Phone App Demonstrates History of Downtown St. Joseph Buildings

Published 05/02 2014 06:01PM

Updated 05/03 2014 08:47PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Better Block St. Joe launched a new phone app; the Block Walk St. Joe app. It gives a tour of Downtown St. Joseph buildings, and explains the history of them.

Mo-Kan applied for a grant to fund the app, but it took the efforts of area groups, like Missouri Western State University, to put it all together.

Better Block St. Joe is geared to show people what downtown could look, like if the right amount of money were invested; All while keeping the history alive.

The app was created for people to keep that in mind when looking at ideas to revitalize St. Joseph.

"When people see the history, and the architecture behind it, they want to make sure that it stays, and that it develops back into what it used to be," said Ellie Brewer, Mo-Kan Regional Council.

The app will be available at the app store for all iPhone and Android users. But, for this weekend, visit and you can access everything through there.

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