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John Gideon Haskell

Waite, Steven H.

This cabinet card shows John Gideon Haskell, (1832-1907), Civil War veteran and architect for the state of Kansas. He migrated to Lawrence, Kansas, in the summer of 1857, to begin his architectural career but a severe drought and the start of the Civil War put his future plans on hold. In July of 1861, Haskell was mustered into service as assistant quartermaster general of Kansas and he was appointed as quartermaster for the Third Kansas and the Tenth Kansas Volunteers. He, also, served as assistant quartermaster on the staff of General James Blunt and later became chief quartermaster of the Army of the Frontier. After the war, Haskell resumed his profession with the appointment, in 1866, as the architect for the state of Kansas. During his tenure, he designed the east wing of the Kansas Capitol and was responsible for overseeing the entire construction of the capitol. In addition to his responsibilities at the statehouse, Haskell was the chief architect for the Chase County Courthouse, the Douglas County Courthouse and many of the buildings at the University of Kansas. In 1907, after a long and successful career, John Gideon Haskell passed away at the age of seventy-five after a sudden illness at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Original drawing for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Mix, E. Townsend

Original drawing for the east wing of the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.

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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Architect

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to the State Architect. Correspondence mainly focuses on applications of employment with the Board. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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Gilbert Stanley Underwood

A portrait of Gilbert Stanley Underwood, an American architect best known for his National Park lodges. Born in 1890, Underwood received his B.A. from Yale in 1920 and a M.A. from Harvard in 1923. After opening an office in Los Angeles, he became associated with Daniel Hull of the National Park Service. This led to a commission with the Utah Parks Company of the Union Pacific Railroad which was developing the parks in hopes of producing destinations for travelers. Also, Underwood designed and built depots for the Union Pacific Railroad including the one in Topeka, Kansas.

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Kansas State Insane Asylum

Haskell & Wood Architects

A building and grounds map of the Kansas State Insane Asylum in Topeka, Kansas. Created by the Haskell & Wood, Architects firm of Topeka, the map is copied from the Radges 1880 Topeka City directory.

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Original plans for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Mix, E. Townsend

Original plans for the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.

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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, state architects

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to the state architects which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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