The Downtown Business District of Peabody boasts of 42 contributing buildings in the district. The significant period for the district began in 1874 with the construction of the first free public library and ended in 1922 with the decline in oil production. Peabody is only the 2nd community in the State of Kansas to have its entire downtown district on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes more than forty examples of Italianate,Victorian Gothic, Neo-Classical, Gothic Revival, Utilitarian, Richardsonian Romanesque, Art Deco/Spanish Colonial, and Queen Anne styles. The nomination, which was unanimously approved by the Kansas State Historic Sites Board of Review, was sponsored by the Peabody Historical Society. Call 620-983-2174 or email Shane Marler.