"Evah Cray Home Tour" Atchison Things to Do Tip by BruceDunning

Atchison Things to Do: 21 reviews and 44 photos

  Side view of home and carriage entrance
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  • Side view of home and carriage entrance - Atchison
      Side view of home and carriage entrance
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  • Front view of round tower - Atchison
      Front view of round tower
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  • View of the dining room/chandeliers - Atchison
      View of the dining room/chandeliers
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      Decorative furnishings
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This home is available for touring, and the only one with consistent tours. W.W. Hetherington built the home in 1882. He was part of founding Exchange National Bank, an upscale bank and he even went to Europe to loan out money. They owned the home for 80 years, and then it sold a few times before Cloud & Evah Cray, rich people, bought it in 1978. They wanted only the antiques inside. In 1992, the Historical Society got the home as a gift.
It is 25 rooms, and a lot of Victorian display inside. The home has two towers of 3 stories that replicated what Hetherington's saw in Scotland trips and wanted the same style. A carriage house in the rear is renovated and also is a gift shop. The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and very informative.
Open May-October and Mon-St 10-4 and Sunday 10-4 Admittance is $5.

Address: 805 N. Fifth

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  • Updated Jun 27, 2010
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