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bavaria school

Bavaria School

The small town of Bavaria sounds like something you would run across in Germany rather than Kansas. That’s because its name originates from Germany. Once a bustling town it boasted a brand new...

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...

frederick jail

Frederick Jail

The Frederick Jail is an amazingly preserved example of a single cell jail from the early 1900s. These small jails were typically made of concrete, built to last decades and deter the most...

Loy School

Loy School

The Loy School was birthed when a local farmer by the name of Robert Loy donated a parcel of his farmland on October 17, 1891 for the purpose of building a school. The limestone schoolhouse was named...

Holcomb depot

Sante Fe Depot – Holcomb

The Holcomb depot that sits out in a field in Bucklin, Kansas is only a shell of what it used to be. Once bustling with activity it now gathers dust and dirt from the plains. The start of this depot...

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...

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...

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...

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