Alexander Building - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks.
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N 37° 50.427 W 094° 42.364
15S E 349882 N 4189484
Quick Description: This is a two story red brick building located at 109 South Main in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/10/2012 9:30:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMFWZF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Alexander Building, 1887, Italianate style. Inventory: 011-1830-00012 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick commercial building with a flat roof and parapet. It has a cast iron and pressed metal front. There are four ornamental storefront posts with end posts, a storefront lintel, a molded sill, pilasters, recessed panels, and an elaborate slightly projecting eave cornice with rosettes, urn ornaments, end piers, and the construction date, "1887" centered in the eave. There is a recessed storefront entrance with a glazed wooden entrance door and a side entrance to the second floor with a glazed, paneled wooden entrance door. Storefront bulkheads and display windows have been altered and transoms filled with non-historic plywood. There are four 111 double-hung windows on the second floor.

History: The name, Alexander Building, and construction date, 1887, are embossed in the metal eave cornice. In the October, 1888 Sanborn map, the building was recorded as a two-story brick building. It housed a jewelry store and the Tribune steam printing plant on the first floor and the Y.M.C.A. on the second floor. The Tribune also was recorded in the November, 1893 Sanborn map. It was recorded as a crockery store in the April 1899 Sanborn map. Phillips & Searle, confectioners, and the G.A.R. Hall on the second floor were recorded in the 1909 city directory.

Integrity: The building retains sufficient architectural integrity to be listed as a contributing resource."

Please note the "Alexander Building" wording has been removed from the building.
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:
109 S. 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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