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Shawnee Mission

Fairway, Kansas
County of Johnson.
53rd Street at Mission Road
National Register Number: 66000345
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - school. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: KS-3 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Kansas State Historic Society Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1968):
From 1839 to 1862, Indian children of many nearby tribes were taught English, manual arts, and agriculture at the school established in 1830 by the Rev. Thomas Johnson. Also, the first Territorial Governor of Kansas had his executive offices here in 1854, and the first territorial legislature met here in 1855.

The state has rehabilitated the interiors of the East and North Buildings. The West building interior needs rehabilitation, as it currently suffers from inappropriate finished and plumbing leaks. Rehabilitation is planned for 2004/2005, and until work is completed, the NHL will remain on the "watch" list.

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