Historic Wooden Houses in Kansas

High quality wood, when properly treated and installed, can last generations. Here are some Kansas homes that demonstrate the natural material’s durability.

  • Constitution Hall. Built in 1857, Constitution Hall housed the legislative assembly. The clapboard structure is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. The building was a finalist in the “8 Wonders of Kansas” and demonstrates that wooden construction can last.

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  • Wetzel Cabin. This historic log structure was built in 1857 and is now operated by the Geary County Historical Society. The home was moved to a new location in 2004 and restored soon thereafter.
Wetzel Cabin
Wetzel Cabin image via www.gchsweb.org

  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum.  This wood-frame, Gothic-revival cottage was constructed in 1863 and was where Earhart was born, in 1897.
Amelia Earhart Museum
Image via Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum


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