Monday, July 22, 2019

Spring Hill Ranch House

The Spring Hill Farm Ranch House was built in 1881 by Steve F. Jones using locally quarried stone. Jones first came to Chase County in 1876 and quickly became one of the largest farms in the area. The same men who built the house were the same who worked on the Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls. Jones owned the land until 1904 when it was sold to Barney Lantrey's sons who began selling off parcels bit-by-bit.

The house is currently an important part of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to tours. I visited in the spring of 2017 and here are the pictures that I took.