Museum Hill, Bounded by Jules, Sixteenth, Messanie & Ninth Stre, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO
Messanie & Ninth Stre, Saint Joseph, MO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MO-1917
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
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.
Smith, Frederick W.
Norris, Laura, Photographer
Schwenk, Sarah F., Historian
Bergstone, David, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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