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20th Century Club

Picture of property 536 N. Broadway
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in State Register 2006-05-13

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Category: civic meeting hall

This building was nominated for its architecture and its association with a women's social organization that was significant for its contribution to the promotion of the arts. Originally constructed as the residence of Judge Snakey in 1887, two additions have been made to the original two-and-one half story Queen Anne home. The first addition, done in the Commercial style, was completed in 1925. In 1931, George Siedhoff was hired as the contractor for an Art Deco addition designed by Lorenz Schmidt. Louise Caldwell Murdock founded the 20th Century Club as a part of the Chautauqua movement in January 1899. The 20th Century Club grew from 110 members at its inception to over 1,500 members in 1963. The club purchased the Judge Snakey home in 1923 to use as a permanent clubhouse. The 20th Century club continually worked to promote performing arts, literature, and science in Wichita.



Clyde School

Picture of property 620 Broadway St
Clyde (Cloud County)
Listed in National Register 2009-01-22

Architect: Schmidt, Lorentz (1884-1952)
Category: school

Built beginning in 1917-1918 and completed in 1923-1924, Clyde School originated from plans of Wichita-based architect Lorentz Schmidt, who was widely known for his designs of public schools. Schmidt was born and raised in Clyde and his design of this school came early in his career, which spanned 1915-1952. The need for a new school building in Clyde came about as a result of a fire in 1916 that destroyed the previous building. Cost constraints and economic uncertainties brought about by the country's entry into World War I led the town's school board to take a cautious approach to the building project. As a result, the building was erected in two phases. Current plans call for the building to be rehabilitated for use as low-income housing. The building is an example of the Town Graded School subtype designed in the Collegiate Gothic Revival style. It is nominated as part of the "Historic Public Schools of Kansas" Multiple Property Submission for its architectural significance.



Jackman, C.M., House

Picture of property 158 N Roosevelt
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register 2007-10-10

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Category: single dwelling

In the early 1920s, Charles M. Jackman hired well-known Wichita architect Lorentz Schmidt and contractor George Siedhoff to design and build his College Hill residence. Located east of downtown, the College Hill area was developing into a neighborhood that was home to prominent area businessmen and their families. The College Hill area featured homes of popular early twentieth century architectural styles, which by 1924 included Jackman’s Spanish Colonial Revival house. The house is nominated for its architecture.



McKinley Residential Historic District

Picture of property Roughly bounded by E 5th St, SE 3rd St, Allison St, and Walnut St
Newton (Harvey County)
Listed in National Register 2008-07-09

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Category: residential district

The McKinley Residential Historic District is comprised of 142 properties located in Newton. Of the 142 properties in the district, there are 138 single-family and multi-family dwellings, one church, one school, two buildings associated with a historic hospital complex, and one clinic. Because of the neighborhood's vicinity to downtown Newton, schools, and the district offices of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, it was a highly desirable location for the city's middle- and upper-middle-class residents from the time of Newton's founding in the early 1870s through the 1920s. The properties represent a wide range of architectural styles including Italianate, Folk Victorian, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Prairie, Bungalow, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Minimal Traditional. The district is nominated for its reflection of community growth and development and popular architectural trends.



Sunnyside Elementary School

Picture of property 3003 E. Kellogg
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register 2011-01-18

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Category: vacant/not in use; school

In 1912, Wichita boasted 20 public school buildings, but by 1916, there were not enough buildings to accommodate the city’s growing population. Among the neighborhoods in need of an elementary school was the Sunnyside Addition, which stretches from Kellogg on the north to Gilbert on the south, and from Hillside on the east to Dixon on the west. The school district hired local architect Lorentz Schmidt and the firm Vandenburg and Pauley to construct the building. Construction was completed in early 1917, and additions were added in 1920 and 1923. The growing neighborhood was impacted by the expansion of Kellogg Avenue in 1955, and as traffic increased, it was no longer possible for pedestrians to safely cross Kellogg. In 1977, the highway was expanded to six lanes and safety dictated that a pedestrian walkway be constructed to allow students and others to cross Kellogg near Sunnyside School. Despite strong opposition from the neighborhood, Sunnyside School closed in 1996. It was nominated as part of the “Historic Public Schools of Kansas” multiple property listing for its association with local education and its architecture.



Van Arsdale, W. O. , House

Picture of property 201 N Broadview
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register 2009-07-08

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt, H. W. Underhill, Contractor
Category: single dwelling

Designed by architect Lorentz Schmidt and completed in 1922, this Italian Renaissance Revival-style house was first home to prominent businessman William Van Arsdale. It is located in the College Hill neighborhood, which experienced a building boom during the 1920s and 1930s. Unique architectural features of this two-story brick residence include the open arcaded porches with stone columns and capitals with a Chinese dragon fish motif, two decorative brick chimneys, and a low-pitched roof with red Spanish tile. The house is nominated as part of the "Residential Resources of Wichita, 1870-1957" multiple property submission for its association with the development of the neighborhood and for its Italian Renaissance Revival-style architecture.



Woolf Brothers Clothing Company Building

Picture of property 135 East Douglas
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register 2013-05-01

Architect: Schmidt, Lorentz
Category: specialty store

The Woolf Brothers Clothing Company building opened in 1923 as the newest addition to the Woolf Brothers chain of stores, owned by Kansas City, Missouri businessman Herbert Woolf, who had taken over the family business after his father's death in 1915. The Woolf Brothers business began in 1866 when Samuel Woolf, a former Union Army soldier from New York, and his brother Alfred opened the Woolf Brothers' Shirt Depot in Leavenworth. The two men moved their business to Kansas City by 1879. By 1920, Herbert was looking to expand the business into other markets like Wichita, and within a decade branches were located in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The Wichita business was located in the heart of downtown in a three-story building designed by Wichita architect Lorentz Schmidt and built by George Siedhoff. It exemplifies the hallmarks of the Chicago School of Architecture, with its exterior grid, prominent tripartite fenestration configuration, and overall exterior composition with base, shaft, and highly ornamented cornice. The building was nominated for its local significance in the areas of commerce and architecture.



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