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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Blaser, Frank E., House

Picture of property 136 N. Crestway Avenue
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jan 7, 2010

Architect: Blaser, Frank E., Builder
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

This Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is located in Wichita's College Hill neighborhood and was built by longtime Wichita contractor Frank E. Blaser in 1929. He lived in the house with his family until 1934. Although this area had been platted since 1884, most development took place between 1910 and 1930. The Blaser House exhibits elements that typify Spanish Revivalism - so much so that authors Virginia and Lee McAlester included a photograph of the home in their book A Field Guide to American Houses. Characteristics of the style found on the Blaser House include an asymmetrical and stuccofinished exterior, a multi-level side-gable roof topped with clay tiles, iron grillwork framing some windows, arched doorways, and metal casement windows. The house features an attached garage at the north end that opens to the rear of the property. The property was nominated as part of the "Residential Resources of Wichita, 1870-1957" multiple property listing for its architecture.

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