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Kansas, Alma, City of Native Stone Historical Markers

A series of markers giving the history of native limestone-constructed buildings in and around Alma, Kansas, which is on the Native Stone Scenic Byway.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
Brandt Hotel and Marker
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 8 — Brandt Hotel Built in 1887
This beautiful native stone building was originally known as the Brandt Hotel. For many years this hotel was host to many salesmen, politicians, and travelers visiting Alma. — Map (db m64850) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 3 — Commercial National Bank Block Built in the late 1800's
This fine stone building was at one time a bawdy saloon of the early days and then served as a formal, dignified bank. A large arched wine cellar beneath it is still preserved in its original state. — Map (db m64861) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 7 — Limerick Building Built in the early 1880's
This beautiful and stately native stone building was once one of the finest buildings in town. Being named after the two Irish brothers who built it, it is referred to as the Limerick Building. — Map (db m64849) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 1 — Meyer Block Built in the early 1890's
Some of the businesses that occupied this beautiful native stone building were a drug store, post office and jewelry store. — Map (db m64871) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 4 — Mueller Block Built in mid 1870's
This stone building was built by Mr. Conrad Mueller and operated as a saloon until Prohibition. He then started a hardware business. — Map (db m64859) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 2 — Palenske Building Built in 1890
Originally known as the Palenske Building, this beautiful two story stone building originally housed a bookstore. It was also a bank at one time. The detailed scrollwork around the doorway adds a unique touch to this building. — Map (db m64877) HM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 9 — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (American Legion Post) Built in 1936
This brick building, made possible by donated labor and funds raised by the American Legion and Auxiliary Post #32, was built as a memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of Wabaunsee County. — Map (db m64851) HM WM
Kansas (Wabaunsee County), Alma — 6 — Wabaunsee County Bank and Kinne & Kerans General Merchandise Built in 1886
Both the Wabaunsee County Bank and C.O. Kinne and R.J. Kerans General Merchandise store occupied this ornate native stone building at one time. — Map (db m64858) HM

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