Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Ackenhausen Saddlery Company Building
In Leavenworth's early days this building was the home of the Charles Ackenhausen Saddlery Company. Mr. Ackenhausen was a prominent and progressive citizen and a great benefit to Leavenworth after immigrating from Hanover, Germany. In 1858 he worked as a cabinet maker. In 1879 with his brother he formed a saddlery company, which sold harnesses and saddles throughout the area. He later became owner of the business and operated it with his sons Alfred, Charles, and Otto. The company occupied the entire south side of Second and Delaware until Charles' Sr. death in 1916 when the business closed. Mr. V.B. Greenmyre and family purchased the building in 1976 and restored it for modern use.
Erected 1995 by The Leavenworth County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 19.106′ N, 94° 54.648′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Delaware Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Bank in Kansas (a few steps from this marker); The Landing The Landing Retail District (within shouting distance of this marker); Manufacturing Metropolis of the Midwest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General William Tecumseh Sherman (about 300 feet away); Law Offices of Sherman, Ewing, and McCook (about 300 feet away); The Great Railroad Era (about 300 feet away); Riverfront Community Center (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. Leavenworth Landing Historic District National Register Nomination. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Leavenworth County Historical Society. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.