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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Victor Court Apartments

Picture of property 140 N Hydraulic Avenue
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jun 27, 2014

Architect: Mourning, Oliver J.
Category: domestic
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

The Victor Court Apartments, built in 1935, are located approximately one mile east of the downtown Wichita along North Hydraulic Avenue. The property originally included 12 apartments in three buildings - a two-story central building and two one-story buildings extended at an angle from either corner. The buildings reflect the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture, which was popular throughout the United States in the early and mid-20th century. Wichita oilman John Ellsworth Thorp developed the property in 1935, hiring Oliver J. Mourning to design and erect the buildings, which are constructed of Dunbrick, an unpainted brick masonry coated with a highly water-resistant finish. The property was nominated as part of the "Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of community planning and development and architecture.

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