c.1914 College Hill Residence Built for H.J. Hagny Reduced to $962K
One of College Hill’s landmark historic homes has been reduced to $962,000. Belmont Place was Wichita’s premier residential area from 1915 to the 1930s and was the first residential street in Wichita to utilize electric streetlights. The surrounding area has retained much of the original architectural history and remains a fantastic place to raise a family. H.J. Hagny, prominent businessman and banker, built this impressive 6,000 square foot residence at a cost of $10,000 in 1914 when the area was up and coming. He sold the home to L.R. Hurd, president of the Red Star Mill and Elevator Company, in 1917 for $36,000. In the early-1940s the residence was sold to the Wichita Art Association and was converted into an art gallery and school. By the mid-1960s, a new Wichita Art Association center was built and the residence was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Kastens who converted it back into a private home. It sold in 1969 to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell O. Houser who remodelled and restored the historic home. The unique residence sits on a 0.60 acre corner lot and features a cement stucco exterior with a Ludowici tile roof. The interiors have been upgraded for modern life but still retain many details and features from the past. A panelled entry provides access to the home’s formal rooms, such as a vast formal living room with panelled inglenook, a library and an elegant formal dining room with extensive built-ins. Each of the four bedrooms include a private bathroom and generous closet space. There are a total of five bathrooms throughout. The grounds are landscaped and include a pool, patios and two car garage. 401 N. Belmont is on the market for $962,000 with John Greenstreet of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. History collected from Npgallery.nps.gov and SpecialCollections.wichita.edu.