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Property Name Dodge City Municipal Building
Reference Number 13000217
State Kansas
County Ford
Town Dodge City
Street Address 501 West Spruce Street, Dodge City, Kansas
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 05/01/2013
Areas of Significance Politics/Government, Social History, Architecture
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The Dodge City Municipal Building is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its local significance in the areas of politics/government and social history and Criterion C for its Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture. Not only did this architecturally impressive building combine the various city offices and services (police, fire, water service, etc.) under one roof, but its development history is intertwined with efforts in the early-to-mid 20th century to save and promote Boot Hill. Included in this nomination are three historic commemorative markers that recognize the city's early history. The Dodge City Landmark Preservation Committee designated the property a local landmark in 1984.


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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria