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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Sunnyside School

Picture of property 1121 Republic Road
Sarcoxie Township (Jefferson County)
Listed in National Register 2011-01-18

Architect: John Haskell; Louis Wood
Category: school; clubhouse; meeting hall
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Sunnyside School is located on a rural one-acre parcel in Sarcoxie Township in the southern part of Jefferson County. The wood-frame building features a rectangular form and a front-gable roof and has a rather elaborate front elevation with two entrances flanking a set of round-arch windows. Built in about 1879, the school is patterned after a design by early Kansas architects John Haskell and Louis M. H. Wood that was published in the Second Biennial Report of the Kansas Department of Public Instruction. At least one other extant school mimics this same design - the White Chapel School in Pottawatomie County. The building was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with local education and its architecture.

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