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100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows the buildings on the north side of the 100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The Knox building (later renamed the Columbian building), located at 112-114 Southwest Sixth Avenue, is visible in the center of the photograph. The architecture is Richardsonian Romanesque/Romanesque Revival and it was designed by Seymour Davis for Wm. Knox's bank, which failed in the 1890s. Offices of prominent businessmen, attorneys, political organizations including the Anti-Saloon League were housed in the building. The Columbian building is on National Register of Historic Places.


700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Farmers National Bank, Kline, R.H. Fairchild Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, Chase E. Cole, Permanent Waving, De Luxe Shine Parlor and Shoe Shop, Cozy Loan Office, Curry's Smoke House, Evans Shoe Repair Shop, and Wm. Connors Furniture Company.


Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas

Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Post Card Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This colored postcard shows a group of men sitting behind their respective desks in the manager's office of Alexander's Insurance Agency in Salina, Kansas.


Arthur Capper displaying his banners and pennants

Arthur Capper displaying his banners and pennants
Date: November 11, 1930
An informal portrait of Kansas Senator Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, displaying his Capper Clubs banners and county booster pennants in his office in Topeka, Kansas. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1888
Employees standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway office building in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway office building in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1925 and 1929
Here are two photographs of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway office building in Topeka, Kansas. The photographs were taken from the south side of the Kansas capitol. Visible in one of the photographs is the capitol, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway office building, and the Memorial Building.


A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1950
A photograph showing the Capper Building, located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. This building housed Capper Publications and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Boeger, Paul
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing the Capper Building located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. This building housed Capper Publications, which published newspapers and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: North American Post Card Co.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A postcard of the Capper building, which was located at 8th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas. The Capper building housed Capper Publications, owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing the interior of the Capper Building, located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. The building housed Capper Publications, which published newspapers and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard, Frank G.
Date: 1908
A photograph showing the Capper Building, which housed the Capper Publications. This building was located at 8th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas.


Capper Buliding, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Buliding, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing nine automobiles lined up in front of the Capper Building at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. Information on the photograph indicates the autos were used to haul Big C "See" party from Wichita to Topeka.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard, Frank G.
Date: Between 1913 and 1914
A photograph showing the Capper Publications' advertising department posed in front of The Topeka Capital building in Topeka, Kansas. Arthur Capper, publisher, is seated in the second row, fifth from the left.


Capper building, Topeka, KS

Capper building, Topeka, KS
Creator: Dougherty's, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This sepia colored postcard shows the Capper building located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The building of Bedford stone, terra cotta and reinforced concrete, housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and most notably "Topeka Daily Capital".


Capper building, Topeka, KS

Capper building, Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This colored postcard shows Capper Publications and its founder Arthur Capper. Located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas, the building was made of Bedford stone, terra cotta and reinforced concrete. It housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and the "Topeka Daily Capital."


Capper building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This colored postcard shows the Capper building located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The building, made of Bedford stone, terra cotta, and reinforced concrete, housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and the "Topeka Daily Capital".


Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas

Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas
Date: 1905-1907
These photographs show views of the Cheney Drug Company store in Cheney, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the Cheney Drug Company located in the Collins and Joslyn Building. Four men are visible standing in front of the store, and a sign below the windows advertises drugs and soda water. The offices above the drug store are identified as those of Dr. Artman, M. D., and the telephone office. The business to the left of the drug store is identified as Robert King Jewelry Store. Four men are visible near the front of the store on the right side of the picture, and a girl and a dog are visible in front of the store to the left of Cheney Drug Company. A horse-drawn buggy and a wagon are visible in the street. The second photograph shows an interior view of the Cheney Drug Company store. A man and woman are visible standing in the store. Many display cases are visible along both sides of the store, and shelves line the left, back, and right walls. The shelves on the left appear to be filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies. A partially visible sign across the top of the back shelves reads, "To cure a cold in one day." The hanging sign near the middle of the picture reads, "Wise men smoke Ben-Hur cigars," and advertises the five cent price. A wall clock is visible on the left side of the back wall.


City Hall building, Chamber of Commerce building, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

City Hall building, Chamber of Commerce building, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
A photograph showing the City Hall building and the Chamber of Commerce building located in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was donated by Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas

Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows businesses along Commercial Street between East and West Avenues in Lyons, Kansas. Towards the right side of the picture are Swensson Drugs and, just a little farther to the right, Rexall Drugs. Other businesses visible include (from left to right) Chandler National Bank, Anderson Lunch, Groceries and Meats: A Home Grown Store, a lawyer's office, Jones Bakery, a furniture store, a men's wear store, and J. C. Penney Company. Three automobiles are visible parked along the street.


Crane and Company Office Supply, Topeka, Kansas

Crane and Company Office Supply, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 10, 1980
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Thacher Building, located at 110 E. 8th Street, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Crane and Company Office Supply is located in the building. Photo was taken by Orin King.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas
Date: April 1989
This is an interior view of the DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


Drug Store and businesses on Main Street, Russell, Kansas

Drug Store and businesses on Main Street, Russell, Kansas
Date: 1885
This photograph shows a view of the businesses along Main Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Russell, Kansas. At the left side of the picture a drug store is visible. Other businesses visible include Butler Brothers Jewelers, a bakery with a sign for ice cream, Ahsing Laundry, W. E. Banks Hardware, Land Office of K. W. Robbins, a law office, a bank, and the Spot Cash Store grocery. Most of the buildings on this block later burned in 1889, except for the ones on the far left end of the block. A few boys are visible standing in front of the businesses, and a few horses are visible in the street. Several wooden crates and a wooden barrel are visible in front of the Spot Cash Store, and a large clock hanging from a pole is visible in front of the Butler Brothers Jewelers store. (The W. E. Banks building and the First National Bank building were rebuilt after the fire, and in 2006 they were nominated for the National Register of Historic Places as virtually unaltered examples of Victorian-era commercial buildings.)


Former law office, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Former law office, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
The former law office of Albert J. Beveridge, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


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