Come on a journey with Abandoned Kansas to learn about some of the fundamental buildings left forgotten in the Sunflower State’s capital city.
From Sumner Elementary School—the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954—to the White Lakes Mall (“Where Great Things Happen!”), there is a lot of history not only important to Topeka but also to the nation.
It is the mission of Abandoned Kansas, as photojournalists, to document as many of these structures and tell their stories while fighting for their preservation. In addition to in-depth history and personal stories given by those that hold the dearest memories of these places, this book also gives a look inside some of these buildings.
Some of these historic properties have stood high and mighty against all odds, while others deteriorate a little more with each passing day.
To see more abandoned locations all over the state of Kansas, please visit AbandonedKS.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Emily Cowan was born and raised in Kansas until she was ten, living just twenty minutes outside of the capital city. She spent plenty of time in Topeka hanging out with family, shopping, and going out to explore. She moved to Oklahoma but has stayed in touch with her roots, going back numerous times in a year. In January 2020, she was brought onto the Abandoned Oklahoma team, where she fell in love with photojournalism and history. She knew kickstarting Abandoned Kansas was a goal she wanted to achieve sooner rather than later.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)