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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Newbern-Gore House

Picture of property 400 South Roosevelt
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Sep 2, 2009

Architect: Scott Brothers Const. Co. (Charles and Walter)
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

Located in College Hill neighborhood, the Newbern-Gore House was built in 1927 and is a two-story American Foursquare with Craftsman and Prairie design elements. A typical Foursquare is two stories, two rooms wide and two rooms deep, with a low-pitched roof. The features and details borrow from the Prairie and Craftsman styles, such as wide, overhanging eaves, square or tapered porch supports, full-length front porches, and horizontal groupings of windows. This property includes an original detached garage and a modern non-contributing detached garage. The house is named for two owners: Reymond Newbern and Harry Gore. Newbern was secretary of Wichison Natural Gas Company and then became president of Northwestern Natural Gas in 1931. He sold the property on Roosevelt Street to Harry Gore in 1930. Gore moved to Wichita in 1925 and remained active in the oil business until his death in 1951.

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