Take Shelter

Dameron, Nancy T. - Root Cellar

Newbury Township

Wabaunsee County

This arched cellar is built into relatively flat ground on the top of a short hill overlooking a valley to the north. It was originally homesteaded by the Dameron’s but would have also been occupied by the Schwalms. The house that would have been associated with it has since been demolished and cleared away. Only a silo stands on the property. The cave itself is accessed via an entrance at the bottom of a stairwell that enters the cave from the side of the front wall. It also has a large window on the back wall. It’s possible that the house sat directly above and this was a cellar window. The cave opens to the south and measures 18’(L)x11’(W)x 6.5’(H).