South Kansas Avenue Commercial Historic District

The South Kansas Avenue Commercial Historic District (Downtown Historic District) encompasses a little more than 9 blocks of the core of Downtown Topeka. Listed on the National Register in 2015, the District embodies nearly a century of architectural styles that directly reflect the progression of Topeka’s development as a regional business, retail/commercial, government, and entertainment destination for all of Northeast Kansas.

The district includes a total of 103 individual resources, of which 73 are listed within the National Register nomination as “contributors” to the district.

The State Capitol Building, also listed individually on the National Register, lies adjacent to the west of this district.