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Anderson, Chas - Root Cellar

Mill Creek Township

Wabaunsee County

This arched cave is built a slight slope with to the north west of Hessdale, Ks in the middle of a pasture. There is no apparently no other buildings present on the property. Also, it’s not clear when the structure would have been built and who buy since this property doesn’t show a residence being on it in any of the early plat maps. Chas Anderson’s name is on the 1881 plat map though. Could this be the case of someone building one of these, living in it and then leaving the area before building anything more substantial? The structure walks out to the west and measures 12’(L)x9’(W)x 5.5’(H).