|Year(s) Listed: • 2000|
|City/Town: • Wichita|
|Location Class: • Commercial|
|Built: 1910 | Abandoned: N/A|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places (August 24, 1977) • Register of Historic Kansas Places • African American Heritage Site|
|Status: • Saved|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
Photo by Judy Handley
Listed on the National, State and Local Registers of Historic Places this is an important African-American site in Kansas history. It is the only remaining building in Wichita’s early African-American business district and was reportedly designed by local African-American architect Josiah Walker. Sadly, the building is currently vacant and in disrepair.
Update: The Sedgwick County Commission has voted to put $425,000 into the renovation of the Ark Valley Lodge.