Weideman House (The Villa) - 1805 S. Wichita

Built in 1887, the house represents a unique interpretation of the Italianate architectural style, and stands as one of the last remaining 19th century examples in Wichita. Originally built for S. H. Reynolds, a real estate developer, the two-story home was later occupied by L. J. Weideman, who added a stable in the back.

The house has an east wing with projecting bay, entrance porch and upper level balcony, stone sills and arched lintels, boxed eaves with decorative cornice and ornate cornice brackets.

The villa style is typified by the angular tower, balustrades, eave brackets and low pitched roof. It is believed to have been originally clapboard sided, the stucco was added to the house sometime after Weideman purchased the residence.