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St. Joseph, Missouri
08/01/2003

The walk starts at St. Joseph Museum. We parked on the street at the back. These neat old homes were across the street.

This is not the main entrance where you go in to register, but it is prettier.

Nice corner tower.

There are lots of beautiful old homes on this walk.

Formerly the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. Now owned by a nonprofit group and is a museum.

The Missouri Theatre. Built in 1927. Originally a movie theatre, now serves as a performing arts center.

The walk takes you downtown. Note the spiral fire escape on the side of the building.

Buchanan County Courthouse built 1873-76. An 1885 fire caused extensive damage and the repaired dome is smaller than the original.

There is a housing district called Robidoux where all the homes are huge and beautiful.

During the later half of the nineteenth century and into the early years of the twentieth, St. Joseph was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. St. Joseph is unique in that entire neighborhoods of homes from that era have survived. These homes are examples of this "Golden Age".

A small park with a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

First Presbyterian Church was established in 1854. This building was dedicated in 1911.

Tiffany stained glass window.

First Christian Science Church
temporary home of Public Library.

St. Joseph City Hall and Civic Center Park.

This house was on the map, but not on the walk route. We drove over after finishing the walk. Here is where Jesse James was shot and killed by his cousin Bob Ford on April 3, 1882.