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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery

Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery Marker
Inscription.
Henry and Louisa Ohlen purchased this property in February 1878 and opened Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery. Among their offerings were ice cream and oysters which were advertised "in their proper seasons." The Ohlen's [sic] also offered a day boarding house so those who wished could "freshen up" before their meal. The restaurant was also known as Delmonico's.

In the fall of 1889, the Ohlen's [sic] tore down their frame restaurant and constructed the present brick building in an effort to "modernize." The grand opening was held in January 1890. The Ohlen's [sic] sold their business in 1914 after 36 years, bringing an end to one of the favorite eating spots of early-day Baxter Springs.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.
 
Location. 37° 1.528′ N, 94° 44.121′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69) near 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1015 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polster Dry Goods Store (a few steps from this marker); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (within
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery & Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Bischosberger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of C. M. Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Gas Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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