Carry A. Nation House

Also known as: Carry A. Nation Home and Museum
211 W. Fowler Ave., Medicine Lodge, Kansas


Street View 


From 1889 to 1902, this was the residence of Carry Nation (1846-1911), the temperance leader who became the foremost symbol of a reinvigorated prohibition movement. Nation and her saloon-destroying hatchet resuscitated public interest in prohibition at the turn of the 20th century. While living in this small brick house in 1900, she received a "divine call" to "go to Kiowa," a nearby town, where she wrecked three saloons. She sold the house in 1902, using its proceeds to open a house for drunkards' wives in Kansas City. She then continued on her crusading rampage, lecturing, touring, and smashing. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1971
Reference number
NR name
Nation, Carry A., House
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1889; 1902

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2021: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger