The Warehouse

The Warehouse c Jan 1968This photo was taken in January 1968, probably for the annual Missourian Achievement Edition, but I wasn’t sure where it was taken. There was no listing for “The Warehouse” in the 1969 City Directory, and the newspaper had a gazillion stories about generic, lower-case warehouses, so that was no help.

It had the feel of being near the Town Plaza Shopping Center and south of Central High School. You can get a sense of the old railroad line off on the left side of the building, and those look like Central’s practice fields at the corner of Independence and Caruthers beyond that. Click on the photo to make it larger.

When in doubt, turn to Google

When in doubt, turn to Google. I pulled up the Google Map for the general area, then started “driving” down the street with Streetview.

Google Streetview has a building that has a similar shape at 1810 Plaza Way East, but it appeared to have been enlarged.  The 1979 City Directory has a listing for the Eagles Club at that address. That was probably when the building was expanded and the display windows covered up.

It’s in the neighborhood of Griff’s Burger Barn, which was also having a grand opening about this time.

Anyone have any more of the history of the building?

5 Replies to “The Warehouse”

  1. I think at one time it was a thrift store for the Women’s Safe House. Across the street there was a lumber yard that looked like a big quonset hut. That street was Sheridan.

  2. Ken–

    Could this business have been on the north side of the street that runs from Independence to the shopping
    center?

  3. I lived right in that area but don’t remember seeing it. Maybe it was after I left Cape. But my forgetter is getting better.

  4. Jim, I think this is the street when you turn east next to Dollar General. Only 1 block long and runs into Sheridan.

  5. I use to work at this store. It was called TheWarehouse of cape. The store was owned by aTexas group. We got a lot of merchandise from Young house Dist.

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