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Sedalia in Pettis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ilgenfritz Block

224-232 S. Ohio

 

—Commerce Building —

 
Ilgenfritz Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
1. Ilgenfritz Block Marker
Inscription.

· 1885: William Ilgenfritz broke ground

· 1886-1920: Messerly and Meuschke dry goods

· 1915: Addition to north for F. W. Woolworth Co. dime store (1915-1969)

· 1921-1927: Chasnoffs department store

· 1927-1975: J.C. Penney department store

· 2011: Conversion to apartments by Fulson Housing


 
Erected by City of Sedalia.
 
Location. 38° 42.53′ N, 93° 13.691′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, Missouri, in Pettis County. Marker is on Ohio Avenue (Missouri Route 750), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224-232 South Ohio Avenue, Sedalia MO 65301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Bothwell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 400 feet away); Pettis County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); All American Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Pettis County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Pettis County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Pettis County Courthouse Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Regarding Ilgenfritz Block.
Ilgenfritz Block image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Ilgenfritz Block
The building contributes to the Sedalia Commercial Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sedalia Commercial Historic District National Register Registration Form.
Large file, be patient while it loads
(Submitted on July 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. A Brief History of Downtown Sedalia. (Submitted on July 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William D. Ilgenfritz at Find A Grave. (Submitted on July 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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