Museum and City agree to study on Fields house

By Nick Gosnell
April 27, 2015

The McPherson City Commission approved the mayor's signature on a Memorandum Of Understanding that will seek a feasibility study to see if the Fields house, currently owned by the McPherson Museum, can be brought up to code and turned into offices for the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau and a state travel and tourism center.

The city intends to request proposals from local architects to complete the feasibility study prior to September 1. If the feasibility study finds that the work can be done to preserve the Fields house, then the city will purchase the house from the Museum for $50,000, which is what it would have cost to demolish the building. If the work is cost prohibitive, or otherwise impossible, then demolition is the most likely course of action.