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Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Gospel Hill

 
 
Gospel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Gospel Hill Marker
Inscription.  The Armes Dance Hall, originally named the Globe Theater, was built on this site in 1867 by Major George Armes with money raised by his younger brother in Leavenworth, ostensibly to erect an Episcopal church. Later the building was moved to Fort Hays and became an officers’ annex to the post trader’s store. Ironically the Catholics (1879), Lutherans (1879), Baptists (1883) and Episcopalians (1910) all built churches in this neighborhood, and the area became known as Gospel Hill.


Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 52.397′ N, 99° 19.911′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Street and West 12th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fort Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 Fort Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
First Baptist Church of Hays. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. First Baptist Church of Hays.
Marker is to left of doors.
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marker. Town & County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Volga Germans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Sporting Palace (about 400 feet away); White's Barber Shop (about 400 feet away); Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (about 400 feet away); The Perry House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Sep. 27, 2022