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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alma, Kansas

Clickable Map of Wabaunsee County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wabaunsee County, KS (18) Geary County, KS (54) Lyon County, KS (46) Morris County, KS (56) Osage County, KS (10) Pottawatomie County, KS (39) Riley County, KS (28) Shawnee County, KS (88)  WabaunseeCounty(18) Wabaunsee County (18)  GearyCounty(54) Geary County (54)  LyonCounty(46) Lyon County (46)  MorrisCounty(56) Morris County (56)  OsageCounty(10) Osage County (10)  PottawatomieCounty(39) Pottawatomie County (39)  RileyCounty(28) Riley County (28)  ShawneeCounty(88) Shawnee County (88)
Alma is the county seat for Wabaunsee County
Alma is in Wabaunsee County
      Wabaunsee County (18)  
      Geary County (54)  
      Lyon County (46)  
      Morris County (56)  
      Osage County (10)  
      Pottawatomie County (39)  
      Riley County (28)  
      Shawnee County (88)  
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1 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 8 — Brandt HotelBuilt in 1887
This beautiful native stone building was originally known as the Brandt Hotel. For many years this hotel was host to many salesmen, politicians, and travelers visiting Alma.Map (db m64850) HM
2 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 3 — Commercial National Bank BlockBuilt in the late 1800's
This fine stone building was at one time a bawdy saloon of the early days and then served as a formal, dignified bank. A large arched wine cellar beneath it is still preserved in its original state.Map (db m64861) HM
3 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — Harahey
Discovered by Coronado 1541 ——————— Rediscovered by J.V. Brower 1896 Erected by John T. Keagy for Quivira Historical Society 1904 . . . Map (db m64873) HM
4 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 7 — Limerick BuildingBuilt in the early 1880's
This beautiful and stately native stone building was once one of the finest buildings in town. Being named after the two Irish brothers who built it, it is referred to as the Limerick Building.Map (db m64849) HM
5 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 1 — Meyer BlockBuilt in the early 1890's
Some of the businesses that occupied this beautiful native stone building were a drug store, post office and jewelry store.Map (db m64871) HM
6 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 4 — Mueller BlockBuilt in mid 1870's
This stone building was built by Mr. Conrad Mueller and operated as a saloon until Prohibition. He then started a hardware business.Map (db m64859) HM
7 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 2 — Palenske BuildingBuilt in 1890
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.Map (db m64877) HM
8 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 9 — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (American Legion Post)Built in 1936
This brick building, made possible by donated labor and funds raised by the American Legion and Auxiliary Post #32, was built as a memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of Wabaunsee County.Map (db m64851) HM WM
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9 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — Stone Fences
The 1867 law abolishing the open range provided for payment of 40 cents per rod (16½ ft.) to landowners to build and maintain a 4½ ft. stone fence. Stone was plentiful and our pioneers built miles of fences.Map (db m64885) HM
10 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — Strasen Farm Stone
In 1884 this stone was used to construct the Machine Shop on the Strasen Farm. In 2008 the stone was donated for this wall in memory of Althea and Edgar Strasen by the Jim Johnson family.Map (db m64876) HM
11 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — 6 — Wabaunsee County Bank and Kinne & Kerans General MerchandiseBuilt in 1886
Both the Wabaunsee County Bank and C.O. Kinne and R.J. Kerans General Merchandise store occupied this ornate native stone building at one time.Map (db m64858) HM
12 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — Wabaunsee County World War I Memorial
Erected by the Pupils of the Wabaunsee County Schools in honor of all our boys who entered the World War and in loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Died in Service Elmer Bartell • Dwight E. Bullock • John Carey • Edward . . . Map (db m64875) WM
13 Kansas, Wabaunsee County, Alma — War Memorial
Dedicated to Veterans of All Wars American Legion Wabaunsee County Nov. 11, 1970Map (db m64874) WM
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Apr. 17, 2024