Patee Town

Patee Town (HMEL5)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64503 Buchanan County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.385', W 94° 50.886'

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John Patee came to St. Joseph in 1845 and opened the city's first drugstore at the corner of of Main and Francis Streets. He purchased 320 acres, platted what was known as "Patee Town" and began selling building lots in 1849. He later built the Patee House Hotel on the corner of 12th and Penn Streets in 1856. The city contributed money in 1860 to open Patee Market House on South 10th Street between Olive and Lafayette Streets.

Construction of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in 1859 and the depot on South 8th Street increased "Patee Town" activity. The excitement of the short-lived Pony Express and the legend of outlaw Jesse James, (who lived in the area) centered around this neighborhood. Patee, considered the wealthiest man in St. Joseph, gave the city a square block of land. now known as Patee Park.

"Patee Town" experienced continued building activity through the years. Commercial development remained concentrated along the western and southern fringes. Residential construction in the neighborhood was substantial throughout the 1890-1915 period.

Surviving dwellings exhibit characteristics that relate them to their period's historic context.
HM NumberHMEL5
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 341682 N 4402355
Decimal Degrees39.75641667, -94.84810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.385', W 94° 50.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 23.10" N, 94° 50' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1198 I-29BUS, St Joseph MO 64503, US
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