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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Eaton Hotel

Eaton Place

 
 
The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
1. The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place Marker
Inscription.

The Eaton Hotel, built in 1887 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, is the cornerstone of the Eaton Place project. This endeavor saved both the original hotel and the remainder of the historic 500 block of East Douglas. Without this project Wichita would have forfeited the only remaining contiguous historic block of its original downtown buildings and lost an irreplaceable part of its history.

The success of this project is due to the strategic partnership formed among the organizations listed
[organizations not transcribed]

Eaton Place
April 28, 2001
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The Eaton Hotel
Built 1886 - 1887
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the National Park Service,
United States Department of the Interior
April 1972

This building is recognized for its
architectural and historical significance
to the United States of America

 
Erected 2001 by Eaton Place.
 
Location. 37° 41.153′ N, 97° 19.914′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and St. Francis Street, on the right when
The Eaton Hotel National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
2. The Eaton Hotel National Register Marker
traveling east on Douglas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517-525 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Area History (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice Clifton Naftzger (within shouting distance of this marker); Hauser Garrison Dry Goods Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCormick Harvester Building (about 700 feet away); College Hill Streetcar No. 230 (about 700 feet away); Myra Warren McHenry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commercial / Residential Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); F. G. & C. H. Smyth & Sons Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eaton Hotel (The Carey House) National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Eaton Place. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
3. The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place Markers
The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
4. The Eaton Hotel / Eaton Place
Looking southwest
The Eaton Hotel Enrance Tiling image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
5. The Eaton Hotel Enrance Tiling
The Eaton Hotel Kansas Preservation Alliance Award Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
6. The Eaton Hotel Kansas Preservation Alliance Award Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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