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guinn school district 36

Guinn School District #36

Prior to this building being constructed another one existed “on the old Fair Ground Road”. In January 1909 a boy discovered the Guinn School house in flames with the cause of origin...

Wyandot Swim Club

Wyandot Swim Club

Wyandot Swim Club Once a luxury swim club is now a derelict memory of what it used to be. The vision for the swim club came when Ellis McGeorge “Mac” O’Bannon was engaging in a discussion over...

grand valley school

Grand Valley School

Driving down a dirt or gravel road, a wheat field on one side, cornfield on the other and prairie grass for miles ahead. Inevitably if you drive long enough you’re bound to come across a few...

docking building

Docking Building

Throughout the 1940s and early 50s state agencies were housed within the State Capitol building and other private buildings throughout the city. As time went on the idea of a single, modern state...

Crestline School Dist. No. 78

Crestline School Dist. No. 78

The brand new Crestline School of District 28 was officially dedicated on October 14, 1921. The cornerstone was laid months before by the Board consisting of C.W. Edmonds, J.G. Milner, and R.H...

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...

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

The First Church 1871-1879 In order to understand the St. Aloysius Church Historic Site, you have to understand the history of the three buildings that play a massive role in its history. The first...

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...

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...

humboldt jail

Humboldt Jail

The Humboldt jail cell located at the Humboldt Historical Society is a white single cell. This represents many other jails in Kansas such as the cells still existing in Muscotah, Sylvia and Goff...

lecompton jail

Lecompton Jail

The Lecompton jail as of 2022 is 130 years old, most buildings are destroyed in some fashion before even turning a hundred. The care that went into its construction allowed it to last through many...

americus jail

Americus Jail

The Americus jail was built in the Spring of 1899 just before the turn of the century under the supervision and order of Mayor William Ernst. Contract for the stonework was awarded to a gentleman by...

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...

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