WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN EL DORADO, KANSAS

The purpose of the El Dorado Main Street is to enhance our downtown identity and heritage, to foster a center of activity for both business and recreation and to ensure economic stability for the heart of El Dorado through concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and business enhancement.

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Partnerships- Businesses

Diamond
City of El Dorado

Platinum

Gold
Commerce Bank
AseraCare Hospice

Silver

State Farm Bonnie Buckman
Sungroup Real Estate
El Dorado True Care
Security 1st Title
El Dorado USD 490
Savage Services
Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Advisors

Bronze
Posh In An Upper Class Way
Farm Bureau Financial -Tom Faudere
PKHLS Architecture
Copies Plus
Wilson Chiropractic
Emprise Bank
Mediation Works, LLC.

Partnerships – Individuals

Partnerships – Non Profits

Coutt's Museum
First United Methodist Church

Partnerships- Home Based Business

Scentsy-Cindy Mann
Wildtree-Rachel Tipton
HYPR Marketing-Deanna Bonn
Tastefully Simple-Danae Johnson

Smith Building

226 W. Central Ave

This three story brown brick building was built in 1920. And originally was the site of St. Luke’s Hospital from 1923 until 1930. Prior to 1920 there was a two story building on this site that housed the El Dorado Hospital from 1917 to 1923.

In 1923 this was the birthplace of one of El Dorado’s famous citizens, Mort Walker. Internationally famous cartoonist, Mort Walker is the creator of both “Beatle Bailey” and “Hi and Lois” which have been viewed worldwide. During his career he has received numerous National and International awards for his cartoons including receiving The Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the highest award the Secretary of the Army can bestow on a civilian. An interesting fact … In 1954, when the Tokyo edition of Stars & Stripes dropped the strip because it supposedly engendered lack of respect for officers, the U.S. press had a field day attacking the maneuver, and 100 more newspapers enlisted “Beetle Bailey.”

This is a three story brown brick Commercial Style building.


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