The Strong Inn
The Strong Inn offers guests the comforts and conveniences of home, together with the rustic charm of days gone by. You'll love the feel of being back at Grandma's house, while still enjoying modern amenities. This charming native stone house is located on Beck Street on the East side of Manhattan.At the Strong Inn you'll notice hallmarks of the past like rustic hardwood floors, a cozy staircase and period furniture and decor.Relax and rejuvenate at the Strong Inn and enjoy all that Kansas hospitality has to offer!This is your opportunity to stay in a home listed on the State Historical Register and become a part of a fascinating pioneer story. Henry and Elenora Strong came to Manhattan in 1858. Henry was known for his rock quarry which supplied stone for some of Manhattan's most prominent buildings, including Anderson Hall on the Kansas State University campus. Henry also had the largest apple orchard and dairy. Henry was an abolitionist, and helped the slaves seek refuge through the Underground Railroad on several sites of his property. Henry and Elenora were strong in their faith, and believed in a good education. Elenora held the first school in their barn on the homestead and eventually helped to erect a Stone Schoolhouse which was named after the Strong Family.
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