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William Allen White House was a registered National Historic Landmark in 1976. It was the home William White and his wife until they died. William White was an internationally known editor of the Emporia Gazette until he had died in 1944. He and his family entertained various U.Ss Presidents and many famous Americans.

The house is made of bright sandstone from Colorado, red bricks, stucco and wood strips. Almerin Gillett, a lawyer and cattle entrepreneur, began building the house in 1888 but did not finish the construction. In 1915, William wrote to architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright succeeded in turning the house into an ?oasis in the architectural desert of Kansas?. The house caught fire in 1920 and another renovation was made until 1921. The house was made bigger as well.

Visitors can tour the home furnished with several items that was previously owned by the White Family. There are books, art and other materials that William and his wife collected in their travels. There are pictures with many prominent Americans like Albert Einstein and Theodore Roosevelt.
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