Harding House - 1231 N. Waco

The Harding House, built ca. 1890, is an excellent example of Queen Anne, Victorian architecture, complete with exterior and interior woodwork unique to the 1880-1898 period.

The home was part of the redevelopment of Wichita after the economic bust of 1889. The second floor balcony and first floor porches feature extensive Eastlake trim and spindle work, a rounded tower is also prominent.

The house was built for Russell Harding, a railroad superintendent. In 1896, it was occupied by M. L. Garver, an early civic leader and founder of the Wichita Children's Home. The house was later residence to Max Steinbuchel, a Wichita civic leader.