Manhattan in Riley County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Amanda Arnold Arch
This stone arch stood from 1878-1924 as the entry to Central School, 600 Leavenworth. At the suggestion of Judge Sam Kimble, Contractor Mont J. Green, Sr. contributed the arch as a memorial to Amanda Arnold, an early teacher who came on the steamboat Hartford, and all the pioneer Manhattan school teachers.
It was moved to Evergreen and Poyntz where it was cared for by the Kimble, Moore, and Richards families until 1985, when through the kindness of J.D. Richards it was relocated to its present site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Women.
Location. 39° 10.797′ N, 96° 33.787′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County. Marker can be reached from Humboldt Street west of North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. The Arch is located at the North side of the Riley County Courthouse. Marker is located on the interior of the archway (on the left if walking toward the courthouse). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan KS 66502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerCarnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Riley County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Veteran (within shouting distance of this marker); Damon Runyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osage Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colorado Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Change & Growth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yuma Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
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