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Anderson Hall

Picture of property Kansas State University Campus, Vattier Drive
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 1980-11-28

Architect: Erasmus Carr
Category: college



Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Picture of property 401 Yuma Street
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2012-05-30

Architect: unknown
Category: religious facility

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church building is significant for its role in the development of the African American community in Manhattan. Like the Second Baptist Church, the AME church was one of the key community organizations in Manhattan, serving not only the religious needs of its members, but also the greater community by hosting education, social and charitable activities. The original congregation was organized in 1879, the same year that a number of African American refugees arrived in Manhattan as part of the Great Exodus from former Southern slave states. As the congregation grew in size and prominence, they built a second frame church in 1916, and were able to build this brick building in 1927. The church is the oldest existing African American congregation in Manhattan, and in cooperation with Manhattan's other black churches, members of Bethel took leadership roles in civil rights activities in the community. Although membership dwindled to as low as five members in the late 20th century, the determination of those remaining members have kept the congregation and church in operation through today.



Bluemont Youth Cabin

Picture of property Goodnow Park
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2014-01-08

Architect: National Youth Administration (builder)
Category: outdoor recreation

The Bluemont Youth Cabin was built in Manhattan's Goodnow Park in 1938 with assistance from the National Youth Administration (NYA), a depression-era federal assistance program designed to aid the nation's youth though part-time work and valuable construction training. Over 100 local youth participated in the construction of the cabin through Riley County's NYA program. Designed by Manhattan city engineer Harold Harper, the cabin was constructed of limestone quarried from Bluemont Hill. It is an excellent representative of New Deal-era rustic park architecture characterized by its local building materials and wooded, terraced setting. Once complete, the facility provided meeting space for the Boy Scouts, members of the NYA, and the children of Manhattan. It was nominated as part of the "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of entertainment/ recreation, politics/government, and architecture.



Community House

Picture of property 120 N 4th St
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2006-11-21

Architect: Henry B. Winter
Category: institutional housing; music facility

Designed by local architect Henry B. Winter, the Community House is a three-story building built in the 20th century Commercial style. The lower sections of the building's four elevations are of limestone; a decorative concrete separation appears only on the north and west elevations. The rest of the elevations are constructed of red tapestry brick set in red and white mortar. Construction began in 1917 as a joint project between the Rotarians of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and the City of Manhattan in order to provide a suitable place for American soldiers to rest and be entertained. The grand opening was held in June 1918 and was attended by General Leonard Wood, who was the commander of Camp Funston at the time. The Community House was nominated for its role in providing housing and recreation for the military during both World Wars.



Downtown Manhattan Historic District

Picture of property Generally including the blks bet. Humboldt and Pierre Sts. From 3rd to 5th Sts.
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2007-10-02

Architect: James Holland, Frank Squires, Boller Brothers, etc
Category: domestic; government office; clinic; communications facility; theater; meeting hall; road-related; commerce

The Downtown Manhattan Historic District is just over six square blocks in area, encompassing historic commercial and civic buildings within the central business district. The buildings in downtown Manhattan interpret the history of the community's permanent commercial development, from the construction of the first business in the 1860s to the development and expansion of an enclosed regional shopping mall in the 1980s and 1990s. This collection of 66 buildings reflects a wide range of architectural styles from vernacular two-part commercial blocks to 1950s modern designs.



Elliott (Mattie M.) House

Picture of property 600 Houston
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 1995-06-02

Architect: Wolfenbarger, Floyd
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling



First Congregational Church

Picture of property 700 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2008-11-13

Architect: unknown
Category: religious facility

The First Congregational Church congregation formed in 1856 with ties to the American Home Missionary Society and the Manhattan Town Company. Originally built in 1859 as a simple, gable-roof rectangular block, the church has grown considerably since then with three additions dating to 1879, 1904, and 1989. The Gothic Revival-style church is constructed of limestone and includes pointed arch windows, stained glass, and typical Gothic Revival window tracery. The building is nominated for its associations with early settlement and its architecture.



Fitz, Leslie A., House

Picture of property 1014 Houston Street
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 2005-06-08

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Goodnow Memorial Home

Picture of property 2301 Claflin Road
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 1971-02-24

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Grimes House

Picture of property 203 Delaware Street
Manhattan (Riley County)
Listed in National Register 1997-05-09

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



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