Carlisle House
1215 N. Emporia

The Carlisle House, built in 1886, was constructed for W. K. Carlisle, a Wichita attorney. The home is of the Victorian Eclectic architectural style and borrows details and influences from the Stick and Queen Anne styles. The two and one-half story house features horizontal bands, steeply pitched cross gables and overhanging eaves.

In 1977, the home was in danger of being demolished to make room for infill housing. Fortunately, an extensive community effort saved the Carlisle house from demolition.