Why build a round barn? Many people believed that round barns were efficient in a number of ways.
Main Street, Eureka The 1926 remodel was the high point of the Greenwood Hotel’s history. Although it continued to thrive as a gathering place for the town of Eureka, life at the hotel took on a more leisurely pace. This was noted by Roy Wall, writer for the Wichita Beacon, in 1952: In the half-lighted…… Continue reading Greenwood Hotel: Part 3—Restoration
Panama Canal To understand the next phase of Greenwood Hotel history, we’ll have to digress a bit. The Panama Canal A canal across Panama had long been considered as a shorter alternative to the dangerous trip around Cape Horn. Spain had first proposed it as a better way to get to Peru. Years later, America…… Continue reading Greenwood Hotel: Part 2—Remodeling
If old buildings could talk, what stories they would have to tell! And the Greenwood Hotel on 300 North Main in Eureka, Kansas, could tell its fair share of tales of railroads and cowboys, oil men and visionaries, neglect and preservation. It all started in the days of cattle drives, when Texas Longhorns filled up…… Continue reading Greenwood Hotel: Part 1—Construction