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Kansas Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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parking garage
Wichita, KS
This parking garage appears to be from the 1960s. The sign was probably built at the same time. Does anyone know more about this building? [map]

former truck center
Wichita, KS
This truck center may have been a Mack Truck dealership at one time. The building appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. I believe it is now vacant. [map]

skywalk
Wichita, KS
This skywalk connects the Innes Parking Garage, Sutton Place Building and the State Office Building. It was built in 1966. For more, see this website. [map]

Wichita Central Library
Wichita, KS
The Wichita Central Library opened in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

former AMF West Lanes (King Louie Lanes)
Overland Park, KS
The former AMF West Lanes was built as the King Louie Lanes. More specifically, it was known as King Louie West. I believe King Louie East on Troost in Kansas City was built earlier. King Louie West was built in two phases. The original, bowling alley building is from 1948. In the mid-1960s, an addition was built for a billiards room, locker room, and an ice skating rink. The folded plate roof, tower, and rocky facade were added at that time. The AMF West Lanes closed in 2009 and the building was still vacant when these photos were taken in 2010. In 2011, it was announced that the Johnson County Museum of History had purchased the building and would be relocating there. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

There's not much left of interest at the King Louie East building which now houses Luzier Cosmetics. However, these mushroom canopies are still at the back of the building.

Kansas Judicial Center
Topeka, KS
The Kansas Judicial Center was built from 1975-1978. It was designed by Wayne Drummond when he was at the firm of Keene & Bradley. The building is faced with Kansas cottonwood limestone. For more, see this website. [map]