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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Eugene Ware Elementary School

Picture of property 900 E 3rd St
Fort Scott (Bourbon County)
Listed in National Register Jun 9, 2005

Architect: Glen Thomas and Ben Friedel
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The Eugene Ware Elementary School was constructed in 1934 and 1935 as part of the New Deal-era Public Works Administration. The Colonial Revival-style building was designed by architects Glen H. Thomas of Wichita and Ben W. Freidel of Fort Scott. Two thousand people gathered to witness the laying of the building's cornerstone on October 2, 1934, and the completed building was dedicated June 7, 1935. The building was still in use by the local public school district at the time of nomination. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its significance in the areas of education and architecture.

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