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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Lane County Community High School

Picture of property 200 S. Wichita Ave.
Dighton (Lane County)
Listed in National Register Sep 6, 2005

Architect: Not listed
Category: school; education related
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Constructed in 1936 through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (PWA), the Lane County Community High School is a two-story, blond brick building with a stone capped flat roof. Designed by Wichita architect Glen H. Thomas, the school exemplifies the Art Deco style. Also nominated is the 1938 athletic stadium constructed by the Works Project Administration (WPA). It includes a football field, quarter-mile track, and bleachers. Key features of the stadium include a short stone wall and limestone bleacher steps. The complex was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its architecture and for its association with local education.

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