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