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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Alexander Majors House

Constructed: 1856

 

—Kansas City Landmark —

 
Alexander Majors House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 11, 2015
1. Alexander Majors House Marker
Inscription.

When Alexander Majors completed this house and its accompanying, but now demolished barns and pens, it formed a trading terminus for the firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell. By 1858 the firm was responsible for a force of 3,500 wagons carrying freight to the southwest. Annual transactions of more than $2,000,000 clearly stimulated the area's economy.

Entered on the National Register of Historic Places. 1970
 
Erected 1977 by Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Location. 38° 58.78′ N, 94° 36.453′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker is on the reconstructed barn to the rear of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City MO 64114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preservation and Restoration of Alexander Majors House (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank S. Land Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mockbee Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thomas Farmhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shelby's Last Stand (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (approx. 2.5 miles away); Waldo P. Johnson (approx. 2.5 miles away); Forest Hill Confederate Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Majors House National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Alexander Majors Bio. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Russell, Majors and Waddell in Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 36 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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