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Seward Jail

Seward Jail

According to local historian Charlie Keller he was alive when the jail was built between 1924-1926. The story behind why the jail was built offers a new explanation to why many of these small towns...

Doctor W.B. Jones Home

Doctor W.B. Jones Home

This abandoned homestead located seemingly out in the middle of nowhere depicts a stone engraved above a window, ‘Doctor W.B. Jones 1878’.¬† The Doctor W.B. Jones Home belonged to William...

St. Patricks (Walnut) Gym

St. Patricks (Walnut) Gym

On May 26th, 1949 the citizens of Walnut were invited to the grand opening of the brand new St. Patricks Auditorium. An all-day bazaar was advertised in the local newspaper with dinner at 12 pm...

liberty school

Liberty School

Libert School was constructed in 1929 as a one-story brick school that was rather long including the gymnasium inside. The school still has the old wooden merry-go-round, monkey bars and swings out...

preston school

Preston School

The beautiful brick building that you see today sitting in the small town of Preston covered in vines and hidden by towering trees was constructed in 1921 as the Preston School. It didn’t...

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...

dorrance drug store

Dorrance Drug Store

Much isn’t known about the Dorrance Drug Store, from what we could find it was built prior to 1908. The store can be seen in the picture above next to the Dorrance Post Office which accompanied...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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