Boy and the Boot.

Boy and the Boot

Field review by the editors.

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita's Boy and the Boot fountain arrived in Spring 1899, purchased by Finlay Ross, the city's wealthy mayor, with money from his own pocket. For 70 years it stood in North Riverside Park, in front of the Park Villa pavilion. Vandals destroyed it in 1969, but the city procured a new, bronze copy of the statue in 1978. It's now part of the historical collection of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum (Wichita's old City Hall).

The Boy is currently on the Museum's 3rd floor. We were told that visitors who want to see him should call to make sure he's still on display, although he usually is.

Also see: Boy and the Boot Round-Up

Boy and the Boot

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Address:
204 S. Main St., Wichita, KS
Directions:
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical 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.
Hours:
T-F 11-4, Sa-Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
316-265-9314
Admission:
Adults $5.00
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