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Planters' House, Leavenworth
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Planters' House, Leavenworth, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
  • offset lithograph, watercolor
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 279.4 x 209.55 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0550

One of the most historic old hostelries left in Kansas is the Planters' House in Leavenworth, built in 1856 to accomodate Southern gentry. It became a popular stopping place for the pro-slavery party in the territory and no known free-soilers were admitted as guests until 1857.