George and Virginia Trout House

615 Elm Street, Wamego, Kansas


George and Virginia Trout House

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The George and Virginia Trout House is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its local significance in the area of architecture . Completed in 1896, the residence clearly reflects the Queen Anne style in its irregular form, asymmetrical arrangement, multiple roof planes, three-story rounded tower with a conical roof, and wood materials. It includes a combination of lap siding and fish scale shingles. Its porches and gables lack the delicate spindlework of earlier Queen Anne houses, and instead include classical columns grouped in threes supporting the front porch. The interior still retains the ornate radiators, a still-functioning call-box system, a central vacuum, four ornate and unique fireplaces, a 1,000 gallon water tank on the third floor with fire hoses, and an impressive display of woodwork throughout the first and second floors.

Posted to the NRHP 1-8-2014

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2014: Added by Dave King