Today's blog completes the listing of new construction in Cape Girardeau as found in old Achievement and Year-End editions. The practice of listing each new commercial structure and residence, along with addresses, apparently stopped after 1949. At least, I haven't been able to find comprehensive lists as I did in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Given enough time and effort, I might be able to compile similar lists for later years, but they wouldn't be as accurate as the three decades' lists we've been examining in this blog.
You'll notice a marked decrease in the number of buildings constructed beginning in 1942. This was a result of government restrictions imposed on construction because of World War II. In 1942, only 19 structures were erected in Cape Girardeau, far below the previous year, when 116 buildings were constructed. Of those 19, only two were commercial structures.
Late in the 1940s, the Missourian switched from comprehensive lists of newly-built structures to general stories that gave the number of commercial and residential buildings constructed, along with their costs. The last few lists in this blog, therefore, reflect the information I was able to glean from the Achievement editions for each year.
Rialto Theater, 424 Broadway
W.D. Deevers, brick store, 529 Broadway
(Holy Family) Catholic Church, Boundary and Sprigg streets
Anton Haas, one-story brick store, 737 Broadway
Chris Bauer, one-story brick office, 710 Broadway
Shell Oil Co., river terminal, South Cape Girardeau
G.M. Campbell, restaurant building, 2300 Broadway
Glass Cleaners, brick addition, 705 Good Hope St.
T.J. Haddock, one-story brick store, 1001 Perry Ave.
Burger Bakery, one-story brick addition, 1029 Broadway
Standard Oil Co., river terminal, South Cape Girardeau
Negro church building, frame, Bourbon and Holly streets
Charles A. Juden, two-story brick, 100 Independence St.
Standard Oil Co., gasoline filling station, 1001 Broadway
William Wescoat, addition to filling station, 1700 Broadway
J.P. Redwine, wholesale oil terminal, North Water Street
Coca Cola Bottling Co., brick bottling plant, 2235 Broadway
Central Packing Co., stock barn and water tower, South Cape
Nehi Bottling Co., brick bottling plant, 525 Morgan Oak St.
Dr. C.T. Herbert, brick office building, 826 Good Hope St.
Mrs. Albert Schach, one-story tile cafe, 705 Morgan Oak St.
International Shoe Co., brick addition, 700 N. Main St.
Phillips Petroleum Co., storage terminal, 5 S. Park Ave.
C.L. Thompson, one-story brick store, 107 S. Hanover St.
Sunshine Cleaners, dry cleaning addition, 707 Good H0pe St.
Valet Cleaners, two concrete additions, 933 N. Spanish St.
Missouri Utilities Co., two-story brick addition, North Water Street
Lesem-Millikan Auto Co., storage garage, 200 Independence St.
Heuer Truck Sales & Service, two-story brick garage, 26 S. Sprigg St.
Landgraf Lumber Co., frame addition, 1459 Independence St.
Foursquare Church, brick, South Park Avenue
Louis Berthold, two-story frame tavern, Highway 61
C.A. Juden, A. & P. brick store, North Spanish Street
International Shoe Co., brick office, North Main Street
Maple Avenue Methodist, brick church, Maple Avenue
C.A. Juden, two-story brick office, North Spanish Street
J.D. Streett & Co., river gasoline terminal, North Cape
Sunset Court, tourist camp (three buildings), Highway 61
John Davis, one-story concrete-block garage, Highway 61
Nenninger Packing Co., one story brick plant, Highway 61
Mrs. May Hartle, two-story frame garage, South Sprigg Street
Louis Hecht, one-story brick office building, 100 N. Spanish St.
Viaduct Courts, two-story frame building, South Sprigg Street
Church of God, granite church, Marble City Heights suburb
Central High School, brick, shop-building, South Pacific Street
Robert Niemeyer, one-story brick store, 547 S. Sprigg St.
F.E. Dormeyer Jr., two-story brick office, 100 N. Sprigg St.
Tucker Truck Lines, one-story brick terminal, 1500 Independence St.
Mrs. Anna Lewis and Al Schrock, one-story brick store, 300 S. Sprigg St.
Southeast Missouri Lumber Co., one-story concrete-block warehouse, Jefferson Avenue
Lesem-Millikan Motor Co., one-story brick garage, 205 Independence St.
H.A. Nussbaum, one-story concrete-block garage, 300 rear N. Sprigg St.
Central Packing Co., two-story brick addition, South Cape
Kimbel Lines, Inc., one-story metal shop, 2 S. West End Blvd.
