Created By: Wichita History Walk
Howard Darling, a pioneer of the Wichita lumber business, built this home in 1906. He introduced cypress lumber to the Wichita market with his Louisiana Red Cypress Company and also organized the Arkansas River Valley Lumber Company. Mr. Darling was very involved in civic functions in Wichita and was a long-time Trustee of Fairmount College (now Wichita State University).
Swipe to see interior shots of the home. This property was part of the early development of the College Hill neighborhood and cost $30,000 to build. The entire second floor of the home is finished, appropriately, in cypress wood. You can see that the décor spanned the Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Craftsman styles as the house evolved over time. Currently, the building is now occupied by the non-profit cancer support organization, Victory in the Valley.
This point of interest is part of the tour: East Douglas Heritage