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100 Year Old Historic Homes

Location: Iola

From mansions built in the 1880s to houses ordered from Sears, Iola has them!
Address: 302 Colborn (see story)
Iola, KS 66749

1870 Freemount Lutheran Church

Location: Lindsborg

Oldest building in continual use in McPherson County.
Address: 5 miles west of Lindsborg on K-4 and south on 8th Avenue 1.9 miles
Lindsborg, KS 67456

1872 Limestone Public Library

Location: Blue Rapids

The oldest library in continuous use west of the Mississippi River. Researchers come from all over to use the microfilm records.
Address: 14 Public Square
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

1887 Stone Barn

Location: Dexter


Address: 20438 K-15
Dexter, KS 67038

1904 Court House Clock

Location: Iola

Once 7 stories high in the sky!
Address: 1 Madison Avenue southeast side of the downtown square
Iola, KS 66749

1920s Steel Bridge

Location: Piqua

If you're not afraid of some gravel and dirt, you will find a rare jewel.
Address: 150th Rd
Piqua, KS 66761

9th Street Steps

Location: Marysville

WPA Retaining Wall Project - locally known as "The Wall"
Address: 9th and Carolina
Marysville, KS 66508

Alma Hotel

Location: Alma


Address: 4th & Missouri Ave.
Alma, KS 66401

Antonino Elementary School (Betts residence)

Location: Antonino

During the Great Depression when local farmers could not afford the cost of private parochial education, the public school district built an elementary school on the east edge of town.
Address:
Antonino, KS

Bandstand in the town square

Location: Humboldt

Humboldt's town square has a beautiful two- level bandstand in the center. With no courthouse, all sides of the square can be seen.
Address: 9th St and Bridge St
Humboldt, KS 66748

Barnes State Bank Museum

Location: Barnes

The restored Barnes State Bank Building, originally built in 1911 is home to the "Barnes State Bank Museum" and "Always Christmas Shoppe".
Address: 107 Railroad Avenue
Barnes, KS 66933

Barton County Courthouse

Location: Great Bend


Address: 1400 Main Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

Bethany Lutheran Church

Location: Lindsborg

In 1882 Lindsborg's first performance of Handel's "Messiah" was held in Bethany Lutheran Church.
Address: 320 N Main
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Bethesda Hospital & Nursing Home

Location: Goessel

Original steps still standing along with a memorial plaque
Address: 408 E. Main
Goessel, KS 67053

Beulah Stone Church

Location: Leoti

One of the few native stone buildings remaining in Wichita County
Address: 11 miles north, 3 miles east, 3/4 mile north of Leoti
Leoti, KS 67861

Beverly vs. Patterson House

Location: Burlingame

The Battle of the Builders
Address: 141 Fremont
Burlingame, KS 66413

Bohemian Cultural Center/Alton Cafe

Location: Alton

Located in former Bohemian Hall from next door Smith County.
Address: 602 Mill
Alton, KS 67623

Brick Streets

Location: Valley Falls

Why is 8th street paved with concrete when most of the streets are brick?
Address: 412 Broadway
Valley Falls, KS

Bridges of Northern Barton County

Location: Hoisington

Beautiful WPA Limestone Bridges withstand the test of time.
Address: North of Hoisington
Hoisington, KS 67544

Broadway's Historic Homes

Location: Great Bend


Address: 85 South Highway 281
Great Bend, KS 67530

Brown Grand Theatre

Location: Concordia

Restored to its original 1907 splendor, this stunning performing arts theatre is a must see! Perhaps you'll even see "Earl"!
Address: 310 W. 6th St.
Concordia, KS 66901

Carnegie Public Library

Location: Herington

The library, built in 1915, is still in use today. NRHP
Address: 102 S. Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Catherine School

Location: Catharine

Established 1902. Closed 1999.
Address: 2131 St. Anton Street
Catharine, KS 67627

Cement Bridge over the Cottonwood River

Location: Florence

Drive over the old bridge and onto the brick street leading out of town.
Address: East 3rd Street
Florence, KS 66851

Central Community Church

Location: Smith Center

This native stone church was built in 1874
Address: 211 W Court
Smith Center, KS 66967

Charles Linkenauger House

Location: Burlingame

1867 best house on the block
Address: 313 E. Santa Fe Avenue
Burlingame, KS 66413

