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fowler jail

Fowler Jail

When the town was incorporated in 1906 Mayor Pinnick began assessing the needs of the city. He deemed a ‘Jail Committee’ was necessary and emphasized the need to get a jail built. The...

aurora jail

Aurora Jail

The Aurora Jail was constructed in 1889 two blocks South from the location it currently sits at. It is constructed of stones rather than concrete like most other tiny jails. At some point the jail...

cimarron city jail

Cimarron City Jail

The Cimarron City Jail has a basic calaboose construction having an entryway with a single cell. Made entirely of concrete with a few iron-barred windows and a flat top roof. The boom of crime in the...

Cunningham Jail

Cunningham Jail

The Cunningham Jail was built in 1909 and displays a classic construction of a calaboose. With one cell, one bed, made of concrete and a barrel roof. On May 10, 1909 the City Council met and...

Spring Hill Jail

Spring Hill Jail

The Spring Hill jail was constructed by A. H. Starbuck in 1927 and was located in the City building near its current location. This cell served as a holding cell for petty criminals, drunks or those...

Capital Center Inn

Capital Center Inn

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Holiday Inn City Centre In 1969, an eight-story, 207 room hotel called the Holiday Inn City...

Yates Center Jail

Yates Center Jail

Tucked away in Yates Center sits a small building, constructed of sandstone with boarded up windows. From the outside you would never guess that this building used to be the Yates Center Jail let...

Star-Vue Theatre

Star-Vue Theatre

The Star-Vue Theatre, most popularly known and photographed for its vintage and rustic sign was constructed in 1950. During the 1950s the drive-in movie theatre business boomed and people in small...

All Saints Catholic Church - Liberty

All Saints Catholic Church – Liberty

The history of the All Saints Catholic Church in Liberty, Kansas dates back to the 1880s when the church was first organized. Services were held in members’ houses, most of the time in the...

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’White Lakes Mall Through the YearsClosingFire and...

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...

Chamness School

Chamness School

When it was built in 1867-68 it was actually known as the Welsh School. The Welsh school began to serve the community after students had been attending a subscription school in the log church that...

Coyville Gym

Coyville Gym

Coyville School received $24,249.75 to improve/build new buildings in 1935. This is approximately the time this gym was built, most schools did not receive additional funding for gymnasiums until...

Bartlett Jail

Bartlett Jail

There isn’t much known about this small jail. It was presumably constructed in the early 1900s and discontinued in the 1930s or 1940s. It seems to have been used as a shed in its more recent...

Pleasant Valley School

Pleasant Valley School

Pleasant Valley School is a native sandstone one-room schoolhouse was constructed in 1881 just on the outskirts of Yates Center. There is two different colored sandstones giving evidence of an...

County Line School

County Line School

On the backroads of Ottawa County lies a tiny red brick, vernacular, one-room schoolhouse. The County Line School gets its name from its location, right on the Ottawa and Lincoln County line. Built...

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