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 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 Carriage House’s lovely suite; view the landscaped yard from the Carriage House patio and deck; visit area historic sites–the Dalton Gang Museum, Brown Mansion, Osage Black Dog Trail, Osage Drum Creek Treaty; attend Coffeyville College sport events; and enjoy local restaurants and coffee shops. The inn is a walkable two blocks from the town’s historic center and restaurants. The historic inn includes original furnishings; woodwork; light fixtures. Tours of the home first floor may be arranged in advance. An extensive American Indian art gallery is in the home. The property is a member of AIANTA, American Indian Alaska Native Travel Association.
The Carriage House 576 square foot suite features: king bed; cable tv; internet access; cast iron soaking tub and shower; large closet; wood floors; kitchen with electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, cookware/utensils/dishes, washer and dryer. The suite is fully furnished for guests. Outside guests can enjoy the 64 square foot deck outside the suite or the brick patio below the apartment surrounded by juniper, redbud, and liriope. Coupons from a local eatery can be utilized for a continental breakfast. Coffee, tea, and juices are available in the suite. Maid service is provided for weekly guests. No smoking or pets allowed.
Hosts are available to provide information on restaurants; historic sites; relocation. Off-street, lighted parking is provided in this quiet neighborhood.