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Kansas’ 8 Wonders of Architecture sought

March 5, 2008


The Kansas Sampler Foundation is out to find the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture.

Nominations should be made by March 31 and can be e-mailed to or sent to the foundation at 978 Arapaho Road, Inman, KS 67546.

The Inman-based nonprofit group aims to educate the public about Kansas on eight elements of rural culture: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people.

The 8 Wonders for each of the elements will be determined in four-month cycles.

By mid-April, the selection committee will have decided on 24 finalists for architecture and public voting will begin at The top 8 will be announced in June.

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Paul R Getto 10 years, 1 month ago

The arch club; they are everywhere, shining in the sun and at night, drawing us in for our fix of the four food groups -- salt, grease, nasty bread and a slice of tomato from another world.

Kookamooka 10 years, 1 month ago

Of course the Chase County Courthouse and the Cathedral on the Plains in Victoria, KS. Kansas just isn't fraught with good architecture.

ralphralph 10 years, 1 month ago

I nominate the Butler Building. It has replaced beautiful, old barns, all across Kansas, with that sort of corrugated metal shed thing where you park the tractor, and you may even live in part of it. The Butler Building - a thing of (no) beauty, and a bane forever.

Crossfire 10 years, 1 month ago

Any or all of the 37 unseen Monuments To The Paranoia Of The Cold War. Those Funky ICBM Silo's and LSD Labs.

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