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Goodnow House

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Built  1857
NRHP Reference #  71000326
Area  4,856 m²
Added to NRHP  24 February 1971
Architectural style  Plains Vernacular
Opened  1857
Phone  +1 785-565-6490
Goodnow House
Location  2301 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas
Address  2301 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Hours  Closed now Thursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday2–5PMSunday2–5PMMondayClosedTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PM
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Goodnow house state historic site

The Goodnow House is an historic 2-story stone house located at 2301 Claflin Road in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. It was built in 1857 in the Plains Vernancular style. From 1859 Isaac Goodnow and his wife, Ellen lived in the house, until Isaac's death in 1894. Goodnow was an abolitionist and co-founder of both Kansas State University and Manhattan.


Goodnow house


The Goodnow House is a stone structure with gable roofs over a two story main block and a one story wing. The rough limestone walls are accented by smooth quoins at the corners. Several wood framed additions were made over the years. There is a cellar under the 1-1/2 story section.


Goodnow and his wife Ellen had no children. Hattie Parkerson, a niece whom they had adopted, inherited the house after Isaac died in 1894. After Hattie's death in 1940, the house passed to a friend, Mary Payne, who later donated it and many of the Goodnow's belongings to the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency which operates it today as the Goodnow House State Historic Site.

On February 24, 1971, the Goodnow House was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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