R. H. Marquette Building - Lee's Summit, Mo.
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N 38° 54.756 W 094° 22.653
15S E 380566 N 4307979
This marker is located at the north end of the building - 229 SE Main in Lee's Summit,, Mo.
Waymark Code: WMG59P
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/14/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

From the National Register application:
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"Date of Construction: c. 1910
Stories: 1 Structure: Load-Bearing Masonry
Facade Wall: Brick Plan: Rectangular
Roof: Flat Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Integrity: Good Style:
Property Type: One-Part Commercial Block
Storefront Type: Single Entry with Display Windows

Additional Information: This building has a tapestry brick facade. The storefront's original openings remain intact. The glazing and framing of the display window and entrance doors are non-historic."

Text of Marker:

Historic Building
229 SE Main Street
R. H. Marquette Building

On May 9, 1895, Mr. R. H. Marquette established a cigar factory and store at this location. The store was a local gathering place for men in the community. Its popularity increased greatly when a bowling alley was added to the business years later. In 1917, Mr. Marquette was elected mayor and decided to close the enterprise. R. H. Marquette passed away in 1938. He was the grandfather of Mary Marquette Graves, who was the great niece of the legendary Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger and wife of noted Lee's Summit historian Frank Graves.
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Additional point: N 38° 54.755 W 094° 22.655

History of Mark: Not listed

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