Fairmount Cottage -1717 Fairmount

Fairmount Cottage is another Proudfoot and Bird home built in Wichita's construction heyday of the late 1880's. The 2 1/2 story cottage was built in 1888 for A. S. Parks, president of the Kansas Sash and Door Company.

A combination of native limestone, shingle siding, stained glass, Palladian windows, turret and closely spaced spindle shaped columns characterize this Queen Anne style cottage with Richardsonian Romanesque influences. A full width veranda extends across the front (east) facade that projects to the north to form a portecochere.