former Eudora, Ks. 66025
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 56.757 W 095° 05.940
15S E 318097 N 4312873
This two-story brick building is located at 715 Main Street in Eudora, Ks. This was the site of the Eudora Post Office until 1897.
Waymark Code: WMNKT9
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 03/30/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 2

From the Historical Resource Inventory:
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"Historic Function Remarks: Maps show a building here in 1870 belonging to Casper Marfilius. There also was said to be a small, wooden building here built in 1880s that at one time was rented to Fred Brocker for selling shoes. J.W. Cooper, a physician from Desoto, took over the rooms vacated by Dr. White (1890-1897, and, in 1887, W. F. Fowler, Lawrence, set up a shop to repair watches and sewing machines that closed in 1893. Charles Willsdorf also had a confectionary, pool hall, and shooting gallery in the two Willsdorf buildings that formerly housed the Billiard Hall and grocery of W. J. Baker, post office (?-1892), and Eudora State Bank/Eudora Home Bank (1892-1897), before William Schubert opened his barber shop here in 1897, added on to the building in 1904 and put his undertaking rooms in the large brick part of the building, furniture and sewing machine sales on the south, and barber shop in front.
Present Function: Commerce/Trade
Present Function Remarks: The present business here is Shepherd's Plumbing and Construction (1989- ). Before this was [Mike and Bill Westerhouse's] Eudora Heating and Air Conditioning (1982-1989) that shared office space with Miller Midyett (north) (during this time two apartments upstairs restored); Delmars Bar & Grill (1970s); Orthocast/Orthopedic Casting Laboratory Inc. (1974- ?); [Dick and Dorothy Cullimore] Eudora Cleaners, a drycleaner, (1966-1970); Mabel White's drycleaner (mid 1950s); Kennett drycleaner (circa 1957-1960); H. S. Woodard garage in south part of building around 1930; Billy Z. [Zieseneis?] had something in here in the early 1940s; [Johnnie and Joyce Miller's] Johnnie's Café (late 1940s-early 1950s); [Fred] Lawn Café; [Frank Popham's] Victory Café (1945-1948); [Joe] Smiths Café (1930-1936); Elmer Everley barber shop (1929-?); J.D. Burton barber shop (1927-1929); and W.R. Henley jewelry store (opened in 1917).
Residential/Commercial/Religious Style: Vernacular
Physical Description/Remarks: The original building was added onto more than a hundred years ago.
Plan Form: Rectangle
Commercial Building Type: Two-Part Commercial Block
Roof Form: Flat
Stories: 2
Condition: Good
Principal Material: Brick
Architect/Designer/Builder: Unknown
Year of Construction: 1875
Certainty: Estimated
Date Notes: This date is an estimate based on businesses and other buildings downtown."

Text of historic marker on building:


This large brick building is perhaps the most
versatile on all of Main Street. Constructed
in the early 20th century, the building has
been used for drycleaners, barber shops,
cafes, undertaking services, watch repair
shops, jewelers, shoe stores, physicians,
banks, Orthocast/Orthopedic Casting
Laboratory Inc. A furniture store, a tavern,
an arcade and upstairs apartment. The
longest tenet of the building has proven to
be Shepard Plumbing, which started in the
building in 1988.
Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 66025

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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