Chewning House (NRIS 100003443)
1510 Stratford Rd.,
Kansas. County/parish: Douglas.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 07, 2019.
- Chewning House (Lone Star, Kansas)
- The Chewning House in Lone Star, Kansas was built in 1936. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.It is located at 1510 Stratford Rd. in the West hills neighborhood in Lone Star, west of the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
It was designed by architect George M. Beal, who was chair of the Architecture program at the university.
According to the Kansas Historical Society,The house is one of the 1,000 houses built in the United States as part of the General Electric "New American Home" program, which involved General Electric and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The program was started to stimulate the economy and put people to work during the Great Depression and aimed to utilize local financiers, builders and suppliers. It is the only known GE “New American Home” in the immediate vicinity of Lawrence and one of the earliest examples of the Modern movement in residential architecture in Lawrence. It is being nominated under the Historic Resources of Lawrence Multiple Property Documentation Form. It predates the “Lawrence Modern, 1945-1975” MPS amendment, but fits into the context as being modern in design and is also associated with the Federal Housing Administration." (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100003443