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National and State Registers of Historic Places

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
Category: single dwelling
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.

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