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Hillside Cottage

Picture of property 303 Circle Drive
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Nov 21, 1976

Architect: W.T. Proudfoot
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Shingle Style

Willis T. Proudfoot designed Hillside Cottage as his personal residence in the late 1880s. Proudfoot and his business partner, George Bird, operated one of the leading architectural firms in Wichita from 1885 to 1890. Both men built their personal residences in the College Hill neighborhood. Hillside Cottage was Proudfoot's interpretation of a country cottage using elements of the Shingle style of architecture, such as the randomly laid stone walls and the intersecting gable roof clad in wood shingles. In 1890, Proudfoot and Bird moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. This residence then became the first clubhouse for the Wichita Country Club golf course. Hillside cottage was nominated for its unique architecture and for its association with Willis T. Proudfoot and the Wichita Country Club.

Holyoke Cottage (Parker House)

Picture of property 1704 N Holyoke
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Nov 28, 2007

Architect: unknown
Area of Significance: other
Architectural Style(s): Queen Anne; Late Victorian

Holyoke Cottage is a wood-frame, two-and-one-half story, Queen Anne-style residence constructed in 1888 for Reverend J. H. Parker, a Congregational Church minister who helped found Fairmount Ladies College (now Wichita State University). The building is nominated for its association with Reverend Parker and as an excellent example of the Free Classic subtype of the Queen Anne style of architecture.

Hypatia House

Picture of property 1215 North Broadway
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Aug 23, 1991

Architect: Ulysses Grant Charles
Area of Significance: single dwelling; clubhouse
Architectural Style(s): Colonial Revival; Other

The Hypatia House was built for G.T. Walker, manager of the L.C. Johnson Coal Company, between 1903 and 1906. It was designed by Wichita architect, Ulysses Grant Charles, who designed over 100 residences and 40 commercial blocks in Kansas. The Hypatia House is a two-and-one-half-story buff brick Dutch Colonial Revival home with a cross gambrel roof and limestone foundation. The residence also exhibits some features of the Shingle and Prairie style. The Hypatia Club purchased the residence in 1934 and turned it into the first official Hypatia clubhouse. The Hypatia Club, founded in 1886 by Mary Elizabeth Lease, was the first women's club in Wichita. The club focused on education, culture, and women's suffrage. The Hypatia House was nominated as an example of Dutch Colonial architecture.

Innes Department Store

Picture of property 220-230 E William St
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Sep 30, 2019

Architect: Schmidt, Boucher and Overend
Area of Significance: business
Architectural Style(s): Commercial

The Innes Department Store is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Commerce as an important example of a department store that contributed to the commercial development of downtown Wichita. Specifically, the building was the largest department store in Wichita when completed in 1927 for the George Innes Dry Goods Company. The success of the company during the next 20 years required them to construct an addition in 1948, further solidifying the building’s standing as the largest department store in downtown Wichita. The period of significance extends from 1927 when the building was constructed to 1969 in accordance with the 50 year rule.

International Harvester Building

Picture of property 355 N. Rock Island Ave/803-811 E. Third St.
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jan 15, 2003

Architect: Unknown
Area of Significance: specialty store; business
Architectural Style(s): Commercial Style

Located on the southwest corner of East Third Street and Rock Island Avenue, the International Harvester Building was constructed in 1910. It is a four-story concrete building covered in red brick that was designed as a warehouse and office space to display and sell International Harvester vehicles and machinery. In 1902, five small farming equipment companies merged to form the International Harvester Company. By 1911, International Harvester Company was the leading producer of tractors in the United States. The building was once the anchor of a bustling district of factories, but is now one of the few remaining warehouses from that time. The building was nominated for its contribution to the industrial development of Wichita and as an example of industrial and commercial architecture.

Jackman, C.M., House

Picture of property 158 N Roosevelt
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Oct 10, 2007

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

In the early 1920s, Charles M. Jackman hired well-known Wichita architect Lorentz Schmidt and contractor George Siedhoff to design and build his College Hill residence. Located east of downtown, the College Hill area was developing into a neighborhood that was home to prominent area businessmen and their families. The College Hill area featured homes of popular early twentieth century architectural styles, which by 1924 included Jackman’s Spanish Colonial Revival house. The house is nominated for its architecture.

Johnson Drug Store Building

Picture of property 2329 E Central
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Apr 4, 2007

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: specialty store
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco; Modern Movement

Constructed in 1930, the Johnson Drugstore Building is an excellent representation of the commercial building type known as Modern Broad-Front. The building exhibits chevrons in the Art Deco style through extensive use of Carthalite and glazed terra cotta detailing. It is nominated because of its distinctive architectural style and represents the collaborative work of the owner Gilbert Johnson, the builder Charles H. Walden, and the manager of the Cement Stone & Supply Company, Benjamin (Frank) Krehbiel.

Kansas Gas & Electric Company Building

Picture of property 120 E 1st Street
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Mar 7, 2012

Architect: Thomas and Harris
Area of Significance: commerce
Architectural Style(s): International Style

On March 18, 1953, the Kansas Gas and Electric Company announced plans for the construction of a seven-story office building on the site of their former offices located on the corner lot of First and Market Streets. Planned by noted Wichita architects, Glen H. Thomas and Arthur B. Harris, also responsible for the design of numerous buildings in a variety of architectural styles in Sedgwick County, the KG&E Building stands as one of the firm's best examples of the Modern era. Designed in the International style, the building marks the beginning of the Modern era for the Central Business District and was the first in a major building boom for the city. Hallmark features of the building's International style include its form and massing, emphasis on the horizontal, ribboned fenestration, and large unadorned walls. The building is nominated for its architectural significance.

Kaufman Building

Picture of property 208-212 S. Market
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in State Register Nov 18, 2006

Architect: Eberson and Weaver
Area of Significance: vacant/not in use; government office
Architectural Style(s): Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

The Kaufman Building was nominated to the Register of Historic Kansas Places as an example of architect-designed, early twentieth-century fireproof commercial construction and for its association with Wichita's wheat-trading industry during the 1920s. The Kaufman Building was designed for Hilbert Kaufman in 1922 by the Chicago firm Eberson and Weaver, which had also designed Wichita's Orpheum Theatre. Completed in 1924, the four-story Kaufman Building is a T-shaped two-part commercial block reinforced concrete structure with a brick façade that has retained its integrity very well. Kaufman was the president of the Stevens-Scott Grain Company, which was ranked the fifth largest milling market in the United States by 1928.

Keep Klean Building

Picture of property 810 E. Third
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Apr 4, 2007

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: manufacturing facility
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco; Commercial Style; Modern Movement; Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

The Keep Klean Building (c. 1929) is significant for its association with the steam laundry and towel supply industries in Wichita and as an example of early twentieth-century fire-proof industrial construction. The exterior of the building represents the early twentieth-century Commercial style, which is most often seen in downtown commercial buildings from the 1910s and 1920s. These buildings had an emphasis on fire-resistance with fire-proof materials such as reinforced concrete, brick and steel.

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