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A Visit to the Garden of Eden – Part 1: Exterior

The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas, is not your average historic house museum.  It is considerably more surreal than that.  And much more memorable.  Built by Civil War veteran S. P. Dinsmoor, the house itself was completed in 1907; the sculptures were a work-in-progress until 1928.  Dinsmoor’s “Cabin Home” was built of native limestone… Continue Reading