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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Hollinger, J. S., Farmstead

Picture of property 2250 2100 Ave.
Chapman (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2010-07-08

Architect: Unknown
Category: agricultural outbuilding; single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

The Joseph S. Hollinger Farmstead is located along a gravel road approximately five miles south of Chapman in Dickinson County. The property consists of a Second Empire-style farmhouse built in 1880, an L-shaped limestone horse barn built in 1882, the ruins of a late 19th century limestone cow barn and chicken house, and various non-contributing outbuildings. Although not without precedent, the Hollinger farmhouse is a rare example of high-style Second Empire architecture exhibited on a rural farmhouse in Kansas. Characterized by a Mansard roof, central tower, cupola, quoins, eave brackets, bay windows, and decorative one-story side porches, the Second Empire style was popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, specifically 1860-1880. Hollinger was a farmer and cattleman and served as president of the First National Bank in Abilene from 1895 to 1900. He served in the Kansas Legislature in 1877 and chaired the County Board of Commissioners for several years. The property was nominated as part of the "Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with local agricultural history and its architecture.

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