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Kobiskie (Kopiskie), C. - Root Cellar

Farmer Township

Wabaunsee County

This arched cellar is built into an embankment 20+ yards to the northwest of a now abandoned two story wood frame house. There are also several wooden outbuildings as well as a large wood frame barn located to the south and southwest of the cave. It’s unclear if there might have been an even older stone house on the property located even closer to the cave and possibly made out of stone. The current landowner seemed to suggest that the wood frame house would have been the original home but wasn’t sure either. The large façade and walkout entrance seems very deferent and potentially older than the other structures. It shows a very smooth arch which is indicative of a wood frame form being used to construct it. There is an interesting broad shelf at the back of the cave that seems to be intended a cooling shelf (Potentially milk or cream). It also seems as though it has seen use as a storm shelter. It walks out to the south with a single door and measures 16’(L)x10’(W)x 7’(H).