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Farmington in Saint Francois County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington

 
 
Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 14, 2017
1. Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington Marker
Inscription.
Constructed by
Robert O. and Ann Tetley
in 1868, the face of this building is
granite and hand-made brick
from the Civil War era.

Restored by
Ozarks Federal Savings
and Load Association
2004

 
Location. 37° 46.82′ N, 90° 25.229′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Missouri, in Saint Francois County. Marker is on East Columbia Street east of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the northwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 East Columbia Street, Farmington MO 63640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 16.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 17.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 17.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington. The subject building presently houses a retail business. Included within the East Columbia Historic District, National Register of Historic Places (2004)
 
Also see . . .
1. What's in a name - Tetley Building
Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington Marker (<i>wide view; marker at corner facing west</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 14, 2017
2. Oldest Brick Building in Downtown Farmington Marker (wide view; marker at corner facing west)
. The Tetley family added the building at 20 - 24 East Columbia St. to the family real estate portfolio in 1912. The prominent Farmington family were the proprietors of Tetley Jewelry Store, founded by Robert T. Tetley and his wife, Ann Gay Tetley around 1869. From 1869 until 1977 - the year Howard sold his store to William Krekeler - there had been a Tetley Jewelry in downtown Farmington. According to the Farmington Historic Preservation Committee, the building was the location of Laakman Drug Store, which was the first air-conditioned business in Farmington. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. East Columbia Historic District. The East Columbia Historic District is a national historic district located at Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. The district encompasses 11 contributing buildings in the central business district of Farmington. It developed between about 1879 and 1954, and includes representative examples of Late Victorian, Beaux Arts, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. Notable buildings include the Tetley Jewelry Store (c. 1879), & U.S. Post Office (c. 1932) (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
Tetley Block in Downtown Farmington; former Tetley Jewelry Store, on right, circa 1870 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 14, 2017
3. Tetley Block in Downtown Farmington; former Tetley Jewelry Store, on right, circa 1870
Farmington Post Office (1932); 1 block east; also included in the East Columbia Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 14, 2017
4. Farmington Post Office (1932); 1 block east; also included in the East Columbia Historic District
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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