Tuesday, June 17, 2014

William Allen White

We are examining the letter W this week for ABC WEDNESDAY and I am featuring the home of William Allen White in Emporia, Kansas.

I have driven by this home hundreds of times because both of our children received their undergraduate degrees at Emporia University.

The home is known as RedRocks.  The red bricks are actually red sandstone believed to be from Red Rock Canyon near the Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

William Allen White was born and raised in Kansas and went to Emporia College and Kansas University.  He moved to Kansas City and became a writer  for the Kansas City Star.

A progressive influential journalist of the 20th Century, he received two Pulitzer Prizes.

 In 1899 he  borrowed 3,000 to buy the Emporia Gazette where he remained for the rest of his life where he earned the nickname "The Sage of Emporia".

Several of our U.S. Presidents visited him and his wife at their residence and the home was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1976.




Leslie: said...

What a beautiful home! Is it open to the public or is it still a private residence?

abcw team

Hildred said...

Unusual and quite beautiful red sandstone. I am wondering as well if the home is open to the public.

Reader Wil said...

I like this kind of architecture! How wonderful to live in such house.
Have a great week,
Wil, Abcw Team.

Trubes said...

Lovely house and interesting architecture too.
We have a lot of red sandstone in and around Liverpool UK...there is a sandstone quarry not far from where we live and the magnificent Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is built of red sandstone.

Roger Owen Green said...

Always liked those classic TIME covers. Interesting info.

Nana Jo said...

It's so interesting the various avenues these W's take us. I love the classic red sandstone and the architecture of this beautiful old residence. Is it a museum now?

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I enjoyed the history. Beautiful home!

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