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Author - Emily Cowan

Emily is a two-time published author of "Abandoned Oklahoma: Vanishing History of the Sooner State" and "Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World". With over two hundred published articles on our websites. Exploring since 2018 every aspect of this has become a passion for her. From educating, fighting to preserve, writing, and learning about history there is nothing she would rather do.

Koshkonong Jail

Koshkonong Jail

The Kosh City Jail is typical of a frontier calaboose, a single cell constructed of concrete and tiny windows. Allegedly constructed in 1902 the city got many years of use out of the jail, although...

City Workhouse

City Workhouse

Prison In February of 1895, a new City Workhouse for Kansas City was proposed by Alderman Morgan. But with that marked a new age of public structures. Workhouses were often a source of shame for a...

Imperial Brewing Company

Imperial Brewing Company

Construction/Opening The Imperial Brewing Company Brewery was quite an incredible complex. Architect and contractor Ludwig D. Breitag started construction in the summer of 1901. These buildings...

Wheatley Provident Hospital

Wheatley Provident Hospital

Perry Sanitarium and Nurse Training Association The beginning of the Wheatley Provident Hospital starts in an entirely different location than the building recognized today. Dr. John Edward Perry...

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