This is Daugherty Street looking west toward Madison Street. One of the buildings still stands and is occupied by the hair styling salon Taper & Roll.

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

The West End: a town within a town

The west end of Webb City was once a small city in its own right. Residents who lived in that part of town did not need to travel far for the same services and shopping that were located downtown.

Here are a few photos from the West End.

The West End Pharmacy was located at 930 W. Daugherty St., where it curved to join Madison Street. Note the streetcar tracks.

Gus Peek’s West End Cafe was located east of the West End Pharmacy. (Frisco Church has repurposed buildings in the 900 block of West Daugherty St.)

The Ball & Gunning Mill had a large presence in the West End.

Hull’s Garage, formerly on the southwest corner of Daugherty and Madison streets, was the original home of the fire station that was located in the West End.

The West End was home to the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway’s clubhouse, powerhouse and car barn. The powerhouse building is now Skateland, which is across the street from the historic Clubhouse. The car barn was where Hot Stone Pizza is now, on the northeast corner of Madison Street and Broadway.

Looking east on Broadway, isn’t the stone retaining wall still there?

The Clubhouse, of course, is still at 115 N. Madison St. That’s the car barn behind it. 

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.