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Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill

Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill

Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill 1875-1923 Cedar Point was established with the help of a man from Pennsylvanian named Orlo Henry Drinkwater. Settling in the Cottonwood Valley, he built his...

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...

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...

Bushong State Bank

Bushong State Bank

Bushong State Bank holds the same construction of many other banks built across the midwest during 1905-1906. Despite other readily available sources stating that the Bushong State Bank was organized...

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...

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

To Read More And See Exclusive Pictures of White Lakes Mall Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Through the Years White Lakes Center received its name from the...

airplane graveyard

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...

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...

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...

Cedar Point School

Cedar Point Consolidated School

In 1918 a devasting fire completely destroyed the Cedar Point School, quickly classes were moved to Principal Mrs. Ada Lake’s home. Miss Myrtle Self and Miss Henry Young held their classes in...

Mulvane Jail

Mulvane Jail

There has long been speculation over when this jail was built with dates in between 1883-1885 being thrown out there but according to government insurance maps and newspapers, this jail first...

Longton Jail

Longton Jail

The relic that is Longton Jail is a staple piece of history in the old town. A bit bigger than other calabooses this tiny jail was completed in the fall of 1905. It has a concrete floor, a skeet-iron...

Lebo City Jail

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

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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