Conway Springs Churches

category : Historic Churches
Conway Springs Churches Five churches are active in the Conway Springs community: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First Baptist Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church.

Two of the churches date to the very beginning of the community, with the Methodists coming here in the spring of 1877, and the Presbyterians organizing on July 14 of that year. The Baptists followed in 1884 and the Christian Church in 1885.

Catholics arrived here during 1887, but the parish was not formulated until 1909. St. Joseph Church is now by far the largest in the community, and operates a kindergarten through sixth grade school.

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State Bank Building

The State Bank had its beginning with the town. It was founded as a private bank by James M. Harper, G. Douglas and J.C. Lutz. The three partners were rated with net assets of over $200,000. Mr. Harper was in charge of the bank, the first in the new town. Mr. Dengler died early in the bank'

Conway Springs, KS Historic Buildings

Spring House

The spring house at Conway Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is immortalized within the city park where visitors can still see the bubbling water as it freely flows into the encased pool. The story goes that in 1882

Conway Springs, KS Landmarks

Cranmer House

One Conway Springs home is of special interest because it was built by the founder of the town, Hiram M. Cranmer, and was one of the first larger homes in the community. Mr. Cranmer built his first home in what was to become Conway Springs - a sod house located at what is now 217

Conway Springs, KS Historic Homes

Central Park

Central Park at the west end of Spring Avenue, is two blocks square, and contains facilities often used by citizens and visitors in the community.

At the end of the 19

Conway Springs, KS Recreation

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The Community Church

The Community church was organized in 1872, and constructed the following year at a cost of $2,000. The church had a startin...

Methodist Church

A wood frame building was built to be the first church in Sylvia. In 1911 the board members realized the church was too small...

Congregation Church

Built in 1913, the Congregational Church was later sold to the United Brethren and is still standing although it is now owned...