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Cunningham Jail

Cunningham Jail

The Cunningham Jail was built in 1909 and displays a classic construction of a calaboose. With one cell, one bed, made of concrete and a barrel roof. On May 10, 1909 the City Council met and...

Cunningham Jail

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...

Cunningham 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...

Iola Hospital

St. John’s Hospital – Iola

St. John’s Iola Hospital 1906-1952 The idea for the hospital came from a meeting of the Allen County Medical Society on April 25, 1904. Doctor John S. Sutcliffe moved to Iola to become the...

Cunningham Jail

McKinley Elementary School

To Read More And See More Pictures Click Here to Order ‘Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World’ Lane School The history of the McKinley school and property dates back to 1879, before it...

Cunningham Jail

Haddam Jail

The Haddam Jail dates back to the summer of 1901 when the first meeting to discuss the jail happened. On May 6, 1901 a committee was appointed to brainstorm about building a new jail, if they needed...

Concreto Cement Plant

United Kansas Portland Cement Plant (Concreto)

United Kansas Portland Cement Plant (Concreto) In 1903 ground was broken on another cement plant in Allen County in the new town of Concreto. The name Concreto Cement Plant was very fitting for the...

Cunningham Jail

Cherryvale Jail

The Cherryvale jail or what is known as a calaboose was built sometime between 1890 and 1900. The first reports of the calaboose in newspapers were in 1900. The calaboose was presumeable abandoned in...

Cunningham Jail

Caney Ice Plant Storage House

This Caney Ice Plant Storage House was built between 1895-1900, it now sits in a back alleyway covered with vines. During winter months large slabs of ice were pulled from the nearby Little Caney...

Midland Brick Company

Midland Brick Company

Pearl (Peru) Brick Company According to Sanborn maps, it was originally called Pearl Brick Company but throughout its lifespan and many different names, one always stuck. The Peru Brick Company was...

Cunningham Jail

Imperial Brewing Company Brewery

Construction/Opening The Imperial Brewing Company Brewery was a quite incredible complex. Architect and contractor Ludwig D. Breitag started construction in the summer of 1901. These buildings...

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