1906: Wichita Scottish Rite Masonic Center, First & Topeka. Architects Proudfoot & Bird designed this building for the YMCA; it was erected in 1888 at the then-staggering cost of $60,000, three times the amount anticipated. The local Masonic lodge purchased the building for a song in 1898, after Wichita's dreadful real estate bust. In the above left foreground, on the southwest corner of the intersection, is Cook's Boarding House, operated by Mary E. Cook. Today the spot is occupied by part of the AT&T building.