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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Kellogg Elementary School

Picture of property 1220 E. Kellogg Dr.
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register 2011-01-18

Architect: Overend & Boucher; Dondlinger & Sons (builder)
Category: vacant/not in use; school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Kellogg Elementary School is located in Hunter's Third Addition to the City of Wichita, a one-block addition stretching from Kellogg Avenue on the south, Hunter Avenue (now Lewis Street) on the north, Laura Street on the west, and Pattie Street on the east. The first Kellogg School, a Richardsonian Romanesque-style building was completed in 1890. It was not until the 1910s and 1920s that the neighborhood surrounding Kellogg School was fully developed with small bungalows and cottages surrounding the school. By 1935, overflowing classrooms necessitated temporary classroom buildings northeast of the main building. The school district hired local architects Overend and Boucher to design the new Kellogg School, and Dondlinger and Sons Construction Company was awarded the contract with a successful bid of $113,980. Construction of the Art Moderne school was completed just in time for the opening day of school on September 8, 1941. The school was closed in 1996. It 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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