R.L. McDonald and Co. Building

Also known as: Big Smith Building
202 N. 4th, St. Joseph, Mo.

This four-story red brick building is located at 202 N. 4th in St. Joseph, Mo.


R.L. McDonald and Co. Building

Photo taken by iconions in June 2013



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From the National Register application: http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/77000800.pdf

"This building has four stories plus a basement on astone foundation. The major (east) facade is divided by pilasters into five bays. Stringcourses divide the stories. The building is crowned with a broadly overhanging bracketed cornice. The street level story features cast iron supporting columns connected with arches to provide large window openings for display. The main entrance is inset into the southeast corner of the building behind a single, red granite column.

The secondary (south) facade has end bays set apart by pilasters and eight bays of intervening wall surface with moderate articulation -- consisting of continuous sills and continuous lintels on some stories in addition to the cornice."

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • June 4, 2013: Added by iconions