Chief Theater

Location: Coldwater

In 2004 this theatre was completely renovated with no detail being left out. The beautiful Indian decor was refurbished to restore every detail of the original motif.
Address: 122 E. Main Street
Coldwater, KS 67029

Churches

Location: Osage City

United Methodist, 1917; First Prebsytarian, 1923; St Patrick's Catholic 1912
Address: 6th Street near LORD Street
Osage City, KS 66523

City Hall

Location: Bird City


Address: 111 East Bressler
Bird City, KS 67731

Coffee Mill Row

Location: Goodland

When Rock Island Railroad made Goodland into a sectional headquarters, railroad workers poured in. They needed housing and Coffee Mill Row, named for the coffee grinders the houses resembled, was born.
Address: 14th and Caldwell
Goodland, KS 67735

Comanche County Courthouse

Location: Coldwater

1928 Modern Eclecticism style
Address: 201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Community Building

Location: Phillipsburg

" A Building Put To Community Use."
Address: 425 F Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Cornerstone Coffee Haus & Suites

Location: Seneca

Featuring a double horseshoe soda fountain from the 1950's, the Cornerstone Coffee Haus is housed in an historic building on Main Street. And new for 2014 has lodging available in a basement suite!
Address: 431 Main Street
Seneca, KS 66538

Courtney's Place

Location: Toronto

Fresh pasta, divine pizza and a look at Toronto history.
Address: 120 W. Main
Toronto, KS 66777

Crest Theatre

Location: Great Bend


Address: 1905 Lakin Ave.
Great Bend, KS 67530-0361

Dalton Gang Hideout

Location: Meade

Escape with the Dalton Gang through the tunnel and away from the law!
Address: 502 S. Pearlette
Meade, KS 67864

Ditto-Leach House

Location: Wamego

Constructed in 1890, the Ditto-Leach House was built to resemble a Villa in the suburbs of Messina, on the island of Sicily. With its stained glass windows, 21 gables and 70+ windows, this is an attraction for all to see.
Address: 910 5th Street
Wamego, KS 66547

Downs Carnegie Library

Location: Downs

One of only two located in non-county seat cities in Kansas
Address: 504 Morgan Ave
Downs, KS 67437

Downtown Historic District

Location: Glasco

The 25 contributing buildings in Glasco's Downtown Historic District date from the original stone Biggs Building, built in 1880, to the former drug store, built in 1933, creating a unified commercial district. This district was placed on the National Register in 2002.
Address: 130 E. Main
Glasco, KS 67445

Downtown Limestone walls

Location: Plainville

1909 fire destroys all but these sturdy walls
Address: Mill Street
Plainville, KS 67663

Doyle Place

Location: Florence

1882 Limestone Home on Doyle Creek
Address: 1123 North X Ranch Road
Florence, KS 66851

Drug Store Museum

Location: Lincoln

1880's to 1920's pharmacy history with tours and demonstrations.
Address: 161 E Lincoln Ave
Lincoln, KS 67455

Dutch Mill

Location: Wamego

The Old Dutch Mill was built in 1879 by a Dutch immigrant east of town; it was moved stone by stone to its present location in 1924.
Address: East side of City Park on 4th Street
Wamego, KS 66547

Early residences of Lindsborg walking tour

Location: Lindsborg

Interested in the location of the first flush toilet in Lindsborg? We can help!
Address: 104 E. Lincoln
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Eleanor

Location: Iola

Eleanor Roosevelt worried about typhroid fever and the spread of germs. See our "Eleanor."
Address: West of Iola on U.S. 54 in cemetery
Iola, KS 66749

Ennis-Handy House

Location: Goodland

Mary Ennis built this Queen Anne mansion in 1907 for $5,000. The grand lady has lived through a period as a boarding house and a funeral home between periods as a private home. The Sherman County Historical Society purchased it in 2001 and it is now open for tours.
Address: 202 W. 13th
Goodland, KS 67735

Eschbaugh Advertising and Prairie Pallet Studio & Gallery

Location: Wilson

A silk screening business and gallery built from the recycled Dakota sandstone of Wilson's old Union Pacific Railroad Depot.
Address: 3945 205th Rd
Wilson, KS 67490

Floral Hall

Location: Blue Rapids

The Marshall County Fair has been held in the Blue Rapids Park since 1916 and Floral Hall is one of the mainstay buildings.
Address: Riverside Park (Marshall Co Fairgrounds)
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Fouch's Cabin

Location: Longton

Shortly after the Great Depression, the Fouch family built a home out of railroad ties
Address: 304 W. 2nd ( U.S. 160 )
Longton, KS 67352

Friday Night Lights

Location: Phillipsburg

The WPA project has been home to the "Fighting Panthers" since 1936.
Address: 500 State Street
Phillipsburg, KS

Funston Boyhood Home - Original Site

Location: Iola

If you can find the old smokehouse, you'll find the old Funston home site.
Address: North of Iola on the Old 169 Hwy (State Street)
Iola, KS 66749

Garden of Eden

Location: Lucas

S.P. Dinsmoor's Folk Art Environment, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art
Address: 305 E. 2nd
Lucas, KS 67648

George Grant Villa

Location: Victoria

Grant came to America in 1872 in search of a place to build a country estate on which to retire. This became reality when his 2-story home constructed of native limestone overlooking Big Creek was completed.
Address: 2680 Grants Villa Rd.
Victoria, KS 67671

Go Eat in the Basement!

Location: Minneapolis

The Blue Moon is open only on Friday nights.
Address: 307 West 2nd Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

Goodland High School

Location: Goodland

Goodland High School was built in 1937 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project to put people to work.
Address: 1209 Cherry Street
Goodland, KS 67735

Goodland Post Office

Location: Goodland

Goodland's Post Office changed names and locations before settling into the current office, which was built by the New Deal's Works Progress Administration.
Address: 124 E. 11th
Goodland, KS 67735

Grant County Library

Location: Ulysses

The massive building that screams "learning starts here!"
Address: 215 E. Grant
Ulysses, KS 67880

Great Bend City Auditorium

Location: Great Bend

Address: 1209 Williams
Great Bend, KS 67530

Gypsum Auditorium

Location: Gypsum


Address:
Gypsum, KS 67448

Gypsum Churches

Location: Gypsum


Address:
Gypsum, KS 67448

Hand Dug Well

Location: Seneca

World's widest and Kansas' second largest in volume, the hand-dug well is still in operation
Address: 301 N 11th
Seneca, KS 66538

Health Insight / Light Hardware Building

Location: Yates Center

Building on National Register
Address: 100 E. Rutledge
Yates Center, KS 66783

Herington Swimming Pool Building

Location: Herington

WPA project
Address: 501 North Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Hesperian Library City Museum

Location: Cawker City

Historic Library being restored to original greatness to become Cawker City Museum.
Address: 7th Street and Lake Drive
Cawker City, KS 67430

Historic Adobe Museum and The Hotel Edwards

Location: Ulysses

Two buildings rooted in the 1800s and renovated in the 20th century.
Address: 300 E. Oklahoma
Ulysses, KS 67880

Historic Allen County Jail

Location: Iola

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visit the jailor's quarters which is above the graffiti covered walls of the cells.
Address: 201 N. Jefferson Ave
Iola, KS 66749

Historic Chevrolet Sign

Location: Hoisington

Address: 271 S Main St
Hoisington, KS 67544

Historic Courthouse & Genealogical Library

Location: Marysville

This stately Romanesque building is visible coming into Marysville from any direction.
Address: 1207 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Historic Downtown District

Location: Seneca

Seneca is designated as a Main Street City through the Kansas Main Street organization
Address: Main Street, between 3rd and 6th
Seneca, KS 66538

Historic Elgin Bed and Breakfast

Location: Marion

Elegant accommodations
Address: 115 North 3rd Street
Marion, KS 66861

Historic First National Bank Building

Location: Smith Center

The historic First National Bank building, built in 1889, an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture is on the National Registry of Historic Places. After extensive renovations in 2015, two businesses are housed in the grand old building.
Address: 100 S Main Street
Smith Center, KS 66967

Historic Florence Water Tower

Location: Florence

Historic stand pipe water tower built in 1887
Address:
Florence, KS 66851

Historic Koester Block

Location: Marysville

A square of commercial & residential buildings built during the last half of the 19th century and early 1900's, and listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The entire block was given by the Koester Family to the City of Marysville in 1977.
Address: 10th & Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Historic Morland State Bank

Location: Morland

The whole thing is concrete!
Address: NE Corner of 5th and Main
Morland, KS 67650

Historic Trego County Jail

Location: WaKeeney

This unique jail was ordered for the sum of $2,570 in 1889.
Address: 216 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Historical I.O.O.F. Park

Location: Barnes

Built in 1920 the I.O.O.F. Park is a community memorial park featuring the smallest Bandshell in Kansas, built in 1940 as part of the WPA Projects.
Address: Corner of Center and 1st Ave.
Barnes, KS 66933

Hoisington High School

Location: Hoisington

One of the few high schools listed on the National Historic Register.
Address: 218 E. 7th
Hoisington, KS 67544

Holm Cabin

Location: Blue Rapids

The original Holm cabin has been moved to town from the south end of the Blue Rapids Township to the southwest block bordering the round town square and can be toured when the museum or the Blue Rapids State Bank is open.
Address: SW Main & Round Square
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Horses slept at the Inn

Location: Minneapolis

Mill Street Inn has the distinction of being a barn repurposed for a doctor office, repurposed for a luxurious inn!
Address: 431 Mill Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

Hospital portrays rural architecture style

Location: Plainville

Areas agricultural history plays role in design
Address: 1210 N. Washington
Plainville, KS 67663

I.O.O.F. Lodge Rocks!

Location: Alton

One of the four remaining I.O.O.F. lodge halls has fallen.
Address: Nicholas and Mill
Alton, KS 67623

Jail House Rock

Location: Lebo

Sandstone jail built in 1890
Address: 210 N Pine
Lebo, KS 66856

Jamestown United Methodist Church

Location: Jamestown

First a Catholic Church, now a United Methodist Church
Address: 502 Walnut St., P.O. Box 247
Jamestown, KS 66948

Kalida Castle Cave

Location: Yates Center

Above-ground cave is evidence of the town
Address: 964 Osage Road
Yates Center, KS 66783

Keystone Gallery

Location: Oakley

This old stone church is home to Keystone Gallery just across the road from Monument Rocks, the badlands of Kansas.
Address: 401 U..S 83
Oakley, KS 67871

Koester House Museum

Location: Marysville

Completed in 1876, this Victorian home is still luxuriously furnished with Koester belongings, including portraits, clothing, toys, books, furniture and household items.
Address: 919 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

La Cygne Library / District #2 of Linn County

Location: La Cygne

Come in and explore all that we have to offer! We're not just books.
Address: 209 N Broadway
La Cygne, KS 66040

Lansing Correctional Facility

Location: Lansing

The oldest penitentiary in Kansas.
Address: 301 E. Kansas Avenue
Lansing, KS 66043

Lansing Historical Museum

Location: Lansing

Local history museum in an 1887 train depot.
Address: 115 E. Kansas Avenue
Lansing, KS 66043

Largest Downtown Square in USA!

Location: Iola

Find out why we are the largest downtown square in the Nation!
Address:
Iola, KS 66749

Lebold Mansion

Location: Abilene

Abilene is home to two Winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. Both homes were built after the Chisholm Trail had moved on to Ellsworth, KS. They both have very unique architecture, one is Georgian style and the other is a Victorian style.
Address: 106 N Vine Street
Abilene, KS 67410

Lincoln Carnegie Library

Location: Lincoln

This 1914 building is made of native limestone and red tile roof.
Address: 203 S. Third Street
Lincoln, KS 67455

Lincoln County Courthouse

Location: Lincoln

Courthouse built in 1900 out of local limestone, designed in the Romanesque Revival style, and one of the most photographed courthouses in Kansas.
Address: 216 E. Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln, KS 67455

Lindsborg City Hall

Location: Lindsborg

Built in 1887.
Address: 104 E Lincoln
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Longton City Jail

Location: Longton


Address: 103 E 5th
Longton, KS 67352

Love Those Lustrons

Location: Smith Center

During their short tenure, they offered the allure of "luster on steel". They were small sturdy, modern homes that answered the American Dream for young families during post-World War II
Address: 214-216 Park Street
Smith Center, KS 66967

Lull Courtyard

Location: Smith Center

Lull Courtyard Memorial to Linton and Ruth Lull between the Srader Center and the Library
Address:
Smith Center, KS

Lustron Homes

Location: Great Bend


Address: 85 South Highway 281
Great Bend, KS 67530

Lustron House

Location: Johnson City

Lustron house at 303 N. Long
Address: 303 N. Long
Johnson City, KS 67855

Marion County Courthouse

Location: Marion

Listen to the chimes!
Address: 200 South 3rd Street
Marion, KS 66861

Marquette Community Library

Location: Marquette

1887 bank houses today's library
Address: 121 North Washington
Marquette, KS 67464

Mary Queen of Peace Church

Location: Ulysses

A hyperbolic paraboloid place of worship
Address: 804 N. Colorado St.
Ulysses, KS 67880

Marysville High School

Location: Marysville

1939 WPA Project
Address: 12th & Walnut
Marysville, KS 66508

McPherson County Courthouse

Location: McPherson

The McPherson County Courthouse clock tower has a notorious history and while the tower is closed to public tours, you can enjoy the beautiful limestone architecture any time.
Address: 117 N. Maple St.
McPherson, KS 67460

McPherson Opera House

Location: McPherson

Once described as "the finest opera house of its kind between Kansas City and Denver" the McPherson Opera House has been lovingly restored by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Address: 219 S. Main St.
McPherson, KS 67460

Meade City Park

Location: Meade

A fine example of WPA stonework
Address: U.S. 54 and R Rd.
Meade, KS 67864

Meade County Courthouse

Location: Meade

1928 Modern Eclecticism style
Address: 200 N Fowler
Meade, KS 67864

Memorial Library

Location: Liberal

Architecture highlights World's Largest Book.
Address: 519 N. Kansas
Liberal, KS 67901

Messiah Labyrinth and Peace Park

Location: Lindsborg

Let the labyrinth help to achieve a contemplative state.
Address: 402 N First
Lindsborg, KS 67456

MHS Football Stadium

Location: Marysville

WPA project still in use today.
Address: 10th & Spring
Marysville, KS 66508

Mighty Samson of the Cimarron

Location: Liberal

A marvel of architecture, engineering and construction built in 1939.
Address: 13 miles northeast along Highway 54
Liberal, KS 67901

Miller's Park

Location: Lucas

Folk Art Environment from the 1930's
Address: 201 South Main Street
Lucas, KS 67648

Mitchell County Courthouse

Location: Beloit


Address: 111 S. Hersey
Beloit, KS 67420

Nemaha County Historical Museum

Location: Seneca

Former Nemaha County jail and sheriff residence, built in 1879
Address: 113 North 6th
Seneca, KS 66538

Ness County Bank Building

Location: Ness City

One of the 8 Wonders of Architecture, unique limestone building, built in 1890
Address: 102 W. Main
Ness City, KS 67560

Nora E. Larabee Memorial Library

Location: Stafford


Address: 108 N. Union Ave.
Stafford, KS 67578

Nova Theatre

Location: Stockton

1932 theatre brought back to life!
Address: 517 Main
Stockton, KS 67669

Old Arnold School House

Location: Florence

This historical limestone school house is now a beautiful residence.
Address: 111 West 6th Street
Florence, KS 66851

Old City Jail

Location: Wilson

Cylindrical two-story limestone structure built in 1907 as a watertower.
Address: South and east of Senior Center, 511 25th St.
Wilson, KS 67490

Old Hill School Building

Location: Marion

The oldest constantly operating school west of the Mississippi.
Address: 701 East Main
Marion, KS 66861

Old Stone Church and Seneca Library

Location: Seneca

The Seneca Free library began as a stone Universalist Church built in 1867.
Address: 606 Main Street
Seneca, KS 66538

One small step toward equal rights for women

Location: Goodland

Goodland took a small step in the fight for voting rights in a 1909 special election.
Address: 120 W. 12th
Goodland, KS 67735

Original Daniel W. Linder home

Location: Hoisington

Beautiful large home built of native limestone.
Address: 330 W. K-4
Hoisington, KS 67544

Oswego Public Carnegie Library

Location: Oswego

Sparking imaginations for 99 years
Address: 704 4th Street
Oswego, KS 67356

Oswego Swimming Pool

Location: Oswego

Get wet in style
Address: 207 Riverside Park Drive
Oswego, KS 67356

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and Sisters of St. Joseph Convent

Location: Antonino

As the town of Antonino grew in size after World War II, the Catholic community there realized the original 1905 wooden church was becoming overcrowded.
Address: Antonino Rd. & 210 Ave.
Antonino, KS

Painted Ladies historic homes

Location: Seneca

Representing the best of the Victoria era, Seneca has at least four different homes that can fit the description of a painted lady!
Address:
Seneca, KS 66538

Palace Theater

Location: Kinsley

The Historic Palace Theater, has been in continuous operation since 1917 and has been the center of entertainment in Kinsley for almost a century.
Address: 223 East 6th
Kinsley, KS 67547

Parks Galore (City of Chanute)

Location: Chanute

With five parks, a lake, a pond and more, Chanute has lots to offer those who enjoy the great outdoors. In addition, there is a public golf course located near the airport.
Address: 101 S. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS 66720

Paul's Cafe

Location: Smith Center

An original Valentine Diner
Address: 114 E. Hwy 36
Smith Center, KS 66967

Pony Express Original Home Station #1

Location: Marysville

Only original Pony Express Home Station still standing on its original site. Oldest building in Marshall County.
Address: 106 South 8th Street
Marysville, KS 66508

Postrock Limestone Courtyard

Location: Lucas

Architectural Display
Address: 213 S. Main
Lucas, KS 67648

Pratt Pony Bridge

Location: Morland

1 of only 2 remaining
Address: City Park
Morland, KS 67650

Presser Hall on Bethany College Campus

Location: Lindsborg

Presser Hall hosts the Bethany Oratorio Society's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," a 130-year tradition at Bethany College.
Address: 335 E Swensson
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Railroad Bridge over the Cottonwood River

Location: Florence

Listen for the sound of the train and the flowing water along the Cottonwood River
Address:
Florence, KS 66851

Ritz Movie Theater

Location: Stafford

1930s art deco theater
Address: 116 S. Main
Stafford, KS 67578

Riverside Park

Location: Oswego

This can't be Kansas!
Address: Riverside Park Drive
Oswego, KS 67356

Rock Fences

Location: La Cygne

What do you do when you have few trees but lots of rocks on your land? Make rock fences!
Address: K-152 southwest of Prairie View High School
La Cygne, KS 66040

Rooks County Courthouse

Location: Stockton

1923 Neo-classical Revival structure
Address: 115 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669

Rooks County Fairgrounds

Location: Stockton

County fair is one of the largest in the state. Historic buildings were built of native limestone dating back to the 1930's WPA era.
Address: 918 S. Elm Street
Stockton, KS 67669

Round Barn

Location: Blue Rapids

Built in 1911, it has been in continuous use since.
Address: 1128 State Highway 9
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Sacred Heart Church - Emmeram

Location: Catharine

Emmeram was named after the famous church builder, Father Emmeram Kausler. The community consisted of the Sacred Heart Church and two schools. A town plot was filed with the register of deeds in 1902, but the town never materialized. A post office was established on January
Address: Emmeram Road
Catharine, KS 67671

Santa Fe Depot

Location: Chanute

One of the largest Santa Fe Depots in this area is located in Chanute. It has been renovated with private funds and now houses the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.
Address: 111 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS 66720

Santa Fe Depot Museum

Location: Osage City


Address: 508 Market Street
Osage City, KS 66523

Schneider Funeral Home

Location: La Cygne

If you enjoy unique architecture, you will find Schneider Funeral Home intriguing.
Address: 202 North 4th Street
La Cygne, KS 66040

School House

Location: Munjor

The current two story limestone building that is used as the St. Francis Parish Hall served as the Munjor School for many years.
Address: 882 Main
Munjor, KS 67601

Schools

Location: Schoenchen

Old buildings, new functions
Address: Throughout town
Schoenchen, KS

Schuyler Museum

Location: Burlingame

From text books to history books
Address: 117 S. Dacotah
Burlingame, KS 66413

Scott County Courthouse

Location: Scott City

The Scott County Courthouse was built in 1924. The original land it sits on was bought for $200 in 1885.
Address: 303 Court St.
Scott City, KS 67871

See artifacts from the 1904 World's Fair that was in St. Louis!

Location: Abilene

Abilene is home to two Winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. Both homes were built after the Chisholm Trail had moved on to Ellsworth, KS. They both have very unique architecture, one is Georgian and the other is Victorian in style.
Address: 1105 N Buckeye
Abilene, KS 67410

Sherman County Courthouse

Location: Goodland

The original Sherman County Courthouse was torn down in 1931 to make way for an Art Deco gem.
Address: 813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

Sherman County District Court

Location: Goodland

Sherman County's District Courtroom is an Art Deco treasure.
Address: 813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

Sisters of St. Joseph Nazareth Convent

Location: Concordia


Address: 13th and Washington Street
Concordia, KS 66901

Sisters' Convent

Location: Munjor

The Sisters of Saint Agnes from Fond du Lac, Wisconson, served the Munjor community and were the teachers at the school from 1885 to 1967.
Address: 881 Moscow St.
Munjor, KS 67601

Smith County Courthouse

Location: Smith Center

Modern Classical Eclecticism
Address: 218 S. Grant
Smith Center, KS 66967

Southwestern Bell Telephone Building

Location: Meade

Adorned with sculptures by Bruce Moore
Address: North Spring Lake
Meade, KS 67864

St. Anthony Church

Location: Schoenchen

A stone church quarried locally from native limestone and erected by the pioneers as a cornerstone of the community of Schoenchen, Kansas.
Address: Arapahoe and Church Streets
Schoenchen, KS 67667

St. Catherine Church

Location: Catharine

Discover a precious gem nestled in the hills of northeast Ellis County.
Address: 1674 St. Catherine Street
Catharine, KS 67627-0018

St. Charles Schoolhouse

Location: Sedan

Country schoolhouse moved to the Hollow Park on North Sherman Street.
Address: 104 N Sherman
Sedan, KS 67361

St. Fidelis Church

Location: Victoria

Also known as "Cathedral of the Plains," it is the largest Church west of the Mississippi and is currently one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.
Address: 900 Cathedral Avenue
Victoria, KS 67671

St. Francis Monastery

Location: Munjor

The first priests to serve Munjor came from Herzog or Hays and it was not until a suitable residence was built that Munjor finally had its own permanent priest.
Address: 884 Main St.
Munjor, KS 67601

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Location: Munjor

Construction of the first church in Munjor began in the fall of 1877 and was completed in February 1878.
Address: 883 Moscow St.
Munjor, KS 67601

St. John's Catholic Church

Location: Beloit


Address: 701 E. Court
Beloit, KS 67420

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church

Location: Piqua

Sitting on a hill, spiraling high above the surrounding prairie, one can see the bell tower of St. Martin’s of Tours Catholic Church from miles away.
Address: Xylan Road
Piqua, KS 66761

St. Marys Catholic Church

Location: Seneca

8 Wonders of Kansas Art winner!
Address: 9208 Main Street
Seneca, KS 66538

Stafford County Museum

Location: Stafford


Address: 100 N. Main
Stafford, KS 67578

Stafford First United Methodist Church

Location: Stafford

Architect worked for Frank Lloyd Wright
Address: 218 W. Stafford Street
Stafford, KS 67578

Stanton County High School

Location: Johnson City

The Stanton County Community High School was built in 1931
Address: 502 N. Main
Johnson City, KS 67855

Stone Arch Bridges

Location: Phillipsburg

Amongst beautiful old trees and green grass is where you will find these stone bridges.
Address: West Ridge Road
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Stone Bridges of Cowley County

Location: Winfield

Seventeen beautiful, stone arch bridges can be visited throughout the county
Address: Various locations throughout the county
Winfield, KS

Stone Court

Location: Hoisington

Unique limestone house built in 1892.
Address: First and Center
Hoisington, KS 67544

Summerville Log Cabin

Location: Westmoreland

Built in 1867
Address: 507 Burkman Street
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Summit Hill Gardens

Location: Chanute

Summit Hill Gardens creates handmade soaps and lotions as well as grown heirloom plants and offers a taste of farm life.
Address: 2605 160th Road
Chanute, KS 66720

Sun Dial

Location: Hoisington


Address: 109 E. 1st
Hoisington, KS 67544

Tap Room

Location: Hoisington


Address: 170 S. Main St
Hoisington, KS 67544

The Bee Hive

Location: Minneapolis

This downtown store has gone through many faces.
Address: 300 West Second Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

