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Pleasant Hill in Cass County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

135 First Street

Historic Building 1884

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2015
1. 135 First Street Marker
Inscription.

Constructed for $11,000 by John C. Knorpp, the second floor became the Knorpp Opera House, featuring vaudeville, drama and community functions. The ground floor became a grocery. In 1893 the opera hall was leased to the Masonic Lodge then, in 1904 to the IOOF Lodge. In 1909 the building sold to the IOOF which used the upper floor for many years. After 1921 the ground floor housed variety stores. In 1929, natural gas was piped from Lone Jack. The gas company occupied these premises for nine years. In 1940 Johnny Johnson opened a dance hall on the ground floor. It is currently owned by a church.
 
Erected 1992 by Pleasant Hill Downtown Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Missouri, Pleasant Hill Downtown Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.076′ N, 94° 16.435′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in Cass County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street and 1st Street, on the left when traveling east on Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 1st Street, Pleasant Hill MO 64080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 140 First Street (a few steps from this marker); 136 First Street

135 First Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2015
2. 135 First Street and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 134 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 126 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 121 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 124 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 120 First Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pleasant Hill Downtown Historic District, NRHP. (Submitted on September 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Pleasant Hill MO. (Submitted on September 10, 2015, 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 September 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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