|Year(s) Listed: • 2004|
|City/Town: • Central Kansas • Eastern Kansas • Northern Kansas • Southern Kansas • Western Kansas|
|Location Class: • Government|
|Built: N/A | Abandoned: N/A|
|Status: • Endangered|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
What first tells you that you have arrived in an old town more than Brick streets. In the early 20th century, there were many brick-making plants across Kansas and residents were happy to go from dirt to paved brick streets. This nomination was submitted by Von Rothenberger of Osborne where heavy equipment used to remove the brick street and replace it with concrete caused a wall of the Historic theater to collapse. Belleville now requires all repairs to their brick streets to be done with brick, not asphalt. Hopefully, this thematic nomination will raise awareness of this important part of the character of Kansas Towns.