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Minor Sod House

Picture of property SW 1/4, SW 1/4, NW 1/4, SW 1/4 S.20, T.5S, R. 36W
McDonald vicinity (Rawlins County)
Listed in National Register Jan 5, 2005

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: hotel; single dwelling; post office
Architectural Style(s): Other

Constructed circa 1907 by Samuel Dunlap, the Minor Sod House is a one-story house comprised of two sections. The main section is rectangular in plan and has 24-inch-thick sod walls. The secondary section is a small wood-frame lean-to that is attached on the east side. The exterior of the main section is covered with cement and the addition has a stucco covering. Tom Minor, who purchased the home about 1909, constructed the addition and repaired interior plasterwork. In addition to working as a farmer and rancher, he was a postmaster. The property was nominated for its architecture, method of construction, and for its association with rural development.

Ratcliff Real Estate Building, Butcher Shop, and Carriage House

Picture of property 412 State Street
Atwood (Rawlins County)
Listed in State Register Feb 24, 1990

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: financial institution; specialty store; secondary structure; business
Architectural Style(s): Commercial; Other

Located on State Street in Atwood, the Ratcliff Real Estate Buildings include a two-story frame building (circa 1887), a one-story frame building (circa 1880s) and a one-story carriage house (circa 1887). The one-story building and carriage house stand behind the two-story building, which helped settle Rawlins County. Established in 1887 by John and Wilfred Ratcliff, the complex was the center of much activity in relation to the Ratcliff Real Estate office. Their office was a point of contact for inquiring buyers of real estate. The complex was nominated for its association with community and county development.

Sappa Creek Massacre Site

Picture of property Restricted
Atwood (Rawlins County)
Listed in National Register Jan 28, 2021

Architect: N/A
Area of Significance: camp; battle site; graves/burials
Architectural Style(s): Other

The Sappa Creek Massacre site is significant statewide for its specific association with the Red River War (1874-1875) and more generally with the American Indian Wars (1609-1924). It is also significant for its potential to yield significant information regarding both Native American (Southern Cheyenne) and Euro-American Central Plains cultures. The Site is mostly undisturbed and retains its historic integrity and character-defining features, which include the open space and association and feeling of the Massacre site to the events that occurred. It is an excellent example of this type of Site in Kansas and retains its important tie to the Southern Cheyenne.

Shirley Opera House

Picture of property 503 Main Street
Atwood (Rawlins County)
Listed in National Register Jan 16, 2007

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: restaurant
Architectural Style(s): Commercial; Late Victorian; Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
Thematic Nomination: Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas

The Shirley Opera House, constructed in 1907, was nominated as part of the "Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with local entertainment and social history and for its architecture. The opera house is red brick and is an example of Late Victorian-era commercial block construction. Its public space was utilized for performances and gatherings, such as traveling road shows, musicals, dances, and political rallies. Construction of the building coincided with the building of the Rawlins County Courthouse, the creation of permanent sidewalks, and the establishment of a public waterworks in Atwood.

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