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Stanton House, Lecompton, Kansas
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    1897–1983
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Stanton House, Lecompton, Kansas, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Lecompton, Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 203.2 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 13 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 256 x 350 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0519
Description

Two story stonehouse with porch, post and wire fence.

Governor Frederick P. Stanton, thinking Lecompton would soon be a flourishing city, chose for his home in 1857 a site about three miles away which would be "out of the noise and whirl of business." The house, known as Mount Aeolia, stood on a bluff overlooking the Kansas river and was much admired by people passing in steamboats. It was a typical southern mansion built of native stone and having 12 fireplaces.