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Big Gyp Cave Pictograph Site (14CM305)

Picture of property Address Restricted
Buttermilk (Comanche County)
Listed in National Register 1982-07-09

Architect: Not applicable
Category: work of art
Thematic Nomination: Kansas Rock Art

This is one of 30 American Indian rock art sites located in the state of Kansas and the only pictograph site included in the nomination. The majority of the sites are located in four counties in the central part of the state. Smaller numbers are located in southeast and southwestern Kansas. These sites have examples of anthropomorphic figures and human-like forms, animals and animal-like forms, geometric designs, straight lines, and grooves. Several styles of anthropomorphic petroglyphs have been recognized. Previous analysis of a fraction of this rock art indicates it is the product of Indian tribes inhabiting Kansas during the protohistoric and historic periods of circa AD 1541 to AD 1870.

Chief Theater

Picture of property 122 East Main Street
Coldwater (Comanche County)
Listed in National Register 2005-02-09

Architect: Not listed
Category: recreational district
Thematic Nomination: Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas

Situated in downtown Coldwater, the Chief Theater is a two-story brick, two-part commercial building with a vernacular design made to accommodate its use as a movie theater. Constructed in 1928, architect Paul E. Gossett designed the building and Thomas H. Howard was the contractor. R. E. McGaully designed the interior's Native American theme. The theater was nominated as part of the "Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas Multiple Property Submission" for its architecture and its association with local recreation history. It was also nominated for its historical context as defined within the same multiple property submission under "Historical Development of Public Entertainment in Kansas 1854-1954."

Comanche County Courthouse

Picture of property 201 South New York Avenue
Coldwater (Comanche County)
Listed in National Register 2002-04-26

Architect: Routledge & Hertz
Category: courthouse
Thematic Nomination: Historic County Courthouses of Kansas

Constructed in 1927, the Comanche County Courthouse is a four-story, Classical Revival-style, buff-brick building. Designed by the Hutchinson architectural firm Routledge and Hertz, the building has dressed limestone lentils and windowsills and a projecting pavilion at the primary entrance reflecting its classical styling. It was nominated as part of the "Historic County Courthouses of Kansas Multiple Property Submission" for its architecture and its association with county government history.

Protection High School

Picture of property 210 S. Jefferson
Protection (Comanche County)
Listed in National Register 2005-11-15

Architect: Not listed
Category: school
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

The Protection High School and Grade School complex began in 1930 with construction of the high school. Designed by Hutchinson architects Routledge and Hertz, it is a two-story, red brick Collegiate Gothic-style building. In 1950, Wichita architects Hibbs and Robinson designed and constructed the one-story grade school. Rectangular in shape, the grade school exemplifies mid-twentieth century architecture with its simplistic form and mutli-pane steel windows. Both buildings are good representations of each firm's work and reflect the period in which they were built. The complex was nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas Multiple Property Submission" for its association with local education and for their architecture.

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