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Alma in Wabaunsee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Palenske Building

Built in 1890

 
 
Palenske Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
1. Palenske Building Marker
Inscription.  

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. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Kansas, Alma, City of Native Stone series list.
 
Location. 39° 0.722′ N, 96° 17.362′ W. Marker is in Alma, Kansas, in Wabaunsee County. Marker is on Missouri Avenue south of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Missouri Avenue, Alma KS 66401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial National Bank Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyer Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strasen Farm Stone (about 300 feet away); Mueller Block (about 300 feet away); Wabaunsee County Bank and Kinne & Kerans General Merchandise
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(about 500 feet away); Wabaunsee County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Harahey (about 600 feet away); War Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alma Downtown Historic District National Register Nomination. (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Native Stone Scenic Byway, Kansas. (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Native Stone Scenic Byway on PBS. (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Palenske Building Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
2. Palenske Building Entrance
Palenske Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
3. Palenske Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Apr. 15, 2024