Historic Walking/Driving Tour

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Historic Walking/Driving Tour Take a stroll, or drive, through a little bit of history. This short, self-guided tour will provide a glimpse at some of the historical homes and buildings in one of the oldest and most beautiful areas of McPherson. See historic homes, the native limestone courthouse, churches, and the ornate opera house. Enjoy your tour and remember the sites indentified are only a few of the interesting places to visit in McPherson. A printed brochure with addresses and brief descriptions is available at the visitors bureau.

The home pictured above located at 422 S. Walnut is one example of the tour of homes. The home dates back to February, 1875 and was known as the Champlin home for many years. This house was designed in classic Victorian style. The two-story dwelling is constructed of wood siding with a limestone foundation. Rock for the foundation was quarried on the banks of a rock creek within the state. As was the trend with homes during this period, this one originally had three porches. Two still remain on the present structure.

Phone: 800-324-8022

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