Wichita Neighborhoods Guide

Neighborhood Strolls Can Yield Architectural History Lessons

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An afternoon stroll in Wichita’s in-town neighborhoods like College Hill and Riverside can provide an architectural history lesson. In fact‚ College Hill on the northeast side of town is home to the only Kansas residence designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Located at 225 N. Roosevelt St.‚ the Allen-Lambe House is considered to be the last example of Wright’s Prairie House architectural style and one that Wright counted among his finest. Each year more than 2‚000 visitors tour the home‚ which was built for Henry J. Allen‚ a former Kansas governor‚ U.S. senator and newspaperman. Design concepts for the famous structure began in 1915‚ and the family occupied it by early 1918 – just in time for Allen to begin his term as governor in 1919. Visitors may tour the home‚ but reservations are required 10 days in advance.

 

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