Postcards for Sale
The college and the Arkansas City Historic Preservation Board each have a set of postcards for sale. The college cards are being sold in the Sid L. Regnier Bookstore, 207 W. Fifth Ave., for $1 each. Above is a sample of one of the cards and shows the main entrance to W.S. Scott Auditorium. Other cards in the series feature the Brown Center for Arts, Sciences and Technology; Ireland Hall; the Patrick J. McAtee Dining Center; and the college’s four dormitories. A sample of the cards available from the Arkansas City Historic Preservation Board is at right and shows the 1890 high school (now Ireland Hall) and the 1922 Arkansas City High School. The series of eight cards sells for $10.
Other cards are historic pictures of Union State Bank, Home National Bank, and Security National Bank; the 1888 Santa Fe Train Depot and the engine in Wilson Park; City Hall from 1886 to the present building, constructed in 1918; the City Band from the 1920s and the Rotunda in Wilson Park; the current Arkansas City Public Library and the Carnegie Library; the Brown Center at the college and the Fifth Avenue Opera House; and the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Denise Irwin, computer graphic arts instructor at Cowley, designed the cards for the Historic Preservation Board. Persons interested in contributing to the Historic Arkansas City Preservation Fund should contact Diane Kelly at (620) 441-5237. Make checks payable to the City of Arkansas City.