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

Simmons Hardware Company / Hockaday Paint Company

1908

 
 
Simmons Hardware Co. / Hockaday Paint Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Simmons Hardware Co. / Hockaday Paint Co. Marker
Inscription.

E.C. Simmons Keen Kutter Cutlery and Tools

With E.C. Simmons as president, Simmons Hardware Company was developed into one of the most extensive corporations of its kind with divisions in Wichita, Sioux City, Toledo, New York, Minneapolis and St. Louis. The "Keen Kutter" brand name was chosen by Simmons himself in 1870.

Products manufactured by Simmons Hardware reached all parts of daily life. The company sold axes, guns, stoves, lanterns, furniture, china, horse carriages, sewing machines, baseball bats, boxing gloves, fishing and sporting goods, farm tools, hammers, kitchen items, padlocks, paper goods, pliers, knives, razors, saws, scissors, tool chests, and lawn and garden items.

"A jobber's first duty is to help his customer to prosper."
- E.C. Simmons

Hockaday Paint
No. 150 N. Mosley
1908

Its successful "one-climate" paint prompted Hockaday Paint to expand from 140 to 150 N. Mosley.

1993
Wichita got a brew pub when River City Brewing Co. set up shop at 150 N. Mosley. The building had been occupied by Southwest Paper since 1941.
 
Location. 37° 41.239′ N, 97° 19.663′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Mosley near
Simmons Hardware Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Simmons Hardware Company Marker
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 (here, next to this marker); Simmons Hardware 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 markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oldtown Wichita History. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brief History of the Simmons Hardware Company. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Early History of Hockaday Paint Company. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Hockaday Paint Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Hockaday Paint Company Marker
Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Oldtown Markers at Museum of World Treasures Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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