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James and Freda Lippitt House

Picture of property 2532 SW Granthurst Avenue
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2020-10-05

Architect: L.F. Garlinghouse Company
Category: domestic; secondary structure; single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Historic Houses of the Garlinghouse Company in Topeka

The James and Freda Lippitt House (Lippitt House) is a two-and-one-half-story Colonial Revival dwelling constructed in 1933 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It features a side-gable roof, limestone and wood clapboard cladding, and simple massing. The dwelling corresponds to Garlinghouse Company plan number 1246, published in the New American Homes.” Improved ed. (1938) Garlinghouse Company plan book. The exterior remains largely unchanged and retains its historic form, materials, and features illustrated in the plan. While the windows are replacements, they fill historic openings and mimic the configuration and size of the historic windows. The interior retains its historic plan, finishes, and character-defining built-in features typical of early-twentieth century Garlinghouse dwellings. The Lippitt House retains integrity and communicates feelings about and associations with the period of significance.

Jayhawk Hotel, Theater and Walk

Picture of property 117 SW 7th
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1982-03-11

Architect: Thomas Williamson
Category: specialty store; hotel; theater

Kansas State Office Building

Picture of property 915 SW Harrison St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2022-01-20

Architect: John A. Brown and Robert Slemmons
Category: government office

The Kansas State Office Building was constructed between 1954 and 1957, it is an exceptionally intact and unique example of Modern Movement architecture applied to a public office building. The pure geometric forms, contrasting horizontal and vertical emphasis, glass, stone, and aluminum curtain wall, and smooth limestone facing on the exterior epitomize the primary tenets of the style. The interior configuration remains largely unaltered from the period of construction, retaining key features such as the marble elevator lobbies and open office space organized around a central core. The building was constructed to house multiple state agencies in close proximity to the Kansas State Capitol. Its simple form, stark exterior, and modern materials contrast with the surrounding governmental buildings, including the Capitol, which were constructed earlier in the twentieth century.

Kouns, Charles and Dorothy, House

Picture of property 1625 SW MacVicar Avenue
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2020-10-05

Architect: Chandler & Emshwiller
Category: domestic; single dwelling

The Charles and Dorothy Kouns, Jr. house is a unique two-story eclectic Tudor Revival house. The house was designed by the architectural firm of Chandler & Emshwiller. Built in 1923, the house retains most of its original Storybook exterior appearance with a faux thatched roof, wood casement windows and twin pointed arched dormers surrounding an arched front door. The frame house is clad in stucco and the curved roof has custom bent wood shingles. The interior contains its original floor plan, rough stucco walls, wide plank flooring, plank doors and iron light fixtures. The house also has a rear southwest corner addition, added in 1950. The house is in excellent condition and retains integrity of design, location and materials.

Luttjohann, Fred and Cora, House

Picture of property 2053 S Kansas Ave
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2004-02-20

Architect: Not listed
Category: domestic

Lyons, Horace G., House

Picture of property 4831 SE 61st St
Berryton (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1984-08-01

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling

Masonic Grand Lodge Building

Picture of property 320 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2014-10-08

Architect: Tilton, Edward Lippincott
Category: museum

The Masonic Grand Lodge has served as the headquarters for the Kansas Masons since 1917. The Classical Revival-style building was designed by notable New York-based architect Edward Lippincott Tilton, whose body of work includes the first phase of buildings at Ellis Island and several Carnegie libraries. The building is comprised of offices for the Grand Lodge, a library and museum of Kansas Masonry, and an archive for organizational records. The Masonic Grand Lodge, which is prominently located across the street from the Kansas Statehouse, was nominated for its local significance in the areas of architecture and social history.

Matrot Castle

Picture of property 6424 SW Huntoon
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in State Register 2006-08-26

Architect: Searphim Matrot
Category: commerce

McCauley Bridge

Picture of property .5 miles south of Auburn
Auburn (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1985-07-02

Architect: Luten, Daniel B.
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas

Memorial Building

Picture of property 120 W 10th St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1975-07-17

Architect: Chandler, Charles
Category: civic; clubhouse

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