College Hill Historic Resources Survey

The City of Topeka contracted with Rosin Preservation, LLC to conduct an intensive-level survey of historic resources within the College Hill Neighborhood in two phases. Rosin Preservation identified, recorded, photographed, and evaluated over 500 individual properties and potential districts in the survey area to determine which resources met the eligibility criteria for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and made recommendations for future preservation of historic resources. Rosin Preservation conducted multiple public meetings to inform property owners of the survey and National Register process and to gather information about the history of the neighborhood. The survey project involved the evaluation of residences constructed largely between 1910 and 1929. The houses reflect the growth of the city and the influence of Washburn College as it developed houses on vacant land around its campus as an additional source of income.


Topeka, KS