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WaKeeney Municpal Building


The WaKeeney Municipal Building was constructed of native limestone by the New Deal’s Work Project Administration (WPA) in 1937.

Interesting Facts about the WaKeeney Municipal Building:

  • 1877 site of city was selected

  • 1878 city site was surveyed and plotted by Warren, Keeney & Co of Chicago

  • Named by contraction of firm’s name – hence WaKeeney

  • After it was built, building became center for many of the city’s activities, from ballgames to dances, in the auditorium

  • Building also housed City’s  Offices, which are still located there today

  • In addition building housed meeting room, city library, and soil conservation office

  • Today building houses the City Council’s Chambers and storage for the City’s Shop as well as the City’s Offices

Contact Us

408 Russell Ave.
PO Box 157
WaKeeney, KS 67672

(785) 743-5791

(785) 743-5471