(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