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Hollenberg Pony Express Station

Picture of property 2889 23rd Road
Hanover (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 1966-10-15

National Historic Landmark, 11/5/1961

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related

This site is associated with both the Oregon-California Trail and the Pony Express. In 1858 Gerrat and Sophia Hollenberg moved their business establishment to the present site of Hollenberg Station in Washington County. He realized that there he could capture the growing trade from the St. Joseph branch of the Oregon-California Trail as well as from the older southern branch. Beginning with a one-room log cabin that soon evolved into a long, narrow five-room building, the Hollenbergs sold supplies, meals, and lodging to travelers. Over the years he added barns and sheds so that he could sell draft animals and repair wagons. Hollenberg's road ranch later became a stop on the Pony Express during its brief life in 1860 and 1861, providing food and shelter for both riders and horses. Hollenberg eventually lost hundreds of dollars when the Pony Express went bankrupt. Hollenberg Station is operated by the Kansas Historical Society.



Lowe Center School, District #115

Picture of property SW Corner, Indian Road & 27th Road
Morrowville (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 2014-04-07

Architect: Unknown
Category: education related

The Lowe Center School was built in 1884 in response to a growing rural population in Washington County in the early 1880s. School attendance records note between 20 and 35 students enrolled at the school into the early 20th century. The one-acre property is located north of Morrowville in Lowe Township and served rural residents of this area until it closed in 1963. The building is typical of one-room country schoolhouses built in the late 19th century. The wood-frame building rests on a limestone foundation, has clapboard siding, and features a gable roof with a bell tower. There are two outhouses behind the school. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of education and architecture.



Mahaska Rural High School #3

Picture of property S. School St.
Mahaska (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 2007-06-27

Architect: Not listed
Category: vacant/not in use; education related

The Mahaska Rural High School (c. 1926-1927) is a member of a quickly dwindling population of small town high school buildings constructed during the Progressive Movement that reformed both urban and rural school programs in the state between the 1910s and 1930s. The Mahaska community overwhelmingly committed to the investment in a pubic bond issue to fund the development of a high school building that could stand alone from its one other city school property. The J-shaped planned school is nominated for its architectural significance reflecting the planning principles of the Progressive Era of Kansas' public schools as defined in the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" multiple property submissions.



Nebraska-Kansas Public Land Survey Monument

Picture of property located on the Republic-Washington county line, at the Kansas-Nebraska state line
Mahaska (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 1987-06-19

Architect: Not listed
Category: monument/marker



Washington County Courthouse

Picture of property 214 C Street
Washington (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 2000-04-06

Architect: Overend and Boucher
Category: courthouse



Washington County Jail and Sheriff's Residence

Picture of property 23 Commercial Street
Washington (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 1996-07-19

Architect: James Holland
Category: correctional facility



Washington County Kingpost Bridge

Picture of property 5 miles SE of Barnes
Barnes (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 1990-01-04

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related



Wayland, John F., House

Picture of property 317 E 6th Street
Washington (Washington County)
Listed in National Register 2013-05-01

Architect: unknown
Category: single dwelling

The Wayland House is located in a residential neighborhood three blocks southeast of downtown Washington. The two-and-a-half-story wood-frame residence was built in the late 1880s for bridge builder John Faris Wayland, who had moved his family to Washington in the mid-1880s. By 1910, John's son William Claude Wayland was managing the Wayland Bridge Company, which remained in business until at least 1940. Although some anecdotal evidence suggests that John may have constructed the house, this has not been confirmed. Elements of the Queen Anne style are reflected in its complex roof with a high-pitched hipped element and lower cross gables and the wide variety of exterior wood features, which include narrow clapboards, board-and-batten siding, patterned wood shingles, eave brackets, tongue-and-groove eaves and porch ceiling, and decorative vergeboards. The Wayland House was nominated for its local significance in the area of architecture.



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