Sunday, August 19, 2007

Munger house

This log home was built in 1868 near the Arkansas River, by a Mr Munger. The logs used for it came from cottonwood trees in the area. It served as a 2-room hotel, a post office, and pioneer hospital. A lot of action for this little log home. The dresser drawers in the guest rooms, have a lock on each of them. The paying guests, were given a key to their dresser drawer. The plaster between the logs, included buffalo hair in the mixture. This home has been well preserved as it was for many years housed within the walls of a larger home that had been built around it. It is now in Wichita's Old Cowtown. It's furnished inside, as it would of been during it's early days in Wichita history. It has two front doors, the one on the left is entry to the "living room" which served as Mr Munger's office. It has a desk and dining table in it. The door on the right enters into the kitchen area. The two guest (hotel) rooms are on the back. Not sure what's upstairs, but am thinking that's where the Munger family slept. That's just a guess though, not a fact. Remember the picture of the Carey-Eaton Hotel - quite a difference a few years made. Cattle business must of been booming around the time span of when the two hotels were built 1868 - 1887.

4 comments:

Rambling Round said...

I'm glad this log building is still around. Very nice description.

Annie said...

I've often told my husband that I would be happy having a house just like that one.

JoAnn - NL , Travelstories & Photography said...

what a preey little hous and so old!!!!

:) JoAnn

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a cool log louse, awesome capture!