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