Hillside Cottage - 303 Circle Dr.

In 1887 architect Wills Proudfoot (1860-1928) selected this yet-undeveloped location to build his personal residence. He designed the Colonial Revival cottage with an English gambrel roof, an elliptical gable window, a 15-foot-tall colored glass window lighting the interior stairwell, and a circular entrance porch supported by Doric columns.

The basement and first floor walls are built of native limestone. A cartouche inscribed Hillside Cottage is located beneath the colored glass window on the north elevation.

Leased for two years as the clubhouse for the Wichita Country Club in 1901, the house was headquarters for the gentleman golfers who braved the buffalo grass of the present day College Hill Park.

Proudfoot’s business partner, George Bird, designed and built his own residence, The Aviary, nearby.