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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ward-Meade Mansion

 
 
Ward-Meade Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Ward-Meade Mansion Marker
Inscription.

Anthony Ward constructed this home between 1870 and 1874. Two sides are built of handsome brick and two of native limestone. The house was remodeled between 1900 and 1905 after it was occupied by the Ward's daughter, Jennie Ward Meade and her family. Porches and Ionic columns were added at that time.

The property was acquired by Parks & Recreation, City of Topeka in 1963. Restoration of the home into a museum began in 1976 by the Junior League of Topeka. The restored Mansion consists of two parlors, dining room, stairway with original wall coverings, sewing nook, master bedroom and children's bedrooms. The Ward-Meade Home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.802′ N, 95° 40.96′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Click for map. Marker is in Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ward-Meade Home (here, next to this marker); David Puff (a few steps from this marker); Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker);
Ward-Meade Mansion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Ward-Meade Mansion
Everest Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Pappan's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ward-Meade House National Register Nomination. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ward-Meade Mansion Fountain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
3. Ward-Meade Mansion Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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