Kiowa County Museum & Soda Fountain

  • 320 S. Main , Greensburg, KS  67054

(620) 723-1125

info@kiowacountyksmuseum.org

https://www.greensburgks.org/visitors/attractions-activities/kiowa-county-historical-museum-and-soda-fountain

 

Description

In the early 1950s, a Bastian-Blessing Michigan-style soda fountain was installed in the Hunter Drug store on Main Street in Greensburg, KS. After many years of serving thirsty customers, on May 4, 2007 the city of Greensburg was hit by an EF5 tornado which destroyed the Hunter Drug store. Jamie McElwain, owner of Hunter Drug, agreed to donate the soda fountain to the Kiowa County Historical Society, and the fountain was rescued from the rubble by a demolition crew. It was then decided that the fountain would be restored by the American Soda Fountain Inc. The fountain’s restoration was completed in Chicago by the company which had originally installed the soda fountain some fifty years prior. The soda fountain serves as an example of living history, and is now located in the Kiowa County Historical Museum, which is in the Kiowa County Commons Building.

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