The Architectural Legacy of Garstang & Rea: YMCA Building in Winfield, Kansas

Winfield Kansas YMCA building

Our featured building today was not built in Missouri, but in neighboring Kansas. In 1902, at a cost of $7,500, Garstang & Rea designed a stone building for the town’s Young Men’s Christian Association. This was not their first building for the organization, as they had previously built Joplin’s first YMCA building on Fourth Street and a YMCA building in Webb City. However, while a number of historic buildings in Winfield survive to this day, unfortunately the YMCA building is not one of them.

Winfield Kansas YMCA Building Close Up

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2 Responses to “The Architectural Legacy of Garstang & Rea: YMCA Building in Winfield, Kansas”

  • Comment from Union Depot groupie

    This looks so much like the MOPAC depot that was at 10th and Virginia and moved to Range Line. It HAD to have been a Garstang and Rea design, too! It was built in 1916. Have you come across any mention of it in your research of the G&R firm?

  • Comment from Brown

    We haven’t uncovered anything to suggest that Garstang & Rea, though in driving around Winfield, KS, via Street View, we did notice similar buildings. A sketch of the depot has a name, “E.W. Roll(in?is?)” for the artist.

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