History with a Personality!
The Glick Mansion and grounds came together under one ownership over a period of 39 years. George Glick who was responsible for the construction of the home, moved from Fremont County Ohio to Atchison, Kansas in the spring of 1859 with his wife Lizzie Ryder Glick, son Frederick H. and daughter Jennie. George established a law practice in partnership with the Honorable Judge Alfred G. Otis in Atchison under the firm name "Otis & Glick". The Victorian Mansion was erected after Mr. Glick purchased lots number 6 and 7 in April 1873 for 950.00 and razed the existing structure. His wife Lizzie purchased the northerly adjoining lots 4 and 5 in July 1879, and judging by the purchase price of $1,000 dollars these lots also had a structure on them that was razed. Mr. Glick became active in farming and stock raising in 1874, his 600 acre "Shannon Hill" farm was well known in eastern Kansas. Mr. Glick was elected to the Kansas Legislature in 1862 and served 14 of the next 18 years in that post. Mr. Glick remained active in the political arena and was elected as Governor of Kansas in 1882 serving one term.
Chris & Loman Wildy delight in sharing this old home with you! Chris loved being a nurse in years past, however has found that innkeeping is a wonderful way to take care of people. Loman enjoys conversing with our guests about this old house and the town. He is a huge part of the maintenance of Glick Mansion and the upkeep of the grounds. Together we hope to be your hosts for a wonderful step back in time. We can't wait to meet you!