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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Baldwin City School & Gymnasium/Auditorium

Picture of property 704 Chapel Street
Baldwin City (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register Jul 7, 2015

Architect: Smith, Charles A.; Williamson, Thomas
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of KansasNew Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Kansas City-based architect Charles A. Smith designed the Baldwin City School, which opened in January 1923. The building embodies Progressive-era tenets particularly involving specialized classrooms. It hosted both elementary and high school classes until a new high school was built in 1969. Topeka-based architect Thomas W. Williamson designed a detached auditorium and gymnasium that was completed in 1942 as part of the Work Projects Administration program. Both buildings functioned as a part of the local public school system until 2011. The property is nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" and "New Deal-era Resources of Kansas" multiple property nominations.

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