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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company

1914

 
 
Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company Marker
Inscription.

Johnson-Frazier Building
Fireproof! Rat-proof! Mouse-proof! This is how the Johnson-Frazier Building's earliest occupant, Wichita Fire Proof Storage Co., billed the concrete and brick Goliath when it opened in 1914.

Other businesses were housed there over the years, such as City Transfer and Storage Co., and Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. But by 1993, the building had become the Farm & Art Market with retailers and a market for fresh, locally grown produce.

Decades before Internet connections and wireless phones, the nationwide Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. kept Wichita connected to the world with instant communication over distances that had once required weeks.

Cox Produce Co.
Erected in 1907-1908 for Ben Lampl's produce business, this building eventually housed Hampton Produce. In 1945 it became home to fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler Cox Produce Co., which continued operations there until 1991.
 
Location. 37° 41.239′ N, 97° 19.663′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Mosley near 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the plaza immediately north of the Museum of World Treasures. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 East 1st Street, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Johnson-Frazier Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Johnson-Frazier Building Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldtown Marketplace (here, next to this marker); Warehouse District (here, next to this marker); Riding the Rails (here, next to this marker); Simmons Hardware Company (here, next to this marker); Simmons Hardware Company / Hockaday Paint Company (here, next to this marker); Coleman Company (here, next to this marker); Union Station and the Santa Fe (here, next to this marker); Innes Wholesale Furniture / City Ice Delivery (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Oldtown Wichita History. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Cox Produce Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Cox Produce Company Marker
Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza
Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company Marker
Telegraph Key whimsy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 234 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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