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Avenue Trading Post, Topeka, Kansas

Avenue Trading Post, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Avenue Trading Post, located at 21st and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows a stand alone building with signs advertising "Furniture, New and Used, Televsions and Stereos, and Appliances".


Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado
Date: 1887
This black and white drawing shows structures throughout Denver, Colorado, in 1887. There is a key at the bottom that gives numbers for specific structures such as the State Capitol, the county court house, churches, schools, hotels, office buildings, smelters, etc. However, the numbers can be difficult to locate.


Buildings in Wichita, Kansas

Buildings in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: C. A. Tanner & Company
Date: November 27, 1905
This is a postcard showing three buildings in Wichita, Kansas. The buildings are: Friend's University, St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Post Office.


Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas

Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Dollar Portrait Studio
Date: May 02, 1932-November 01, 1933
Here are photographs showing construction on the United State Post Office and Federal building located at 424 SW Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The contract for the new building was for $608,000, but additions and changes ran the total cost to $615,512.67. Topeka received this building through the persistent efforts of former Vice-President Charles Curtis and Senator Arthur Capper, who urged the necessary appropriation bills through Congress. They succeeded in getting the Federal Building, which resembles the National treasury building, for their hometown. It is finished in Bedford limestone and St. Genevieve golden vein marble. The building was dedicated on December 11, 1933 and was large enough to house all of the Federal offices. People involved in the construction were Frank L. Moore, construction engineer and James I. Barnes, contractor.


General store and post office, Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas

General store and post office, Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1910
One of these photographs shows the first general store at Guilford in Wilson County, Kansas, with a group of men, women and children standing on the porch and a horse and buggy parked in front. The other two photographs show men, women, and children, and horses and buggies, in front of the second general merchandise store building, which included the post office. Colonel Lugianbeal ran the store.


Girard, Kansas

Girard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
Here are several photographs of Girard, Kansas, the county seat of Crawford County. Photographs include images of schools, a post office, a hotel, the courthouse, and the business and residential districts.


Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas

Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kirk, Jno. W. , Kansas City, Mo
Date: August 13, 1911
This postcard shows the government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas. The postcard was sent to Clifford Fullen in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the United States Postal Service. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to postal law, Mother's Day telegrams and mail threats. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Interior of post office, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas

Interior of post office, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1910
This is a photograph of the interior of the post office at Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas, with a man and woman standing by the general delivery window and mailboxes.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This part of the collection contains photographs of buildings, including historic buildings, miscellaneous buildings, office buildings, unique buildings, and warehouses. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Kansas Pacific Railway depot, Victoria, Kansas

Kansas Pacific Railway depot, Victoria, Kansas
Date: 1880
This photograph shows the Kansas Pacific Railway depot at Victoria, Kansas. The structure was originally built by the railroad company as a hotel to accommodate the settlers until they could complete their own homes.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


People at a tent post office

People at a tent post office
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
A large crowd of people posed by a tent post office, presumed to be in Seward County, Kansas. Also visible is a sign advertising the State Capital newspaper.


Post Office, Iola, Kansas

Post Office, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
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Post Office, Lawrence, Kansas

Post Office, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This black and white photograph taken from a glass plate negative shows the mail room at the Lawrence Post Office in Lawrence, Kansas. The facility was located at the northwest corner of Seventh and New Hampshire Streets.


Post Office, Salina, Kansas

Post Office, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows a group of men standing in front of the post office in Salina, Kansas. Brick, King, & Company, a wholesale and retail outlet for paint and wallpaper, at 107 North Seventh Street is visible to the left of the post office. A sign advertising "Perfect Body Brace" is posted on top of the building to the right of the post office.


Post Office, Sharon Springs, Kansas

Post Office, Sharon Springs, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows a young boy and a gentleman standing in front of the post office in Sharon Springs, Kansas.


Post Office in Larned, Kansas

Post Office in Larned, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This is a photograph of the Post Office in Larned, Kansas. There are men and horse and buggies next to the building.


Post Office in Wichita, Kansas

Post Office in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: M-S News CO., Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1932 and 1935
This is a postcard showing the exterior of the post office located on Third Street between Main and Market Streets in Wichita, Kansas.


Post office, Rossville, Kansas

Post office, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1911
Mr. and Mrs. U.G. and Lillian Stewart are pictured inside the Rossville, Kansas, post office, where Mr. U.G. Stewart was postmaster from 1908-1911. The location of the post office at that time is unknown. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Post office, Willard, Kansas

Post office, Willard, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1955
The post office at Willard, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Post office building, Liberal, Kansas

Post office building, Liberal, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a postcard showing the post office building in Liberal, Kansas. The structure was built by A. L. Blake in 1908 at the southeast corner of Second and Lincoln. It is a two story brick building.


Post office in Alma, Kansas

Post office in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1906 and 1910
Two photographs of the Meyer building in Alma, Kansas. It was constructed for Otto Meyer in 1906. The left side of the building was occupied by Meyer's brother, Dr. A. A. Meyer, while the right side was leased to the U. S. Post Office. The building currently houses the Wabaunsee County Historical Society.


Post office in Council Grove, Kansas

Post office in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This photograph shows the interior of the Post Office in Council Grove, Kansas.


Post office in Geneva, Kansas

Post office in Geneva, Kansas
Date: Between 1889 and 1891
A photograph of the Geneva, Kansas post office. A man, possibly postmaster D.D. Spicer, can be seen reading in front of the building.


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