Higgie Family Homes

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The Higgie family was a founding family with 10 children (5 of whom settled in Girard). Captain John and three sons were ship captains on the Great Lakes. In 1883, they purchased 80 acres in northwest Girard and named it the "Higgie Addition."

All of the family built large homes on the west side of North Summit. Son John M.'s home was the northern most Victorian home built in 1887. Daughter Ann's home was next door South. Daughter Jane's home was third to the south, built in 1887. The fourth home is no longer standing. The fifth home was built in 1886 and was for Capt. William Higgie and his wife. The family owned the 15 acre lake and ground surrounding Leonard and Park Street.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Girard was the smallest city in the world to have a Carnegie Library, thanks to Miss Jane Addams, Founder of Chicago's Hull house and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Girard, KS Carnegie Libraries

S & W Supply

Slawson & Wilson Supply is the oldest known business in Girard that is still using its original equipment. S & W Supply manufactures metal grave markers for shipment all across the United States.

Girard, KS Historic Buildings

Things to do Historic Homes near Girard, KS

Haldeman Home

The home of Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Haldeman was built in 1884. Dr. Haldeman was both a doctor and president of the Bank of Girard....

Higgie Family Homes

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Henry Laurens Call Home

This is the home of Socialist lawyer, author, and lecturer, Henry Laurens Call. Call built the first airplane west of the Mis...

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Home

Emanuel Haldeman lived at this farm home with his family beginning in 1918. The home is listed on the Kansas State Registe...