The Salvation Army Building, constructed in 1905, was in the 200 block of East Broadway.

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of the Webb City Public Library

The Salvation Army was here to help

The Salvation Army building in Webb City was part of our article last week in which we asked you to help us identify the drivers photographed and the company they worked for. 

The background of that picture was the back of the Salvation Army building.

In addition to assisting the downtrodden, it served as a hospital until Jane Chinn Memorial Hospital opened in 1910.

Unfortunately, the Salvation Army building is one of many no longer still standing.

It was located on the south side of Broadway in the 200 block. Next to it on the corner of Broadway and Tom Street was Head’s Cafe and Service Station (need confirmation of this). Today, that building is known as the Longhorn Bar, 202 E. Broadway.

You can see the Salvation Army Building in the accompanying 1947 Henry Hulett aerial photo. The sign on the side of the west side of the building is visible. Look for the distinctive roof of the Longhorn Bar building.

Look to the far right for the Salvation Army Building, with the sign visible and Longhorn Bar next door on the left.

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.

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