City: Osage City

Awards of Excellence:
Arvonia Historic Preservation Society

Arvonia, Kansas, was established in 1869 as a Welsh settlement. In 2014, the Arvonia Historic Preservation Society was founded to keep the history of the settlement alive, and has accomplished much in the short time since its inception. The settlement is home to two historic properties, the 1872 Arvonia School and the 1883 Calvinistic Methodist …

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Constructed by Swedish immigrants in 1872, the Swedish Mission Church is located at the intersection of Topeka and Lakin Streets in Osage City. The church is a rare example of the Carpenter Gothic style is Kansas and is listed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The ornamental steeple and stained glass windows were installed …

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