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121 West Main, Harper, KS 67058

Rosalea’s Big Seven Ohhh!

Donate and help restore Rosalea’s Hotel!

Contributions may be sent to: Rosalea's Hotel Restoration Fund, 121 West Main, Harper, KS  67058

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, KS

Wall Repair at Ninth & Central, Harper, KS

D & D Masonry Does It Again!
The Great Wall of Harper

Rosalea Hostetler

Tim Stolsods, 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 were originally
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.

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