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The Vestey Center


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The Vestey Center The Vestey Center was built in 1929 in the art deco style. The hotel was originally named "The Nebraskan" (a joining of the names Nebraska and Kansas) stressing the close relationship between Superior and its Kansas neighbors. It was built by the Turner Hotel Company of Mankato, Kansas, on land donated by the citizens of Superior. The lobby has been restored back to its original elegance, with marble pillars, a majestic staircase, and a glowing fireplace. The Lady Vestey dining room has retained its name ever since a former owner, Eugene Gray, named it after our prominent citizen many years ago.

In 1996, a total renovation was completed at a cost of 1.5 million dollars. This award-winning project now has 14 affordable apartments, a community center, houses the "Nuckolls County Senior Service", and provides a noon lunch program. Visitors over 60 years of age are welcome at the meals as long as they sign up in advance. Younger persons may attend with a senior relative.

The former Coffee Shop is used for morning coffees, open to all, and three afternoons a week find senior citizens playing cards there. Other entertainment and festivals dinners are planned throughout the year.


Address: Fifth and Central
Phone: 402-879-3490

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Outdoor Murals

In 1993 this 100-foot wall mural depicting a typical Victorian street and business logos from early Superior, was designed and painted by Anne Beeson, an art teacher at the Clarkson Public Schools. It incorporates features of 15 historic buildings in the town.

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Superior City Park

The City Park, on Highway 14 in the middle of town, was donated by the planner of East Superior, Austin Collette and William Loudon in 1880. The park contains a Chinese cannon which was brought from China by Lady Vestey. The park also has a memorial statue in tribute to our veterans.

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Evelene Brodstone - Lady Vestey, 1875-1941

From a samll farmhouse on the outskirts of pioneer Superior to a luxurious castle on a 30-acre estate within the London city limits.

From $12 a week as a stenographer to the highest salary paid to a woman in her day, comparable to $10 million in today's world.

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Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey

The Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey is held each year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend to honor Superior's most famous former resident, Evelyn Brodstonte, Lady Vestey. Activites throughout the weekend emphasize the community'

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Methodist Church

The oldest church in Superior was built by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1889-1892. Construction started in 1889, the basement was used for services in 1890, and the building was dedicated in 1892

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