Barrett Avenue/Thursday Doors

On our way down Barrett Avenue one evening we were searching for possibilities for Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors challenge. There were several but this one caught our eye and as you can see, it was great timing. Good weather omen we hope.

Arched blue door - Barrett Avenue
Arched blue door -Barrett Avenue

We couldn’t have planned it better with the beautiful rays of sunshine the camera captured. Now a little more on this street name.

Augustus M. Barrett was one of Sedalia, Missouri’s founding fathers being a prominent banker who would have been involved in the buying and selling of parcels of land. He died in 1852 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Letter I for Jack ‘I’n the Box/ AtoZ 2019

The April A to Z Challenge is in its tenth year, I’ve now participated for 6 of those years, and this year will be my 3rd quilt theme. It’s my first quilt using only patterns from the Kansas City Star newspaper archives. Welcome to my blog!

1929 Kansas City Star 'Jack in the Box'
1929 Kansas City Star ‘Jack in the Box’

I chose this block for Letter I instead of the Irish Chain. It was one I hadn’t made before and even though it’s not technically an ‘I’ block, I am pulling the It’s my blog card. So here we go…..

A lot of movement goin’ on with the direction of this block. It was important to have a layout first and a picture reference or it would have been easy to turn one piece the wrong way.

Jack in the Box Completed
Jack in the Box Completed

Vintage materials can make a one of a kind quilt block. In a sampler, it’s just plain fun to use up those fabrics you love but can’t find any other use for.

Did You Know?

Speaking of Vintage, I found a little gem from 1929 that not too many of my hometown folks may know of. Let me introduce Jack Bland. I chose to talk about him both because he was born in Sedalia, Missouri and he happened to be a successful American jazz banjoist and guitarist in the Midwest and Chicago. For me personally, the banjo part is close to my heart. My close friends and family know my banjo connection. I play 5-string ūüôā

Special Thanks to YouTube

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1907 Classical Revival/ThursdayDoors

Reaching into a stash this week for my Thursday Doors entry. I’m pulling out a 1907, Classical Revival at 112 West 4th Street in Sedalia, Missouri.

A few lights on in the center windows.–Porter-Montgomery Building

Currently this well-kept charmer is housing meetings for the American Red Cross, a local law office and an appraisal service. If there are more offices, I appologize that I don’t have that information.

Plaque on display

Besides being old enough to be on the National Register, it would have seen the
1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed on January 26, 1907. I’m not rattling any political flags, just sharing one fact of the year it was built. You know, being it houses a law firm ūüôā

I’m confident that these aren’t the original doors but they are attractive with the entrance.

I intend to go inside and look at those frames on the wall sometime.

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A New Era/ThursdayDoors

So much of our past is right before us and today I’d like to share some of my family’s. In August of 2017 I showed you our local Municipal Building that shares the city’s police department as well as some other city offices. I won’t show that photo but at the time I was unaware we’d be seeing changes.

This building sits behind what would have been my Aunt Ida’s property.

We now have an actual police department housed in their own facility. As I stated above, there was once family that owned part of that property and even though it has been gone for many years, the retaining wall was still in place to remind us of those days.

In October: it doesn’t seem like it’ll be too much longer before they finish it.

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Opening Jan. 2019

I like the appearance of this new addition to our city. They even have covered bays for the officers to park. And it appears they’ve left the old retaining wall from Aunt Ida’s front yard.

Those lamp posts are Uncle Herman and Aunt Ida’s!!

Many thanks to the designers on their foresight in leaving some original history as you are creating new. This warms my heart.

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520 S. Osage /Thursday Doors

Formerly the First Congregational Church of Sedalia, this 1889 church has been lucky to survive.

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Corner of 6th and Osage

Abandoned in the 80’s, it was acquired by a Slavic congregation as early as 2006, but don’t quote me on that year. This one was hard to find information on.

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Facing South Osage Street

I would hope it is on the National Register of Historical Places. But I haven’t been able to find that data as of yet.

At one point, the church had many more stained glass windows. Unfortunately there have been more modern replacements. Not to mention the basement windows are all closed with cement and blocks.

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Currently the First Slavic Pentecostal Church

I did find Missouri State info suggesting Sedalia is void of any Pre-Civil War buildings. So this one must be one of the earliest.

I hope you enjoy this contribution to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors for the week. Please visit him for more wonderful doors around the world by clicking here.

Missouri Pacific Depot

I’m sure saving old buildings is a thing.

