Warkentin House

(316) 283-3113
211 E 1st St, Newton, KS 67114

The Victorian home of Bernhard Warkentin and Wilhelmina Eisenmayer that Warkentin built in 1886. This home is a splendid example of the Victorian period in American Architecture and furnishings. Bernhard encouraged Mennonite immigrants to bring Turkey Red hard winter wheat. The hardy, high-yield variety gave Kansas its enormous productivity and made this region the breadbasket of the world. This was made possible by the arrival of cattle and railroad grants for immigrants.

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