Patee House

Patee House (HMVWP)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64503 Buchanan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.369', W 94° 50.719'

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Company & Division Headquarters, Original Home Station

— Apr. 3 1860 - Sep. 13, 1861 —

The Patee House was the Pony Express Company's Eastern Headquarters from April 3, 1860 to September 13, 1861. The company's official name was "The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company."

John Patee built the hotel from 1855-1858 at a cost of $180,000. The four-story building when new was the largest hotel west of the Mississippi River and one of the finest in the world. It boasted of such features as gas lights, running water and flush toilets. The main entrance was facing north on Penn Street.

On the hotel's north side by the northwest corner was a door which the Pony Express rider and horse would use to pick up the mail inside the building. Riders who did not live nearby stayed here at the Patee House.

Dedicated April 3, 2005

? 2005 Joe Nardone
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByFrank A. Fiore, James Stretesky, Richard Wiemhold, Merry Virginia Wright, et al
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 341920 N 4402321
Decimal Degrees39.75615000, -94.84531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.369', W 94° 50.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 22.14" N, 94° 50' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 S 12th St, St Joseph MO 64503, US
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