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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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Emporia Bike Trail

A 7 mile scenic trail passing Emporia attractions.

Emporia, KS Biking

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

Emporia Parks

C of E Park at 15th and Chestnut, Fremont Park at 4th and Union, Hammond Park at 18th between Center and State, Jones Park, south of 24

Emporia, KS Parks

Emporia Center for the Arts

The Emporia Arts Council offices are in a building that was once a car dealership, and has been renovated with volunteer labor. The building also houses exhibits, classes, programs, theatre performances, and premiere performances by renowned artists.

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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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