City: Arkansas City

Awards of Excellence:
Burford Theatre

The Burford Theatre was constructed in 1924 in downtown Arkansas City. The Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers, renowned for their innovative designs, and who traveled across the Midwest designing over 100 theatres in the first half of the 20th century, 30 of them in Kansas. In South Central Kansas only three Boller Brothers …

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This 1929 Art Deco style office building is the tallest building in downtown Arkansas City. The structure served as the commercial anchor downtown for much of the 20th century. It was a hub of activity with street-level cafes and shops and upper-level professional offices. It is listed in the National Register as a contributing resource …

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