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Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Square House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. The Square House Marker
Inscription. 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

 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5023.)
 
Location. 35° 20.764′ N, 101° 22.804′ W. Marker is in Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is at the intersection of Elsie Avenue (State Highway 207) and East 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Elsie Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Elsie Avenue, Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Panhandle Pioneers: The Simms Brothers
The Square House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. The Square House Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Dugout (a few steps from this marker); Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 (a few steps from this marker); Temple Lea Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Finch-Lord-Nelson and the Founding of Panhandle City (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Great Panhandle Cattle Drive to Montana (within shouting distance of this marker); Conway Community Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson County (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
 
Also see . . .  Square House Museum. The purpose of the Carson County Square House Museum is to provide the highest possible level of museum experience through the collection, care, exhibition, interpretation, and demonstration of items that illustrate the history, natural history, and art of the Texas Panhandle. (Submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Square House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. The Square House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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