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Manhattan in Riley County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Yuma Street

The First Neighborhoods

— Dr. John Walters —

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
1. Yuma Street Marker
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One of Manhattan's early architects, Dr. John Walters, designed Douglass School in 1903. The school - designed for "colored" children is now the Douglass Center Annex.

Walters is best known for his buildings on the Kansas State University campus, including Fairchild Hall and Kedzie Hall. Dr. Walters was also instrumental in creating the architecture program at Kansas State Agricultural College, now K-State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 39° 10.515′ N, 96° 33.722′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Yuma Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan KS 66502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colorado Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manhattan's Union Pacific Depot - Revived (about 500 feet away); Change & Growth (about 600 feet away); The American Veteran (approx. 0.3

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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2015
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miles away); Riley County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amanda Arnold Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Damon Runyon (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .  About the Douglass Center. City of Manhattan Parks & Recreation website entry (Submitted on February 1, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Yuma Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
3. Yuma Street Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Mar. 29, 2023