Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Twyman Hotel - Kenton House
On this site stood one of the most fashionable and elegant of the early day hotels. Erected in 1831 by Leonard Renick. Operated by Dr. Leo Twyman until 1872. It was purchased by George Kenton in 1873. Portions of the interior wall are still intact.
Erected 1977 by Independence Sesquicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 39° 5.587′ N, 94° 24.932′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 North Main Street, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson County Marshal's House and Jail Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Truman's First Job (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton's Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Station No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman Jackson County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Historic Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Second Battle of Independence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.