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COLLEGE HILL HOMES ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC HOMES
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imageHILLSIDE COTTAGE
303 S. Circle Dr.

Listed in National Register 11/21/1976
Architect: W.T. Proudfoot

Willis T. Proudfoot designed Hillside Cottage as his personal residence in the late 1880s. Proudfoot and his business partner, George Bird, operated one of the leading architectural firms in Wichita from 1885 to 1890. Both men built their personal residences in the College Hill neighborhood. Hillside Cottage was Proudfoot's interpretation of a country cottage using elements of the Shingle style of architecture, such as the randomly laid stone walls and the intersecting gable roof clad in wood shingles. In 1890, Proudfoot and Bird moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. This residence then became the first clubhouse for the Wichita Country Club golf course. Hillside cottage was nominated for its unique architecture and for its association with Willis T. Proudfoot and the Wichita Country Club.

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