|Magnolia Mills Opened in April of 1879, Warrensburg, MO |
(Innes Elevator Mills)
Hartman & Markward Flour Mill Sanborn Insurance Map 1883
Did you Know? In the years 1882-84 Johnson County Missouri produced more grain than any other county in the United States!
|Electric Light Plant|
Pump Station at Pertle Springs
|First Culp Elevator Mills, Jesse J. Culp, Warrensburg, MO|
|Hartman & Markward Warrensburg, MO Magnolia Mills|
|Interior of the Colby, Kansas Opera House, Magnolia was probably similar|
|Magnolia Opera House, Warrensburg, MO. I. Markward, Manager|
|Magnolia Opera House and Train Depot, Warrensburg, MO ca. 1910|
1904 World's Fair Train Wreck, The Magnolia Opera House was
Used as a Temporary Morgue
1904 World's Fair Train Wreck 29 Dead
ca 1910 Warrensburg Wholesale Grocery, Co, Was Directly East Across
from Magnolia Mills, Innes Mills Warrensburg, MO
Warrensburg, MO by Lisa Irle
Mills.-The first mill in Warrensburg was built about 1858, by William Dougherty about a half mile southwest of Old Town. It was a large three-story brick building, with stone around lower story and two run of burs. This mill was kept running during the war, though several times the soldiers took all his grain. After the war he sold to his brother-in-law, John Smith, who ran two or three years and then moved the mill to Holden, where it was running successfully in 1880.
The "Eureka Mills," well known to many of us, was built in 1867 by Land, Fike and Company. It was one of the largest mills in the West, costing $40,000. Eleven hands were kept at work, besides eight or ten coopers making barrels for them, and shipped an average of a carload of 125 barrels daily. (See history of W. L. Hyer, who was with this establishment from an early day.) The Roseland Company now owns the property.
The Warrensburg Grain Elevator & Mill was built in 1869 by S. M. and E. C. Fitch. It has had many changes, was destroyed by fire, but its successor is still doing a large and increasing business at the same place.
The Magnolia Mill was completed October, 1879, and owned by W. H. Martman and Isaac Markward. It has had very few changes of ownership, has greatly increased in size and business, and is now owned by the Magnolia Milling & Investment Company, a corporation in which Messrs. Daniel Bullard and H. F. Kirk are the active members. It is the only mill now in Warrensburg making flour, making one brand, the Crystal, which is very unusual and normally can always sell more than they can manufacture.