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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Zellekin Brewery

 
 
The Zellekin Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. The Zellekin Brewery Marker
Inscription.

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

The Log Cabin & Zellekin Brewery Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. The Log Cabin & Zellekin Brewery Markers
(about 600 feet away); First School in Baxter Springs (about 600 feet away); Fort Blair (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Edward Zelleken at Find A Grave. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Grome Building in Joplin, Missouri.
Built for Edward Zelleken
(Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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