"All Kansas Pacific Trains Take Meals at the Ellis House"Built in 1872 of native limestone from a quarry 2 miles east of Ellis, The Ellis House was the scene of colorful functions and dances drawing people from a radius of up to 100 miles. Centrally located halfway between Kansas City and Denver, it was an oasis of civilization on the great Kansas frontier. Managed by John Edwards, it gave early settlers and travelers a place of comfort with carpeting, fine furnishings, walnut staircase, and grand piano. The spacious dining room also served as a church, dance hall and meeting room. In the mid 1870's a fire damaged the upper floor and it's gable roof was rebuilt with a mansard style roof allowing for a doubling of the room capacity to 36 rooms.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 451376 N 4310064|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93816667, -99.56103333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.29', W 99° 33.662'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 17.40" N, 99° 33' 39.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 W 9th St, Ellis KS 67637, US|
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