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Carnegie Factory Gallery & Park


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Carnegie Factory Gallery & Park In 1883-1884, one of Newton's largest industries was established, J.J. Krehbiel's Carriage Factory. Mr. Krehbiel was one of the founders of Bethel College. In 1993, the building was deeded to the Newton Art Association. Fred Krehbiel, great grandson of J.J. Krehbiel, helped the Art Association construct the gallery and museum and purchased the lots adjacent to the carriage Factory building for a memorial park. The Carriage Factory Park is a memorial to J.J. Krehbiel and is surrounded by the rod iron fence that was originally around the J.J. Krehbiel family home. Inside The Carriage Factory you can view and purchase original paintings, glassware, pottery and other artworks by Kansas artists.


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Military Park

One of several parks in Newton, the Military Park is exceptional because it is home to Santa Fe steam engine #1880 (a Prairie class 2-6-2) and a Civil War-era cannon. It is also the location of the public library.

Newton, KS Parks

Harvey County Historical Museum and Library

The Harvey County historical Museum and Libraryi is housed in a former Carnegie Library that served Newton and Harvey County residents until 1973. Completed in 1904, the library was built by a gift from Andrew Carnegie and is the oldest public building in town. * Harvey County Hall:

Newton, KS Museums

Bethel College

North Newton is home of Bethel College. Built in 1888, the striking Bethel College Administration building made of Kansas limestone in the Romanesque Revival style attracted the community's attention from the very beginning.

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Mennonite Settler Statue

The tallest, sturdiest Mennonite in Kansas stands seventeen feet tall in the Athletic Park. He is the Mennonite Settler Statue built in 1942

Newton, KS Landmarks

500 Main Place

Across the street from the Newton Station stands the historic Railroad Savings and Loan Building now known as 500 Main Place. The Railroad Savings and Loan Association, organized 30 years before the bank was built in 1925

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Kansas Quilt Walk

The art of quilt making figures strongly in the history of our early pioneers. The "Kansas Quilt Walk" was developed to both ...