7 North Main - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 37° 50.535 W 094° 42.364
15S E 349886 N 4189683
Quick Description: This is a two story red brick building located at 7 North Main in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 5:03:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMG110
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Ca. 1889, Italianate style. Inventory: 011-1830-00045 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick commercial building with a recessed central entrance and a flat roof and parapet. The storefront has been altered with non-historic display windows and a metal entrance door. The transom has been covered with wooden board and battens. The second floor facade is fairly well preserved. There are square smooth-cut stone end quoins, smooth-cut stone sills, and projecting semi-circular window hoods over the three windows with 111 double-hung sash. These have been covered from the inside. At the eave, there is a molded belt course, a sign panel with the "Empress" painted on the brick, and a projecting ornamental pressed metal eave cornice with end blocks. The storefront has a non-historic shingled shed-roofed awning on ornamental posts.

History: In the November, 1884 Sanborn map, this building was recorded as a two-story brick dry goods store. The 1889 city directory recorded M. J. Richardson's dry goods store at this location. The building housed Fort Scott Furniture in 1896. By 1911, however, the building housed the Picture Land Theater. At the time, there were four theaters in Fort Scott: the Rex, the Vaudette, the Theaterette, and Picture Land. In 1920 the name was changed to the Empress Theater which remained at this location until the 1950s.

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]

7 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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