Steadley Building, 336 - 342 Grant Street
Backstory and Context
Other late 19th and early 20th century stores occupying this portion of the square's east side were: Deal Drugs, Edel Drugs, W. T. Roach China and Queensware shop, Fitzer's General Store and Francis Variety Store.
One of the later twentieth century occupants of this structure was the C & W Cafe (1963 - 1980) later becoming the Gaslight Restaurant. Still visible on an interior wall of #342 is a mural painted by Richard Rhine for the C & W Cafe with the theme of Victorian Carthage and its local trolley system. Once the Gaslight closed, other retail stores were located at these addresses including today's two merchants in the two storefronts.
Vandergriff, Sue. Then & Now. Carthage MO: author, 2003.
Pin Dish in Powers Museum Collection.
Street view of buildings, former Powers Museum exhibit image.
Brochure images from Powers Museum Collection.
Menu images from menu lent to Powers Museum for 2017 exhibit.