Mullen Court Apartments
1140-1150 N. Topeka

Constructed 1949

Nominated for the Kansas & National Registers of Historic Places 2006


(The following is quoted from the Kansas Preservation newsletter, Kansas State Historical Society, Nov.-Dec. 2006, Vol 28, No. 6, p. 27)

"Built in 1949, the Mullen Court Apartments are an example of a multifamily residence built in the Moderne Style. Both its location in one of Wichita’s older central residential neighborhoods and its architectural style reflect the construction of new apartment buildings during the period to accommodate Wichita’s rapidly growing population.

"J. B. Muller and J. C. Lamb built the building for local apartment developer/manager Mrs. Eva Mercer Gilham. The  buff brick walls, low horizontal form, glass block sidelights, and horizontal muntins convey the building’s Moderne styling. It retains integrity of location and setting, its character defining stylistic elements, and materials  from its period of significance."