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Last Chance Store

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Built  1857 (1857)
Opened  1857
Added to NRHP  21 June 1971
NRHP Reference #  71000322
Area  4,000 m²
Last Chance Store
Location  500 W. Main St., Council Grove, Kansas
Architectural style  Frontier/Plains Vernacular
Similar  Kaw Mission, Pawnee Rock, Madonna of the Trail, Fort Larned National Historic S, Shawnee Methodist Mission

Digging for history at the last chance store in council grove


The Last Chance Store was built in 1857 along the Santa Fe Trail at Council Grove, Kansas. Located where the trail crossed the Neosho River, it was the last store in the settlement before the river. It was operated by Tom Hill as a trading post, as well as a post office and a polling place. The structure is constructed of local limestone, irregularly course, with a gable room and some quoining at the corners. The building marks a transition from the Frontier style of construction to the Prairie Vernacular style.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1971. The store contributes to the National Historic Landmark Council Grove Historic District.

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Last Chance Store Wikipedia


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