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Former Grist Mill & Feed Store

1112 Military Ave, Baxter Springs, KS

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This attractive little building started out as a grist mill and feed store in the 1870s. During the heyday of Route 66 it was McGregor's Cafe in the 1920s and later the bus station from 1940 to 1982.

But even before the Mother Road came along it saw various uses. By the 1890s the Baxter News Publishing Company was located there and for a short time it was the Well-Fargo Station. As this is written in 2018 it is one of the few buildings left on Military Avenue with it's original facade.

Phot(s): 2016



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