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421 N Commercial - Emporia Downtown Historic District - Emporia, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 24.207 W 096° 10.823
14S E 746215 N 4254345
Quick Description: This two-story grey brick building is located at 421 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 5:54:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMMAD9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This building has undergone renovation since the National Register application was made - the concrete panels have been removed.

From the National Register application:
(visit link)

"Commercial Building Status: Contributing
Address: 421 N COMMERCIAL ST
Date of Construction: 1884 (Estimated); 1960 (Estimated)
Parcel ID: 195-15-0-20-14-016.00-0
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade - Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade - Professional
Architectural Classification: Modern/Modern Movement

This brick two-part commercial block features a Modern remodel. Pre-cast concrete panels clad the primary façade. Full-height, very narrow, vertical window openings occur in a group of three off-center to the north and singly at the south end. The first-story façade wall is recessed to form a full-width porch with the entrance sheltered at the north end.

There was a two-story hardware store at this location by 1884. It was still a hardware store in 1905. It was a music store by 1911. The current façade dates to the ca. 1960s.

This building is classified as a contributor because it received an overall design change, with permanent, high-quality materials that fall within the district’s period of significance."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Emporia Downtown Historic District

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

421 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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