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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Ablah, Frank J. and Harvey J., House

Picture of property 102-104 N Pinecrest Ave
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Apr 21, 2009

Architect: Ablah, Frank J. and Harvey J., contractors
Category: multiple dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

Located in the Crown Heights neighborhood, the Frank J. and Harvey J. Ablah House was nominated for its unique architecture and its association with the Ablah brothers. The double-residence was designed and built by the brothers in 1939. It is one of less than ten residences identified as Art Moderne in Wichita. Frank and Harvey Ablah, along with their father, owned and operated Ablah Hotel Supply in Wichita. The brothers donated land they acquired through various business ventures to Wichita University. At an estimated value of $2.5 million, the land was the largest gift ever made to the university to that date. In response, the university named the Ablah Library after the family.

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