Wichita, Kansas: Boy and the Boot StatueA mysterious statue of a lad holding aloft a boot, meant to leak continuously in a fountain. Once stood in Riverside Park, but has been moved indoors for safekeeping and your scrutiny.
Sedgwick County Historic Museum
- 204 S. Main St., Wichita, KS
- Sedgwick County Historic Museum. I-135 exit 5B. Head toward downtown on US Hwy 54. Slight left onto Kellogg Ave., right into Broadway St., left onto William St. to the Old Court House.
Visitor Tips and News About Boy and the Boot Statue
There is a historical museum in what once was the City Hall. The museum features a lot of neat stuff, such as one of a series of old automobiles once built in Wichita, called "The Jones Six." It sort of resembles an old Model "T." Also, there is a "Boy With a Boot" statue/fountain inside the museum, which once stood in Wichita's Riverside Park.
Faces carved in stone, near the building's entrances resemble a fellow who was mayor when the City Hall was built in the 1880s.[Don Fraysier, 02/24/1999]