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Alma, Kansas

  • Stone House in City Park

    Stone House in City ParkThis house was built in the 1880s and is currently owned by the City of Alma. Several prominent business persons were associated with its history. Herman Richter was responsible for the building of th...
    Stone House in City Park
  • Schroeder/Ringel Residence

    Schroeder/Ringel ResidenceThis native stone home was built by Gus Schroeder in 1888. The Schroeder home and the date built are inscribed on the stone scroll above the front door. The exterior from the 100 year old home feature...
    Schroeder/Ringel Residence
  • Eck/Stratton Residence

    Eck/Stratton ResidenceThe gingerbread trim home was built by Mr. Eck, who was a lumberman in Alma. It was built in 1904 and features a turret room, a tower resembling a castle, and original lap siding. ...
    Eck/Stratton Residence
  • D.R. and E.W. Bruman/Schroeder Residence

    D.R. and E.W. Bruman/Schroeder ResidenceOver the door, chiseled in ornate German script the date, 1882, and the names of the builders, D.R. and E.W. Bruman. The home had a very deep dug well, now covered, which had unusually cool, fresh wat...
    D.R. and E.W. Bruman/Schroeder Residence
  • Kindergarten School/Schrader Residence

    This house was located in the middle of several lots, but at the same general location years ago, perhaps in the early 1880s. It was a Kindergarten school. The early German settlers brought with them ...
    Kindergarten School/Schrader Residence
  • Manka Residence

    This house was octagon in shape before an addition was built on. The entrance to the house is of particular interest. Two tall, fluted Corinthian Pillars guard the narrow door entrance. The heavy deep...
    Manka Residence
  • Sage/Laverty Residence

    This house, built in the early 1880s was originally a four room house, owned by Frank I. Sage. Mr. Sage added four more rooms, all stone in 1901. Huge blocks of limestone were hauled up to the side by...
    Sage/Laverty Residence
  • Turner Residence

    This home was built in the 1880s also. Up until recent years it housed Alma's funeral home, with the funeral director living in the second and third stories. It has since been converted back into a re...
    Turner Residence
  • Gronquist Residence

    This home was originally a coach stop and inn in the 1870s and much later, bought and added onto by A.S. Allendorph, a well known rancher around Alma. ...
    Gronquist Residence
  • Lyons/Hamblet Residence

    This house was once the scene of much activity. It was the Lyons Boarding House before many hotels or restaurants were built. The Lyons great-grandson, James Roller, owned the home up until a couple o...
    Lyons/Hamblet Residence

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Historic Stone Fences

The federal government abolished the open range in a law passed in 1867. The government paid farmers $.40 per rod (16.5 feet) to build and maintain a 4.5

Alma, KS Scenic Drives

Schroeder/Ringel Residence

This native stone home was built by Gus Schroeder in 1888. The Schroeder home and the date built are inscribed on the stone scroll above the front door. The exterior from the 100

Alma, KS Famous Homes

Alma City Office

This beautiful and stately native stone building was once one of the finest building in town. It was built in the early 1880s by the Limerick Brothers, two red-headed Irishmen. These freckled, Irishmen came swinging into Alma with a fortune of $375,000 to invest, which they did in splendid style.

Alma, KS Historic Buildings

Eck/Stratton Residence

The gingerbread trim home was built by Mr. Eck, who was a lumberman in Alma. It was built in 1904 and features a turret room, a tower resembling a castle, and original lap siding.

Alma, KS Famous Homes

Wabaunsee High School

WHS serves the communities of Alma, McFarland, Paxico and Maple Hill. It was constructed in 1938 and is an example of one of the many native stone buildings located in Alma. With its limestone exterior and red tile roof, it is considered one of the most beautiful high schools in Kansas.

Alma, KS Historic Buildings

Things to do near Alma, KS

Midway Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Historical Essays

Historical Essays written by local historian, Dorothy Hoobler, are reprinted from the St. Marys Star. Thanks to Dorothy fo...