Saturday, October 22, 2022

Boller Brothers Theaters in Kansas

Arcada Theater Holton, Kansas Closed Brown Grand Theatre Concordia, Kansas Open [1] Burford Theatre Arkansas City, Kansas Renovating Booth Theater, 119 W. Myrtle St. Independence, Kansas (Boller Brothers), NRHP-listed Renovating / Open Chanute Cinema I & II Chanute, Kansas Open Crawford Theatre Wichita, Kansas Demolished Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Great Bend, KS (Boller and Lusk), NRHP-listed Crest Theater Wichita, Kansas Demolished Crown Uptown Theatre Wichita, Kansas Open [2] Crystal Plaza Theatre Ottawa, Kansas Open [3] Dream Theater, 629 N. Main St. Russell, KS (Boller, Robert O.), NRHP-listed Electric Theatre Kansas City, Kansas Demolished Fine Arts Shawnee, Kansas Renovating Fox Plaza Liberal, Kansas Closed Fox-Watson Theater Building, 155 S. Santa Fe Ave. Salina, KS (Boller Brothers), NRHP-listed Open Hutchinson's Historic FOX Theatre, 18 E. First Ave. Hutchinson, Kansas (Boller Brothers), NRHP-listed Open Emporia Granada Theatre, 809 Commercial Emporia, KS (Boller Brothers), NRHP-listed, Granada Theatre Emporia, Kansas Open Website: Emporia Granada Theatre Granada Theater, 1013-1019 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS (Boller Brothers), NRHP-listed Open Granada Theatre Lawrence, Kansas Open Jayhawk Theatre | The State Theatre of Kansas Topeka, Kansas official Jayhawk website Closed - to be restored [4] Jayhawk Theater Kansas City, Kansas Demolished Hollywood Theater (Leavenworth, Kansas), 401 Delaware St. Leavenworth, KS (Boller Bros. and Boller, Robert), NRHP-listed Majestic Theatre Phillipsburg, Kansas Open Nomar Theatre Wichita, Kansas Closed Norton Theatre Norton, Kansas Open Overland Theater, 7204 W. 80th St. Overland Park, Kansas (Boller, Robert), NRHP-listed Rio Theatre Overland Park, Kansas Open State Theatre Larned, Kansas Open Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts Salina, Kansas Open [5] Sunflower Theater Peabody, Kansas Closed Uptown Theatre Iola, Kansas Status Unknown Varsity Theater Lawrence, Kansas Closed Wareham Theatre Manhattan, Kansas Open

A bit on West Hills subdivision

Joe Pashman was a residential developer/contractor/home builder. He working with Bob Onek developed one of the first residential areas out sw, west of the SW Fairlawn 33rd – 37th area where the homes were spaced closely together with shared amenities and driveways etc. He returned to Topeka a couple of years ago – he did a couple of commercial deck additions one at PepperTree gated communnity. Selsam Hanni was a financial consultant and/or investment company - they may have had attorneys on staff too. Jim Hanni was owner of AAA) he may/may not be related to the Hanni.

Monday, October 17, 2022

A M Thomas

A. M. Thomas served as attorney for the Topeka branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the time of its founding in March 1913. He was also a member and lay leader of Saint Simon's Episcopal Church in Topeka.
His house at 1024 Eugene. This is a postcard, on the back it says "Our home in Topeka. Thomas"
And a picture of him, from KSHS.