Historic Sites

Reminders of the region’s past are everywhere: historic buildings and a 16 story shovel. The state park and many state recreation areas also have landmarks.

Big Brutus Inc.

Big Brutus Inc.

6509 NW 60th St, West Mineral, KS 66782-0025
(620) 827-6177
bigbrutus.org
World's largest electric shovel honors the region's mining heritage. New exhibit: Original 1920s shovel that inspired design. Admission charged. Hours vary.
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Brick + Mortar Social House

Brick + Mortar Social House

401 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(417) 793-5027
Incorporates the elements of a classic neighborhood bar in a chic, luxurious way, while serving up a mouth-watering menu of Modern American fare.
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Buck Run Creek Marsh Arch Bridge

Buck Run Creek Marsh Arch Bridge

North of Deer Rd and 250th St, Garland, KS 66741
Single lane Marsh Arch (Rainbow) bridge built in 1925 on Jefferson Highway.
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Cato Historic Stone School House

Cato Historic Stone School House

1153 N 200th St, Arcadia, KS 66711
(620) 232-6944
catoschool.com
A still standing one-room country school constructed of vernacular stone in 1869. Classes held there until 1955.
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Colonial Fox Theatre

Colonial Fox Theatre

407 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-0622
colonialfox.org
Built in 1919 as one of several theaters anchoring downtown entertainment & nightlife. Italian Renaissance Revival architecture. See its restoration firsthand.
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Crawford County Courthouse

Crawford County Courthouse

111 E Forest Courthouse Square, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-6212
Built in 1922 in a Classical Revival-style courthouse built in 1922. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
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Downtown Girard Square

100 S Summit St, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8918
girardkansas.gov
Founded in 1868 and built around a traditional courthouse square, several plaques provide a brief history of the community.
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First Presbyterian Church of Girard

202 N Summit, Girard, KS 66743
Built in 1888 in a Romanesque Revival Church style with rectangular massing and Romanesque details including rounded-arch windows and red brick exterior.
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Franklin Community Park

Franklin Community Park

500 S Broadway St, Franklin, KS 66735
(620) 347-4220
Playground, restrooms, pavilion, paved walking/biking area. On old Jefferson Highway; and, is adjacent to the longest sidewalk connecting two communities.
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Frisco Event Center

Frisco Event Center

210 E 4th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 249-3491
facebook.com/Friscoevent/
A Frisco Freight depot built in 1902 is now an event center. A depot has been on the site since 1876, and it's the last of six Frisco depots built in Pittsburg.
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Fun Depot

104 N Locust, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Started in 1897, then expanded in 1902 as a foundry to build rail cars, this long building with a high ceiling is now used as a family entertainment center.
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Girard Public Library

Girard Public Library

128 W Prairie Ave, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-4317
girardpubliclibrary.net
On the National Historic Register. Built in 1906. It's believed Girard was the smallest city in the world to have a Carnegie Library at the time.
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Harry's Cafe

Harry's Cafe

412 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-2125
Built in 1897, the building has served as a furniture store, drugstore, and various restaurants, including from 1923-1944, and as Harry's Cafe since 1961.
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Himmel House Bed & Breakfast

Himmel House Bed & Breakfast

402 W Euclid, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-9497
himmelhouse.com
Built in 1905 in Greek Revival architectural style using local brick & limestone, is located in the historic southwest section of Pittsburg.
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Historic Franklin-Arma Sidewalk

Historic Franklin-Arma Sidewalk

1275 S Broadway St, Franklin, KS 66735
kshs.org/kansapedia/franklin-arma-sidewalk/18986
Believed to be longest sidewalk connecting two communities. Built in 1936 by the WPA along old Jefferson Highway to allow students to safely walk to school.
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Hotel Besse

121 E 4th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Seen from miles away, Pittsburg's skyline has been defined by this 12 story Late Gothic Revival architectural ornament building since 1926.
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Hotel Stilwell

Hotel Stilwell

707 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
facebook.com/HotelStilwellKS/
Built in 1890 in a Richardsonian Romanesque style of Romanesque Revival architecture. Pittsburg's center of social activity for many generations.
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Hudgeon Bridge

450 W 520th Ave, Cherokee, KS 66724
A 100 foot long, single span, reinforced concrete arch ring bridge (masonry arch) built in 1923. On National & Kansas State Historic Registry.
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Hutchinson Field

100 E 12th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Historic stadium with 5,000 seating capacity, and artifical turf (FieldTrufTM)
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J.E. Raymond House

301 S Osage St, Girard, KS 66743
On the National Register of Historic Places.
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J.J. Richards Band Shell

J.J. Richards Band Shell

Memorial Drive & Catalpa Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310
Outdoor brick band shell amphitheater built by WPA in 1937. Available for rent & used for music & other cultural events. Electricity available.
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J.T. and Anna Leonard House

211 N Summit St, Girard, KS 66743
On the National Register of Historic Places.
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Jimmy B's

Jimmy B's

202 N Locust St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
A saloon & beer garden with occasional live music. Built in 1904 to sell tombstones & monuments. Includes hand carved stone figures of prominent Kansas legends.
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Julius A Wayland House

721 N Summit, Girard, KS 66743
On the National Registry for Historic Places.
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Lincoln Park

813 Memorial Drive, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310
Originally used by Civil War veterans, became a city park in 1906. Jefferson Highway Tourist Campground ran from 1925-1935 at band shell's current location.
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Little Walnut Creek Bowstring Bridge

East of North 30th Street and West 710th Avenue, Walnut, KS 66780
National Historic Site
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Maxwell's Slough Bridge

0.5 miles south of KS 47 on Trego Road, St Paul, KS 66771
Built in 1924, a single span bridge consisting of a reinforced concrete arch ring. On the State and National Historic Registry for Masonry Arch Bridges.
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McCune Veterans Memorial

1202 W 510th Ave, McCune, KS 66753
(620) 632-4299
Dedicated in May 2011, the McCune Veterans Memorial is located on the west end of the McCune Cemetery.
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Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – West Mineral: MLWA Unit #25

NW corner of NW 120th St & NW Bethlehem Rd, Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land

Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – West Mineral: MLWA Unit #34

NW corner of NW 110th St & NW Lawton Rd, West Mineral, KS 66782
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land
Miners Hall Museum

Miners Hall Museum

701 S Broadway, Franklin, KS 66735
(620) 347-4220
minershallmuseum.com
Showcasing immigrant & coal mining history, MHM is on the site of the 1921 women's march known as the Amazon Army, which inspired national labor/social reforms.
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Mirza Shrine Event Center

110 W 5th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-4180
mirzashriners.com
110 W 5th St Pittsburg, KS 66762 (620) 231-4180 mirzashriners.com Brick building built in 1930 as a social and meeting hall.
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Osage Mission Infirmary

Osage Mission Infirmary

325 Main St, Saint Paul, KS 66771
(316) 882-7809
325 Main St Saint Paul, KS 66771 (316) 882-7809 Built around 1872, moved to current location in 1912, this Second Empire style clinic with a Mansard roof is now used as a bed and breakfast.
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Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center

503 N Pine St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7827
Open since 1925, was designed during the excitement of the excavation of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb so is a rare example of Egyptian Revival Style architecture.
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Pittsburg Public Library

Pittsburg Public Library

308 N Walnut St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8110
pplonline.org
A rare Andrew Carnegie library without elaborate, ornate decorations, or his name - both were compromises with area miners angered with his involvement.
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Raymond Community Home

Raymond Community Home

301 S Osage St, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-4133
GirardKansas.gov
Features 800 square feet of meeting space with capacity of 50 people.
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S.W. Supply Company

215 E Prairie Ave, Girard, KS 66743
215 E Prairie Ave Girard, KS 66743 Founded in 1923, manufactured metal grave markers, then chick feeders, hand feeders, golf distance markers, and nursery markers. Wood-frame carriage house still on site was original building before the two story brick and clay tile building was built in 1926.
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Saint Francis Hieronymo Catholic Church

208 Washington St, Saint Paul, KS 66771
(620) 449-2224
stfrancis-stambrose.org
208 Washington St Saint Paul, KS 66771 (620) 449-2224 stfrancis-stambrose.org Visible for miles and founded in 1847 as the Catholic Osage Mission to educate Osage children. Romanesque Revival building has five altars and numerous stained glass windows. The grounds include gardens, statues, stone bell tower, and walkway. The bell in
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Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall inside McCray Hall

East Lindburg St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
East Lindburg St Pittsburg, KS 66762 The Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall is inside McCray Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University. The Recital Hall features a newly rebuilt Steinway concert grand piano, and a 3-manual, mechanical action Fisk Opus 106 organ, constructed in 1995. Built in 1929
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Spiderleg Bridge Trail

1 W Lake Rd, Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford
This 0.5 mile walking trail is ADA accessible and path takes hikers by the remains of a 19th century military outpost, and a closed-spandrel arch bridge.
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St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

953 W, KS 47, Girard, KS 66743
953 W, KS 47 Girard, KS 66743 Church built in 1881 was replaced by a larger building for use in 1907, but original building was kept. Larger building was struck by lightning, destroyed in 1982, and remains stand. Both buildings built in a Vernacular Gothic Revival. Cemetery is also
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St. John's Episcopal Church (Girard History Museum)

St. John's Episcopal Church (Girard History Museum)

300 S Summit St, Girard, KS 66743
facebook.com/FriendsofHistoricGirard
300 S Summit St Girard, KS 66743 facebook.com/FriendsofHistoricGirard A community of people trying to preserve historic sites and educate people about the unique history of Girard. A hotbed for socialism during the mining era, Girard was the home to Julius Wayland and Emanuel-Haldeman-Julius's "Appeal to Reason"l, then the largest socialist
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The State Bank of Girard

105 E Prairie, Girard, KS 66743
105 E Prairie Girard, KS 66743 Built in 1873, Girard's first brick building was built in Italianate style, then modified around 1915 with Classical Revival-style changes. On the State and National Historic Register.
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Timmons Ballroom

707 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
facebook.com/HotelStilwellKS/
Features 2,500 square feet of meeting space with a capacity of 120 for dining or 180 for a meeting.
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Timmons Chapel

Timmons Chapel

409 E Ford St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4791
PittState.edu
A gothic design features stone walls, a slate roof, bronze bells cast in Holland, and a pipe organ.
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TJ Lelands

TJ Lelands

108 W 6th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 404-8065
facebook.com/tjlelands/
108 W 6th St Pittsburg, KS 66762 (620) 404-8065 facebook.com/tjlelands/ The old Leland Hotel was repurposed as a friendly, laid back pub since 1993. Live music most weekends. Exposed brick walls and hardwood floors remind visitors of the vintage, historic building.
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University Lake

500 E Ford, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
Small picturesque lake built around 1934 by the CWA. On the campus of Pittsburg State, is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, walking & photos.
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Washington Grade School

209 S Locust St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
209 S Locust St Pittsburg, KS 66762 Built around 1938, this one-story, hipped-roof, brick structure reflects the Colonial Revival style that was common in public buildings of the early 20th century. Arched entrance and cupola with a copper roof are highlights of the design.
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West Fork Dry Wood Creek Truss Bridge

West Fork Dry Wood Creek Truss Bridge

South of Cavalry Rd & 250th St, Garland, KS 66741
A one lane, ten panel, riveted Parker through truss bridge built in 1925 on Jefferson Highway.
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Whitesitt-Shirk Historic District

100 Block of East Lindburg St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
100 Block of East Lindburg St Pittsburg, KS 66762 Neighborhood of homes built in the early 1900's, in styles including Prairie, Craftsman/Bungalow, and others.
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