Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad General Office Building
Structure in General
An interim legislative committee took Fricke's report under advisement until the Kansas
Legislature convenes in January 2005.
The Governor, as he continued to be known, attended the 1985 building renaming in his
honor and celebrated his 100th birthday in September 1987, just three weeks before his
SAME SOURCE AS ABOVE: Key issues are maintenance problems normal to an old
building, no fire sprinkler system, does not meet ADA Act requirements and has a
leaky, inefficient hot water/radiator heating system.
AP/KC STAR, 6-29-04, P. B3: The Kansas Department of Administration says this
historic structure should be sold to private developers who can finance badly needed
renovations to the century-old structure.
After the opening of the new One Santa Fe Plaza in 1985, the old Santa Fe office building was sold to the state and renamed the Landon State Office Building.
The late Alfred M. (Alf) Landon served as Kansas Governor from 1934 to 1936 and was
the 1936 GOP nominee for the U. S. Presidency, taking only Maine and Vermont in a
landslide loss to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Landon's daughter, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, served in the U. S. Senate from Kansas
for three terms between January 1979 and January 1997.
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