Multiple Property Documentation Forms

National Register Multiple Property Documentation Forms
Three National Register multiple property documentation forms have been approved by the National Park Service for Manhattan. The documentation forms simplify the process for owners of potentially historic structures, under these two categories, to nominate their properties to the National Register of Historic Places:
Development of Forms
Sally Schwenk Associates Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., was contracted to develop the Century Residential and Vernacular Stone Houses documentation forms after the City of Manhattan was awarded two grants from the Kansas State Historical Society in 2006.

Three Gables Preservation of Nederland, Colo., was contracted to develop the African-American Resources documentation forms with a grant from the Nation Preservation Fund in 2010.
Nomination Process
The documentation forms create a mechanism to nominate numerous local properties to the National Register of Historic Places in a two-step process that makes the nomination process significantly easier, quicker and more cost-effective. Property owners can initiate the second part of the process, and nominate local properties to the National Register:
  1. Documentation forms define historic context and architectural integrity required for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
  2. Individual property or district nominations then need to provide the physical description and history of the resource(s) being nominated and reference the contexts, property types and registration requirements outlined in the documentation form.
Financial Benefits
In addition to the pride and prestige of having one’s property listed on the National Register, there are potential financial benefits. As a leader in funding preservation projects, the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers three incentive programs available to owners of historic properties:
  • Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit program
  • Heritage Trust Fund grant program
  • State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program

Form Summaries


Below are summaries and related downloadable documents of the two documentation forms approved for Manhattan, as found in the January/February 2008 issue of Kansas Preservation magazine.


Late 19th and Early 20th Century Residential Resources of Manhattan


This document is based on information resulting from two field surveys initiated by the City of Manhattan and extensive archival research. The document includes four associated historic contexts:
  • Development of Manhattan: 1855-1945
  • Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Development Patterns: 1855-1940
  • The Evolution of Residential Architecture in Manhattan: 1855-1940
  • Architects, Builders and Craftsmen in Manhattan:1844-1940

History of Manhattan


This history of Manhattan discusses the development of the city's residential neighborhoods, reveals patterns in architectural styles and trends, and includes a list of associated property types and registration requirements. This document was partially funded by a Historic Preservation Fund grant through the Kansas State Historical Society in partnership with the City of Manhattan.

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Late 19th Century Vernacular Stone Houses of Manhattan


This document is also based on information resulting from two field surveys initiated by the City of Manhattan and extensive archival research. The abundance of historic stone houses in Manhattan revealed the need for the development of a history relating to this more specific property type. The document includes three associated historic contexts:
  • Nineteenth Century Development of Manhattan: 1855-1900
  • The Evolution of Residential Architecture in Manhattan: 1855-1900
  • Late Nineteenth Century Vernacular Stone Houses in Manhattan: 1855-1900

Study of Stone Houses


Discussion of the city’s development includes key information about early architects and builders in Manhattan and their use of limestone to erect residences. This study of stone houses reveals patterns in architectural style, common forms, and trends in changes and modifications to the buildings. A list of associated property types and registration requirements is included. This document was partially funded by a Historic Preservation Fund grant through the Kansas State Historical Society in partnership with the City of Manhattan.

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African-American Resources in Manhattan


This listing is organized around the historic resources that are associated with African Americans in Manhattan. It provides a context for understanding the conditions that encouraged, hindered or were associated with African Americans in Manhattan, as well as a basis for evaluating those physical resources that resulted from these activities and associations.

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More Information


If you are interested in finding out whether your property may be eligible for historic recognition under the multiple property documentation forms, email Planner Ben Chmiel or call 785-587-2412. You may also contact the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at 785-272-8681 ext. 240.