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Link to Image Titled: Dymaxion House
Title/Object Name: Dymaxion House
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1949
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Exterior, front view of “Wichita House,” constructed near Wichita in Rose Hill, Kansas, in 1948. A 1948 Packard automobile is parked at right. The visionary design by R. Buckminster Fuller was based on his 1927 plan for a mass-produced house called the Dymaxion Dwelling Machine. Beech Aircraft Company constructed the house to demonstrate affordable, prefabricated housing that would take advantage of World War II surplus materials. The structure was made of aluminum and designed to withstand the elements, including a Kansas tornado. This model was one of only two prototypes ever produced. In 1991 the William Graham family donated it to the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.
Keywords: People, residences, transportation, architecture, houses, children, goats, automobiles, Butler County.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_R2dymax5


Link to Image Titled: The Dymaxion House
Title/Object Name: The Dymaxion House
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1949
Physical Details: 3.75 x 3 inches
Description: Exterior, rear view of “Wichita House,” constructed near Wichita in Rose Hill, Kansas, in 1948. Designed and named by R. Buckminster Fuller. He coined the term “Dymaxion” by combining two favorite words, “dynamic” and ”maximize” (see also wschm_R2dymax5).
Keywords: Residences, architecture, domestic scene, automobiles, Butler County.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_R2dymax4


Link to Image Titled: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Title/Object Name: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Description: Looking northwest at the Commodore Hotel, 222 East Elm Street (intersection of Broadway and Elm).
Keywords: Business and industry, residences, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, architecture, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D6-20.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Title/Object Name: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 9.75 x 7.5 inches
Description: Detail view of exterior of Commodore Hotel, 222 East Elm Street. Looking west on Elm toward Market Street.
Keywords: Business and industry, people, residences, lawn furniture, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D6-20.1.2


Link to Image Titled: Planeview and McConnell Air Force Base
Title/Object Name: Planeview and McConnell Air Force Base
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Planeview community (lower right) was built under federal guidelines in 1943 to provide housing for defense workers arriving to find employment in the aircraft companies. Hilltop Manor and Beechwood were similar developments. In 1951, adjacent land belonging to the Municipal Airport was converted into an Air Force Base. The "tent city" (above left) provided early, temporary housing for Air Force personnel.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, aviation, military, public services, residences, houses, World War II, National Housing Agency.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_A1-5.1.1


Link to Image Titled: East Wichita
Title/Object Name: East Wichita
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking southwest from current site of Towne East Square Mall (Kellogg Street at Rock Road). Main thoroughfare in image is Kellogg; its intersection with Woodlawn Boulevard at right center of image. Oil wells and derricks in foreground. Eastborough is located along right border of image; Eastridge addition and other housing developments are also shown.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, residences.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.1.aerialsmisc.4


Link to Image Titled: Joyland Amusement Park
Title/Object Name: Joyland Amusement Park
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date Original: 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking west toward Joyland Amusement Park, 2801 South Hillside Street, showing roller coaster and Ferris wheel. New home construction is evident in Pawnee Ranch subdivision on north; Gypsum creek meanders in south and east. Joyland opened in 1949.
Keywords: Wichita, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation, business and industry, aerials, residences, rivers, amusement parks, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, Joyland.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.2.joyland.1


Link to Image Titled: Northeast Wichita
Title/Object Name: Northeast Wichita
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking northeast toward single- and multi-family residences along curved streets in Shady Brook Addition. Intersection of East 21st and North Hillside streets near upper center of image. Old Mission Cemetery and Mausoleum is at upper center; University of Wichita's Veterans Field at top right.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, residences, Wichita State University, stadium.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.1.aerialsmisc.3


Link to Image Titled: St. Joseph Hospital
Title/Object Name: St. Joseph Hospital
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking east toward St. Joseph Hospital and Nurses Residence. Power plant under construction. Opened in 1944, buildings at 3400 East Grand, near intersection of Harry and Hillside streets, were designed by Wichita architectural firm Overend and Boucher. In background is trailer park and multi-family residential area.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, health care, residences.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.1.hospitals.1


Link to Image Titled: Forest Hills
Title/Object Name: Forest Hills
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Aerial view looking southeast toward Forest Hills subdivision bounded on the north by Central Avenue; east, Webb Road; south, Douglas Avenue; and west, West Parkway. Lots first offered for sale in 1937. Intersection of East Central Avenue and Linden Drive at lower center of image.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, residences.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.1.foresthills.1


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