Awards of Excellence:
Eisenhower Ridge

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Location Class:
Built: 1885 | Year Saved: 2006
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Contributor: Preservation Alliance of Leavenworth

The buildings that comprise the Eisenhower Ridge project were originally built as part of a planned community for disabled soldiers from the Civil War. The campus in Leavenworth was started in 1885 and by 1890 there were 40 buildings. In 1930 the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was incorporated into the newly created Veterans Administration and this property was designated a VA medical center. In 1995 a new domiciliary building was built and the aging campus buildings were vacated. A landmark agreement was reached between the Veterans Administration and Pioneer Group of Topeka for an Enhanced Use Lease that allowed Pioneer Group to renovate the buildings. The first phase the project rehabbed 16 of the 38 buildings into 45 apartments.

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