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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Lake Nemaha Dam Guardrail

Picture of property 5.12 miles south of Seneca, KS on Hwy 63; 111th Rd.
Seneca (Nemaha County)
Listed in National Register Jul 2, 2008

Architect: Civilian Conservation Corps
Category: transportation
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed Lake Nemaha during the 1930s. Highway 63 crosses atop the lake's dam, which features 200 distinctive quarried stone posts or pillars on either side of the road. The freestanding posts along the west side are situated seven feet apart, while those on the east side are set within a stone wall and sit 17 feet apart. The guardrail posts are nominated for their association with the CCC and their distinct reflection of rustic park architecture common to New Deal-era parks.

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