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Justus Bissing, Jr. Historic District

Picture of property 502-504 W. 12th St.
Hays (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2004-01-28

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling

Kutina, John, House

Picture of property 240 Antonio Rd
Ellis vicinity (Ellis County)
Listed in State Register 1990-02-24

Architect: John Kutina (attr.)
Category: single dwelling

Memorial City Hall

Picture of property 911 Washington St.
Ellis (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2007-03-15

Architect: Not listed
Category: museum; meeting hall; recreational district

Merchants Bank of Ellis

Picture of property 822 Washington Street
Ellis (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2002-05-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: financial institution

The Merchants Bank of Ellis is a small one-story stone structure built in 1885. The Merchants Bank was sold in 1886 and became the Bank of Ellis, which operated until 1893. The First National Bank was in the building from 1906 to 1918; since that time the building has housed a variety of other businesses. It has an angled corner entrance as did many 19th century banks. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of commerce.

Mermis, J. A., House

Picture of property 1401 Ash Street
Hays (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2009-04-08

Architect: Bissing, Justus, Jr.
Category: professional; institutional housing; secondary structure; single dwelling; church-related residence

Built in 1907 by well-known Hays-area craftsman Justus Bissing, Jr., the Mermis House is located near downtown Hays and across the street from the recently register-listed St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Russian immigrant John Ruder and his family occupied the house for about 10 years before selling it to successful local banker J. A. Mermis. During the middle 20th century the structure served as a boarding house for nuns and later for nursing students at St. Anthony's hospital. The house is nominated as a good local example of the transitional Free Classic Queen Anne style, which was popular during the early 1900s.

Papes Barn

Picture of property 890 Ellis Ave
Ellis vicinity (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2015-10-05

Architect: Undetermined
Category: agricultural outbuilding

The Papes Barn, constructed in ca. 1910, is nominated for its local significance in the area of agriculture as it relates to Ellis County’s early agricultural history and the family farm economy of the early 1900s. The limestone barn also is nominated for its architectural significance as a vernacular gambrel-roof barn, which was specifically designed for hay storage essential to raising livestock. Czech immigrants Ignaz & Josephine Papes were part of a six-family settlement south of the town of Ellis in Smoky Hill Township. Their barn is one of two surviving resources associated with early Czech settlement in the township. It is nominated as part of the Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas multiple property nomination.

Philip Hardware Store

Picture of property 719 Main
Hays (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 1982-03-16

Architect: Not listed
Category: department store; specialty store

St. Catherine's Catholic Church

Picture of property
Catherine (Ellis County)
Listed in State Register 1979-06-30

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility

St. Fidelis Church

Picture of property 10th Street and Cathedral Avenue
Victoria (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 1971-05-14

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility

St. Joseph's Church and Parochial School

Picture of property 210 W 13th/217 W 13th
Hays (Ellis County)
Listed in National Register 2008-11-19

Architect: Marshall, Joseph
Category: religious facility; church school

The St. Joseph's Catholic Parish traces its roots to the mid-1870s when German Catholics arrived in Ellis County. The Romanesque Revival style St. Joseph's Catholic Church (ca. 1904) and Parochial School (ca. 1907) was designed by the Topeka architect Joseph Marshall, who earned a reputation for designing several religious, educational, and institutional buildings. He had also served as assistant state architect between 1897 and 1898. The 2 ½-story church features a gabled nave defined by a tiered tower that rises from the center of the front elevation and corner buttresses with massive spires. Round-arched openings, typical of the Romanesque Revival style, frame stained-glass windows with ornate tracery. The nominated property also includes the Romanesque Revival-style parochial school. The school and church are nominated to the National Register for their architectural significance.

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