Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The WheatFields Oven
The curved brick wall to your right is the outside wall of our twenty-five ton wood-fired oven. The masonry circle continues inside the bakery. The oven itself is from J. Llopis of Barcelona, Spain, and was built on site by master craftsman Manuel de la Rosa. The finish brickwork was laid by Ernie Fantini and crew. Lawrence sculptor Laura Ramberg made the decorative terra cotta tiles, both on this outside portion of the wall and inside above the firebox door. Kate Dinneen of Walt Hull Iron Work forged the three pieces of wrought iron grillwork on the outside of the oven. The oven was completed and first fired in autum of 1995.
Erected by WheatFields.
Location. 38° 58.032′ N, 95° 14.218′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Vermont Street near 9th Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 Vermont Street, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Langston Hughes and the Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Wiedemann Building 825-827 Massachusetts Street (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Achning Hardware (about 600 feet away); Marks Jewelers (about 600 feet away); Lucy Hobbs Taylor Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lawrence.
Also see . . . WheatFields Bakery. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.