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White, William A., House

Picture of property 927 Exchange Street
Emporia (Lyon County)
Listed in National Register May 14, 1971

National Historic Landmark, 5/11/1976

Architect: Almerin Gillette, builder
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Tudor Revival

William Allen White purchased this house in Emporia in 1899, and he resided there until his death in 1944. White was a journalist and author writing about American politics and social changes from Reconstruction to World War II. During his long and well-known career he operated the Emporia Gazette, wrote fiction and non-fiction for magazines and other publications, and devoted time to the Republican Party. White was an advisor to Theodore Roosevelt and became a leader in the newly formed Progressive Party in 1912. During the 45 years William Allen White resided in his house in Emporia, he was nationally known and respected. The nominated property includes White's residence, an adjacent garden, White's mother's house at 923 Exchange Street, and a 2003 visitor's center.

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