Rosalea’s Big Seven Ohhh!
Donate and help restore Rosalea’s Hotel!
1883 & 1968
Rosalea's Patterson House Hotel
Were you a traveling hippie in the 1970s?
Perhaps you stayed at the famous Rosalea's Hotel in Harper, KS. Now you
can help restore it as an historic prairie icon of the 70s! Goal:
100,000 at $10 each and it is preserved for future generations!
Saved, not Razed
Ninth & Central, Harper,
Wall Repair at Ninth & Central,
D & D Masonry Does It
The Great Wall of Harper
owner of D & D Masonry, Wichita, is becoming a familiar sight around
Harper County as he continues to repair “impossible” historic structures.
We can do nothing but offer praise for the work he is doing in a timely
manner to help stabilize doomed historic structures.
In February, Tim and his energetic crew tuck-pointed and filled in the
weathered pigeon holes in the north red rock wall of the historic 1883
“Professional Office Building” on Central in downtown Harper. This
building has 12 office suites on the second floor, each with its own skylight.
The original 1883 woodwork remains. The two first floor retail spaces
connected with open archways. The north space houses the COOL STUFF thrift
store, the other storage. A small addition to the west end of the main structure
will be used for sorting donations, and covers the stair well leading to the
“secret tunnels” under the main structure.
The energy of this crew drew a crowd of on-lookers as they moved the working
platform by crane from top to bottom, repairing every inch of the deteriorating
mortar. They also cleaned and leveled the adjoining vacant lot which
is the area for the proposed Peace garden.
Floyd Barker, heckled them at every opportunity for
saving a building that he was yearning to demolish. The dear
man should get smart and join the “enemy” and provide more red rock for future
projects, such as the back of the Anchor Oyster Parlor. It would be easy for him
to simply uncover the countless historic prairie red rock structures buried in
his landfill located north east of Harper along K-2.