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Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor John Martin. The board wrote to Martin about reports, the lack and necessity of an architect, the expenditures for getting an architect, and allotted lands to the college from the government. The president of the college, George Fairchild, also wrote to Martin about his annual reports.


Architect and Superintendent, Office of

Architect and Superintendent, Office of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter dated March 5, 1883 is from Geo. Popes to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Popes discusses his resignation of Superintendent of construction in the state from the office of Architect and Superintendent. He continues with his final thoughts on a construction project for the Kansas State Capitol including an appropriation bill that would help with the project. Construction on the North and South wings of the Kansas State Capitol began in 1883. The main building construction began in 1886, and construction on the dome began in 1889.


Architect, State

Architect, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated July 28th, 1885 and March 19th, 1887, are from Haskell Wood and George Ropes, both the State Architect, regarding the architecture of the Kansas State Capitol to Kansas Governor John Martin. Wood discussed what to do to fix the damage caused by storms on the North and East wings of the Capitol building. Ropes succeeded Wood in the State Architect position. Ropes discussed the Board of the State House Commission and asked Martin for protection from and to appeal to them.


Architectural drawing

Architectural drawing
Creator: WAM Architectural Illustration
Date: 2001
Architectural rendering of Committee Rooms 515S to 519S at the Kansas State Capitol. Watercolor on paper. Commissioned by Treanor Architects as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project. WAM Architectural Illustration is a Kansas City, Missouri business owned and operated by William A. "Bill" McBride.


Architectural drawing

Architectural drawing
Creator: McBride, William A.
Date: 2001
Architectural rendering of interior offices at the Kansas State Capitol. Watercolor on paper. Commissioned by Treanor Architects as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project. WAM Architectural Illustration is a Kansas City, Missouri business owned and operated by William A. "Bill" McBride.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885
These letters, spanning 1885, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include declaring cities, elections, case against Iowa, revoking of commissioners, cases, arrests, bills, the State Architect, Kansas State Penitentiary, and the Notary Public.


Charities, State Board of

Charities, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Charities about various charitable institutions to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include establishing an Industrial Reformatory in Salina, coal storage for the Kansas charitable institutions, employed architects, reports, soldiers, expenditures, the Reform School, meetings, the Soldiers Orphan Home, the Insane Asylum, and concerns with the board. The Kansas State Industrial Reformatory (KSIR) came into existence in 1885 when Kansas Governor John Martin signed a bill that the State Legislature had passed, authorizing the purchase of land to be donated in order to build a reformatory. The site chosen for the new reformatory was Hutchinson.


Edward Townsend Mix

Edward Townsend Mix
Date: Between 1875 and 1879
A drawing of Edward Townsend Mix, the first architect hired to design the Kansas capitol. He was later replaced by E. T. Carr. This drawing was copied from The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, page 233.


Gilbert Stanley Underwood

Gilbert Stanley Underwood
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A portrait of Gilbert Stanley Underwood, an American architect best known for his National Park lodges. Born in 1890, Underwood received his B.A. from Yale in 1920 and a M.A. from Harvard in 1923. After opening an office in Los Angeles, he became associated with Daniel Hull of the National Park Service. This led to a commission with the Utah Parks Company of the Union Pacific Railroad which was developing the parks in hopes of producing destinations for travelers. Also, Underwood designed and built depots for the Union Pacific Railroad including the one in Topeka, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Architect

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Architect
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the State Architect. Correspondence mainly focuses on applications of employment with the Board. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, state architects

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, state architects
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the state architects which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


John Gideon Haskell

John Gideon Haskell
Creator: Waite, Steven H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1907
This cabinet card shows John Gideon Haskell, (1832-1907), Civil War veteran and architect for the state of Kansas. He migrated to Lawrence, Kansas, in the summer of 1857, to begin his architectural career but a severe drought and the start of the Civil War put his future plans on hold. In July of 1861, Haskell was mustered into service as assistant quartermaster general of Kansas and he was appointed as quartermaster for the Third Kansas and the Tenth Kansas Volunteers. He, also, served as assistant quartermaster on the staff of General James Blunt and later became chief quartermaster of the Army of the Frontier. After the war, Haskell resumed his profession with the appointment, in 1866, as the architect for the state of Kansas. During his tenure, he designed the east wing of the Kansas Capitol and was responsible for overseeing the entire construction of the capitol. In addition to his responsibilities at the statehouse, Haskell was the chief architect for the Chase County Courthouse, the Douglas County Courthouse and many of the buildings at the University of Kansas. In 1907, after a long and successful career, John Gideon Haskell passed away at the age of seventy-five after a sudden illness at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.


Kansas State Insane Asylum

Kansas State Insane Asylum
Creator: Haskell & Wood Architects
Date: 1880
A building and grounds map of the Kansas State Insane Asylum in Topeka, Kansas. Created by the Haskell & Wood, Architects firm of Topeka, the map is copied from the Radges 1880 Topeka City directory.


Loring Farnsworth

Loring Farnsworth
Creator: Farnsworth, Moses Franklin
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
A portrait of Loring Farnsworth, an architect and builder in Topeka, Kansas. He is responsible for buildings at Nos. 425-427 Kansas Avenue, which became known as Constitution Hall. The building housed the Constitutional Convention on September 19, 1855. Farnsworth held several political offices including Topeka mayor from 1858-1859 and register of deeds from 1860 through 1862. This portrait was copied from the Farnsworth Memorial, a record of Matthias Farnsworth and his descendants in America, page 389.


Men [and women] of Kansas

Men [and women] of Kansas
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: 1905
This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Original drawing for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Original drawing for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Mix, E. Townsend
Date: 1860s
Original drawing for the east wing of the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.


Original plans for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Original plans for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Mix, E. Townsend
Date: 1860s
Original plans for the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.


Penitentiary Directors

Penitentiary Directors
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from the board of directors of the Kansas State Penitentiary to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Many of the letters are discussing meetings for the board of directors. There are other letters that discuss penitentiary matters like coal shipments, building infrastructure, and the appointment of directors.


Thomas Wilson Williamson

Thomas Wilson Williamson
Date: 1928
This is a photograph of Thomas Wilson Williamson who was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on August 4, 1887, the son of Leaman Wilson Williamson and Rebecca Ella (McCulloch) Williamson. In 1902, Thomas' father moved the family to Topeka, Kansas when he became the minister at the Presbyterian Church. Thomas graduated from Topeka High School in 1907 and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Topeka in 1911 and worked a short time for the office of the state architect and then opened his own architectural firm. Thomas designed the Topeka High School building, Mulvane Art Museum, First Methodist Church, Jayhawk Hotel, Watkins Scholarship Hall at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and other schools, courthouses, and public building in Kansas. The photograph was copied from The History of Kansas, vol. V, 1928.


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