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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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Soden's Grove Bridge

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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

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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.

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