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504 N Commercial - Emporia Downtown Historic District - Emporia, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 24.240 W 096° 10.802
14S E 746244 N 4254407
Quick Description: This two-story red brick building is located at 504 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 6:50:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9VD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 0

Long Description:
From the National Register application:
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"Commercial Building Status: Contributing
Address: 504 N COMMERCIAL ST
Date of Construction: 1880 (Estimated); 1915 (Estimated)
Parcel ID: 195-15-0-10-07-017.01-0
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade - Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Architectural Classification: Commercial Style

Description:
This brick two-part commercial block is two bays wide. Upper-story fenestration, comprised of two paired window openings, defines the bays. The first-story storefront includes a recessed central entrance, relatively high bulkheads supporting display windows, and a transom covered by metal siding. A visor awning spans the top of the storefront. 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 and over each window; the stone window sills; and the stone piers at each end of the storefront.

History:
There was a two-story building here by 1884 when the building housed a "gents furn'g" store. There was a clothing store here in 1888, with offices and a cigar factory on the second floor. In 1893 and 1899, 1905, and 1911, the building housed a billiards hall. In 1923, it was a bank. The current upper facade dates to ca. 1915.

Integrity:
Although the transom has been covered and storefront modified, the storefront remains open. The building is classified as a contributor."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Emporia Downtown Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
504 N Commercial Emporia, Ks. 66801


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

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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