Parlor Room History


Josh Wallace was born in Shelby County, near Windsor, Ill., Jan. 15, 1868. He was only 10 years old when his parents, Josiah and America (Ross) Wallace, came to Kansas in 1878. He attended Winfield city schools and Southwestern College and he was captain of the first football squad at the college.


On October 28, 1896, at Wilmot, Joshua N. Wallace was united in marriage to Emma Elliott. 21 years after marriage and upon completion by builder, John Fuller, this beautiful Greek Revival home was the Wallace family home for 56 years.


The life of The Parlor Room began in 1907 when Joshua (Josh) N. Wallace and his wife Emma Wallace purchased one of the first homestead lots in the downtown area of Winfield, KS.


Joshua N. Wallace was interested in Winfield's schools and colleges, its churches and city management. After Winfield adopted the commission management form of government, Wallace was a member of the first commission and served with Dr. H. L. Snyder and W. T. Irvin from1921 to 1924, Wallace becoming mayor in 1924.


On May 6, 1924, Mr. Wallace was appointed a member of the William Newton Memorial Hospital board and served until 1927. While he did not have an office on any boards at Southwestern, he was generous with his financial support.

Venue Pricing

Four Different Packages

$1,300 Weekend Stay
(Sleeps 12: $108/Person)

$300/night Monday - Thursday

8 Hour Rental Weekday Rental (day only) - $175

7am - 11pm 16 Hour Rental - $300

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