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Kansas State Office Building, Topeka, Kansas

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Date: 1956

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.1 O. 1956 *1-7

Unit ID: 216495

Summary: These seven black and white photographs show the Kansas State Office Building in Topeka, Kansas. Construction on the twelve-story building, located at the corner of Tenth Street and Topeka Boulevard, began on October 26, 1954, when Governor Edward Arn broke ground for the future office site in a public ceremony. The steel frame structure with its 1,986 tinted glass windows was completed at a cost of 9 million dollars in March of 1957. For a number of years the building was known as the Kansas State Office Building until January 9, 1987, when Governor John Carlin renamed the facility to honor the memory of former Kansas Governor Robert B. Docking. In May of 2014 a bill passed in the legislature for the authorization to raze the building.

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Title (Main title): Kansas State Office Building, Topeka, Kansas


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