The Heritage House
House, built in 1900, by Mr. and Mrs. John Wehrle was
located on the corner of Carthage Ave. and South Springlake
The house was a Sears and
Roebuck house and was the first home in Meade to have indoor
plumbing and electricity.
It was moved to the grounds of the Dalton
Gang Hideout in 1969, and donated to various women's
organizations and civic clubs of that day by Agnes Wehrle
Todd, niece of Mr. & Mrs. Wehrle.
The gift was made with the thought in mind
that the house be restored; that in doing so the decor
remain the same style as when it was built, that it become a
tourist attraction for Meade and also retain the style of
architecture of that period for future generations.
Eventually the ownership and care of the
house was transferred to the Meade County Historical
Society. In the summer months it is open to the public and
visitors to the Hideout and encouraged to tour this unique
old home, still furnished as it was in 1900. The house
consists of six rooms and an unfinished attic.
The old Wehrle home when it
was located on the corner of Carthage Ave. & South
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