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Ellinwood, Kansas

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I.O.O.F. Building

The German influence in Ellinwood is spotted on the IOOF Building, originally the Roetzel building and now the Brown building. The foundation of the building was laid in June of 1886. Henry Roetzel moved into the building in 1887

Ellinwood, KS Historic Buildings

Wolf Park Bandshell

Fred Wolf bought the lots for a park on Mainstreet and in 1930 a bandshell was built by Young Construction Company of Hutchinson for under $4000. There was seating for 35 muscicians. Trees, shrubs, flowers, paths, and a gold fish pool were designed for the park. Soon seating for 250

Ellinwood, KS Amphitheaters

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church with its 150 foot steeple was built of native limestone, quarried near Odin, Kansas. The church was completed and the first Mass was offered Aug. 13, 1902. There are frescoes in the arches near the ceiling, and the pipe organ installed in 1928 at cost of $3,500

Ellinwood, KS Historic Churches


Things to do near Ellinwood, KS

The Conway Springs Madstone

It is recalled that Dr. William Monnet had a madstone and people of that time felt much safer in this wild new country with a...

Pratt Wildlife Center & Aquarium

Housed in an 80 year old buidling, the Education Center contains numerous wildife mounts, dioramas, 12 400-gallon aquariums, ...