Allen House - Wichita, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 37° 41.387 W 097° 17.534
14S E 650572 N 4172768
Quick Description: This stunning design by Frank Lloyd Wright is located in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2021 6:52:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NAG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Allen House is named after the first owners: Henry J. Allen and his wife Elsie. Henry was the 21st Governor of Kansas, a U.S. Senator, and an editor and publisher of a newspaper. The house was commissioned in 1916 and completed in 1918. It is located at the southwest corner of N. Roosevelt and East 2nd St. North. Nice views of the house exterior are available street side on the north and east.

A plaque on the southeast corner of the house has the following text:

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior.

According to the Frank Lloyd Wright organization's description of the Allen House: "The last of Wright’s Prairie residences, it simultaneously recalls the early houses of the period and prefigures Wright’s Usonian style of the 1930s. Wright designed the house while working on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the square structure, with its enclosed lily pool and garden, has a notably Japanese aesthetic. The rich exterior is complimented by sumptuous interiors of art glass windows, bookcase doors, and masonry wall joints covered in gold leaf."

Tour information:

(visit link)
Year Completed: 1918

Commissioned By: Henry and Elsie Allen

Nearest City or Town: Wichita

Public/Private: Public

Tours Available?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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