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Baker, Cassius & Adelia, House

Picture of property 609 Elm Street
Wamego (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Jun 25, 2013

Architect: Undetermined
Area of Significance: domestic
Architectural Style(s): Bungalow/Craftsman

Built in 1910, this Craftsman-style house was first home to Cassius and Adelia Baker, who had moved to Wamego in 1869. He was a prominent member of the local business community and was a founding member and president of the Commercial Club, a predecessor of the Chamber of Commerce. He also was active in civic affairs, serving as mayor of the city, Township clerk, trustee, and treasurer. The couple had witnessed the development of Wamego from a small river town of a few hundred people to a thriving railroad center with nearly 2,000 residents. The Baker House is located one block west of the downtown and is an excellent example of a Craftsman-style residence. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of architecture.

Coffey Archeological Site

Picture of property Address Restricted
Tuttle Creek (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Apr 11, 1977

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: domestic

Genn Hospital

Picture of property 512 Spruce St
Wamego (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in State Register May 14, 2022

Architect: Walter Glover, A.W. Burkhardt
Area of Significance: hospital
Architectural Style(s): Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

The Genn Hospital was financed by a donation of $10,000 from prominent local citizen Josiah Thomas Genn, whose gift was matched by Wamego residents, the town’s first purpose-built hospital opened in January 1921. A stipulation of Genn’s bequest was that the hospital be owned and operated by the City, a provision readily accepted by the citizenry. The building was designed by Topeka architect W.E. Glover and built by local contractor Arthur Burkhardt. Genn Hospital served the Wamego community until 1969 when a new modern facility was opened.

German Evangelical Church

Picture of property NE corner 6th & State
Westmoreland (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Jan 5, 2018

Architect: Unknown
Area of Significance: religious facility
Architectural Style(s): Italianate; Vernacular

Westmoreland’s 1887 German Evangelical Church represents a common building type and construction method of ordinary people who settled in Pottawatomie County during the late 1800s. Primarily of German extraction, these settlers worked with whatever materials were readily available and did not require expensive transportation costs, professional services, specialized training, or tools difficult to obtain. Many German emigrants settled in Kansas in the second half of the 19th century and brought their customs and traditions with them. One of the ways to continue those in their new home was through their religion. In belonging to the Evangelical Association, they were able to hear sermons in their native language and congregate with fellow German emigrants, but as their children assimilated into the local community, there was no longer a need for a separate church and membership declined; the building was sold in 1914.

Heptig, Joseph, Barn

Picture of property 12115 Antons Road
Flush (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Oct 6, 2011

Architect: Heptig, Joseph, Builder
Area of Significance: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility
Architectural Style(s): Other
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

Joseph Heptig, a young German immigrant, built this vernacular limestone barn in 1883 on a 160-acre farmstead in Pottawatomie County. The barn was the first permanent structure erected on the property, which has been owned by the Heptig family for 136 years. The barn has a rectangular footprint and gable roof and is distinguished by arched openings on the north and south ends corresponding to a center aisle through the barn. Other distinguishing features include a date stone inscribed by the builder and shaped stone window lintels and stone sills. The interior configuration is arranged around a center aisle with horse stalls/pens, granaries and corncribs along the perimeter. A three-quarter-length haymow was open to the center aisle below to facilitate the unloading of hay from a wagon inside of the barn. Hand hewn timber posts and beams distinguish the interior. It was nominated for is local significance in the areas of architecture and agriculture.

McKimmons, John, Barn

Picture of property KS HWY 99, 1/4 mile S of Westmoreland
Westmoreland Vicinity (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Apr 12, 2010

Architect: McKimmons, John
Area of Significance: animal facility
Architectural Style(s): Other
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

John McKimmons built this barn in about 1865 overlooking Rock Creek near where the Oregon Trail forded the creek. He arrived in Pottawatomie County from Westmoreland, Pennsylvania in the mid-1850s and settled on this farmstead in 1858. McKimmons served as the postmaster for the area and named the post office after his Pennsylvania home. Later development of Highway 99 divided the original farmstead leaving the residence and associated outbuildings on the west side of the highway and the barn, silo, and pole shed on the east. The barn is the best extant resource reflective of the early settlement of the property. The two-and-a-half story bank barn is built into a gentle sloping hill and features a stone foundation and vertical wood siding. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas" multiple property listing.

Old Dutch Mill

Picture of property City Park
Wamego (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Jan 8, 1973

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: manufacturing facility
Architectural Style(s): Other

Pottawatomie County Courthouse

Picture of property 106 Main St.
Westmoreland (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Jan 5, 2018

Architect: Hulsey & Moses
Area of Significance: courthouse
Architectural Style(s): Italianate; Vernacular
Thematic Nomination: Historic County Courthouses of Kansas

Erected 1884, this courthouse is one of the few existing examples that date to this distinct period in the evolution of courthouse design in Kansas. In addition to its hipped roof, the use of locally quarried limestone enhances the building’s Italianate design. The property’s association with the evolution of Kansas county courthouses and their design, guides its period of significance, which begins with its construction in 1884 and continues to 1929 with the last historically-significant addition. This Courthouse is a modest example of a late nineteenth and early twentieth century courthouse plan in Kansas that was designed by a local citizen’s committee and constructed by Manhattan contractor Hulsey and Moses.

Pottawatomie County Fair Pavilion

Picture of property East Ninth Street
Onaga (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Jan 28, 2004

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: fair
Architectural Style(s): Other

Pottawatomie Indian Pay Station

Picture of property Mission Street
St. Marys (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Apr 13, 1972

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: government office
Architectural Style(s): Other

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