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Abilene, Kansas Historical Markers

 
301-309 North Buckeye Avenue Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
301-309 North Buckeye Avenue Marker
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 301-309 North Buckeye Avenue — Built 1881 — Abilene Historic District #1
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49377) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Abilene Parker Carousel
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m64846) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 1 — Buckeye Street Neighborhood
From its earliest platting to the most recent times, building on North Buckeye Street has been a reflective barometer of the attitudes and economy of Abilene. Though the original town and business district were due south of the Union Pacific . . . — Map (db m49296) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — C. H. Lebold Mansion
Completed in 1880 the Lebold Mansion was built by C.H. Lebold a local banker, realtor, politician, and entrepreneur. Lebold chose the site of Abilene's first log cabin to build his 23 room home of rough hewn brown limestone blocks, from Russell . . . — Map (db m49550) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 2 — Cleyson L. Brown Neighborhood
The Abilene community would have taken a much different shape had it not been for the influence of C. L. Brown. Known as an industrialist, utilities magnate, financier, philanthropist, and organizing genius, Brown was responsible for the formation . . . — Map (db m48496) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — D. G. Smith Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Heritage Home 1885 Association — Map (db m43949) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
General of the Army Rank awarded December 20, 1944 "I cannot let this day pass without telling the fighting men···that my fondest boast shall always be: I was their fellow-soldier." Address to the American Soldier February . . . — Map (db m43941) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
. . . — Map (db m49523) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Eisenhower Memorial
To this homestead Divine providence brought David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. They lived in piety and Christian service, brought sons into the world, and taught them the ways of righteousness, of charity to all men and reverence to . . . — Map (db m49630) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 5 — Eisenhower Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Works Progress Administration was the basis for the construction of Abilene's swimming pool, stadium, rose garden, and other buildings located in this park. This park project under the WPA was one of thirty such . . . — Map (db m49551) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Harold J. Royer Band Shell
Dedicated in August, 1981, during the 100th anniversary observance of the Abilene Municipal Band, in honor of Mr. Royer's 60 years as a dedicated and talented director of this band. By resolution of the Abilene City Commission . . . — Map (db m49556) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 30 — Historic Abilene
At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for . . . — Map (db m43945) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Honor Roll of Dickinson County Servicemen
[Title is text] — Map (db m64848) WM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Hotel Sunflower — Built 1931
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49531) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 4 — J. E. Johntz Home
A familiar trend of the early Abilene days was for a local businessman to have interests in several aspects of the economy. One such pioneer Abilene merchant was John Edward Johntz. He, along with other noteable businessmen of the time, had an . . . — Map (db m49533) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Rock Island Depot — Circa 1887
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m64839) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Seelye Mansion
Seelye House Built 1905 Abilene Register of Historic Places Abilene Heritage Commission This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior . . . — Map (db m49330) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Site of Abilene High School
Site of Abilene High School 1906 - 1918 Abilene Junior High School 1919 - 1954 Attended by Dwight D. Eisenhower 1906 - 1909 — Map (db m43953) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Site of First Settlers' Home — 1858
The log cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Hersey Birthplace of Abilene's first white child. A station on the Overland and Butterfield Stage Lines Mrs. Hersey named the town Abilene Luke III.I — Map (db m49549) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — St. John's Episcopal Church — "The Church Within A Church" — 1878
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49326) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — T.C. Henry Carriage House — 1873
This barn was constructed in 1873 by T.C. Henry, the first Mayor of Abilene. The structure was moved to this site in 1961. It was donated to Old Abilene Town by Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Cruse. — Map (db m64840) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Texas Cattle Trail
. . . — Map (db m49331) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Texas Street
Of Cattle Trade Days extending West from Cedar Street to the Mud Creek Ford. Both sides were lined with Saloons, Gambling Houses, Dance Halls and a few Stores, including Karotowski's General Store and The Pioneer Store One Block West. This . . . — Map (db m43948) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — The Grand Army of the Republic
Dedicated May 7-1941 in memory of Our Fathers The Grand Army of the Republic 1861-65 — Map (db m49581) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — The Old Chisholm Trail
This post commemorates and marks the first terminus of the old Chisholm Cattle Trail, which extended from Brownsville, Texas, some 1,000 miles to the south. This post is identical to 400 Trail posts placed across Oklahoma (Indian Territory) by Bob . . . — Map (db m49632) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church — Built 1878
has been placed on the National Historic Register by the United States Department of the Interior and on the Register of Historic Kansas Places by the State of Kansas — Map (db m49525) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Union Pacific Depot — Built 1928
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1991 — Map (db m49527) HM
Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 3 — United Building — Built 1887
Completed in 1903, this building once was owned by T.E. Dewey and was known as the Brady Building. In 1904, following a disastrous flood, the building was sold to Cleyson L. Brown, Abilene entrepreneur whose many enterprises provided employment for . . . — Map (db m49529) HM

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