Garden City in Finney County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Ben Grimsley Arches
Built in 1929, the arches framed the doorway into the community's new gymnasium. The gym was named for Ben Grimsley -- coach, teacher, and tireless supporter of community cultural and athletic events. Razed in 1987, the arches were saved and reconstructed in 1989, through the combined efforts of the Finney County Historical Society, Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo, the City of Garden City and the Finnup Foundation as a new entryway into the zoo. They stand as a tribute to both Ben Grimsley and the citizens of Finney County.
[Also on the Arches]
The Finnup Foundation Trust,
through the benevolence of
Frederick Finnup and
Isabel Finnup, provides for
the continual beautification
of Frederick Finnup Park
Location. 37° 57.621′ N, 100° 52.232′ W. Marker is in Garden City, Kansas, in Finney County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Finnup Drive, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Finnup Drive, Garden City KS 67846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Windsor Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Garden City History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stevens Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garden City.
More about this marker. Markers and arches are at the Lee Richardson Zoo.
Also see . . .
1. Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City KS. (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Garden City High School (Kansas). (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education • Man-Made Features • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.