The original Humphreys Dry Goods store was at 33 S. Allen (Main) St., occupying half of the building on the north side of old City Hall.

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Humphreys offered a large variety of goods for sale.

The 1891 Sanborn map shows a D.G. (dry goods) store at 33 S. Allen St., adjacent to City Hall and across the street from the Newland Hotel.

The Webb City Area Genealogical Society recently acquired some photographs from the descendants of the Humphreys family, which owned the Humphreys Dry Goods store.

The early-day department store was initially located at 33 S. Allen (Main) St.

Henry C. Humphreys opened the store in December of 1889. He operated at this location until 1894 or 1895 and then moved into the Hatten & Raymond Building, located at the northeast corner of Allen (Main) and Daugherty streets. The current landmark on that corner is the Bradbury Bishop Deli.

Looking inside Humphreys Dry Goods.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.