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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Keen Kutter Building

Built 1905 - 1906

 

—Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District —

 
Keen Kutter Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Keen Kutter Building Marker
Inscription.

Built as Wholesale Hardware Building
at a cost of $250,000
for Morton-Simmons Hardware Co.
featuring Keen Kutter Tools
and Equipment
Architect: Mauran, Russell and Garden,
St. Louis, Missouri
Builder: Wurster Construction Company,
St. Louis, Missouri
Renovated: 1996 as Hotel at OldTown
Historic and Current Address:
830 East First

 
Location. 37° 41.284′ N, 97° 19.67′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Mosley Street, on the left when traveling east on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 East 1st Street, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brokers Office & Warehouse Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); W. S. Grant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac N. Hockaday Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant-Billingsley Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lehmann-Higginson Wholesale Grocery Building (within shouting
Keen Kutter Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Keen Kutter Building and Marker
South facade along 1st Street
distance of this marker); Oldtown Marketplace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warehouse District (about 300 feet away); Riding the Rails (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District National Register Nomination. The .pdf file is huge. Be patient while it loads. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Oldtown Wichita History. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Keen Kutter Tools at Rose Antique. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Brief History of the Simmons Hardware Company. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Keen Kutter Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Keen Kutter Building
Looking northwest
Keen Kutter Building Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Keen Kutter Building Tower
Looking northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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