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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

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

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

The 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 the name...

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

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

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 a jail let alone one that was...

White Lakes Mall

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Airplane Graveyard

Never in my life had I ever come across something like what sits in a field out in Northeastern Kansas. A landfill of decommissioned planes that no longer fly, an airplane graveyard. Most of them...

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...

Pleasant Valley School

This 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 addition later on. Six years...

Allen County Jail

Through the 1860s, Allen County struggled over their lack of a jail, proclaiming criminals looked at the Allen County judicial system as a laughing stock and encouraged them to commit crimes...

Lehigh Portland Cement Plant

Iola Portland Cement Plant Construction on what would become Iola Portland Cement Plant started in 1899 on 600 acres of land just south of town. Being one of a handful of popup cement plants in the...

Lebo City Jail

Native sandstone is a common material used in buildings throughout the midwest, especially in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This jail was built of the popular material in 1890 and was 10 ft by 10...

Reading Jail

The Reading original jail looks like something straight out of a wild west movie. Originally built in 1870 the jail includes two cells with a wood stove inside for the winter months. Outside of the...

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