Welcome to Spruce Street Inn, a Queen Anne Victorian listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places, 702 Spruce Street, Coffeyville, Kansas.
The Ball House at 702 Spruce Street combines the irregular Queen Anne house form with Classical Revival stylistic features, and captures an important transitional period in architecture when the two styles were commonly blended. Its asymmetrical massing and variety of shapes and textures distinguish this three-story home.
The property deed contains two prominent local names associated with the economic, industrial, and residential development in early twentieth century Coffeyville: Charles M. Condon and Charles M. Ball. It doesn’t appear that Condon ever lived at 702 Spruce Street, but he was involved in its early development. Although Ball appeared on the deed in 1908, he and his family did not live in the residence until he re-acquired the property in 1919.
The two businessmen had their hands in local and regional banking, real estate transfers of all sorts, and industrial and residential development. They are even linked to the infamous Dalton Gang bank robbery at Condon Bank.
Ball died in 1922 shortly after moving into the house at 702 Spruce Street. At the time of his death, his casket was open for viewing at the home, followed by a Presbyterian funeral service. His wife Cora owned the house until 1943.
Charles M. Ball, the original owner, is well known for his involvement in the Dalton Gang’s hold-up of Condon Bank, October 5, 1892. He concocted a story that the safe was on a time clock and could not be opened, thus, impending the robbery and allowing time for locals to fatally wound the gang outside the bank.
Enjoy the inn’s two lovely suites; historic ambiance and antiques; view the landscaped yard from the front porch; visit area historic sites–the Dalton Gang Museum, Brown Mansion, Osage Black Dog Trail, Osage Drum Creek Treaty; and enjoy local restaurants–Lannings, El Pueblito, and the nearby Cherokee casino and cafe! The inn is two blocks from the town’s historic center and restaurants. The historic inn includes original furnishings; woodwork; light fixtures. Tours may be arranged in advance. Shuttle available from Tulsa International Airport. Security and fire system. An extensive American Indian art gallery is in the home. The property is a member of AIANTA, American Indian Alaska Native Travel Association. Guided tours are available for Dalton Raid history, home tour, as well as Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, if requested in advance.
The historic inn’s former servant quarters’ suite includes: wifi; central heat and air; 500 square feet of comfortable lounging; wood floors; shower; kitchen with dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, and microwave; cable tv. The Carriage House 500 square foot suite features: cable tv; internet access; cast iron soaking tub and shower; large closet; wood floors; kitchen with electric stove; dishwasher; refrigerator; microwave; washer and dryer.
Both suites are fully furnished for guest enjoyment. Maid service is provided for daily or weekly guests.
A discount is available for guests staying 7 days or more. Hosts are available to provide information on restaurants; historic sites; relocation. Off-street, lighted parking and security/fire system is provided in this quiet neighborhood.