Welch, Badger & Co. Dry Goods Store - Ft. Scott, Ks.
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N 37° 50.509 W 094° 42.311
15S E 349962 N 4189634
Quick Description: This marker is on the northeast corner of the building. The building is a two story red brick building located at 124 East Wall in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 4:33:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMG17V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker is on the northeast corner of the building, and was placed by an unknown group - my guess would be the Bourbon County Historical Society. The text reads:

Fort Scott Historic District 1860

Welch, Badger & Co. Dry Goods Store 1867

One of the oldest existing mid-nineteeth century buildings. Const. by B. P. McDonald.

From the National Register application:
(visit link)

"1867, Italianate style. Inventory: 01 1-1830-00152 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick corner commercial building with a flat roof and parapet and a recessed central entrance. The first floor storefront has a smooth-cut stone foundation, pier blocks, capitals, and belt course surmounted with a projecting molding. There are display windows and a glazed wooden entrance door with sidelights. Three second-floor windows have 212 wooden double-hung sashes. Openings have smooth-cut stone sills surmounted with projecting pedimented hoods. The windows are set in slightly recessed brick panels with an overhead panel. The projecting brick eave is ornamented with a dentil molding. There are three separate non-historic awnings on pipe poles and another awning over the side display window.

History: According to the 1990 survey, this building was constructed in 1867. "Subscriptions to the amount of $5,300 were taken yesterday at this office [for Masonic Lodge and Odd Fellows Hall] ... building will be put up next to the brick block now in course of erection by B. P. McDonald on the corner of Wall Street and Scott Avenue" (Fort Scott Monitor 24 July 1867 and 7 August 1867). In the November, 1884 Sanborn map, the two-story brick building was recorded as a dry goods store with an address of 120 E. Wall Street. The address changed to 122 E. Wall Street in the October, 1888 Sanborn map. A grocery store occupied the building in 1893, 1899 and 1906. In the July, 1912 and October, 1917 Sanborn maps, a plumbing business occupied the building with lodging on the second floor. A store occupied the building in September, 1925. In the 1990s, the owners had the address changed to 124 E. Wall Street.

Integrity: The building retains sufficient architectural integrity to be listed as a contributing resource."
Marker Name: Welch, Badger & Co. Dry Goods Store

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
Fort Scott Historic District 1860 Welch, Badger & Co. Dry Goods Store 1867 One of the oldest existing mid-nineteeth century buildings. Const. by B. P. McDonald.


Marker Location: Bourbon

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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