6 N Main - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks
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N 37° 50.468 W 094° 42.376
15S E 349866 N 4189560
Quick Description: This is a two story red brick building located at 6 North Main in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 8:35:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMG0X3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Ca. 1889, Italianate style. Inventory: 011-1830-00044 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick commercial building with a four-bay front and a flat roof and parapet. There is a side entrance to the second floor and an adjacent recessed entrance to the storefront with display windows to the north. Entrances and display windows have overhead transoms. The second floor entrance has a glazed wooden entrance door with an aluminum storm door. The Italianate-style facade is deteriorated, but relatively intact on the second floor. There are projecting sills and flat ornamental lintels. Windows are 111 double-hung sash. There is an elaborate pressed metal bracketed eave cornice.

The storefront has been altered with contemporary brick, display windows, and a metal entrance door. There is a shed-roofed awning with corrugated metal roofing and a fabric valence supported on posts.

History: This building housed grocers, a bookstore, and, from 1905 to 1938, a drugstore. D. H. Kurtz was the druggist from 1905 to 1930; in 1930 the drugstore became Shoemaker Drug Store #2. The Sheppard law firm occupied an office on the second floor from 1905 to ca. 1938 and the National Union of Railway Trackmen also had an office.

Integrity: The building retains sufficient architectural integrity to be listed as a contributing resource."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks

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

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
6 North Main Ft. Scott, Ks. 66701


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

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