Carriage Works Photo Collection

Date: 11/2/2022
Contact: James Vannurden |

Followers of these posts will know that Old Cowtown Museum is beginning to start construction on a brand-new exhibit building. We will soon have a building representing the Wichita Carriage Works.

Recently the museum has acquired additional photographs of the Wichita Carriage Works business. Run by the McKenzie family, this business stood on the corner of First and Water Streets for decades. They began building carriages and buggies for the local Wichita citizens. As the transition to motorized vehicles began, the Wichita Carriage Works evolved with the times and transitioned as well.

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This photo collection encompasses both horse-drawn and motorized vehicles. To gain a greater perspective of the impact this business had on the Wichita automotive scene, I wanted to share some of them today.

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Please enjoy these photos, and we look forward to providing our guests the opportunity to see the new exhibit building once it’s constructed.