Eighteen sites have been designated as historic by a committee helping plan the city’s 150th birthday, which takes place in November.
How much do you know about Wichita’s history? Pictured are 18 sites designated as historic by a committee helping plan the city’s 150th birthday, which takes place in November.
Correctly answer the questions below about each site we’ll enter your name in a drawing for six prints by artist Hugh Greer, known for his paintings of iconic local buildings. Mail or bring your answers to The Active Age, 125 S. West St., Suite 105, Wichita, KS, 67213; or email them to email@example.com.
Delano neighborhood, on Douglas west of Arkansas River. What infamous gunfight took place here in 1873?
Munger House, Old Cowtown Museum. What was this the first example of in Wichita?
B-29 “Doc,” Eisenhower National Airport. Where was this plane built?
Mulberry tree, grounds of Kansas Masonic Home. What purpose did this tree serve on the Chisholm Trail?
Dockum Sit In Statues, 205 E. Douglas. What does this sculpture commemorate?
Nomar District, 21st and Broadway. What kind of food is one likely to find in this neighborhood?
Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. What dance troupe, inspired by a real-ife madam, preforms here?
Eaton Hotel, 517 E. Douglas. What famous abolitionist busted up a saloon here?
Wichita Aviation Museum, 3350 George Washington Blvd. What was the original use of this building?
Spice Merchant, 1300 E. Douglas. What was the original use of this building?
Allen-Lambe House, 255 N. Roosevelt. What famous architect designed this College Hill house?
Union Station, 701 E. Douglas. What president was supposed to make a speech here (but fell ill and did not?)
Orpheum Theatre, 2nd and Broadway. What famous burlesque performer allegedly made her debut here?
Keeper of the Plains, Riverside Park. Who designed this towering sculpture?
Pizza Hut Museum, Wichita State University campus. What was the original use of this building?
Horizontes mural, 519 E. 20th. What is this considered the biggest example of in the world?
Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water St. What was the original use of this building?
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. What was the original use of this building?
Note: Answers will appear in the May issue of the active age.