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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Colby City Hall

Picture of property 585 N. Franklin Ave.
Colby (Thomas County)
Listed in National Register Dec 10, 2003

Architect: Suite and Blanchard
Category: city hall
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Constructed in 1936 as part of the Works Project Administration (WPA), the Colby City Hall is a one-story, native limestone building. Designed by Suite and Blanchard of Garden City, it features the Art Deco style with the front façade accented by a stepped down chevron that projects vertically above the roofline to create a parapet. A pointed arch window with carved keystone is also prominently situated on the main façade. It was nominated as part of the "New Deal Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with the WPA, for its association with community development, and for its architecture.

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