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427 N Commercial - Emporia Downtown Historic District - Emporia, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 24.220 W 096° 10.822
14S E 746216 N 4254369
Quick Description: This two-story blond brick building is located at 427 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 7:36:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMMADR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
From the National Register application:
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"Bank Status: Contributing
Address: 427 N COMMERCIAL ST
Date of Construction: 1880 (Estimated); 1925 (Estimated); 1960 (Estimated)
Parcel ID: 1951502014001000
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade - Financial Institution
Current Function: Commerce/Trade - Professional
Architectural Classification: Modern/Modern Movement

Description:
This brick two-part commercial block occupies a corner lot and has two primary elevations - east and north. The building reflects a mid-twentieth century Modern Movement remodel whose character-defining elements include: buff brick facing; the stone parapet coping; a horizontal band of aluminum screen panels spanning both primary elevations covering the upper-story window openings; the applied metal band over the first story and spanning both elevations; polished stone panels cladding on the first-story walls; and the visor awning over the canted corner entrance. Missing sections of applied metal panels on the canted corner wall reveal original window openings on both stories.

History:
There was a two-story bank building here by 1884. The building continued to house a bank for much of its history. The building was updated in the early twentieth century with a new blond-brick facade, then again in ca. 1960. The current appearance reflects both the 1920s and ca. 1960.

Integrity:
The majority of the features on this building date from a ca. 1960 overall design change, within the district’s period of significance. Therefore, 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:
427 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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