Dietrich Cabin

The Dietrich Cabin is a log cabin located in Ottawa City Park in Ottawa, Kansas. Jacob Dietrich, a German immigrant, built the cabin in 1859. The cabin replaced the family's original home, which was built in 1857, and burned down the following year. After Dietrich died in 1863, his wife Catherine maintained the cabin while raising their three sons. The cabin later became a farmhouse, and several rooms were added to it. In 1961, the cabin was restored to its original condition. It is now a pioneer museum operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, and is open to the public on Sunday afternoons in the summer.

Dietrich Cabin
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Dietrich Cabin is located in Kansas
Dietrich Cabin
Dietrich Cabin is located in the United States
Dietrich Cabin
LocationOttawa City Park, Ottawa, Kansas
Coordinates38°36′39″N 95°16′3″W / 38.61083°N 95.26750°W / 38.61083; -95.26750Coordinates: 38°36′39″N 95°16′3″W / 38.61083°N 95.26750°W / 38.61083; -95.26750
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1859 (1859)
Built byDietrich, Jacob
Architectural styleFrontier style
NRHP reference No.72000500[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1972

The cabin is one of the few surviving examples in Kansas of a pioneer log cabin, an important building type in both the settlement and architectural history of the state.[2]

The cabin was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Hall, Charles; Richard Pankratz (March 29, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Dietrich Cabin". National Park Service. Retrieved May 27, 2013.

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