Historic Building 1870 - 111 First St. - Pleasant Hill, Mo.
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N 38° 47.112 W 094° 16.479
15S E 389290 N 4293711
This two-story painted brick building is located at 111 S. First Street in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Waymark Code: WMNYRJ
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 05/25/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
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Text of historic marker on right side of building:


This building was the Post Office from
1874-90. Other tenants included an
insurance agency, a variety store, a
shoe shop, and the commercial bank
(1912). Since 1955 it has been a radio and
TV shop, photo shop, telephone office,
watch repair shop, tile and linoleum
store, and a fruit store. Businesses
upstairs have been a bookstore, the
office of the local Dispatch news-
paper, the Pleasant Hill Township
Office, a building and loan co. and
living quarters.
Current owners are (blank)


The building is in good repair and is unoccupied.
Date of Construction: 1870

This brick two-part commercial block has a rectangular footprint. The front elevation is four bays wide. Defining the bays are the first-story pilasters and the second-story fenestration. The first story features the original cast-iron four-part storefront. The storefront includes two wood-framed plate glass windows with fixed transoms. The display windows rest on the original wood bulkhead, which retains its historic decorative moldings. The storefront entrance occupies the second bay from the north and contains a historic three-quarter light panel wood door and transom window. The original recessed entrance to the second floor occupies the north end bay and retains the original fixed transom. Filling the upper-story openings are non-historic, single one-over-one light, double-hung windows. Additional character-defining features include the original pressed metal, bracketed cornice; upper-story cast-iron window hoods and sills; and cast-iron entrance step and floor.

This building retains a high degree of architectural integrity and clearly conveys its historic associations. It is a contributing element to the historic district.

- National Register Application

History of Mark:
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Web link: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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