In 2023, Marceline City Manager, Richard Hoon, shared this photo of a painting hanging in his house – the Cater house, on the corner of S. Kansas Avenue & W. Lake Street. The painting was made by Mina Cater, of the Cater family, who owned the Cater Opera House, and Cater Drug Store on … > More >
ITS INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL INTERESTS GROWTH AND PROSPERITY
HISTORY OF MARCELINE, METROPOLIS OF LINN COUNTY.
The decade from 1880 to 1890 will go down in history as the greatest ten years of railroad construction on the American continent. Jt was during this period of unparalleled industrial progress that the … > More >
The Chief Theatre opened on August 12, 1936 at 217 N. Main Street USA (then called Kansas Avenue.)
We greet you, our patrons with a hearty welcome and eager hopes that this evening will be one of the happiest you have ever known and from the bottom of … > More >
Mr. Henry Dave Porter came to Marceline in 1890 and began work as a contractor and carpenter. He built the Carnegie Library on California Street and the I.O.O.F. building on Kansas Avenue. He also built school buildings in adjoining towns and one in New Cambria, Missouri. Mr. Porter and family lived at 624 … > More >
William Montgomery came to Marceline in February 1888, and bought several lots from the Santa Fe Land Company and started building a home at the northwest corner of the 100 Block of West Walker Street. Many of the early residences in the community were built by Mr. Montgomery. He also developed an area known … > More >
John Wilson Porter came to Marceline from Bynumville and was among the first settlers. He was an active home builder and contractor and some of his work were the buildings where Simpson & Miller Dry Goods Store, Reece’s Confectionery, and Otto Zurcher Millinery Shop were on Kansas Avenue. There are two houses … > More >
Mr. Wallar soon brought his family here, consisting of Mrs. Wallar, two sons, Stephen and Samuel, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Florence.
The two sons became … > More >
The Myers Clothing Company which was established in 1896 came into being through the business insight and integrity of Sam Myers. He came to Marceline from his native France and in 1906 was joined by his brother Carl and family from Alsace Lorraine and the firm of Myers Brothers, was established.
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Dr. W. A. Cater was born May 13, 1854 in Barnesville, Ohio and being the son of a Methodist minister, he lived in many places in his youth. When he became a doctor he practiced in Macomb, Illinois, Edina, Missouri, and Greensburg, Kansas before coming to Marceline in 1888.
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Dr. Charles T. Whisenand came to Marceline from Bucklin, Missouri, in December 1895, to wed Miss Dona L. Carter who, with her father and mother George and Lueuna Carter and one brother, Talmadge Carter, had moved to Marceline from a farm near Bucklin, Missouri, to build a home, which now stands as a pioneer … > More >