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This is a photograph of the Gale block on the east side of Kansas Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets, in Topeka, Kansas. The Gale block was used by the Kansas Legislature in the 1860s. Many of the buildings shown in the photograph were built during the Kansas territorial period. The photograph was taken by W. P. Bliss, Photographic Car, sometime between 1863 and 1865.
Creator: Bliss, W. P.
Date: Between 1863 and 1865
Item Number: 90202
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.73 .Gal *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90202
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Commerce
Built Environment - Function - Commerce/Trade - Business
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Scenes and views - Business districts
Community Life - Town development
Date - 1861-1869
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Carte-de-visite
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Carte de visite