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St. Johns Hospital - Salina

St. Johns Hospital – Salina

The idea for the St. Johns Salina Hospital was pitched by Rev. Father Maher of the Sisters of St. Joseph who then brought the idea to other non-Catholic citizens of Salina who agreed there was a need...

White Lakes Mall

White Lakes Mall

Table of Contents To Read More And See Exclusive Pictures of White Lakes Mall Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’Through the YearsClosingOld New VisionFire...

airplane graveyard

Airplane Graveyard

Table of Contents Douglas DC-3 “Skysleeper”Douglas DC-4Convair 240 “Big Sky One”Cessna PlanesGallery Below of Airplane Graveyard Never in my life had I ever come across...

Sumner Elementary School

Sumner Elementary School

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ 1880-1935 Sumner Schools History The first Sumner school was built around 1875 as a one...

Sauer Castle

Sauer Castle

Anton Philip Sauer immigrated to Kansas City from New York in 1868. Originally from Hessen Germany, the wealthy entrepreneur spent his younger days traveling all over South America and other...

menninger clinic

The Menninger Clinic

Table of Contents To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’Security Benefit AssociationMenninger Sanitarium (East Campus)Menninger...

Joyland Amusement Park

Joyland Amusement Park

Table of Contents Roller Coaster/The Nightmare:Whacky Shack:Skycoaster:The Log Jam:Ferris Wheel:DODGEM — Classic Bumper Cars:Frontier Town:Porky the Paper Eater:Louie The...

stull church

Evangelical Church of Stull

Dating back over 140 years the infamous Stull Church got its start. Erected in 1867 under the efforts and direction of Rev. D.R. Zellner and Rev. C. Berner. After raising the needed funds, the...

Arlington School

Arlington School

During the school election of April 1911, a new school building was discussed and decided this is a need that needed to be addressed soon. The nearby towns of Sylvia, Turon and Pretty Prairie had all...

sabetha jail

Sabetha Jail

The jail that now sits at the Albany Historical Society site is that of the old Sabetha Jail. Saved from being lost forever it now sits on a complex of other saved historic buildings for the public...

utica jail

Utica Jail

Built around 1912 the first time Utica Jail shows up in newspapers was December 28, 1912 in the Ness County Newspaper with the following: Frank McKinney of Gove County who broke out of the Utica jail...

Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill

Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill

Table of Contents Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill 1875-1923Arnold Brunner Mill 1923-1941Ray Crofoot Feed Mill 1941-1970sDr. Bruce McMullen 1988-2015Restoration Drinkwater & Schriver Flour...

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

Table of Contents The First Church 1871-1879Hickory Catholic Church 1881-1907 (1984-Present)St. Aloysius Catholic Church of Greenbush 1902-1982 The First Church 1871-1879 In order to understand the...

Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall History In 1938 citizens of Bartlett and the Hackberry Township voted to allow $10,000 in bonds to be issued for the construction of a township hall. The Hackberry Township...

Howard National Bank

Howard National Bank

Kansas State Historical Society In April of 1877, the Elk County “State” Bank was organized with George W. McKey as President. Just a few short years later the bank was converted to the...

fairview jail

Fairview Jail

In 1917, Fairview had a new city jail. This came as a surprise to some residents being as the town was usually pretty quiet and somber when it came to criminal activity. A single cell cage was built...

winchester jail

Winchester Jail

Not much is known about the Winchester jail other than it was moved and restored at the Old Jefferson Town in 1977. The jail was often used for voting, city hall meetings, and other town events. In...

edgerton jail

Edgerton Jail

The Edgerton Jail was purchased from the Pauly Jail Building Co in June 1902 for a total of $92.15. Not much else is known about the cell other than this was not its original location, it was moved...

Lower Snokomo School Dist No. 32

Lower Snokomo School Dist No. 32

The Lower Snokomo Distr. No 32 school is one of the few remaining one-room schoolhouses left in rural Kansas. Referred to as both Lower Snokomo and Haubold School the building was constructed in 1890...

Wichita Greyhound Park

Wichita Greyhound Park

Wichita Greyhound Park opened on September 7th, 1989 as a 72-acre, $18 million luxurious dog racing facility. Greyhound Park allowed for Kansas’ first pari-mutuel betting in greyhound racing...

muscotah jail

Muscotah Jail

The Muscotah City Jail cell is one of the best-preserved cells I have seen regardless of it sitting in the elements for many years. The cell was designed and manufactured by E.T. Barnum, a popular...

sylvia jail

Sylvia Jail

The Sylvia jail cell is a classic single cell with two bunks designed and manufactured by E.T. Barnum. The cell still sits under an awning to try and shield it from the elements. It is similar to...

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