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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Guldner House

Picture of property 1919 West Douglas
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jan 7, 2010

Architect: G. W. Ashby (1860-1933), B. Guldner builder
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

Benjamin Guldner built this transitional Free Classic Queen Anne residence for his family in 1910 using architectural drawings produced by G. W. Ashby of the Radford Architectural Company of Chicago. The Radford Company produced catalogues and trade publications in the early twentieth century, and was significant in the shift away from popular Victorian-era residential architectural styles, such as Eastlake and Queen Anne, to more simplified Free Classic, Craftsman, and Classical Revival styles. This house exhibits that transition with its Queen Anne form and classical details. A primary feature of the Guldner House is its one-story wrap-around porch supported by Ionic fluted square pillars. This property is the only documented Radford Company-designed residence in Kansas at this time. The property was nominated as part of the "Residential Resources of Wichita, 1870-1957" multiple property listing for its architecture.

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