The Karlock's Kars and Pop Culture Museum stands tall and strong with its clean arches, large posts and beams and beautiful brick work. You could spend hours just appreciating the structure itself and then spend hours more enjoying its contents! It's beautiful inside and out!
Robert Elliott's Wholesale Grocery was located on Third Street, at the northeast corner of Church in 1894. Source: Hannibal City Directory online via the Hannibal Free Public Library. Photo from "Souvenir of Hannibal," contributed by Bob Johnson.
Karlock's Kars and Pop Culture Museum is housed in a building that is just as much a part of the attraction as the Kars and cultural pieces held inside!
FROM GROCERY WAREHOUSE TO MUSEUM!
The Karlock's Kars and Pop Culture Museum was built in 1884 by Robert Elliot, a native of England and originally was used as a wholesale grocery warehouse. Robert Elliot was instrumental in the building of Hannibal's first library as well.
The building built by Robert Elliot is a post and beam, brick structure that was meant to stand the test of time. A major restoration took place to turn it into what it is today but the clean lines, brick work, massive timber posts and beams and arches are a testament to the workmanship and care that Elliot put into this incredible building. It's a must-see all by itself!