Harris Field (in progress)
Harris Field, 28 buildings on site consisting of four hangars, 12 barracks, recreation, ground school, flight control, administration, link trainer, hospital cafeteria, garage, four lavatories
(The 1943 Achievement Edition contains no stories about overall construction in Cape Girardeau.)
C.A. Juden, frame storage building for Montgomery-Ward & Co., Independence and Water streets
A.A. Fallert, one-story brick restaurant building, 700 block of Good Hope street
L.H. Landgraf Lumber Co., frame wood-working machinery building, 1459 Independence St.
Midwest Dairy Products Corp., brick boiler room, 25 S. Spanish St.
Henry Ochs, greenhouse, Cape Rock Drive
Clyde Foeste, brick filling station, Morgan Oak Street
Landgraf Lumber Co., frame warehouse, 1459 Independence St.
J. Roy Mahy, brick store addition, South Sprigg Street
Semo Body & Repair Shop, brick shop building, Morgan Oak Street
Day Transfer Co., brick truck terminal, Independence Street
Cape Egg & Feed Co., brick store, Morgan Oak Street
D.F. Clay, two-story brick store, South Spanish Street
Joe M. Lesem, brick shop addition, 325 S. Sprigg St.
Central States Foundry Co., brick foundry
Mrs. Dorothea Roth, two-story brick store, South Sprigg Street
G.M. Campbell, frame filling station, West Broadway
John Popp, brick truck terminal, West Independence Street
(The Missourian switched to a February publication date for its Achievement Edition in 1947, making it difficult to determine which buildings were constructed in which of the two years. Because of this, I have merged the two lists here.)
Harris Motor Car Co., 232 Broadway
Harris Truck Service, 213 N. Spanish
Eddie Erlbacher garage, Waller Motor Co. and Homer Millikan Motor Co., Broadway opposite Houck Field Stadium entrance (in progress)
Cape Girardeau Beauty School, Broadway
Central State Foundry, riverfront
Schneider Equipment Co., Highway 61 and Bloomfield Road
M.E. Leming, Texaco service station, Highway 61
John Dieteker store, South Sprigg
V.W. Dyer bus terminal, 4 N. Frederick St.
C.J. Winningham restaurant, Morgan Oak Street
T.B. Lane market, South Sprigg
Sunset Tourist Court, Highway 61
Westmount Gardens, Highway 61
Nazarene tabernacle, South Park Avenue
Day Transfer Co. addition, West Independence
Seven-Up Bottling Co., Highway 61
Uregas Distributors, Inc., 426 College
E.G. Juden office building, North Spanish
Livestock barn, Quonset hut, new city (Arena) park
Men's dormitory, State College (in progress)
Student service center, State College (in progress)
Farmers & Merchants Bank addition, Sprigg and Good Hope streets (in progress)
Kroger master market, foundation ready, Broadway
Charles Harris, two-story brick business building, Broadway and Lorimier (in progress)
Kuykendall garage, Highway 61 opposite the Hopper Road junction (in progress)
Aquamsi Land Co., Middle Street south of Themis (in progress)
A.E. Birk & Son Plumbing Co., store building at Sprigg and Independence streets enlarged
Esquire Theater, Broadway
Cape Tire Tread Co., 201 S. Sprigg St.
St. Mary's Truck Line, West Independence
Cape Transit Corp. terminal, Good Hope Street
Locke Distributing Co., Quonset hut, Giboney Street
Cape Implement Co., Quonset hut, Good Hope and Spanish streets
Dr. D.B. Elrod utility building, Quonset hut
International Shoe Co., warehouse, Quonset hut, North Main Street
Froemsdorf Body & Paint Shop, Quonset hut, 34 S. Frederick St.
Bill Kuykendall, one-story brick garage, Highway 61
A.T. Utley, concrete-block garage, Jackson Road
Oscar Hirsch, concrete-block addition to building, 324 Broadway
John Wescoat, brick addition to building, 15 West End Blvd.
Christ Episcopal Church, two-story brick building, Fountain Street
L.L. Thompson, metal shop building, 631 Themis St.
N. & E. Supply Co., addition to building, Good Hope and Spanish streets
Ruh's Market, brick addition, 605 Good Hope St.
Jones Printing Co., one-story brick building, 111 Broadway
Pure Ice Co., concrete-block storage building, 134 S. Ellis St.
D.F. Clay, concrete-block storage building, 34 S. Spanish St.
