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Link to Image Titled: Wichita Fire Department Central Station
Title/Object Name: Wichita Fire Department Central Station
Creator: Pottenger
Date Original: Circa 1911
Physical Details: 4.5 x 3 inches
Description: Looking south at Central Fire Station, 109 East William. Located to the east of Wichita’s City Hall, the Romanesque Revival architectural styling blended with that of the City Building.
Keywords: Government, public services, street scenes, transportation, horse-drawn fire wagon, firefighters, firemen.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_N1-6.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Police
Title/Object Name: Wichita Police
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1912
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Wichita Police Officers praised by Former President Theodore Roosevelt. Photo taken on the steps of the Post Office, located on the northwest corner of Market and William.
Keywords: People, government, public services, uniforms.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1839


Link to Image Titled: Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument
Title/Object Name: Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1913
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: This monument was dedicated to the Union soldiers and sailors who fought and died in the Civil War. It was designed by Ernest Monroe Viquesney of Marietta, Georgia and dedicated June 14, 1913. It is on the south side of the old Sedgwick County Courthouse lawn facing Central.(Northeast corner of Main and Central.) This monument is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Keywords: Government, automobile, military.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1259


Link to Image Titled: Sedgwick County Courthouse
Title/Object Name: Sedgwick County Courthouse
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1914
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Sedgwick County Courthouse on the northeast corner of Central and Main. On the far right is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
Keywords: Government.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1975


Link to Image Titled: Officer Rogers in front of Stock Yards State Bank
Title/Object Name: Officer Rogers in front of Stock Yards State Bank
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1914
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Officer Rogers in front of Stock Yards State Bank, 1859 North Lawrence (Broadway).
Keywords: Business and industry, government, people, police.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1463


Link to Image Titled: Wichita City Library
Title/Object Name: Wichita City Library
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1915
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Wichita City Library, located at 220 South Main. This photo was taken soon after it opened. The library was built with a $75,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. The city jail tower is located in the background.
Keywords: Libraries and museums, government.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1402


Link to Image Titled: Ackerman Island
Title/Object Name: Ackerman Island
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1933
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: Birdseye view looking northwest from the Broadview Hotel (101 North Waco). Site of the Ackerman Island removal project, which was funded by federal funds during the Great Depression. The island was removed and displaced as lines of workmen hauled soil from the island in wheelbarrows and dumped it as fill on the west bank of the river. The Civil Works Administration, one of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, paid the men about $12.00 a week for 30 hours of work [Wichita Eagle, 11/21/1933]. Ackerman Island had been the site of Wonderland Amusement Park and a baseball stadium. The bridges at center served the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The tall smokestack in the background was at the Kansas Gas and Electric Company plant. The Arkansas River winds northwesterly through the view.
Keywords: Government, public services, rivers, transportation, landscape, skyline, West Wichita, Delano neighborhood, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_S2-2.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Police Department
Title/Object Name: Wichita Police Department
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1934
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: Looking south at Central Police Station, 109 East William Street. This building was the object of emergency relief funds and labor during the New Deal era of the Great Depression. In 1933 Wichita received funds to convert the structure, which had been the Central Fire Station, into a “modern police station.” The building was remodeled and received a new Art Deco architectural style (compare to item wschm­_­N1-6.1.1 in this database). The Wichita City Hall, known as the City Building, is at right.
Keywords: Government, public services, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, policemen, architecture.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_N2-1.8.1


Link to Image Titled: President Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor
Title/Object Name: President Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1936
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor, soon after arriving at Union Station. In background is the Jett & Wood Mercantile Company.
Keywords: Government, people, public events, hats, clothing.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl60


Link to Image Titled: Eagle Building
Title/Object Name: Eagle Building
Creator: Paul Bulla
Date Original: 1939
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: View of Eagle Building at Market and William Streets; Police Station and old City Hall in background.
Keywords: Wichita, street scenes, business and industry, government, public services, Eagle building, City Hall, police station.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Homer T. Harden Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_HTH307


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