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

Simmons Hardware Company

1905

 
 
Simmons Hardware Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Simmons Hardware Company Marker
Simmons Warehouse Tower in upper left distance
Inscription.

Morton-Simmons Hardware established its business on First Street in the large warehousing district around the rail connections east of downtown Wichita. The popular Keen Kutter brand name emblazoned on the cupola made the building an instant landmark. The tall cupola held 20,000 gallons of water for the state-of-the-art sprinkler system found throughout the warehouse.

Containing more wholesale space than any other building in the city, it housed more than 79,000 pieces of merchandise. The building's technology included messenger call boxes, house telephones and electric elevators.

Our Motto
"The recollection of QUALITY remains long after the PRICE is forgotten."
Trademark Registered
 
Location. 37° 41.239′ N, 97° 19.663′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Mosley near 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the plaza immediately north of the Museum of World Treasures. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 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. Oldtown Marketplace (here, next to this marker); Warehouse District (here, next to this marker); Riding the Rails
Photo of Simmons Hardware Company on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
2. Photo of Simmons Hardware Company on Marker
Courtesy of Hotel At Old Town
(here, next to this marker); Simmons Hardware Company / Hockaday Paint Company (here, next to this marker); Coleman Company (here, next to this marker); Union Station and the Santa Fe (here, next to this marker); Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company (here, next to this marker); Innes Wholesale Furniture / City Ice Delivery (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oldtown Wichita History. (Submitted on June 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brief History of the Simmons Hardware Company. (Submitted on June 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza
Simmons Hardware Company Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Simmons Hardware Company Tower
Keen Kutter Ghost Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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