College Avenue Historic District

College Avenue is the central artery that bisects the surrounding College Hill neighborhood, which lies north of and adjacent to the campus of Topeka's Washburn University. The neighborhood was platted in serveral phases, beginning in 1885.

This historic district was nominated to do its original purpose as the route for an electric trolley line, connecting Topeka's central business district to the campus of Washburn College. Homes constructed along College Avenue consist of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Prairie School, Bungalow/Craftsman, and Folk Victorian styles or architecture.