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Bank of Oberlin

Picture of property 187 South Penn
Oberlin (Decatur County)
Listed in National Register Dec 1, 1994

Architect: Mr. White
Area of Significance: financial institution; courthouse
Architectural Style(s): Italianate

The Bank of Oberlin was established in 1880 by Robert Alexander Marks and erected this building in circa 1886. It is a two-story, red brick, Italianate-style commercial block with limestone details and arched windows. It was nominated for its architectural significance and its association with local commerce.

Immaculate Conception Church

Picture of property Main Street
Leoville (Decatur County)
Listed in State Register Jun 30, 1979

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: religious facility
Architectural Style(s): Romanesque

Constructed circa 1922 after a fire destroyed an earlier church, the Immaculate Conception Church was designed by Manhattan architect Mont Green. It replicates the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan and is of the Mission style. It is a brick building with two square brick towers flanking the main entrance and has a red clay tile roof. Twelve stained glass arched windows line the side elevations and each depicts a scene in the life of Christ. The church was nominated for its architecture.

Norcatur City Hall

Picture of property 107 N Decatur Avenue
Norcatur (Decatur County)
Listed in National Register Apr 7, 2014

Architect: Hildebrand, C. H.
Area of Significance: city hall
Architectural Style(s): Modern Movement
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

In 1935, Norcatur residents voted 213 to three in favor of matching a federal grant of $26,000 to erect a new city hall. Despite construction delays and the frequent turnover of project managers, the Norcatur City Hall was completed in August 1937 under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal-era work relief program. Civic buildings erected as part of this program typically featured expressions of Classical or Moderne architecture. The Norcatur City Hall reflects a vernacular interpretation of the Streamlined Moderne style with its stucco and concrete exterior, multi-light steel casement windows, pipe railings, flat roof, and modest horizontal tile accents. This style gained favor in the 1930s in part because of its de-emphasis of extravagant architectural ornament in favor of clean lines and modern materials. The small-town city hall housed the local government office, jail, fire department, and a basement assembly hall where civic groups and others could gather. It closed in 1985. The building was nominated as part of the "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of government, entertainment, recreation, social history, and architecture.

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