imagined after a poker game in 1893
built in 1905
established in 2002
Around 1893, Arthur Lanyon lost a poker game to Frank Playter resulting in Lanyon's purchase of the northwest corner lot of Euclid and Olive streets in Pittsburg, Kansas. Lanyon completed this house on that lot in 1905. It's made of Pittsburg brick and nearby Carthage, Missouri limestone. An architect “from the east” designed the house in Greek Revival architectural style. The home was given to Lanyon’s daughter Rosalie upon her marriage to John Blair in 1918. The home remained in the Blair family until Rosalie’s death in 1954. We purchased the house with the intent to open a bed and breakfast. Himmel House welcomed its first guests in December 2002 and has been welcoming guests since. Arthur Lanyon's unlucky poker game eventually led us to a wealth of luck. We feel blessed to meet the wonderful people who enter through our green, front door and relish the opportunity to live in such a beautiful, historic home. Let's meet soon!
Jeff and Sherri
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We have serious small business pride. That means we want a healthy local economy that encourages community engagement. In an effort to maintain a strong connection to fellow Pittsburgians, we partner with other small businesses and recommend local experiences so you can fully enjoy our corner of Kansas.
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