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Museum Hill, Bounded by Jules, Sixteenth, Messanie & Ninth Streets, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

Museum Hill, Bounded by Jules, Sixteenth, Messanie & Ninth Streets, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

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Summary

Significance: Museum Hill is a distinct residential area of St. Joseph, Missouri, that has architecturally significant buildings and historically relates to growth of the city. The area is significant in the history of commerce, specifically in relation to St. Joseph's prominence in the wholesale trade. St. Joseph's wholesale trade during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century led to increasingly wealthy upper and middle classes. This area reflects the housing that was built to accommodate this growth and affluence. The area is also significant in the area of architecture due to the excellent examples of building styles, including many which were architecturally designed. The district also has several ecclesiastical properties which are architecturally significant, as well as a few institutional and commercial buildings which related to the area's development.
Survey number: HABS MO-1917
Building/structure dates: after. 1840- before. 1860 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Smith, Frederick W
Wegman-French, Lysa, transmitter
Norris, Laura, photographer
Schwenk, Sarah F, historian
Bergstone, David, historian
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Location

Saint Joseph (Mo.)39.75532, -94.84930
Google Map of 39.7553229, -94.84930419999999
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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