December 31, 1871 Daily Commercial (Leavenworth, Kansas)



There has been considerable building activity in the city during the past year, many of the edifices put up being of an elegant and substantial character. Among them we may enumerate the spacious brick depot, the Home for Friendless Women, the First Presbyterian Church (completed); the Baptist Church (completed); Saint Mary's Academy (completed); Maplewood Seminary (new wing added); German Catholic Church (interior completed); Westminster Church (walls built and roofed in); Judge Latta's new block of stores, corner of Delaware and Fifth street; General Larimer's new block of stores on Fifth street, South Leavenworth; Mr. Simon Abeles' handsome residence in South Leavenworth; Mr. E. T. Carr's first class dwelling on Fourth street; Mr. E. H. Durfee's elegant house on the Esplanade; Mr. H. C. Akin's residence in South Leavenworth; Messrs. Farrel Bro.'s spacious brick store on Delaware street; Major Foote's block of stores on Fifth street, between Miami and Seneca; besides a large number of stores and dwelling houses, which we have not space to enumerate.