Sumner Elementary School

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Built: 1936 | Abandoned: 1996
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (1987) African American Heritage Site
Status: AbandonedEndangered
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Constructed in 1936 this Art Moderne style building is the school Oliver Brown’s daughter was denied admission to in the historic Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 19554.

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