Jesse Ingraham House

1724 Fairchild Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas


Jesse Ingraham House

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The Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas, is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the "Late Nineteenth Century Vernacular Stone Houses in Manhattan" multiple property nomination under Criterion A for its local significance in the area of community planning and development and Criterion C for its architecture. The house is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history. It is an important component in the development of Manhattan as the city grew northwest and the college grew southeast. What began as Ingraham's farm became a thriving 20th century neighborhood - primarily serving the college- within just a few decades. During this period of development, the house itself transitioned from a farmhouse to a city dwelling surrounded by single-family residences. Rather than embodying high artistic values or a limited set of construction methods and aesthetics, the Ingraham House provides the opportunity for examination of vernacular domestic architecture as it evolved over more than a hundred years. The house, an example of the gable-front-and-wing property type identified in the multiple property document, is significant for its representation of the evolution of residential architecture in Manhattan and in the region, being both a good example of well-built vernacular stone building built in phases and of new trends in construction during the 20th century.

Posted to the NRHP 1-8-2014

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  • August 13, 2014: Added by Dave King