Historical Photos of Kansas Houses and Buildings in the Late 1940s

Kansas is a state in the Midwest of the United States. It is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most populous of the 50 states. It shares borders with Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Kansas’s capital is Topeka, and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas was named after the Kansas River, which was named after the Kansa Indians who lived near its banks. Thousands of years ago, the area was populated by numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Most tribes in the eastern part of the state lived in villages along rivers. West of the state were semi-nomadic tribes that hunted large herds of bison.

Here are some stunning photographs of houses and buildings around Lawrence, Kansas (and maybe also in the Topeka area) from 1947 to 1949.

#8 Brick Victorian, 600 Block of Louisiana St., Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#9 Church construction (probably this would be Central United Methodist Church), 15th and Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas, December 1947

#10 Empty Farmhouse on Clinton Road past Lone Star turn, Douglas County, Kansas, October 1947

#11 English Lutheran Church, 11th St. and New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#12 House with gingerbread porch, 700 Block of Vermont St., Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#14 Lawrence National Bank Building, 7th and Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#16 Pony Creek School, No. 37, somewhere in the Lawrence-Topeka, Kansas, November 1947

#17 School District 38, Southeast of Topeka, near Shawnee Lake, Kansas, November 1947

#18 School District 48 on Red Star Road from Topeka to Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#22 Victorian house on 6th St., between Ohio and Louisiana St., Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

#23 Victorian house. Road sign is for US 59 and K-10. Somewhere on 6th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, November 1947

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