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Lamy’s #5 Bistro & Bar/Josey’s Bookstore

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The J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Co. 108 W. Pacific St., Sedalia Missouri is located across the street from the Amtrak Depot. After being mostly vacant for the last 20 years, the J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Co. building in downtown Sedalia has been revamped for new use. The building was constructed in the mid-1890s and was purchased by John and Stafford Swearingen’s great-grandfather from the Lamy’s in 1911 and stayed in the family ever since. The company started by making coveralls, shop coats and other similar work items, plus made military fatigues during both World Wars. After a meeting post-World War II between Swearingen’s family and Levi Strauss, which at the time was only manufacturing its products on the West Coast, Lamy’s began making Levis. For five decades, hundreds of workers produced the well-known brand until Lamy’s closed its doors in 1999.

Now it houses apartments on the third floor, office and event space on the second floor and three businesses on the first floor. The Ox Horn Market is a specialty market and deli serving breakfast and lunch. The name comes from Ox Horn jeans, a brand manufactured at Lamy’s.

Josey’s Books and Records has 30,000 to 40,000 book titles and 10,000 records, with record players available to purchase or to use to test out a record before buying it.

No. 5 Bistro and Bar owner John Swearingen said that name also comes from the Levis days. Lamy’s manufacturing company was the fifth facility to be brought into or developed by the Levi company and when a pair of Levis were made, on the backside of the button was stamped No. 5. So anywhere a pair went they knew where they were made.


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108 W. Pacific St.
Sedalia, MO 65301

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
Shuttle Service Available
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Types Of Payment Accepted