Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 1998


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 8, No.1, 1998. Copyright © 1998 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


Presenting the architecture of an entire state is a daunting task, given the profusion of potential pieces with something special to offer. This book admittedly does not contain all the structures most worthy of preservation or only the best designed. Instead it provides a representative sample of architectural styles and types across Kansas, giving equal coverage to cities and less populous areas. Structures were chosen for their architectural, historical, or cultural significance from those mentioned in previously published works, the Kansas State Register, and the Kansas section of the National Register, as well as from those suggested by the Kansas and Kansas City chapters of the American Institute of Architects and by architects, preservationists, and local historians.