St. Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Construction of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in 1859 and the depot on South 8th Street increased "Patee Town" activity. The excitement of the short-lived Pony Express and the legend of outlaw Jesse James, (who lived in the area) centered around this neighborhood. Patee, considered the wealthiest man in St. Joseph, gave the city a square block of land. now known as Patee Park.
"Patee Town" experienced continued building activity through the years. Commercial development remained concentrated along the western and southern fringes. Residential construction in the neighborhood was substantial throughout the 1890-1915 period.
Surviving dwellings exhibit characteristics that relate them
Location. 39° 45.385′ N, 94° 50.886′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and South 10th Street, on the left when traveling east on Penn Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MO 64502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Civil War in St. Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Patee Park Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); C. B. & Q. 5614 Steam Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); The One-Room Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patee House - 1858 (about 800 feet away).
Also see . . .
1. Patee Town. Wikipedia Link to some of the history and buildings in Patee Town. (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. St Joseph Visitor's Bureau. This is the official link to the St Joseph Visitor's Bureau (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Additional keywords. Pony Express
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.