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Lebanon Jail

Lebanon Jail

In 1910 Lebanon Mayor Ellsworth Adams with a committee consisting of John C. Bunker, Clarence Eugene Ingram, and E.C. Elroy. Together, they voted for the City of Lebanon to make a purchase of two...

Zenda Jail

Zenda Jail

The Zenda Jail is a small one-cell concrete jail with two windows on each side. While the exact date of its construction is unknown, it did show up in newspapers as early as 1915. The Zenda Citizen...

Whitewater Jail

Whitewater Jail

The original Whitewater jail was built on the lot where the former Swiss Church building current rests at Oak and Topeka Street. It is said that its construction was a result of an ordinance and was...

Hoyt Jail

Hoyt Jail

In March of 1911, The Hoyt Sentinel reported, “There has been a rumor in circulation that the city paid $300 for the two old creamery lots. The fact is the city has not invested a dollar in...

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...

Bushong School

Bushong Rural High School

The journey to erect the Bushong School didn’t come swiftly in fact the exact opposite. A dispute over the legality of the Bushong Rural High School which for a few years had housed students in...

Vernon School

Rural High School Vernon Kansas

Before the current Rural Vernon School, there was just Vernon High School, presumably built in the mid-1910s. School lunches at the school cost around 2 1/2 cents which would run you about 44 cents...

Wheatley Provident Hospital

Wheatley Provident Hospital

Perry Sanitarium and Nurse Training Association Dr. John Edward Perry moved to Kansas City in 1903, upon arrival there were only sixteen beds available at the city hospital for minority patients...

Havana School

Havana School

In early March of 1915, the Havana School Board started campaigning for bids on a new school. Around $9,000 would need to be raised to construct the brick and stone school, L.F. Carson was hired as...

LeRoy Jail

LeRoy Jail

The first LeRoy jail was built in the early 1900s most likely of wood. The jail then was burned down in December of 1910. A new jail was built, this time of concrete to prevent the same disaster from...

Van Buren School

Van Buren School

Before even being built Van Buren School was already experiencing trouble. Board members argued about the street on which the school would be built and as well as funds to start construction. Some...

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