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First National Bank Building

Picture of property 100 S. Main
Smith Center (Smith County)
Listed in National Register 2006-12-27

Architect: Not listed
Category: vacant/not in use

The First National Bank building is a two-story, red brick building with limestone, red sandstone, and red granite accents. A limestone turret capped by a pressed tin cornice and conical roof defines the corner entrance. Constructed in 1889, the Richardsonian Romanesque building was built to replace a wood frame building. It was nominated for its architecture.



Grimes House

Picture of property 214 Park Street
Smith Center (Smith County)
Listed in National Register 2001-03-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling

The Grimes House, constructed in 1949, is a one-story, side gabled, Lustron home designed in the two-bedroom Westchester Deluxe Plan. The exterior steel panels are desert tan with white trim. Built by the Smith Center company Attwood Implements for the Robert Grimes family, the Lustron was a prefabricated metal home that had interior features of built-in cabinets and bookshelves. It was nominated for its architecture and its significance as one of only a hundred Lustron houses extant in Kansas at the time of nomination.



Home on the Range Cabin

Picture of property 17 miles northwest of Smith Center
Smith Center (Smith County)
Listed in National Register 1973-03-26

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling

The "Home on the Range" Cabin is a one-story log cabin with a simple gable roof constructed in 1875 by Dr. Brewster Higley. In 1872, Dr. Higley wrote a poem that provided the lyrics for the song "Home on the Range" and in 1873, a friend, Dan Kelley, wrote music to fit the poem. Originally known as "My Western Home," it was first published in the Smith County Pioneer in 1873. It became the Kansas state song in 1947. Dr. Higley lived in a dugout when the song was written, but then constructed and lived in the log cabin until the 1880s. The cabin was nominated for its association with Dr. Higley and the writing of the Kansas state song.



Martyn Lustron House

Picture of property 216 Park Street
Smith Center (Smith County)
Listed in National Register 2001-03-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling

The Martyn House, constructed in 1949, is a one-story, side gabled, Lustron home designed in the two-bedroom Westchester Deluxe Plan. The exterior steel panels are Maize yellow with dove gray trim. Built by the Smith Center company Attwood Implements for the James Martyn family, the Lustron was a prefabricated metal home that had interior features of built-in cabinets and bookshelves. It was nominated for its architecture and its significance as one of only a hundred Lustron houses extant in Kansas at the time of nomination.



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