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St. Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pioneer Building

Georgian Revival

 

— 1872, Facade Rebuilt 1929 —

 
Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
1. Pioneer Building Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as the Tootle Opera House. Once regarded as the finest theater west of the Mississippi River.
 
Erected by Junior League and Main Street St. Joseph.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 39° 46.039′ N, 94° 51.231′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker is at the intersection of Francis Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Francis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MO 64501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donnell Court Building (a few steps from this marker); "Queen of the River Towns • King of the Trails" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buchanan County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Kirkpatrick Building (about 500 feet away); Missouri Valley Trust Company (about 500 feet away); The Boder Building (about 500 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church
Pioneer Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
2. Pioneer Building
(about 600 feet away); German-American Bank (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
Regarding Pioneer Building. The Pioneer Building is a contributing structure to the St. Joseph's Commerce and Banking Historic District of the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Tootle's Opera House in 1872 St. Joseph Building List. (Submitted on June 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 30, 2020