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Alma Downtown Historic District

Picture of property Missouri Street, Second to Fifth
Alma (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 2009-11-06

Architect: unknown
Category: city hall; post office; meeting hall; commerce

Alma's central business district is located along Highway 99 on Missouri Street between Second and Fifth Streets, and is characterized by two-story stone and brick commercial buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The architectural character of the downtown was largely defined after 1887 when the Rock Island railroad built its main line along the southern edge of town and includes Italianate, Romanesque, and Commercial styles. Nearby stone quarries provided much of the building material for Alma's turn-of-the-century historic resources, and even today the town is known as "the city of native stone". The district is locally significant for its architecture and its reflection of the community's commercial building patterns associated with the economic growth when the town flourished as a rural railroad market center and county seat during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Beecher Bible and Rifle Church

Picture of property off K18
Wabaunsee (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 1971-02-24

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility



Brandt Hotel

Picture of property 400 Missouri Street
Alma (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 2008-07-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: vacant/not in use; hotel

Built in 1887 by Joseph and Cristena Brandt, the Brandt Hotel is a two-story native stone commercial building located on a prominent corner in downtown Alma. The building is nominated for its associations with the development of downtown Alma and its architectural significance. The building's Italianate-style features include an ornamental pressed metal cornice and smooth-cut stone blocks that accentuate the corner entrance to form quoins.



East Stone Arch Bridge - Lake Wabaunsee

Picture of property E. Flint Hills Drive .9 miles S of K-4 (Lake Wabaunsee)
Eskridge (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 2009-12-30

Architect: John Brink, WPA Engineer
Category: road-related

The idea for a recreational lake in Wabaunsee County was conceived in the 1920s and - with the help of Federal New Deal programs - finally became a reality in the late 1930s. Lake Wabaunsee's grand opening was held on August 26, 1939. A single paved roadway encircles the New Deal-era lake and includes two historic stone arch bridges. The construction of the three-arch stone bridge took place in 1937 and 1938 and was funded by the Works Progress Administration. The bridge is nominated to the National Register as part of the "Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas" and "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property listings. Today, lakefront houses dating from the middle and late 20th century dot the perimeter. New Deal-era camp buildings are no longer extant and modern development prevents listing the entire lake site in the National Register. The East Bridge remains an integral part of the historic road system encircling Lake Wabaunsee.



Eskridge City Park & Bandstand

Picture of property City Park
Eskridge (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 2017-01-06

Architect: Unknown
Category: music facility

The Eskridge City Park & Bandstand, built between June 1908 and March 1909, was nominated under Criterion A for its local significance in the area of Entertainment/Recreation. Standing in the approximate center of Eskridge City Park (established in 1903), the bandstand is the park's focal structure. The park and bandstand are associated with the most vigorous period of economic growth and community development in the history of Eskridge. Built primarily for use for the city band, the bandstand has a long history of use for other public and private social events, including Chautauquas, carnivals, city fairs, graduations, baccalaureates, and weddings. The period of significance begins with its construction in 1908 and extends to 1966, the 50-year convention to provide sufficient passage of time to evaluate eligibility.



Fix Farmstead

Picture of property 34554 Old K-10 Road
Alma (Volland vic.) (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 2015-04-14

Architect: Unknown
Category: agricultural district

The Fix Farmstead is situated in a picturesque rural setting on a terrace above the West Branch of Mill Creek, less than a mile northeast of the unincorporated hamlet of Volland. The property is accessed by a long lane that extends from the gravel road. The farmstead is comprised of an impressive Italianate-style house, a tenant house, barn and granary, storage cellar, storm cellar, and garage. The German-American Fix family migrated to Wabaunsee County in 1860. Upon his return from service during the Civil War, John R. Fix married Rebecca Larch and settled on this land in Washington Township. The majority of extant farmstead features post-date 1880, likely representing the height of prosperity on the farm. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of early settlement, agriculture, and architecture.



Kratzer Brothers Store

Picture of property 24098 Volland Road
Volland (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in State Register 2014-02-08

Architect: Unknown
Category: commerce

Brothers Bill and Otto Kratzer constructed this building in 1913 at a cost of $8,000 to house their general store, which served as the commercial center of Volland until it closed 1970. The development of Volland and the Kratzer Brothers store also reflects the railroad history of Wabaunsee County and the summer pasturing industry that developed in the area. Volland prospered in the early 20th century as a shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad for Texas cattle fattened on the prairie grass of Wabaunsee County pastures. Generally, the economy of Volland and its surrounding trade area was based on small-scale diversified farming and stock-raising. The area began to decline in the 1960s when the cattle-shipping industry bypassed Volland, and today only a few structures remain in the unincorporated village.



Paxico Historic District

Picture of property 101-103, 105, 107, 109 Newbury Street
Paxico (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 1998-10-30

Architect: Not listed
Category: commercial district



Pierce Ranch

Picture of property
Paxico (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in State Register 1982-04-03

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling; natural feature



Security State Bank

Picture of property Main and 2nd
Eskridge (Wabaunsee County)
Listed in National Register 1982-05-06

Architect: Eugene Hopkins, stonemason
Category: financial institution; post office



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