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COLLEGE HILL HOMES ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC HOMES
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imageCHESTER I. LONG HOUSE
3401 E. Second

Listed in National Register 7/10/1978
Architect: Unknown

Nominated for its association with attorney and politician Chester I. Long, this house was built by Hardy Solomon in 1887 as a large Queen Anne farmhouse. After returning to Kansas at the end of his senate term, Long purchased the property in 1909 and began enlarging the two-and-one-half-story house. The alterations included enclosing porches and adding rooms to accommodate the family's main social functions. A prominent lawyer, Long had an extensive practice and divided his time between Kansas and Washington, D.C. with numerous appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was elected in 1925 as president of the American Bar Association, and in 1932 became the chair of the commission to revise Kansas statutes. Long lived in this house until his death in 1934.

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