Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saint Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Patee House

Company & Division Headquarters, Original Home Station

 

—Apr. 3 1860 - Sep. 13, 1861 —

 
Patee House Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. Patee House Marker (front)
Inscription.
The Patee House was the Pony Express Company's Eastern Headquarters from April 3, 1860 to September 13, 1861. The company's official name was "The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company."

John Patee built the hotel from 1855-1858 at a cost of $180,000. The four-story building when new was the largest hotel west of the Mississippi River and one of the finest in the world. It boasted of such features as gas lights, running water and flush toilets. The main entrance was facing north on Penn Street.

On the hotel's north side by the northwest corner was a door which the Pony Express rider and horse would use to pick up the mail inside the building. Riders who did not live nearby stayed here at the Patee House.

Dedicated April 3, 2005

© 2005 Joe Nardone
 
Erected 2005 by Frank A. Fiore, James Stretesky, Richard Wiemhold, Merry Virginia Wright, et al.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 45.369′ N, 94° 50.719′ W. Marker is in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and 12th Street, on the right when traveling east
Patee House Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. Patee House Marker (back)
on Penn Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1202 Penn Street, Saint Joseph MO 64503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patee House - 1858 (here, next to this marker); The Patee House In The Civil War (here, next to this marker); The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Patee House (a few steps from this marker); Transcontinental Telegraph (a few steps from this marker); Jesse James Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Patee Park Baptist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patee Town (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Joseph.
 
More about this marker. In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Patee House. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Patee House Museum. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pony Express Historical Timeline. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. National Pony Express Association
Patee House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
3. Patee House and Marker
. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentExplorationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Patee House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
4. Patee House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement