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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. Original 1920's shovel that inspired design. Admission charged. Hours vary by season.
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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
The site of a still standing one-room country school built in 1869 of vernacular stone has been turned into an open air museum. Includes log cabin and marker.
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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

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 Zone Depot

Fun Zone Depot

104 N Locust, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 719-8390
FunZoneDepot.com
Opened in 1880. Town's 2nd oldest brick non-residential. Used as train depot, rail car repairs, & more. Largest building in town during Jefferson Highway era.
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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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Girard Veterans Memorial Park

Girard Veterans Memorial Park

S Cherokee St & E Forest Ave, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8918
girardkansas.gov
S Cherokee St & E Forest Ave Girard, KS 66743 (620) 724-8918 girardkansas.gov On the site of the publishing company for a worker rights newspaper & the Little Blue Books (1907-1978), a stage & picnic area are now used for Veterans events.
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Historic Franklin 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 Saloon

Jimmy B's Saloon

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

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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Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center

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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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

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
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
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 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

S.W. Supply Company

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.
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Saint Francis Hieronymo Catholic Church

208 Washington St, Saint Paul, KS 66771
(620) 449-2224
stfrancis-stambrose.org
A mission founded in 1847 to educate Osage children, this Romanesque Revival cathedral is visible for miles, and is surrounded by several gardens & statues.
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Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall inside McCray Hall

East Lindburg St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Built in 1929 & originally called "Music Hall". Recital hall features rebuilt Steinway concert grand piano & a 3-manual, mechanical action Fisk Opus 106 organ.
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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
Two churches built in Vernacular Gothic Revival. Original building built in 1881. Larger building built in 1907, but destroyed by fire in 1982.
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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
1888 Episcopal Church with original stained glass windows is on National Registry of Historic Places.
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Sugar Rush Sweet Treats

Sugar Rush Sweet Treats

709 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 404-5002
Located in the historic Hotel Stilwell, this old fashioned soda/malt shop sells ice cream sundaes, Italian Sodas, and candy you can't find elsewhere anymore.
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The State Bank of Girard

105 E Prairie, Girard, KS 66743
Built in 1873, in Italianate style & modified around 1915 with Classical Revival-style changes. On the State & National Historic Registers.
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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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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
Built around 1938, this one-story, hipped-roof, brick structure reflects the Colonial Revival style common in public buildings of the early 20th century.
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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
Neighborhood of homes built in the early 1900's, in styles including Prairie, Craftsman/Bungalow, and others.
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