Awards of Excellence:
Fairview Apartments

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Built: 1924 | Year Saved: N/A
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Built in an uncommon U-shape configuration, this 1924 low-rise apartment structure borders downtown Wichita’s north end industrial region.  A block west of North Broadway on 18th street, the Fairview apartments exude a much greater streetscape than its previous condition thanks in part to brick cleaning and spot re-pointing of deteriorated mortar.  The inherent geometry of the buff brick U-shape, in turn lends itself to a centralized entrance that upon entry, places you in the middle of a double loaded corridor.  As a subsequent result, the double loaded corridor lends itself to a very conventional floor plan.  So it is no surprise, the ease of which the property was able to maintain its major interior character defining components for its current function as a Multi-family residence.   Refurbishing of existing wood windows and replacement of missing wood windows further provided new-life to the exterior public facades.  Unique to the building’s updates are basement living units and a brand new front veranda replacing the former in its entirety.

Federal and state historic preservation tax credits were utilized to fund this rehabilitation.

The project team included Foutch Brothers LLC, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, Midwest Housing Equity Group, Horizon Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, National Funding Incorporated, Historic Preservation Partners and Rosin Preservation LLC.

KPA is proud to present a Preservation Stewardship Award of Excellence in the Rehabilitation of the Fairview Apartments in Wichita.

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