Robbins House
3333 South Broadway


"This two-story brick house, built in 1889 by George R. Robbins, Wichita pioneer, was the first house built south of the Arkansas River in Sedgwick County. Robbins homesteaded this land in 1869 in a sod house.

"Subsequent structures included a log cabin, a modest frame structure that burned, and the existing brick house. The bricks, handmade and fired in St. Louis, were originally intended for John Bright University in Wichita. The university was never built and Robbins purchased the brick for his home." (Exerted from Discover Historic Wichita! , Wichita Historic Preservation Office,