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Property Name City Square Park Bandstand
Reference Number 13001036
State Kansas
County Allen
Town Humboldt
Street Address 100 S 9th Street (City Square Park)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/8/2014
Areas of Significance Entertainment/Recreation
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The City Square Park Bandstand in Humboldt is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its local significance in the area of Entertainment/Recreation. The public square originated with the platting of the town in 1857, and has functioned primarily as a community gathering space. Humboldt's community band formed in 1866 under the leadership of former military bandmaster Richard Redfield, and - performed in the park as early as 1867. The current bandstand was built in 1907 and sits at the center of the park.


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