George P. Washburn

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George Putnam Washburn (March 21, 1846 – May 16, 1922) was a prominent architect practicing in Kansas. Washburn came to Kansas in 1870, worked as a carpenter and architect, and in 1882 opened an architecture practice in Ottawa, Kansas. His son joined his firm which became George P. Washburn & Son. In 1910 George P.'s son-in-law, Roy Stookey, joined the firm, and George P. retired. After George P. died in 1922 the firm became Washburn & Stookey.[1]

Washburn designed nine Carnegie library buildings in Kansas,[2] and is most known for the 13 courthouses he designed.[1] A number of his buildings are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, with several of the libraries being listed under one study.[2]

Works (with attribution variations) include:


  1. ^ a b "Kansapedia: George P. Washburn". Kansas Historical Society. January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Martha Gray Hagedorn (April 21, 1987). "National Register of Historic Places nomination: Carnegie Libraries of Kansas (TR)" (PDF). 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.