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519 N Commercial - Emporia Downtown Historic District - Emporia, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 24.274 W 096° 10.823
14S E 746211 N 4254469
Quick Description: This two-story red brick building is located at 519 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 8:52:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMMAE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the National Register application:
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"Commercial Building Status: Contributing
Address: 519 N COMMERCIAL ST
Date of Construction: 1880 (Estimated); 1910 (Estimated)
Parcel ID: 195-15-0-20-01-012.00-0
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade - Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade - Professional
Architectural Classification: Italianate

This brick two-part commercial block is four bays wide. Upper-story fenestration defines the bays, where each opening contains a non-historic single fixed-sash window. The storefront opening contains non-historic brick infill around non-historic display windows and a center-bay recessed entrance. Standing seam metal fills the storefront transom opening. Applied metal awnings surmount each storefront display window. Historic character-defining features present include the white terra cotta parapet coping and projecting cornice, and the stone window lintels and sills of the upper-story windows.

There was a two-story building here by 1884, when there was a billiards hall on this parcel. Although the proportions of the upper façade reflect a ca. 1880 construction date, the terra cotta and brick appear to date to ca. 1910.

This building is classified as a contributor because although there are modifications to both the storefront and upper façade, it retains its overall historic proportions."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Emporia Downtown Historic District

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

519 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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