Last Chance Store

500 W. Main St., Council Grove, Kansas

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey Douglas McCleery, Photographer June 1958 EXTERIOR VIEW: NORTH-EAST

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This simple one-story stone structure is typical of frontier architecture and was the last place where supplies could be obtained on the Santa Fe Trail between Council Grove and Santa Fe, a distance of six hundred miles. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1971
Reference number
71000322
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Frontier/Plains Vernacular
Area of significance
Commerce
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Department store; Post office
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1857

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2018: New photos from Ron Reber
  • August 8, 2016: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Corrected mapping
  • April 28, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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