Stop #7: 100 Block of East Iron Ave.

100 Block of East Iron Ave – The Start of Salina and an Overlooked Gem

The southwest corner of Iron Avenue and Fifth Street was the home of the first building in Salina. Town founders James Muir, Alexander Campbell and A.C. Spilman built the dogtrot log cabin that served as a home, trading post and primitive hotel. It was completed in the summer of 1858.

Across the street at 112-125 East Iron stands the Moore Building. Built in 1930 by James Moore, this is one of the most overlooked buildings of downtown. This Art Deco building features terra cotta designs with motifs such as sunflowers, leaves and feathers.

See more downtown Salina businesses in the Salina Downtown Business Directory.

Next stop: Proceed west to Santa Fe Ave., then turn south and proceed about 1/2 block to Campbell Plaza.