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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Bown-Corby School

Picture of property 412 N 2nd Street
Marion (Marion County)
Listed in National Register 2015-04-14

Architect: Voigt, Samuel S.
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

Built in 1929, the Bown-Corby School is an excellent example of Late Gothic Revival architecture. The building has red brick walls with ashlar limestone detailing, projecting bays, buttresses, and quoined stone surrounds, all typical of the architectural style. It retains the original wood and steel windows, which is unusual for a public school building of this age. The building was designed by Wichita-based architect Samuel S. Voigt and served as the town's grade school for 62 years, closing in 1992. It was named in honor of Anna Bown and Jenny Corby, two long-time teachers in the Marion school district. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property nomination in the areas of education and architecture.

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