¬†I’m just not seeing much of it in my small town. There are plenty of grants out there but I suppose the investment of time is becoming too much for folks these days. So before another one bites the dust, I’m using it for this week’s Thursday Doors entry.

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As the pictures says, this is an old depot that was once not so forgotten, the Missouri Pacific Depot. I’m sure these doors have stories to tell. I’ll leave you to wonder what they may be as I give you a few more pictures below.

A pretty hazy day with our unrelenting heat wave. I decided against filters this week. You’re getting the real deal.

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The roof is in good condition, at least on this portion.

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Back view with some stairs lying haphhazard.

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Many of the rails are gone but we still have these left.

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North Lamine/#Thursday Doors

I’m offering up a continued edition of last week’s Thursday Doors post. This one is on the opposite side of the tracks in Sedalia, Missouri.

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¬†Directly to the left of where I stood for that Big Sky View to be more precise. This building at 118 North Lamine I learned through a phone call, yes I still have a land line, has been a moving/storage business for around 80 years. Currently State Fair Moving and Storage operate from here. Prior to that, the informer says he believed it was a carriage building business. It is not on the list I found for the National Historical Register in Sedalia. But in my opinion, it should be. I’m still waiting for a phone call or email of the person who is supposed to know all the good stuff. Til then I hope you enjoy a little slideshow of this golden oldie.

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Sedalia Depot/ Thursday Doors

I’ve decided to share another panoramic pic this Thursday Doors. This will be my final Doors entry until after April since I’ve once again (5th year) joined up with the April A to Z Challenge. That will be more than enough to commit to given my fulltime-working life.

So without further ado, I present the Sedalia Depot.

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Some choppier views……

¬†I find it very hard to see this as a 2-story structure. But¬† apparently it was prior to 1951. You could read about it and some rather lengthy, extra Sedalia history here. Or just take my word for it. The story ‘in short’ is that this station had a vibrant past, a lull where it needed a little push from local and state sources to step into the next era, and now is a success story that could have easily been the ending. It’s currently an Amtrak stop for 4 daily trains. The Missouri River Runner travels from Kansas City, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri and back each day.

I just want to add a personal note to the Sedalia Downtown Development,Inc for following through with this project. Kudos to you! I sincerely hope it is not the end of our saving the visual past of our beloved “Queen City of the Prairie”.

Sworn In/ Thursday Doors

“Sometimes, you get on the same train you just got off of. And you wonder how you ended up with that ticket, again.” Quote by me, Stephanie. ¬©KatyTrailCreations

¬†I attended an event on Tuesday evening at our local Municipal Court here in good ol’ Sedalia, Missouri, by invitation.

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There was some construction or deconstruction of a fountain to your right in this photo which I decided not to include in the photo. This building is a 70-ish era building. I know because I remember the one prior to it. I suppose this is when I should insert that I have a long personal history of family in law enforcement. My claim to ‘riding the same train’ is real.¬†Oath5 (2).jpg

Above these doors is the proud ‘Seal of the City of Sedalia’.

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You can make an echo in there. But No I did not. In fact I even kept my phone camera on silent.

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I really loved how the light is behind Old Glory.

Oath9 (2).jpg¬†My daughter is being sworn in for the duration of the Missouri State Fair to work for the Security Force there. She is a student of Criminal Justice in college. It’s a career path she’s chosen that has been blazed ahead of her by several in our family, including her father. She even has a great, great, great? Uncle who was a Sedalia police chief. Lots of great heritage to embrace.

Note to my daughter: This event may have been by invitation, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Love, Your proud mama!

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Railroad Crossing/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Sedalia, Missouri’s rich railroad background is evident in many business names. There’s the Katy Trail Community Health, Katy Trail Children’s Center, Katy Park Baptist Church, Katy Motors, as well as Kehde’s (say Kay-dees) Restaurant which features a train car dining area. There are more but you get the idea. Recently I found someone on Facebook had shared some old pictures of the M.K.T Shops.¬†Many thanks to them!

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Our family connection to the Shops goes back to my husband’s Grandfather, my Uncle and I’m sure there are many more I’m not aware of. I have a rather large extended family. ¬†I would love to have seen the place in its hayday. Now it’s just a fraction of what it was then. Much of it torn down or abandoned.

The Railroad Crossing block has come in different variations, changing with the times and/or interpretation.

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Mine was from the book, naturally, to keep the size consistent with the previous ones.

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Here’s my finished block.

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I could see a whole quilt with this one turn out beautifully.

Some sage advice in today’s quote: RailroadWillRogers

Photo taken at the 3rd & Engineer crossing in Sedalia, Missouri, April 2017

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!