The Zellekin Brewery
The Baxter Springs brewery was built on this site in 1870 by Edward Zellekin, a German immigrant who knew there would be a demand for his product in the booming cattle town. The massive building was constructed of brick and yellow sandstone.
After the cattle boom diminished, Zellekin abandoned the building, moved to Joplin, and made a fortune in mining. Years later, the building became headquarters for the Apostolic Faith religious movement. In the early 1960's, the building was condemned and razed.
Location. 37° 1.672′ N, 94° 43.97′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 East Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Black Dog Trail (about 300 feet away); The Big Spring (about 500 feet away); The Hanging Tree
Regarding The Zellekin Brewery. Zellekin should be spelled Zelleken.
Also see . . .
1. Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Edward Zelleken at Find A Grave. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. The Grome Building in Joplin, Missouri.
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 220 times since then and 89 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.