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Alexander Majors Home

Map8201 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO
816.444.1858
    Categories:
  • Historic Sites & Museums

Description:

Alexander Majors was one of the founders of the Pony Express. The home was built in 1856. Alexander Majors ran one of the country’s largest freighting companies from Kansas City, created the Pony Express, and gave “Buffalo Bill” Cody his first job. Perhaps no one did more to help shape the future of the American West and the commercial destiny of Kansas City than Alexander Majors.

In the westward expansion of the 1850s, his firm’s freighting operations were instrumental in bringing supplies to settlements from the Dakotas to Arizona. The prominence of Majors’ company attracted governmental and private shippers to Westport Landing, giving Kansas City a head start towards economic success.

Constructed in 1856, Majors’ 3,400 square foot ante-bellum home in Kansas City is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restored in 1984, the home features original hardwood floors and millwork, as well as furnishings of the era. Also on the site are blacksmithing demonstrations, gardens, and displays of tools, wagons and carriages from the mid-1800s.

Additional Information:

Price Range: $ (Under $40 for 4)
Category: Historic Sites & Museums
Accessible: yes
Area: Southland
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