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These two photographs show Margaret Jane "Madge" Overstreet MacLennan, 1863-1955, the wife of newspaper editor and publisher Frank P. MacLennan. In 1928 the couple built a three-story French chateau home, designed by Wight and Wight, on 244 acres of land northwest of Topeka, Kansas. The mansion, referred to as "Cedar Crest" because of its location on the crest of a hill overlooking a valley of cedar trees, was briefly occupied by Mr. MacLennan before his death in 1933. In 1955 "Madge" bequeathed Cedar Crest and the surrounding land to the state of Kansas to be used as the executive residence for the governor of Kansas. The residence was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Date: Between 1921 and 1951

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Item Number: 310350
Call Number: B MacLennan, Madge *1-2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 310350

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