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The George Rushton Baking Company

Erected 1920

 
 
The George Rushton Baking Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
1. The George Rushton Baking Company Marker
Inscription.

The Rushton Bakery was designed by architect Ernest Brostrom, on the site of the first bakery built in 1888. This was Brostrom's finest work, and was modeled on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The figures above the entry were the work of sculptor Jorgen C. Dryer.

A Kansas City Kansas Historic Site

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[Cement marker on building]
First - 1888
A shelter, just a home.
Then - 1917
Brick and timbers,
burned to embers,
faithful hearts,
energy with industry
arising from calamity,
striving toward ideality,
this building here.
Erected, 1920

 
Location. 39° 3.764′ N, 94° 37.169′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling west on Southwest Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City KS 66103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosedale War Memorial (approx. mile away); Rosedale Memorial Arch (approx. mile away); The Southwest Boulevard Fire
The George Rushton Baking Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
2. The George Rushton Baking Company Marker
(approx. one mile away in Missouri); Roanoke Boulevard (approx. 1.1 miles away in Missouri); Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex (approx. 1.5 miles away in Missouri); VFW Centennial Plaza (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri); Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri); Citizen - Soldier (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Regarding The George Rushton Baking Company. The architectural figures mentioned on the marker have been removed or lost.
 
Also see . . .
1. The George Rushton Baking Company Building. (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Rushton in Connolley's History (1918). (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. George Rushton in Wyandotte County History (1911). (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Former George Rushton Baking Company Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
3. Former George Rushton Baking Company Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 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.
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