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Plumb Place


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Carrie Plumb was the widow of Emporia Founder and United States Senator Preston B. Plumb. She built the house in 1895 around an earlier house which had been the Plumb home since 1880. It is an elaborate example of the Neocolonial style, in which Georgian and pseudo-Georgian details are used to ornament an irregular, picturesque Victorian building. The facade is dominated by a two-story portico, supported by four wooden, influted Ionic columns. At the southeast corner of the house is the library, an octagonal tan brick structure with green metal roof. Today, the house serves as a residence for low-income working women.


Address: 224 East 6th Avenue (6th Ave. and Union)

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Emporia Flint Hills Tours

A two day tour of Emporia, Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove. Historical Sites, food, shopping and fun are just a few of the things on the agenda. The itinerary is suggested and adaptable for individuals or groups.

Emporia, KS Tours

National Teachers Hall of Fame

One of Emporia's premier attractions, it proudly recognizes and honors outstanding teachers K-12

Emporia, KS Halls of Fame

The All Veterans Memorial

Dedicated on May 26, 1991, the first Memorial in the nation honors all Veterans from all wars. The park features a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, a memorial to Emporian, Sgt. Grant Timmerman. The "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" was dedicated March 29, 2001

Emporia, KS Memorials

The First Presbyterian Church

Designed by Charles W. Squires and built in 1897. The limestone block construction with multiple towers and large mitered, arched stained glass windows is typical of the Victorian influence. This church is an example of the Richardson Romanesque style.

Emporia, KS Historic Churches

Howe House

Completed in 1867 as the home of local stonemason Richard Howe, this two-story limestone structure reflects Federal and Greek Revivals styles in addition to the building traditions of Howe'

Emporia, KS Famous Homes

Things to do Famous Homes near Emporia, KS

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Lyons/Hamblet Residence

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