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Alfred M. Landon State Office Building

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Identification

Alfred M. Landon State Office Building
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad General Office Building
123581

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
chicago school

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • 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 death.
  • 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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Location

900-920 SW Jackson Street
111-123 SW 9th Street
900 SW Jackson Street
66612
Topeka
Kansas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

140.00 ft
140.00 ft
130.00 ft
10
1910

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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