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docking building

Docking Building

Throughout the 1940s and early 50s state agencies were housed within the State Capitol building and other private buildings throughout the city. As time went on the idea of a single, modern state...

Capital Center Inn

Capital Center Inn

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Holiday Inn City Centre In 1969, an eight-story, 207 room hotel called the Holiday Inn City...

White Lakes Mall

White Lakes Mall

To Read More And See Exclusive Pictures of White Lakes Mall Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ White Lakes Mall Through the Years White Lakes Center received its...

Simons Church

St Simon’s Episcopal Church

Sunday School of St. Simon’s James H. Guy was the first African American to practice law under the Ohio Supreme Court when he was admitted in 1882. Coming to Topeka in the mid-1800s James...

Sumner Elementary School

Sumner Elementary School

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ 1880-1935 Sumner Schools History The first Sumner school was built around 1875 as a one...

McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Elementary School

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Lane School The history of the McKinley school and property dates back to 1879, before it...

menninger clinic

The Menninger Clinic

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Security Benefit Association Before there was Menningers there was Security Benefit...

Van Buren School

Van Buren School

Before even being built Van Buren School was already experiencing trouble. Board members argued about the street on which the school would be built and as well as funds to start construction. Some...

Topeka State Hospital

Topeka State Hospital

It was determined that Topeka needed a mental institution around the 1870s, the state legislature would put up $25,000 under the condition that they wouldn’t have to buy the plot of land for it...

East Topeka Junior High

East Topeka Junior High

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Construction East Topeka Junior High is a modern movement/art deco school built in 1935-36...

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