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Baldwin City School & Gymnasium/Auditorium

Picture of property 704 Chapel Street
Baldwin City (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2015-07-07

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.

Central Motor and Finance Building

Picture of property 222 W 7th St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1982-02-19

Architect: Thomas Williamson
Category: business

Cheyenne County Courthouse

Picture of property 212 E Washington Street
St. Francis (Cheyenne County)
Listed in National Register 2002-04-26

Architect: Thomas W. Williamson
Category: courthouse
Thematic Nomination: Historic County Courthouses of Kansas

Constructed in 1924, the Cheyenne County Courthouse is a rectangular, four-story, masonry block designed in the Classical Revival style. Distinctive features of the style include Tuscan columns, a projecting pavilion, and a flat roof. Architect Thomas W. Williamson designed the building with Thomas D. Howard constructing it. Williamson's firm designed three other county courthouses in Kansas. It was nominated as part of the "Historic County Courthouses of Kansa Multiple Property Submission" for its architectural significance and association with county government history.

Church of the Assumption Historic District

Picture of property 204 & 212 SW 8th Avenue & 735 SW Jackson Street
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2015-07-07

Architect: Carroll, J. Maurice; Williamson, Loebsack & Assoc.
Category: religious facility

The Church of the Assumption (1924) and Assumption Rectory (1929) were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The buildings, along with an associated garage, were nominated for their architectural significance as examples of the Mission Revival and Renaissance Revival styles. This nomination expands the boundaries to include the two associated schools, the former Hayden High School (1939) and Assumption School (1954), and adds an argument for the property's educational significance. The Church of the Assumption established the first Catholic elementary school and high school in Topeka. For much of the period of significance, Hayden High School served all of the city's Catholic parishes. The construction of Assumption School in 1954 during the Baby Boom illustrates the rapid expansion of growth of Catholic education after World War II.

Curtis Junior High School

Picture of property 316 NW Grant St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2001-10-22

Architect: Williamson, Thomas W.
Category: school

The Curtis Junior High School was designed in the English Collegiate Gothic style by Topeka architect Thomas W. Williamson. It was built in 1927 and named for Topekan Charles Curtis, then serving in the US Senate. Williamson and his firm specialized in designing schools and other public buildings. He was involved with the design of more than 175 school buildings during his practice from 1912 to 1970. The building was used as a junior high school until its closing in 1976. For the next 10 years it housed a private academy, but since then it has been vacant. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of architecture.

Fire Station No. 2

Picture of property 719-723 Van Buren
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2002-07-03

Architect: Thomas Williamson
Category: fire station

Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium

Picture of property 611 Utah St
Hiawatha (Brown County)
Listed in National Register 1985-09-05

Architect: Thomas W. Williamson
Category: auditorium

Architect Thomas W. Williamson designed the Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium, which was completed in 1920. The space was used as a public auditorium until 1977, and remained vacant until 1980 when it was purchased by the Brown County Historic Society to be used as a museum and meeting hall. The building reflects elements of the Neoclassical Revival and Georgian Revival styles. The building is primarily red brick with stone trim. The main elevation features a full-height central portico with four Ionic columns. This building is locally significant for its architecture.

Independence Junior High School

Picture of property 300 West Locust Street
Independence (Montgomery County)
Listed in National Register 2009-12-30

Architect: N. S. Spencer & Sons, T. W. Williamson &Co.
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The Independence Junior High School was built in 1923 in the popular Collegiate Gothic architectural style. Character-defining architectural features of this three-story brick building include a crenellated parapet, pointed-arch door openings and quoins on every elevation. Like other Progressive-Era school buildings, it occupies a full city block, is located near the center of town, and its large auditorium was designed to accommodate public gatherings as well as school-related functions. The school district contracted with the Chicago-based architectural firm N. S. Spencer and Sons to design the building. Prominent Kansas school architect Thomas W. Williamson of Topeka designed the gymnasium addition in 1939 as a Public Works Administration project. Changes to the building include replacement windows and exterior doors and the alteration of some interior spaces. The building continues to function as a public school. The building was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with local educational history and its architecture.

Jayhawk Hotel, Theater and Walk

Picture of property 117 SW 7th
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1982-03-11

Architect: Thomas Williamson
Category: specialty store; hotel; theater

Monroe Elementary School

Picture of property 1515 Monroe
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1991-11-06

National Historic Landmark, 11/6/1991

Architect: Williamson, Thomas W.
Category: school

Sumner and Monroe elementary schools are associated with the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and are significant in the areas of law, politics, government, and social history. In this case, student Linda Brown was refused entrance into Sumner Elementary after attempting to transfer from Monroe Elementary because she was an African American. Her father, Reverend Oliver Brown, was the principal plaintiff in the case when the suit was filed in 1951. The distance of the Monroe Elementary School from Linda Brown's home and the proximity of the Sumner Elementary School to her home was the central reason Reverend Brown agreed to be a plaintiff in the case. The US Supreme Court concluded that "separate education facilities are inherently unequal," denying legal basis for segregation in 21 states with segregated class rooms.

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