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United States Post Office & Court House

Picture of property 424 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2015-03-03

Architect: Wetmore, James
Category: post office

The United States Post Office and Court House in downtown Topeka is a Classical Revival-style building completed in 1933. It was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the area of architecture as a good example of the Classical Revival style applied to a multistory Federal building and in the area of law as the site of the 1951 district court case of Oliver Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. On August 3, 1951, in the building's court room, Judge Walker Huxman found that the Board of Education's segregation policies did not violate Plessy v. Ferguson as the plaintiff argued. The decision was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled on May 17, 1954 in favor of the plaintiff, thus making illegal racial segregation in the nation's public schools.



Wakarusa Hotel

Picture of property Main Street
Wakarusa (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1979-04-04

Architect: Not listed
Category: hotel



Wakarusa Presbyterian Church

Picture of property 10135 SW Jordan Road
Wakarusa (Shawnee County)
Listed in State Register 2013-11-16

Architect: Unknown
Category: religious facility

The Wakarusa Presbyterian Church is located in the unincorporated village of Wakarusa south of Topeka in southern Shawnee County. The town of less than a few hundred residents is situated along SW Jordan Road, a north-south thoroughfare that runs parallel to the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Railroad line. The small, wood-frame church is located at the south end of town within a grove of trees, just north of the Wakarusa River. It was built in 1878, several years after the town's founding, though within just a few years of the arrival of the ATSF railroad, which initiated a period of growth and development in and around the community. What remains of this small, unincorporated settlement was largely developed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, coinciding with the growth of the railroad. Like other small towns in Kansas after World War II, Wakarusa's school closed and residents moved away, but the church congregation thrived. In addition to serving as a house of worship, the building has served other functions as a community center and polling place for the last half-century. It was nominated for its local significance in the areas of exploration/settlement and social history.



Ward-Meade House

Picture of property 124 N Fillmore
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1975-11-12

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Washburn University Carnegie Library Building

Picture of property 1700 SW College Ave
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1987-06-25

Architect: Not listed
Category: library; college



Wea Creek Bowstring Arch Truss Bridge

Picture of property Grounds of the Kansas State Historical Society 6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2003-05-09

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related



Westminster Presbyterian Church

Picture of property 1275 Boswell Ave.
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 2004-05-19

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility



Willits House

Picture of property 1035 SW Fillmore
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1997-06-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Woman's Club Building

Picture of property 420 W 9th St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1982-02-19

Architect: Frank Squires
Category: organizational



Woodward, Chester B., House

Picture of property 1272 SW Fillmore St
Topeka (Shawnee County)
Listed in National Register 1992-06-25

Architect: Root and Siemens
Category: single dwelling



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