Details for The Square House (Atlas Number 5065005023)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5065005023


Marker Number 5023
Atlas Number 5065005023
Marker Title The Square House
Index Entry Square House, The
Address 501 Elsie
City Panhandle
County Carson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 283592
UTM Northing 3914411
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; railroads; houses, residential buildings; museums
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5th and Elsie Streets, SH 207, Square House Museum, Panhandle
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The Niedringhaus brothers of St. Louis sent lumber by ox-cart from Dodge City and built this square house on their "N Bar N" Ranch here in Carson County in the mid-1880s. In 1887 a railroad official occupied the pioneer cottage while the Southern Kansas Railway was being extended from Kiowa, Kansas, to Panhandle City. This was later the home of some distinguished settlers: pioneer banker and treasurer of Southern Kansas Railway Company, James Christopher Paul; rancher-judge J. L. Harrison; innkeeper James B. Wilks; and Sheriff Oscar L. Thorp. The oldest house in town, it was purchased in 1965 and restored as the Carson County Museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966


The Square House (RTHL)
The Square House (RTHL)