Mid-Century Modern Homes Being Preserve
AP News - Mon 03:44 AM 02/25/2013
Mid-century ranch-style homes are more than post-war housing. Two from the Wichita area have nabbed spots on the National Register of Historic Places as awareness grows of their architectural and historic significance.
The homes built in the 1950s and 1960s came in different styles and reflect different historical eras. They show Swiss, Asian and agricultural influences, and sometimes a mix of those in the same house.
Kathy Morgan is a senior planner in the city's Historic Preservation Office. She estimates that the city might have 20,000 homes built in the mid-century.
One of the two homes on the national register was designed by the well-known architect William Caton. The house looks like an English cottage, with lots of exposed red brick and darker wood.
Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle