Posted on October 8, 2020 by iwano@_84
The Greater Topeka Partnership, which includes Downtown Topeka, Inc. and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, are in support of renovating of the Docking Building, the state said at a committee hearing Wednesday.
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Secretary of Administration, said she has been in talks with local business leaders, who are now in full support for the renovation.
Curtis Sneden, president of the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed such.
“We are supportive of a plan that will return the Docking State Office Building to its proper place as an important facet of downtown,” he said.
The Docking State Office Building, a 62-year-old 12-story high-rise adjacent to the Capitol, had long been neglected and plagued with issues. Former Gov. Sam Brownback had pushed to tear down the building, which was ultimately rejected.
Now, the next state legislature will be considering four proposed options in renovating the building. The one path the state administration
Posted on September 24, 2020 by iwano@_84
Topeka banker and lawyer Hiram Price Dillon in 1911 arranged for an Italian Renaissance-style house to be built across the street just west of the Kansas Statehouse at 404 S.W. 9th.
Dillon then lived in that building, which now serves as an events center. It is among eight historic homes featured in this week’s History Guy video at CJOnline.
That video also features images of:
• The stately Landon Mansion, where former Kansas Gov. Alf Landon moved his family in 1938 after having it built just northwest of Gage Park at 521 S.W. Westchester Road. Guests there included President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan, who visited in 1987 to help Landon celebrate his 100th birthday.
• Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion for the State of Kansas, which was built in 1928 for Topeka State Journal publisher Frank MacLennan and his wife, Madge MacLennan. Frank MacLennan died in 1933.
Posted on September 21, 2020 by iwano@_84
Q: Dear Ed: In the past I read one of your articles on modern medicine cabinets for the bathroom. I’m thinking of remodeling my bathroom and would like to know if there are any modern features available for bathroom lighting in general.
— Kim, Massachusetts
A: On top of modern options available with new medicine cabinets, bathroom sconce lights have now gone high-tech as well.
Many wall-mounted sconces not only brighten up a bathroom, they can also be used for mood lighting when you install a dimmer switch. Sconces that use dimmable LED lights are becoming very popular.
There are a few more recent options for sconce lights that you might want to check out. These include specially chosen materials for damp environments, the ability to mount the sconce horizontally or