5 North Main - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks
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N 37° 50.531 W 094° 42.364
15S E 349885 N 4189676
Quick Description: This is a two story red brick building located at 5 North Main in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 5:30:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMG115
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Ca. 1884, Italianate style. Inventory: 011-1830-00043 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick commercial building with a flat roof and parapet. It has a three-bay front with an asymmetrical entrance flanked by display windows and a side entrance to the second floor to the north. On the second floor, there are smooth-cut stone windowsills and rough-cut stone lintels. There is an ornamental molded pressed metal eave cornice with an end block to the north. Windows have 111 double-hung sash. The storefront has been altered with non-historic display windows and metal entrance door. There is a shingled shed-roofed awning on square posts.

History: In the November, 1884 Sanborn map, this building was recorded as a two-story brick "99 cent" store. The building housed various retailers. In 1889 L. R. Kaylor, musical merchandise, occupied the storefront. By 1896, L, Wagner, dry goods, occupied the first floor with F. G. Lotterer, brick manufacturer and Lincoln W. Griffin, physician, had offices on the second floor. The American-Pacific Tea Company occupied the building in 1909. By 1918 Louderback's Tea, Coffee, and China Store was located at this address. In 1924 E. R. Kreyer, jeweler, had the storefront along with the Martin Piano Company, and later, the Ellis Music Company. By 1938 it was the Rex Billiard Parlor,

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:
5 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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