1437 N. Rochester
It was built in 1929 by local
architect Glen Thomas. Designed in the Art Deco
architectural style, the building was constructed with
buff colored brick trimmed in polychrome terra cotta. The
ornaments in the terra cotta employ the Thomas-coined
"Prairie American" motif and represent the
early history of Kansas.
Internationally known sculptor
Bruce Moore designed the ornaments and decorative panels
that adorn the exterior of the building. The panel
designs include scenes of pioneer and Indian life, eagles
and buffalo, all in various native color combinations.
Other decorations include
Indian sun designs on the pylons at the main entrance and
Indian rug patterns at the north tower entrance.