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Cypress, West - Root Cellar

Ohio Township

Morris County

This arched cellar is located in open lot a block south of downtown Dwight, KS. It is built into entirely flat ground with no raised mound at all. It is accessed with a stair case and would have been accessed through two doors. The cellar is made of very large cut stones that show the definite handy work of a professional mason. It has several built in cubbies along the bottom of the cave. The cellar opens to the west and measures 16’(L)x8’(W)x 8’(H). The house associated with the cellar was just recently torn down and cleared away. It seems likely the cave will end up being filled in or removed.