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St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Picture of property 234th Rd 2 mi. W of US 73
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 1998-11-25

Architect: Edward McCourt & Thomas Wallace
Category: religious facility

St. Patrick's Catholic Church was built in 1866 by stone mason Edward McCourt. Constructed of native limestone, the gable-front, one-story, one-room church has Gothic Revival detailing in the doors and windows. It was nominated for its architecture.

Stranger Creek Warren Truss Bridge

Picture of property On Haskell Road, 0.8 miles S of intersection with 262 Road; 0.5 miles S of Farmington
Farmington Vicinity (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 2004-10-12

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas

Constructed in 1925, the Stranger Creek Warren Truss Bridge is nominated as part of the multiple property nomination "Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas." The bridge, while common in design, has all the elements of a Warren truss bridge type. It is a single span with a riveted pony truss measuring 72 feet in length and 21 feet in width. Box-formed poured concrete abutments support the bridge. This type of bridge is one of several truss types historically used in Kansas.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Picture of property 300 S 5th
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 1985-04-04

Architect: James C. Sidney
Category: religious facility

Built in 1866-1868 by Philadelphia architect James C. Sidney, the Trinity Episcopal Church is nominated for it architecture as a good local example of early English Gothic Revival. Rectangular in plan, the church is constructed of coursed limestone rubble with an open bellcote that rises from the north gable peak. The windows and doors have pointed arch openings typical of Gothic Revival churches. It is nominated for its architectural significance.

Waggener, Balie P., House

Picture of property 415 W Riley St
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 2006-05-17

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling

The Balie P. Waggener house is as an excellent example of the Second Empire style of architecture applied to a two-story frame dwelling. Originally constructed in 1879, the Waggener house is nominated for its architectural significance as well as its historical association with Balie P. Waggener, an early leading citizen of Atchison, businessman and a prominent lawyer. Waggener was also involved in local and state politics.

Waggener, B.P., House

Picture of property 819 N 4th St
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 1974-05-03

Architect: unknown
Category: single dwelling

The three-story, red brick Victorian-era Queen Anne-style house was constructed in 1884-1886 for lawyer and politician B. P. Waggener. Waggener, who served as mayor of Atchison in 1889 and 1895, served in the State House of Representatives in 1903 as well as the State Senate in 1905 and 1907. The house is nominated for its association with Waggener and being a fine example of Victorian-era Queen Anne-style architecture.

Wherrett-Mize Drug Company Building

Picture of property 201 Main Street
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 2010-07-06

Architect: Sayler & Seddon; Builder: Reyburn-Laird
Category: warehouse

The Kansas City-based architectural firm Sayler and Seddon designed the 56,000 square-foot Wherrett-Mize Drug Company Building in 1911 when the use of warehouses in Atchison expanded and helped transform the city into a competitive distribution center. Built as a drug wholesale warehouse, the three-story building is constructed of reinforced concrete with red brick walls and features subtle Classical detailing. These characteristics reflect common attributes of early 20th century industrial warehouses. The company's offices and showroom were located on the first floor, and they used the warehouse space to store their goods, which included pharmaceutical drugs, patent medicines, toiletries, sundries, gifts, and toys. The building served as a warehouse until July 2009. It was nominated for its local commercial history and its architecture.

YMCA Building

Picture of property 325 Commercial St
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register 2020-04-13

Architect: Shattuck & Hussey; J.B. Betts (contractor)
Category: sports facility

The period of significance is 1913-1969. The Atchison YMCA is locally significant for the National Register under Criterion A in the area of SOCIAL HISTORY. The nominated building is the physical embodiment of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) organization’s mission to promote the improvement of society through community gatherings, lectures, and physical activity. While Atchison boasted the first unofficial YMCA organized in Kansas, it had to wait forty years before the group built a facility specially designed to house the functions specific to the YMCA. In 1911, the Atchison YMCA organization proposed constructing its building and announced a fund drive to finance the project. Chicago architects Shattuck & Hussey, the architects who designed hundreds of YMCA facilities across the world, designed the three-story Tudor Revival building. When the doors opened in 1913, the Atchison YMCA had a gymnasium, a swimming pool, rooms for community and organizational gatherings, and thirty-four residential rooms. The Atchison YMCA remained a strong presence in the community throughout its history, periodically adapting and renovating as the focus of the organization shifted. By the mid-twentieth century, the use of the residential rooms waned as the Atchison YMCA program shifted to provide athletic facilities, lessons, and teams for boys and girls of the community, as well as what was considered a wholesome gathering place for teenagers. The use of the dormitory rooms declined in use substantially during the mid-twentieth century. In later years, the YMCA program expanded to include childcare facilities and additional athletic opportunities. The Atchison YMCA has continuously served the community needs of the citizens of Atchison. The period of significance begins in 1913 with the construction of the Atchison YMCA and ends in 1969, the fifty-year end date for periods of significance where activities begun historically continue to have importance but no more specific date can be determined. The nominated building functioned as the city’s only YMCA facility until it closed in 2017. The Atchison YMCA organization continued to adapt its program and modify the building to meet the changing needs of the community.

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