The Santa Fe Hospital in Topeka, Kansas was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 recognizing the building’s significant role in healthcare for the State of Kansas and specifically, Santa Fe railroad employees. Located near downtown Topeka when it was … Continue reading "Santa Fe Hospital (Part 4)"
The Avalon Apartments listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2019
One of the reasons I like genealogy is I really enjoy delving into someone’s records to determine just what story lies beneath. This was certainly true when I was researching a small apartment … Continue reading "The Avalon: Finding the Story that Lies Beneath the Surface"
Over the last few weeks, I have been researching a small hospital in Kansas and it reminded me of an earlier project where I learned a lot about railroads, their development across the United States, and the advent of modern medical care.Cyrus … Continue reading "Santa Fe Hospital (Part 1)"
The November 30, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post Magazine contained an article about the “pizza craze” sweeping the nation. The article explained that pizzas costing between sixty-five cents and $5 were sold at approximately 20,000 pizzerias around the country, each of which … Continue reading "A Measure of Influence"