Norcatur City Hall – Norcatur KS

Description

The Works Progress Administration built the Norcatur City Hall in Norcatur KS.

According to the Kansas Historical Society, “In 1935, Norcatur residents voted 213 to three in favor of matching a federal grant of $26,000 to erect a new city hall. Despite construction delays and the frequent turnover of project managers, the Norcatur City Hall was completed in August 1937 under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal-era work relief program. Civic buildings erected as part of this program typically featured expressions of Classical or Moderne architecture. The Norcatur City Hall reflects a vernacular interpretation of the Streamlined Moderne style with its stucco and concrete exterior, multi-light steel casement windows, pipe railings, flat roof, and modest horizontal tile accents.”

Source notes

Kansas Historical Society, accessed January 2022. 

Project originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on January 9, 2022.

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Location Info


107 N Decatur Avenue
Norcatur, KS

Coordinates: 39.837323, -100.190162

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