Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This circa 1866 building is reflective of commercial Victorian architecture
Location of boot and shoe shop, grocery, agricultural implement dealer, and cigar shop
Charles Achning established a hardware store here by 1886. Business retained Achning name until 1968
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 38° 58.107′ N, 95° 14.144′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Massachusetts Street south of 8th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 825-827 Massachusetts Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Marks Jewelers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wiedemann Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridenour & Baker Building (within shouting Round Corner Drug (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leo A. Beuerman (about 400 feet away); 746 Massachusetts Street (about 400 feet away); Standard Mutual Life Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Regarding Achning Hardware. The building contributes to the National Register Historic District.
Also see . . . Lawrence's Downtown Historic District NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.