Jump to Navigation

National and State Registers of Historic Places

McLean, Elizabeth, Residence

Picture of property 2359 N McLean Boulevard
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Jun 19, 2009

Architect: Benedick, Glenn E.
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Residential Resources of Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS, 1870-1957

Built in 1956, the Elizabeth McLean Residence is situated on 1.3 acres in the Benjamin Hills Estates, which had been the 138 acres farm purchased by Benjamin F. McLean in 1908. In 1953, the city of Wichita incorporated part of the original McLean farmstead into the city limit. Benjamin's daughter-in-law Elizabeth served as executor of the 138 acres and elected to plat the area and sell the lots for development. Elizabeth commissioned architect Glenn E. Benedick to design her split-level Ranch house. She worked closely with Benedick to add her personal touches to the final design of the property including the choice of exterior and interior materials and the fleur-de-lis sunken garden. The home's exterior is faced with Etowah pink marble quarried from the Georgia Marble Company in Tate, Georgia. The property is nominated for its significance as an architect-designed 1950s split-level Ranch house.

New Search