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What a fabulous discovery in such a small town! Wonderful train exhibits. Nice shop.
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Waller Coolbaugh 20th Century House

Address: 421 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669
Telephone Number: 785.425.7227



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The Waller Coolbaugh House in Stockton offers visitors a classical residence that, in its day, was considered to be one of the finest homes in northwestern Kansas.  The home was built in 1904 by local businessman M. J. Coolbaugh, who organized the State Bank of Stockton. 

J. A. Plowman of Jewell County was the contractor and carpenter on the home and saw to the completion in the spring of 1905 for an approximate cost of $9,000.  After its completion, it was noted in local publications that the home "has a noble exterior, graceful in design, unhampered in its effect by the usual gingerbread display."  The architect of the house was Frederic J. Klein of Peoria, Illinois, whom Mr. Coolbaugh consulted in person at his office in Peoria.  After Mr. Coolbaugh described the kind of house he wanted, the plans were elaborated by the architect and the result was the design which was given to Mr. Plowman for completion. 

The interior of the home features solid oak trim throughout, beginning with the front entrance made of richly carved massive oak doors at each side of the vestibule.  A handsome staircase leads to the floor above.  Also featured in the home are several ornate fireplaces, antique radiators and unusual nooks.

The home is now owned by the Waller family of Stockton.  Tours are available weekends in June, July and August.  For information, or to arrange a tour, call Eris Waller at 785.425.7227.





contact info
Roger Hrabe, Director of Rooks County Economic Development
115 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: 785.425.6881
Fax: 785.425.6881
 
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: 785.425.6703
 
Sherry Brown
115 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: 785.425.6881
Fax: 785.425.6881
 
 
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