Downtown Topeka, Worldwide Photo Walk, July 24, 2010
Anthony Bush, photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal, lead a group of about fifty photographers on the 2010 Worldwide Photo Walk in Downtown Topeka on Saturday morning, July 24, 2010. It was a beautiful day for taking photos. The Capitol building is under renovation. The photos below link to a slide show of the larger versions. This photographer arrived late and did not see others with cameras until near time for a lunch break, where we ate at the Kansan Grill. Downtown Topeka is extraordinarily QUIET on a summer Saturday. Many buildings are available for lease, and those businesses who are open are ofter NOT open on Saturdays and Sundays.
This photo walk was sponsored in part by Wolfe's Cameras, Camcorders and Computers. This photographer's work was shot along Jackson Street, Kansas Avenue, and West 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, and 4th Streets — in the order seen below.
Santa Fe Office building, SE corner, 9th and Jackson Streets Detail, Santa Fe Offices building Kansas State Capitol, east wing Scaffolding around Capitol dome. Dome tours are closed for renovation Facade of east wing, Kansas Capitol
Looking north along 9th St. at Merchants Bank building South facade, Kansan Hotel building Kansas Ave. entrance, Westar Energy This location has closed Reflection of the north side of the 100 block on W. 8th St.
Looking north across the 100 block of SW 8th St. Jayhawk Tower building as seen from 100 block of SW 8th St. Reflection of Assumption Church, NW corner at 8th and Jackson Streets Bell Towers, Assumption Church North wing, Kansas State Capitol, under renovation
Alleyway looking east, 800 block of SW Jackson St. East side, 700 block of SW Jackson St. dragonfly Jayhawk ornament, Jayhawk Theater building Facade detail toward parking, 600 block of SW Jackson, west side
Buildings mix and mingle Insurance Building, 701-703 Jackson (c. 1920) Aetna Building, 112 W. 7th Northwest entrance, Jayhawk Tower, W. 9th St. Alleyway, looking south, 900 block between Kansas Ave. and Jackson St.
Electrical gear, alleyway Wolfe's Cameras, Camcorders and Computers, Kansas Ave. entrance Bank of America building, south facade Sun casts leaf pattern on awning, inside Wolfe's Street view of employee work station KS Commercial, for lease
Intersection, 6th and Kansas Ave. New business renovation, 6th and Kansas Ave. Columbian (Knox) Building, 112-114 W. 6th (1889) Awning, New Stormont Building, 107-115 W. 6th Lloyd Zimmer Used Books and Maps
For Lease Car parking and Capitol dome Various buildings New parking garage, 500 block of SW Jackson St. Crawford Building, 501 Jackson (1888) east entrance, Crawford Building, 501 Jackson (1888)
Commercial Building, 416 Jackson (c. 1900) Stone wall detail, Longren Building A.M. Longren Airplane Works, 416 Jackson North facade, Crawford Building, 501 Jackson (1888) Topeka Provident Association Building, 335 Jackson
Towers, St. Joseph German Catholic Church, NW corner 3rd and Van Buren (1899) Alleyway, looking north toward Kansas River, 100 block of SW 4th St. Alleyway, looking south toward 5th St., 100 block of SW 4th St. Kansas Ave., west side, looking north toward Kansas Ave. Bridge Police parking and I-70 overpass
Flowers, SE corner of 4th and Kansas Ave. Constitution Hall--Topeka, 427-429 S. Kansas Ave. (1855 and later) Loading dock, U.S. Main Post Office Federal Building, 424 Kansas (1933) West entrance, U.S. Post Office, Topeka Tree with power plug
Pods and Bank of America tower South Entrance, U.S. Post Office, NE corner of 5th and Kansas Ave. South Entrance, U.S. Post Office U.S. Federal Builidng, east of Main Post Office Newspaper stands, south side of U.S. Post Office Deco door, park bench and garden
Aviva Building, NW corner, 6th and Kansas Ave. Leaks Cracks Parking Garage Entrance, Bank of America tower Aviva and tree
Pedestrian crossing flower bed Jayhawk Tower as seen from 6th and Kansas Ave. Reflection of Aviva Building in Bank of America Building Entrance, Aviva Building, NW corner, 6th and Kansas Ave. Flower bed, 6th and Kansas Ave. Commercial Building, 115 E. 6th (pre-1900), used by Hillmer Leather until Summer 2010
Street corner repair, Capitol-Federal Savings, 7th and Kansas Ave. Looking down at street corner repair Left, patios, The Palace Clothing Store, now residences, 709-711 Kansas (c. 1915) Anchor Savings, 712 SW Kansas Ave. Davies Building, 725-727 Kansas (1888) OPEN, Hazel Hill Chocolates
Capitol-Federal Savings and Loan, drive-up window Waiting for lunch, Kansan Grill opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays Only rosebush seen Sunflower sculptures The Break Room, closed on Saturdays 900 block awning structure with no canope
electric cart Random reflections of Kansas Ave. Charles Curtis Builidng, 100 block, W. 10th St. Reflection of G.A.R. Memorial Building, 120 W. 10th (1910-14) G.A.R. Memorial Building, 120 W. 10th (1910-14) Capitol dome reflected in Curtis Building entrance
flowers and fountain, Federal Court House, 200 block of SW 10th St. Federal Court House and fountain lower fountain high sprays, with Kansas Capitol dome as background Lion donated by Kansas Lions Clubs

Photos in the row above were taken on the grounds of the Federal Court House, south of the Kansas State Capitol. At right, the Capitol building stands beyond the spray of a fountain on the Court House grounds.

See Walking Tour Map of Historic Downtown Topeka and Shawnee Co. Historical Society

Lion, above, is a gift from Kansas Lions Clubs.

All photo © 2010 by Carol Yoho
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