Category: Limestone

Lincoln County, Kansas, has been the Post Rock Capital of Kansas since 1989. You are invited to explore the cultural and historical limestone landmarks in Lincoln County, and appreciate the strength of the stone masonry and enjoy the architectural details.

South Fork Spillman Creek Double-Arch Bridge

The unique double-arched limestone bridge is located nine miles norht of Sylvan Grove on Highway 181 at the south fork of Spillman Creek and was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places in 2004. This 1908 greenhorn fencepost limestone structure was saved by local historians after it was abandoned by the Kansas Department of …

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Lincoln County Courthouse

The current Lincoln County Courthouse was constructed after the original 1873 stone building, built by Myron D. Green, was completely destroyed by fire on the night of December 7, 1898. Three architects were considered for the new courthouse and after examining their plans, C.W. Squires of Emporia was employed. Squires estimated the construction would cost …

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Lincoln Carnegie Library

Lincoln Carnegie Library

Built in 1914, The Lincoln Carnegie Library is one of 59 libraries built in Kansas by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Today, it is just one of 25 still in use for that purpose. The beautiful post rock limestone building was expanded in 2008-09, with a modern elevator, reading room, Kansas/Lincoln County room, and meeting room. New …

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Evangelical Lutheran School

Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove

The Evangelical Lutheran School is located on the east edge of Sylvan Grove, directly north of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The two-and-a-half-story building reflects the Prairie School style of architecture and is constructed of native limestone, a common material in this area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The school is associated with …

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Danske Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church was built from greenhorn fencepost limestone quarried by hand in 1878. Sunday services are still held here. The bell tower and south entry were added in 1901. The Lutheran cross, carved of native limestone, first stood on the roof over the doorway. In 1901 when the tower and entry were …

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Kyne House Museum

Built by Lincoln resident Timothy Kyne in 1885, the Kyne House is furnished entirely with furniture and other decor from that era. One of the first limestone houses built in the county, the Kyne House is listed on the Kansas Registry of Historic Places and is part of the Lincoln County Historical Museum Complex. Address: …

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Cummins Block Building – Post Rock Scout Museum & Crispin’s Drug Store Museum

Advocacy award

The Cummins Block is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is an excellent example of a two-story commercial building of native limestone with dominant round-arched window openings and a bracketed stone cornice. Address: 161 E. Lincoln Ave, LincolnListed in the National Register of Historic Places: 03-24-2000Architecture Classification: Late Victorian: Italianate See …

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Downtown Sylvan Grove listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places

On August 1st, 2020, Sylvan Grove’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places! Of the 36 properties within the district, 20 of them were built within 1887-1930.

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Downtown Lincoln listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Lincoln’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 1, 2020. The district’s buildings date from between 1881 to 2001 with two-thirds of them being built by or before 1920. 

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