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Saint 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.
 
Location. 39° 46.039′ N, 94° 51.231′ W. Marker is in Saint 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.
 
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 (about 600 feet away); German-American Bank (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Joseph.
 
Regarding Pioneer Building. The Pioneer Building is a contributing structure to the St. Joseph's Commerce and Banking Historic District of the National
Pioneer Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
2. Pioneer Building
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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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