The Homer Allison Outhouse Collection

Location: Elk Falls

The lifetime collection of Maryland's outhouse expert, Homer Allison. Donated to the Friends of Elk Falls in 2009, currently housed in the Pershing/Prairie Gem Schoolhouse.
Address:
Elk Falls, KS

The itinerant bell

Location: Goodland

The bell at Sherman County Courthouse's entrance traveled from the old Central School to Topeka and back to the courthouse lawn.
Address: 813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

The Nest Extended Stay Hotel (formerly the Tioga Hotel)

Location: Chanute

The Tioga Hotel was built in 1926 and was one of the first completely fire-proof structures in the state. The building is now home to The Nest Extended Stay Hotel. It is listed on the National Historic Register.
Address: 12 E. Main
Chanute, KS 66720

The Old Mill

Location: Smith Center

Reconstructed old mill
Address: Wagner Park
Smith Center, KS 66967

The Old Opera House

Location: Florence

Horse and Buggies drove up with anxious spectors for the productions at the Florence Opera House.
Address: 507 Main
Florence, KS 66851

The preserved hangar

Location: Goodland

The barrel hangar at Goodland's Renner Field was built by the Works Progress Administration and helped train World War II glider pilots. It was saved from destruction by two sisters who had lived there.
Address: Renner Field Road
Goodland, KS 67735

The Sherman Theatre

Location: Goodland

The Sherman Theatre has served Sherman County since 1926, surviving a fire and spanning many technological changes.
Address: 1203 Main Street
Goodland, KS 67735

The Thomas Bowlus Fine Arts Center

Location: Iola

What does Henry Mancini, Minnie Pearl, Buster Keaton, Cemetery Art and Pinocchio all have in common?
Address: 205 E. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Trail City Bed & Breakfast

Location: Coolidge

An old saloon that was moved from Trail City to Coolidge in 1887. It was recently renovated into a 4 bedroom bed & breakfast.
Address: 111 Elm St.
Coolidge, KS 67836

Trego County Courthouse

Location: WaKeeney

Visit this historic courthouse which has undergone several facelifts during the past one hundred years.
Address: 216 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Twin Houses?

Location: Minneapolis

Sister houses that have undergone changes.
Address: 500 W. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

United Telephone Building

Location: Goodland

Built in 1931, the United Telephone Building is a prime example of Art Deco architecture.
Address: 1003 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Valentine Diner Structure

Location: Hoisington

Liquor Stores Sold after Kansas repealed Prohibition in 1949, this is essentially a Valentine diner building without the fixtures.
Address: 168 W 2nd St.
Hoisington, KS 67544

Van Doren Park

Location: Bird City


Address: 102 North Rich Ave
Bird City, KS 67731

Waller Coolbaugh 20th Century House

Location: Stockton

1905 High Classical Revival style
Address: 421 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669

Washington Ames House

Location: Leoti

Restored to it's glory in 2012, this 1890s Victorian style home has weathered many years of rural changes in Leoti.
Address: 3rd and J Street
Leoti, KS 67861

Washington Street Emporium

Location: Marquette


Address: 100 North Washington
Marquette, KS 67464

Waterville Opera House

Location: Waterville

Be a part of the restoration of this 1903 The Opera House is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Address: 202 E. Front St.
Waterville, KS 66548

Where's the fence?

Location: Minneapolis

Highland Cemetery was fenced with an iron fence and shaded by a grove of pines through 2000.
Address: K-106, east of golf course
Minneapolis, KS 67467

White Eagle Gas Station /Gilday Gas Station

Location: Osage City


Address: 5th & Holiday Streets
Osage City, KS

Wichita County Courthouse

Location: Leoti

Architecture winner in the 8 Wonders of Wichita County contest!
Address: 206 South 4th Street
Leoti, KS 67861

Woodson Hotel

Location: Yates Center


Address: 201 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS 66783

WPA Band Shell

Location: Lindsborg

Located in Swensson Park (known to the locals as North Park), the Band Shell was built in 1935 as part of the WPA project.
Address: 400 Block of N Main
Lindsborg, KS 67456

WPA projects

Location: Iola

Think you can build it better? WPA projects are still here and can be seen throughout the town.
Address: 208 W. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749
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