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20th Century Club

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

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: civic meeting hall
Architectural Style(s): Queen Anne

This building was nominated for its architecture and its association with a social organization for women that was significant for its contribution to the promotion of the arts. Originally constructed as the residence of Judge Sankey 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 Sankey 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 Jan 22, 2009

Architect: Schmidt, Lorentz (1884-1952)
Area of Significance: school
Architectural Style(s): Collegiate Gothic
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

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 Oct 10, 2007

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

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.

Kansas Wesleyan University - Pioneer Hall

Picture of property 100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina (Saline County)
Listed in National Register Jan 4, 2023

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: education related
Architectural Style(s): Collegiate Gothic

Pioneer Hall is a four-story Collegiate Gothic building on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus. It is important for its role in educating the surrounding community and for its interesting architectural design. The period of its importance dates between 1922-1930m the years it was constructed. Wichita architect Lorentz Schmidt and Co. designed the building.

McCormick-Armstrong Press Building

Picture of property 1501 East Douglas Ave.
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Oct 2, 2020

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt & Co.
Area of Significance: communications facility
Architectural Style(s): Mission/Spanish Revival; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

The McCormick-Armstrong Press Company Building is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Industry for its association with Wichita-based McCormick-Armstrong Press Company (McACO). McACO was one of the largest printing and binding companies in the city from its founding in 1912 until 2019 when EP Graphics acquired it. The company consistently competed with the largest printers in the city and state; by 1960, their net sales equaled $6.24 million, the highest in the company’s history, and they were one of four printers in the state employing over one hundred people. Beginning in 1923, McACO operated from the building at 1501 East Douglas Avenue. The ground floor housed offices, warehouse space, composing room, with the printing plant occupying most of the floor; the second floor housed the art and photostatting departments. As the company grew, the building expanded to be able to house new equipment and employees that broadened McACO’s offerings. The first addition occurred in 1946 followed by one in 1952. McACO also purchased additional buildings around the city out of which to operate. When acquired in 2019, McACO was operating out of four buildings and retained the building on East Douglas Avenue as its administrative headquarters and main production center. Due to the importance of the McCormick-Armstrong Press Company, the building’s period of significance begins in 1923 with its opening and extends to 1970, the fifty-year closing date for periods of significance where activities begun historically continue to have importance but no more specific date can be determined.

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 Jul 9, 2008

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: residential district
Architectural Style(s): Bungalow/Craftsman; Italianate; Queen Anne; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

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.

St. James Episcopal Church

Picture of property 3750 E Douglas Ave
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Feb 3, 2020

Architect: Schmidt, Lorentz
Area of Significance: religious facility
Architectural Style(s): Gothic Revival; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kansas is a prominent example of 1920s ecclesiastical architecture. The church is located in the residential College Hill neighborhood at the northeast corner of East Douglas Avenue and North Yale Avenue. The congregation, which was established during a meeting held on June 4, 1920, broke ground in July 1925 and dedicated their church building on Memorial Day, May 30, 1926. They hired noted Wichita architect Lorentz Schmidt to design their English-style Gothic Revival structure, consisting of a tower and two wings that faced west toward the city center.

Sunnyside Elementary School

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

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt
Area of Significance: vacant/not in use; school
Architectural Style(s): Commercial Style
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of Kansas

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 Jul 8, 2009

Architect: Lorentz Schmidt, H. W. Underhill, Contractor
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Italian Renaissance; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

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 May 1, 2013

Architect: Schmidt, Lorentz
Area of Significance: specialty store
Architectural Style(s): Chicago

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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