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Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Works Progress Administration was the basis for the construction of Abilene's swimming pool, stadium, rose garden, and other buildings located in this park. This park project under the WPA was one of thirty suc…
Completed in 1880 the Lebold Mansion was built by C.H. Lebold a local banker, realtor, politician, and entrepreneur. Lebold chose the site of Abilene's first log cabin to build his 23 room home of rough hewn brown limestone blocks, from Russell Co…
The log cabin ofMr. and Mrs. Timothy F. HerseyBirthplace of Abilene'sfirst white child.A station on theOverland and Butterfield Stage LinesMrs. Hersey named the town AbileneLuke III.I
A familiar trend of the early Abilene days was for a local businessman to have interests in several aspects of the economy. One such pioneer Abilene merchant was John Edward Johntz. He, along with other noteable businessmen of the time, had an int…
This propertyhas been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior
Completed in 1903, this building once was owned by T.E. Dewey and was known as the Brady Building. In 1904, following a disastrous flood, the building was sold to Cleyson L. Brown, Abilene entrepreneur whose many enterprises provided employment fo…
has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior1991
has been placed on theNational Historic Registerby the United StatesDepartment of the Interiorand on theRegister of Historic Kansas Placesby the State of Kansas
Abilene, Kansasboyhood home ofDwight David EisenhowerGeneral of the Army, WWIIPresident of the United States,1953-1961"The proudest thing I can claimis that I am from AbileneHomecoming, 1945
This property is listed in theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior