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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Derby Public School - District 6

Picture of property 716 E. Market Street
Derby (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Oct 8, 2014

Architect: Voigt, Samuel Siegfried
Category: education related
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The Derby Public School building, built in 1923, served as the community's one public school building for much of the early 20th century. Wichita architect Samuel Siegfried (S.S.) Voigt designed the building, and it was constructed by the Wichita Construction Company. The two-story, red-brick building faces west and exhibits elements of the Commercial and Collegiate Gothic architectural styles. An addition was constructed in 1952 to accommodate a wave of new students whose parents worked for the growing air industry in nearby Wichita. The building functioned as a school until 1996. At the time of nomination, the building is owned by the Derby Historical Society and houses the Derby Historical Museum. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of education.

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