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Osage Valley Hotel

Tour Stop

The Osage Valley Block building on the site of the old Osage Valley HotelDirections: The Osage Valley Hotel [ Waypoint = N38 29.927 W94 57.044 ] was located at the corner of Main Street and 6th Street in Osawatomie, Kansas 66064. The current building is the Osage Valley Block, which was built in 1890.

  • Walk about one block east on Main Street back towards 6th Street.
  • The building is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Main and 6th streets.

Description: The Kansas Republican Party has its roots in Osawatomie, Kansas. The first Republican Convention convened in Osawatomie, Kansas Territory on May 18, 1859. From the steps of the Osage Valley Hotel, Horace Greeley spoke to a crowd of about 5,000 people that filled and surrounded the hotel. The current building, the Osage Valley Block, was built in 1890.

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