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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Wilson, Fred D., House

Picture of property 205 N. Pershing
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jul 6, 2010

Architect: Neely, John C. Jr. (1894-1985)
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

Architect and builder John C. Neely, Jr. built this Prairie-style house in 1929 in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita. It was built for Fred D. Wilson, a banker and real estate developer in Sedgwick and Butler Counties. The two-story residence is situated on a corner lot and includes an attached two-car garage. The house features a modified foursquare plan with open porches on the front and rear elevations. The exterior is a buff-colored brick veneer and the planes of the intersecting hipped roof are covered with red Ludowici tiles. The residence retains its original casement windows and exhibits a high degree of architectural integrity. It was nominated as part of the "Residential Resources of Wichita, 1870-1957" multiple property listing for its association with the development of the College Hill neighborhood and for its architecture.

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