New Albany, KS

Discussion in 'Wichita Subdivision' started by klrwhizkid, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Attached are a couple of photos taken in New Albany, KS on November 31, 2014 while on a tour of the Wichita Sub with Bob Hoover (friscofriend). The little brick building just caught my eye (as it did Bob's a long time ago). Bob has a model which is a very close representation of this neat little structure. Unfortunately there is nothing Frisco there other than abandoned roadbed.

    It can be seen on Google Maps Earth view: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5681258,-95.9419176,385m/data=!3m1!1e3
     

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith, do you or Bob have any insight as to the building's occupancy in the past? It looks like it would be a fun one to model - I'd like to have a brick structure that's not too big.

    I bet that, in its day, this was one of the grander buildings in New Albany.

    Also, where was the roadbed in relation to this structure?

    Thanks very much for the photo documentation of this and the bridges!
     
  3. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Chris and All:

    It's not only one of the grander buildings in New Albany, it's the ONLY one of a commercial nature. The building kit that Keith mentioned that I have to use to model it is the Frenchman River Modelworks Hamlet Bank.

    http://www.frenchmanriver.com/Pages/HO/Buildings/Bank/bank.html

    As far as your question is concerned about the relation of it to the railroad right of way it is about a block or two south of it. We noticed that almost all of the city sidewalks are still in place.
     
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    One thing missing in this thread that Bob told me is that a tornado hit this town some years ago. There are what are obviously commercial sidewalks like one would find in front of businesses along one of the streets but no buildings exist.

    The railroad right of way ran along the north edge of all the streets, from west-northwest to east-southeast.
     
  5. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith is correct about the tornado. It was 5-10 years ago and if I remember correctly, the brick building on the corner was the only one there before it hit. It destroyed mostly sheds and trailer home.
     

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