136 First Street
Historic Building circa 1868
A bakery was here 1867-95. In 1891 a fire started up the street. Men were on top of 136 pouring on water from a line of buckets. A restaurant here in 1905 with sleeping rooms upstairs advertised "25 cents gets a square meal." In 1920 a cleaning and tailor shop was on the ground floor, while it was rumored that the "Ladies of the Night" entertained local gentry on the second floor. On July 4, 1934 a nightwatchman shot and killed Robert Dolley a local baseball player. After 1934 restaurants, including a "White Front," occupied the ground floor. Current owners are Mike and Shawna Crane, who operated a boutique here.
Erected 1992 by Pleasant Hill Downtown Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Missouri, Pleasant Hill Downtown Association marker series.
Location. 38° 47.073′ N, 94° 16.452′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in Cass County. Marker is on 1st Street north of Commercial Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 1st Street, Pleasant Hill MO 64080, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 134 First Street (here, next to this marker); 140 First Street
Also see . . .
1. Pleasant Hill Downtown Historic District, NRHP. (Submitted on September 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Historic Pleasant Hill MO. (Submitted on September 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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