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Drebing, Louis - Root Cellar

Mill Creek Township

Wabaunsee County

This arched cellar is built into a hillside below the remnants of a stone structure located about a mile north of Hessdale, KS. The structure it’s built into might have been an original home on the property but there was apparently another large stone house that was somewhere to the south. That house would have burnt down not long ago and was not rebuilt. The cave walks out via a single doorway to the southwest and was most recently the home of the water treatment equipment for the now destroyed house. The type of structure it is built under seems to be found rather commonly among the houses built on the same road. The cave measures 14’(L)x9’(W)x 7’(H).