Shelter House/Chapel - Olathe Cemetery - Olathe, Ks.
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N 38° 53.641 W 094° 49.096
15S E 342312 N 4306586
Quick Description: This one story limestone building is located at the southern end of the Olathe Cemetery - 738 N Chestnut St, Olathe, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2017 6:54:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMVVVP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
091-3748. Shelter House/Chapel. 1937. Contributing building. New Deal-era Resource.
The Shelter House/Chapel was constructed with native limestone in 1937 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and renovated in 1984. The one-story, asymmetrical Mission-style chapel now houses the cemetery office. Oriented west, the building features an L-shaped footprint. The facade, located on the west elevation, has a parapet roof with a bell tower capped with brick trim. Two angel sculptures sit on each side of the bell tower. Two replacement doors are centered at this elevation. An opening with a replacement window also is located at the main elevation near the southwest corner of the chapel. An exterior chimney with bell tower cap is located at the gable wall of the south elevation, while a single opening with replacement door is located at the north elevation. Two original window openings are located at the east elevation; one appears resized while the other is obscured by vegetation. The roof is covered with asphalt shingles.

- National Register Application



Shelter House/Chapel The Cemetery Shelter House was originally built under the direction of Walt Huggins, Cemetery Superintendent. It was built of native limestone from a nearby quarry in 1937 as a WPA project during the Great Depression. Fifty years later in 1984, it was restored by the Lions Club.

- Olathe Cemetery Tour Website

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Olathe Cemetery

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
738 N. Chestnut Street Olathe, Ks USA 66061


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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