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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the beautiful home is situated in a commanding position atop a hill. Inviting first and second-story verandas grace the south and west sides. An ornate portico tops the porte cochere. These and other features have caused the home to be labeled the “Brown Mansion” ever since its completion in 1906. Read More
John McCullough Foster came to Leavenworth, Kansas Territory in 1857, less than three years after the establishment of the town. Twenty-four year old Foster and his wife, Letitia, purchased Lots 8, 9, and 10 on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Middle Street from William and Abby Marshall for $900.00. A carpenter by trade, Foster built the original… Read More
Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped to farm, raise poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape Indians. Read More
The Koester House Museum, nestled in the heart of downtown, is an excellent place to take a look at life in Marysville before the turn of the century. Still luxuriously furnished with the Koester belongings, including family portraits, clothing, toys and books, furniture and household items, the house is a rare gem, completed in 1876, renovated carefully since the… Read More
Fully furnished Georgian style built by A.B. (Doc)Seelye who made his fortune in patent medicines. 25 rooms, including a third floor ballroom and basement bowling alley. Furnishings purchased at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Excellent condition. Visitors are allowed to enter every room, play the Steinway piano, go bowling. Continuous tours. Read More