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Late 19th Century Vernacular Stone Houses in Manhattan, KS

Thematic Nomination and Multiple Property Documentation
National Register of Historic Places

Riley County

This document is also based on information resulting from two field surveys initiated by the City of Manhattan and extensive archival research. The abundance of historic stone houses in Manhattan revealed the need for the development of a history relating to this more specific property type. The document includes three associated historic contexts: (1) Nineteenth Century Development of Manhattan: 1855-1900; (2) The Evolution of Residential Architecture in Manhattan: 1855-1900; and (3) Late Nineteenth Century Vernacular Stone Houses in Manhattan: 1855-1900. Discussion of the city's development includes key information about early architects and builders in Manhattan and their use of limestone to erect residences. This study of stone houses reveals patterns in architectural style, common forms, and trends in changes and modifications to the buildings. A list of associated property types and registration requirements is included.


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