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U. S. Courthouse -- Wichita KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 37° 41.512 W 097° 20.228
14S E 646609 N 4172928
Quick Description: The Art Deco historic Federal Courthouse at 401 N Main St in downtown Wichita KS
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 12:12:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMH0T4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This historic courthouse was added to the US National Register in 1989 for two famous murals painted inside in 1936 as part of the WPA Post office murals program.

Richard Haines painted the mural "Kansas Farming," while L. Ward Lockwood was responsible for "Pioneer in Kansas."

For more on the WPA murals program see here: (visit link)
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For the Wichita KS post office murals in particular, see here: (visit link)
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This courthouse is one of three that house the federal courts in Wichita. The US Bankruptcy court is housed here, as are the US Magistrate courts.
Year Built: 1932

Current Use of Building: US Courthouse

Level of Courts: Federal

Architect: James Wetmore

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1932-present

Physical Address:
401 N Main St Wichita KS


Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Closed weekends and on all Fdederal holidays


Related Website: [Web Link]

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