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506 N Commercial - Emporia Downtown Historic District - Emporia, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 24.245 W 096° 10.801
14S E 746245 N 4254416
Quick Description: This two-story red brick building is located at 506 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 6:39:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9VB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
From the National Register application:
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"Commercial Building Status: Contributing
Address: 506 N COMMERCIAL ST
Date of Construction: 1880 (Estimated); 1915 (Estimated)
Parcel ID: 195-15-0-10-07-016.00-0
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade - Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade - Professional
Architectural Classification: Commercial Style

This brick two-part commercial block is two bays wide. Upper-story fenestration, comprised of two paired window openings, defines the bays. A storefront occupies the street-level facade and includes a flush entrance, a high bulkhead supporting display windows, and a wood-framed storefront transom. The street-level entrance to the second floor is at the north end. Historic character-defining features present include: the brown brick facing on the upper façade wall; the stone parapet coping blocks; the soldier brick courses on the upper façade wall and over each window; the stone windowsills; and the stone pier at the south end of the storefront.

There was a two-story building on this parcel by 1884. This building was historically associated with that to the north. The building housed a drug store in 1884, 1888, 1893, 1899, 1905, and 1911. The current upper façade and storefront date to the ca. 1910s when the historically associated adjacent building was converted to a bank. It was a restaurant in 1946.

Although the upper-façade windows have been modified, this building retains a high degree of integrity with its original storefront and transom. It is classified as a contributor."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Emporia Downtown Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

506 N Commercial Emporia, Ks. 66801

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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