Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stone houses abandoned in South East Kansas

Living in Sedan Kansas give me the unique opportunity to travel the back roads  of Chautauqua county, and surroundings counties looking for old stone houses that have long been abandon and forgotten.

Most of these old stone structures once was a families home, I can't imagine the toil and hard labor one had to endure to construct and maintain these stone houses.

             

This one sets on a small hill over looking the dirt road below.
there are open meadows to the East across the rd.
while I was there, the whitetail deer were grazing in a pasture several hundred yards from me.


Hi up on the hill this old two story stone house 
is crumbling to the ground. 





The old house looks like it was a small mansion in it's time

there were 2 stories and huge well sets in the yard next to the house

Probably hand dug 


The root cellar was huge, constructed like a half dome
everyone of these rocks were hand picked and hand laid to form 
the cellar Look how huge it was.





these cellars served several purposes, protection from the wicked 
Kansas weather, and a place to keep the canned food from the garden.

I am not sure how the people accessed  this house as it sets on a small hill
with no access road leading to the house.

Enjoy the photographs
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Thank you for looking 
have a blessed day





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