There is a "dog house" size stone castle in the back yard of a house in Lincolnville.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

I read with amusement when I saw that you had a picture of the "castle" in Lincolnville, Kansas. Lincolnville is my hometown. The castle you are referring to sits next to a house that was originally owned by the local doctor. The house was built at the turn of the century. In Kansas, electricity was a premium at that time and in order to keep fruits and vegetables cool, people would dig root cellars to keep their food from spoiling. They were also used as storm shelters for tornados. The mound you see below the castle is the actual cellar. It's entrance is to the back of the castle, much like you see Dorothy's family in the Wizard of Oz. It is made of native limestone and has glass windows. There is a lightbulb inside of it to give the impression of being "lit" There are two of these 6 foot castles in Lincolnville. The other is identical to this one. The town was settled by German Lutherans and many of them were stone masons...including my grand uncle.

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Research for this page done by Phil Bilzor.