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Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Achning Hardware

 
 
Achning Hardware Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
1. Achning Hardware Marker
Inscription.  
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: AgricultureArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
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
Achning Hardware Buildilng and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
2. Achning Hardware Buildilng and Marker
distance of this marker); 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 256 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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