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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex

 
 
Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 26, 2015
1. Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex Marker
Inscription. Built in 1901 by Irish immigrants, Edward and Mary Flavin to continue their established Flavin Grocery. The upper loft was their residence. In 1917, the grocery passed to their daughter and son-in-law Margaret & James M. (Jim) Browne, Sr. The name was changed to J. R. Browne Grocery. In 1957, the grocery passed to grandson, James R. (Bob) Browne, Jr., and his wife Marjorie. In 1981, the store began operation as Browne's Market by great-granddaughter, Kerry Browne and partner, John McClain. The three building complex, owned by grandson, Edward J. Browne and Mrs. James R. (Bob) Browne, Jr., was designated as and historic landmark in 1983. The Flavin/Browne tradition continues to flourish.
 
Erected 1983.
 
Location. 39° 4.053′ N, 94° 35.557′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and 33rd Steet, on the left when traveling west on Pennsylvania Ave.. Click for map. On the wall of the building to the right of the front door on 33rd St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City MO 64111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters Memorial
Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 26, 2015
2. Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Centennial Plaza (about 600 feet away); Citizen - Soldier (about 700 feet away); Charles Carroll Spalding (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish-American War/Philippine Insurrection/China Relief Expedition Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Mother Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roanoke Boulevard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mayor Milton Jameson Payne (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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