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Fourth & Broadway Looking North
- 1966

 

Fourth and Broadway Looking North
- 1966

This photo postcard of downtown Pittsburg looking North from the intersection of Fourth and Broadway shows many of the businesses that made Pittsburg a major shopping district for the region.

Businesses on the west side of Broadway include:
Crowell's Drug Store (401 N. Broadway) still operating in this location for over 100 years
Fox Theater (409 N. Broadway) advertising the 1966 film "Boy Did I Get The Wrong Number" starring Phyllis Diller & "Agent for H.A.R.M." starring Peter Mark Richman. The theater is now in the process of being restored after being closed since 1985.
First State Bank (417 N. Broadway) at its original location 2 doors north of the Fox Theater. The original building was built in 1917, the front which is still there and is part of the bank today. The rest of the block north to Fifth Street was torn down and an addition was added for the bank in the 1980's. First State Bank was sold several times in the late 1990's and 2000's and is known today as Gold Bank.
Woolworth's (505 N. Broadway) this location closed in the 1980's and the entire company went out of business in 1997.
Kress's (619 N. Broadway) was located on the southwest corner of Seventh & Broadway. It opened in Pittsburg on September 14, 1906 and closed in the 1970's with the entire company closing in 1980.

Businesses on the east side of Broadway include:
National Bank (402 N. Broadway) opened in 1880 in a wood building between Third & Fourth streets and operated there until 1896 when it moved and occupied the first floor of the Opera House on the Northeast corner of Fourth & Broadway. After the Opera House closed the building was purchased by the bank in 1904 and extensively remodeled. The Carthage Limestone front was added during another extensive remodel in 1947. The building to the north was torn down in 1957 for a drive thru. The bank made its final move to a new building on October 2, 1966 located on the southeast corner of Third & Broadway.
Ernie Williamson's Music Store (408 N. Broadway) opened in the 1920's and sold musical instruments and sheet music. It closed in the 1980's.
Harry's Cafe (412 N. Broadway) opened in 1934 it has been a staple of good home cooked meals and awesome desserts ever since.
Midland Theatre Building (414 N. Broadway) opened in 1926 and was considered one of the best theatres in the area. It closed in 1959 and was torn down in 1973. The Kansas Teachers Credit Union occupies the site where the theatre once stood including the lots north to the end of the block.
Fogarty News (418 N. Broadway) a newspaper and magazine store was operated by Charles and Christine Fogarty for over 40 years until they retired in the mid 1970's and closed the business.
Coulter-McGuire's Mens Clothing (508-510 N. Broadway) opened in 1910 by O. E. Coulter and H. A. McGuire at 408 N. Broadway and sold men's items ranging from work clothes, suits, hats and gloves to men working in the mines, on the railroad or the many banks and businesses throughout the area. They moved to the location in the postcard in about 1930. O. E. Coulter retired in 1947 turning the business over to his sons Robert J. Coulter and Kenny Coulter. Kenny became sole ownership of the business upon the death of Robert in September of 1970. The interior was destroyed during a a fire in 1970 but was remodeled and reopened. The business closed in 1979.

 
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