Davis Funeral Chapel

Davis Funeral Chapel (HM1CZA)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66048 Leavenworth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.116', W 94° 55.007'

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This building was the first site used by the I.O.O.F. in Kansas. The cornerstone was laid on May 14, 1867. Later renamed Davis Hall, the upper floor was used for local political meetings.

In 1975 the premises were included in the inventory of historic sites by the Kansas State Historical Society.

Since 1911 the building has been the location of one of the states [sic] oldest continuous business establishments, the Davis Funeral Chapel, founded in 1855 by James B. Davis, followed by Thaddeus Davis, former mayor, James C. "Big Hearted Jim" Davis, Margaret Davis Moulden, first woman elected to public office in Leavenworth and Clarence E. "Pete" Moulden.

In 1988 the Davis Funeral Chapel, Inc. is under the management of the fifth generation, Davis T. Moulden.
Year Placed1988
Placed ByLeavenworth County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334763 N 4353884
Decimal Degrees39.31860000, -94.91678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.116', W 94° 55.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 6.96" N, 94° 55' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 531 Shawnee St, Leavenworth KS 66048, US
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