The Zellekin Brewery
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 1.672′ N, 94° 43.97′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on the grounds of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 East Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.