Carey House Square District

The Carey House Square District makes up the south side of the 500 block of East Douglas and is contained within the East Douglas Historical District. This was the first historic commercial district created in the city, being placed on the city register in July of 1977.

The district designation was made to retain the fabric of the block and streets that surrounded the Carey House (Eaton) Hotel which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972. It is the only contiguous block of late 19th and 20th Century buildings extant in Wichita.