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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Hamlin Block

Picture of property 304-306 S Main
Hutchinson (Reno County)
Listed in National Register Jul 2, 2008

Architect: Italianate
Category: domestic
Thematic Nomination: Commercial and Industrial Resources of Hutchinson

The Hamlin Block building's name reflects its original owner, Martimer Hamlin, a Connecticut-born carriage maker who likely chose the property for its vicinity to the two nearby rail lines as well as an area traditionally dominated by industrial activities. It was designed to accommodate changing uses over time and the occupants of the two first-floor commercial spaces changed often. The building is nominated for its association with the growth and development of Hutchinson, particularly its association with the 1880s building boom, and as an excellent example of Italianate commercial architecture.

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