shopping experiences.

 
15

Townsend & Wall

This building has been converted into loft apartments.

 
16

United Building

There used to be a radio broadcast called "Man on the Street" from this building.

 
17

Plymouth Building

A fire once almost destroyed this building.

 
18

Hax Smith Furniture Co.

This building is home to CoJoe, an innovative coworking space.

 
19

Saxton and Hendrick's Jewelry

Former Little Mr. & Mrs. Shop

 
20

Einbender Building

The Townsend Wyatt & Wall Dry Goods Co. used to occupy the premise.

 
21

Corby Building

The Corby Building is home to Corby Place Senior Living.

 
22

Donnell Court

Several businesses, including Bracy's Cafe, are in Donnell Court.

 
23

Robidoux Center/US Bank

The clock in the front of the building appeared in the movie “Paper Moon.”

 
24

Buchanan County Courthouse

This is the second county courthouse to be erected in the city of St. Joseph.

 
25

Hillyard Corporate Headquarters

Hillyard manufactures floor-care materials, especially for gymnasiums.

 
26

Wholesale Row

This building is now occupied by apartments and a restaurant, Boudreaux.

 
27

American Electric Co.

Seven-story building was built for the Richardson, Roberts, Byrne Dry Goods company.

 
28

Civic Arena

This building is used for sporting games, ceremonies, craft shows, and more.

 
29

Commerce Bank

This two-story building was built in 1902 by the First National Bank of St. Joseph.

 
30

Missouri Valley Trust Building

CBD American Shaman recently opened a store in the Missouri Valley Trust Building.

 
31

Boder Building

This building used to house the Voss Wallpaper Company.

 

Overview

Our city’s extraordinary architecture reflects the vast wealth generated by St. Joseph’s manufacturing and wholesale trade. It was this prosperity and progressiveness that many skilled architects benefited from and thrived on. St. Joseph’s downtown buildings tell stories of the men and women who have shaped our community. Each structure not only tells a story about an episode in our city’s history, but also for our nation. So as you stroll through our downtown, look and listen intently. You, too, can take part in St. Joseph’s rich and lively past.

Itinerary 2.1 km / 2:00

Offline map included

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