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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Teske Farmstead

Picture of property 20795 Major Jenkins Road
Onaga (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Apr 8, 2009

Architect: unknown
Category: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility; secondary structure; single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

The Teske Farmstead, located in northeast Pottawatomie County near Onaga, includes a stone farmhouse, wood-frame barn, stone springhouse, a wood-frame chicken house, and a windmill. German immigrant Ferdinand Teske homesteaded the land in 1869 and resided there until his death in 1913. The 1870s farmhouse and springhouse are the oldest remaining buildings on the property. The current barn replaced an earlier one that was destroyed by a tornado in 1907. The farm is nominated for its agricultural and architectural history.

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