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Dunn

Everett, WA

#180 Jul 26, 2008
I'm 41, and never actually lived there at all. My dad (who is 70) lived in Elgin Illinois, but visited the place many times during his childhood & teens. His uncle (Ernie Dunn) lived in Poplar Bluff and ran the Dunnwood Inn and the Dunn Hotel (as well as another dunn Hotel over in Sikeston). He died about 30-40 years ago; he would have been born sometime between 1900 & 1910.
Which paper had the article, and when did it come out? I'd be interested in seeing it.
Jasse

Poplar Bluff, MO

#181 Jul 26, 2008
The Poplar Bluff paper, Daily American Republic, ran the Metz story. It was a very interesting article, can't remember when it was published seems like a couple of years ago.

Since: Aug 08

San Francisco, CA

#182 Sep 21, 2008
tellthetruth wrote:
you all are getting close..The mansion that was torn down to put in wall mart was the father jefferies...his son JB lived in the old mansion mall house. they did own Barnes Grocery Co. at the site down by the colosum parking lot,they then moved to where Hoods is now located. The son was the one that did most of the business end. He had a daughter named Jamie Jefferies who graduated in 1967. At that time J.B. was on the school board and he got to give Jamie her diploma as she went across the stage.I know because I graduated the same year. Very nice and pretty girl. Enen though they were very rich she was just like everyone else at that time in our life girls wore dresses and guys wore jeans with the shirts tucked in and a belt.Everyone showed respect to each other.
Grandpaw Jeffries paid for the Gymnasium sign made out of stone on the current Jr.High School.
At one time one stone got broke and he had it replaced. the broken one was on the property of the Mansion when it was torn down.
Phelps Truck Center family bought the house before it was tore down.
In the building of wal mart they tore down the mansion,Davidson Furniture store and the Truck Center.
Actually, the daughter's name was/is Jaybee Ann...derived from her fathers namer, J.B. Jeffress.. The mansion that you are talking about down by Phelps Truck Center was the Delaney home, not the Jeffress home. I am not sure if the families were related or not, but homes were similar. I graduated with Jaybee...a beautiful girl I had a crush on from the 3rd grade days at Kinyon..LOL..I was not in her league, but I always hoped I would someday..NOT...LOL...

Since: Aug 08

San Francisco, CA

#183 Sep 21, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
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Now that i think about it...you are right. David Shain never owned the Mansion House but did own Carolyn's. David was quite a character in his day.
Wasn't the Mansion House Restaurant owned by Danny Hogg and Dr Jerry McLane?? I think so, but not sure. Danny and Dr McLane bought the property from the Jeffress I think...Actually, I think it was McLane money and Danny the promoter. Was not in business all that long, but a really nice place and cool to get to see a mansion inside..

Since: Aug 08

San Francisco, CA

#184 Sep 21, 2008
Unistuff2 wrote:
Toellner Bakery was one of my favorite childhood places. I was facinated with the tiered wedding cakes in the window. Remember the black & white mosaic tile floor, why I don't know!! My birthday wasn't complete without a cake from that bakery---best creme horns around!
Used to go by there on the way home from a long day at the Rodgers Theatre on a Saturday...Serial, then preiviews, then cartoon, then a movie...sometimes a couple of movies...all for less than a buck...LOL

Since: Aug 08

San Francisco, CA

#185 Sep 21, 2008
Dunn wrote:
I'm 41, and never actually lived there at all. My dad (who is 70) lived in Elgin Illinois, but visited the place many times during his childhood & teens. His uncle (Ernie Dunn) lived in Poplar Bluff and ran the Dunnwood Inn and the Dunn Hotel (as well as another dunn Hotel over in Sikeston). He died about 30-40 years ago; he would have been born sometime between 1900 & 1910.
Which paper had the article, and when did it come out? I'd be interested in seeing it.
The Dunn Hotel Coffee Shop had some GREAT food..at least as a kid I thought so. The potato rolls were the worlds best. A waitress named Sadie always waited on us and took great care of us. They also had a banquet room that civic groups use...I attended with my Dad at Kiwanis Club..thought it was huge, but again I was a kid..LOL...
Jeff

United States

#186 Apr 28, 2012
Her name is Jaybie Ann.... I am her son!! The Mansion was where the Manison Mall is now.
tinkerone wrote:
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Actually, the daughter's name was/is Jaybee Ann...derived from her fathers namer, J.B. Jeffress.. The mansion that you are talking about down by Phelps Truck Center was the Delaney home, not the Jeffress home. I am not sure if the families were related or not, but homes were similar. I graduated with Jaybee...a beautiful girl I had a crush on from the 3rd grade days at Kinyon..LOL..I was not in her league, but I always hoped I would someday..NOT...LOL...
Jeff

United States

#187 Apr 28, 2012
Sondra is her name, her sister my mother in law wasn't born until 1950.
Tim Reynolds wrote:
My grandmother took care of one of the little Jefferie girls in the 1940's. We have a very old picture of her but there is no name, I believe
someone mentioned once her name was Ann, I could be wrong on the name.Does anyone know the names of any of the Jefferies?
Jeff

United States

#188 Apr 28, 2012
Sorry** Her sister, my mother, Jaybie wasn't born until 1950
Jeff wrote:
Sondra is her name, her sister my mother in law wasn't born until 1950.
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if you only knew

Fairdealing, MO

#189 Apr 29, 2012
Don't know hte name of the family that owned it but back then my father-in-law worked demolition and tore that old mansion down for Bob Sutton. Father-in-law salvaged alot of pieces including a set of Patio doors ( 3" thick glass) and an arch doorway that he installed in his home at 218 Relief Street. My niece fell through the doors ( lucky she did not get hurt) and the archway was still in that house when my husband and I separated in 2004
if you only knew

Fairdealing, MO

#190 Apr 29, 2012
opps sorry ( fat fingers)
glip

Poplar Bluff, MO

#191 Apr 29, 2012
Unistuff2 wrote:
It was a serious beautiful old home & a shame that they destroyed it. Brick & stone with huge magnificent wooden double doors,with front and side portico, leaded glass windows. The Jefferies family have possible moved on, or are all now deceased. I remember seeing Mrs. Jefferies who was in poor health escorted around town by her grandson years ago. The grandson would be in his mid 50's now. I'm not sure how I got the impression, but want to think the grandson was last of the Jefferies family. Once the shopping center was built--as previous post stated, the main floor was a fish house. The basement was a lounge & I don't remember if the upper stories were used. The fish house didn't last long & house remained empty for sometime, then torn down. I barely remember when they started clearing trees & dirt work on the center & the house was like a treasure found in the woods. The house became a great historical relic that was sacrificed to progress.
It had plaster ( real plaster) that had been beautifully done. They tried a night club thing for a short while..
uh huh

Poplar Bluff, MO

#193 Apr 29, 2012
tinkerone wrote:
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Used to go by there on the way home from a long day at the Rodgers Theatre on a Saturday...Serial, then preiviews, then cartoon, then a movie...sometimes a couple of movies...all for less than a buck...LOL
You must have been one of the rich kids. Our gang had to go to the Jewell and spend our Saturdays. That is, when my mom let me.
lunka

Poplar Bluff, MO

#195 May 7, 2012
Does anybody have any history on the Brickle property that was located where the new Wal Mart is now? It was a lovely home that sat on the hill surrounded by trees. I believe it used to be yellow, maybe?

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