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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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Replenishing Hope owner becomes Airbnb host in Sylvan Grove

One more spot on Sylvan Grove's Main Street is alive and well in Replenishing Hope, which offers counseling services and a vacation rental upstairs.

Licensed professional counselor Katie Reagan offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families through her practice, Replenishing Hope. Replenishing Hope provides serenity by offering both counseling and lodging in one location. After purchasing the building, located on Sylvan Grove’s Main Street in 2017, Katie Reagan and her husband are also offering an upstairs vacation rental on Airbnb.

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Stertz’s completed restoration project on Lincoln Avenue

Next door to the historic Cummins Block Building on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Third street, sits another piece of Lincoln history restored. Craig and Mary Ann Stertz completed four years of restoration work and hosted an Open House in August for the community to see the finished work. (Courtesy photo)

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Craig & Mary Ann Stertz – Rural by Choice

Craig & Mary Ann Stertz are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (courtesy photo)

When Craig and Mary Ann Stertz purchased a crumbling, falling building on Lincoln Ave., they saw an opportunity to restore it. With 36 years of marriage to their credit, the couple is still together after 4 years of working out different opinions on the loft renovation. Those interested in staying the loft can rent it out via Airbnb.

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Lazy A Collectibles & Restorations LLC

Lazy A Collectibles & Restorations LLC Steve Andreson is your local jack-of-all trades and Darlene Andreson is your local expert on salvaged treasurers.  Steve specializes in restoring antique farm equipment, refurbishing trailers and machinery, repairing small engines and sharpening lawn mower blades, chainsaw blades, and weed eaters.  Darlene specializes in finding salvaged goods perfect for …

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Redevelopment of the former Lincoln High School

Since 1922, the former Lincoln High School has stood as a cornerstone of the community at the south end of 4th Street. Although it has largely sat vacant since the last class graduated from it in 1996, a group of local citizens organized the 1922 Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3), to purchase the building and work towards redeveloping the building into a new use.

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Effort begins to preserve buildings in Denmark

Denmark Kansas

Work is underway in Denmark, Kansas, to preserve the buildings representing the community’s early history and Danish heritage. | Photo credit: Jennifer McDaniel

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Towering over downtown Lincoln

A historic windmill was installed in The Radish Patch, Lincoln’s Community garden, through volunteer efforts by local businesses.

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Work begins on Sylvan depot foundation

This past month a new concrete foundation was poured for the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot, replacing the crumbling underpinning supporting the last surviving depot in Lincoln County.

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Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove awarded grant

Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove

Nearly $10,000 in funding has been awarded to the Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove to support portions of a much larger restoration effort | Photo by Kelly Larson

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