The Milkhouse -- Atchison KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 39° 33.122 W 095° 09.598
15S E 314418 N 4380266
Quick Description: A former milkhouse next to the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe RR tracks outside of Atchison KS, now turned into an ice cream shop, concert hall, restaurant, and bar.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2017 7:04:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMX52Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 6

Long Description:
This sturdily-built former milkhouse used to collect milk from local farmers and hold it until it could be shipped up and down the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe RR to dairies and customers.

After the demise of milk-shipping by rail in the 1960s, the building sat vacant for many years, until being repurposed as a restaurant, bar, and concert hall for local bands.

It looks to Blasterz like this concrete-block milkhouse was built sometime around the 1920s-40s. It seems to us to occupy that intermediate time frame where it still made economic sense for farmers to truck their milk to a local central rail collection point, then send it to large dairies by rail.

The Milkhouse is located on US 59 west of Atchison, at 11040 US Highway 59; Atchison, Kansas 66002
Milk platforms condition: Very good

Type: Milk platform by the railroad

Year built: 1920

Web Link: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

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Suomeksi: Ota vähintään yksi kuva waymarkin maitolaiturista, voit myös itse näyttäytyä kuvassa jos haluat. Kerro vierailustasi. Huom! Pelkkä " X vieraili täällä"-loggaus ei riitä loggaukseksi tähän kategoriaan.

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