South of the Farmers & Merchants Bank

Teepee Billiards - 1st door s of f_M bank-a

Over time, numerous businesses were found in more than one structure at this location, the first door south of the Farmers & Merchants Bank building. A cobbler shop and small office were once located here. In 1897 a restaurant occupied the site. In 1910 The Parks and Hicks Pool Hall, featuring The Tepee Billiards Parlor, advertised cigars and tobacco.

South 300 block of webster - east 1B

What had previously been the meat market of F. A. Hildebrandt in the early 20’s was sold to William K. Koon in 1923. He opened a meat market in this same building under the name, Pioneer Meat Market. Later the family business was expanded to include his son, Bill Koon, and son-in-law, Carl Ware. The family sold the business sometime after the mid-1950’s. In later years, it housed a car parts store and later was annexed as a part of the pool hall/bar located to its south.

Koon Pioneer Meat Market
Carl Ware, unknown woman, W. K. Koon, unknown man

Koons Pioneer Market 30s so so
William K. Koon

– Suzi Yost Schulz