Cleyson L. Brown Neighborhood

Cleyson L. Brown Neighborhood (HMWOW)

Location: Abilene, KS 67410 Dickinson County
Buy Kansas State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 55.37', W 97° 12.843'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The Abilene community would have taken a much different shape had it not been for the influence of C. L. Brown. Known as an industrialist, utilities magnate, financier, philanthropist, and organizing genius, Brown was responsible for the formation of the public utilities in Abilene which mushroomed into vast companies serving half the nation.

In addition to his varied business interests, he lived a philosophy of wanting to see people enjoy his wealth. This was the basis for the building of the Brown Memorial Home for the Aged, Brown Memorial Park, a children's home, and a residence club for working girls. The Home for the Aged and the park have been sustained through the years by the Brown Memorial Foundation.

Part of Brown's plan to see people enjoy his wealth is this area of distinctive Spanish style homes built by Brown in the late 1920's for members of his family and several employees and their families. These homes surround the C.L. Brown home where Brown and his family lived modestly by Brown's creed: To furnish assistance to the worthy, to make possible for everyone's enjoyment in life, and to help others to help themselves.
Marker Number2
Year Placed1976
Placed ByAbilene Bicentennial Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TIM SHEEHAN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 654821 N 4309729
Decimal Degrees38.92283333, -97.21405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.37', W 97° 12.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 22.20" N, 97° 12' 50.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Naroma St, Abilene KS 67410, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker could use another picture or two.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?