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Anderson County Courthouse

Picture of property 100 E 4th St
Garnett (Anderson County)
Listed in National Register Apr 26, 1972

Architect: George P. Washburn
Area of Significance: courthouse
Architectural Style(s): Romanesque

Designed by Kansas architect, George P. Washburn, the Romanesque-style Anderson County Courthouse was built in 1901. The rectangular, three-story structure is constructed of brick with a foundation of rough-hewn limestone. The rectangular plan is broken at the four corners by semicircular towers and a slightly projected entrance on the main facade. Limestone accents windows, trim, and entrance features. The courthouse was nominated for its local government history as well as its architectural significance.

Kirk, Sennett and Bertha, House

Picture of property 145 W 4th Ave
Garnett (Anderson County)
Listed in National Register Nov 2, 2005

Architect: George P. Washburn
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Colonial Revival; Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

The Sennett and Bertha Kirk House built in 1913, is an example of Colonial Revival architecture. George P. Washburn designed the wood-frame, weatherboard clad residence that includes a front gabled Palladian roof dormer and side-gables with pedimented gable ends. The house is significant as a late example of the design work of Washburn.

Shelley-Tipton House

Picture of property 812 W 4th
Garnett (Anderson County)
Listed in National Register May 6, 1982

Architect: unknown
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Italianate

Built in 1871, the Shelley Tipton house is an Italianate two-story, wood frame structure. A central cupola stands on the low-hipped roof and a single story porch runs the length of the front facade. The exterior consists of wooden lap siding. Elaborate jigsaw work, scrolled brackets, and lentil moldings also ornament the building, which are definitive of Italianate style. Farmer and cattle breeder Samuel S. Tipton purchased the house in 1887. Tipton is notable for his introduction of Shorthorn purebred cattle to Kansas in 1857. (See also: Tipton, Samuel S., House National Register nomination.) It was nominated for its architectural significance as an example of Italianate residential architecture.

Spencer's Crossing Bridge

Picture of property .7 miles northwest of Greeley
Greeley (Anderson County)
Listed in National Register Jan 4, 1990

Architect: Wrought Iron Bridge Builders
Area of Significance: road-related
Architectural Style(s): Bridge
Thematic Nomination: Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas

Spencers Crossing Bridge, erected in 1885 by Wrought Iron Bridge Builders, is representative of the patented Pratt truss design of 1844. The bridge consists of three pin-connected trusses spanning 230 feet with a 16-feet wide, wooden deck situated 25 feet above Pottawatomie Creek. The east and west spans known as Pratt Pony Trusses are 41 feet and 60 feet respectively; the central span, known as a Pratt Through truss, is 129 feet. Listed as part of the Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas (1861-1939) multiple property submission, the bridge is significant for its design and the impact it made on transportation.

Tipton, Samuel S., House

Picture of property 26752 NW California Rd
Westphalia (Anderson County)
Listed in National Register Jan 23, 1975

Architect: unknown
Area of Significance: department store; post office; road-related
Architectural Style(s): Other

Located in the rural setting of northwest Anderson County, the Samuel S. Tipton House was built on one of the highest elevations in the county. The c.1860 vernacular sandstone structure is composed of three stories with a centered front gabled roof and wide overhanging eaves. Limestone for the construction was quarried from the hillside. The house became known as the Mineral Point Mansion serving as the area post office and general store. It is nominated for its association with the growth of cattle trade and farming in northwestern Anderson County from the 1850s to the 1870s. (See also Shelley-Tipton House NR nomination.)

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