Marquette Cement Mfg. Co., concrete-block storage building, South Sprigg Street
Robert Niemeier, one-story brick business building, 505 Broadway
Ray M. Dilschneider, brick medical building, 1912 Broadway
Millikan Motor Co., concrete-block addition, 221 Independence St.
Standard Oil Co., masonry office building, river terminal
Deevers Realty Co., brick addition to filling station, 915 Broadway
Gebhard Martin, one-story brick bakery, 227 S. Frederick St.
Kimbel LInes, truck repair building, Highway 61
Foursquare Church, complete church structure, Park and Bloomfield
H.E. Ford, addition to building, 710 Morgan Oak St.
Kimbel Lines, office, Highway 61
Firestone Stores, one-story brick addition, Independence Street
Fred A. Groves, one-story brick building, Sprigg Street
Russell L. Faust, metal storage building, 551 S. Sprigg St.
A.P. Rueseler, one-story brick building, North Fountain Street
Haas Construction Co., addition to building, Spanish and Themis streets
S.R. Smith, brick addition to building, 714 Broadway
Riverside Lumber Co., brick addition, Frederick and Morgan Oak streets
Adams & Lawrence, one-story concrete-block business, 1444 Independence
Penzel Construction Co., boiler room, Southeast Missouri Hospital
Fred W. Kurre, contractor for Shell Oil Co., service station, Independence and West End Boulevard
United Oil Co., one-story concrete-block storage building, Kingshighway and Gordonville Road.
Sullivan Bros. Cleaners, one-story brick business building, 108 S. Spanish
Southeast Missouri Baptist Foundation, addition, Normal and Pacific
D. & G. Builders Supply Co., addition to business building, Sprigg and Themis
Rev. C.E. Fisher, pastor, one-story frame, brick veneer church, West Side Church of God, 2222 Bloomfield
J.J. East, two one-story frame tourist cabins, 1001-1043 Kingshighway
Mrs. Opal Baker, one-story concrete-block and brick storage warehouse, 1120 Kingshighway
R.E. Hall, five one-story frame broiler units, Aquamsi east of Frisco Railroad
Watler Q. Adams, one-story frame automobile storage building, Louisiana and Independence.
Cape Tire Tread Co., one-story all-metal business building, Cape-Jackson Road
Walter Adams, one-story concrete-block public garage, 1444 Independence
Charles A. Juden, all-metal cooling tower, A. & P. Super Market, 19 N. Spanish
Giboney Houck, two-story brick business building, Independence east of Spanish
Riverside Lumber Co., agent, Arthur Mehrle builder, two-story brick business building, apartments above, 823 Broadway
F.C. Jones, one-story brick and hollow-tile business building, 100-106 S. Sprigg
Henry A. Ochs Floral Co., two-story concrete-block storage building, Cape Rock DRive
L.F. Brenneisen, one-story frame storage building, 2118 rear Broadway
Charles A. Juden, one-story brick business building, Spanish south of Themis
Haas Construction Co., contractor for Eddie Erlbacher, two-story brick business building, Sprigg and William
Walker G. Childs, one-story brick business building, 1736 Broadway
C.A. Hood, contractor for Mrs. Rebecca Houck Frissell, two-story brick business building, Independence and Spanish
C.A. Hood, contractor for Juden Estate, two-story brick business building, corner Main and Independence
Gerhardt Construction Co., one-story clay-tile addition to office building, Independence and Clark
Elmer Hawn contractor, one-story brick warehouse, 521 Good Hope
F.X. Roth, one-story concrete block storage garage, Themis west of Pacific
Burton Gerhardt Construction Co., one-story brick business building, 245 N. Spring
Security Agricultural Service, one-story concrete-block storage shed, Minnesota north of Missouri Pacific tracks
In addition to new construction, the 1949 Achievement Edition published a long list of structures that were being repaired or rebuilt following the May tornado. Following are the commercial buildings on that list.
Cape Nash Co., rebuild business building, 2119 Broadway
L.F. Brenneisen, repair business building 2118 Broadway
Klenn Trunnell rebuild business building, 2114 Broadway
General Sign Co., repair business building, 2116 Broadway
J.P. Redwine, rebuild office building, Rand Street
V.H. Sisson, rebuild 12 tourist cabins, Kingshighway
W.L. Jones, new store and repair residence
Cape Memorial Co., repair business building, Broadway and Clark
Lirely Pharmacy, repair business building, 1236 N. Main
Rev. J.H. Shirrell, rebuild Church of God, Emerald and Middle
Red Star Baptist Church, repair church building
J.C. Cole, 1229 N. Main, repair damaged store building, addition