RARE Original Real Photograph Postcard. Soddy - Sod House Bucklin, Kans. For offer - a very nice old imaget! Fresh from an estate in Upstate NY.Never offered on the market until now. Vintage, Old, antique, Original - NOT a Reproduction - Guaranteed!! Nice sod house on the prairie. "A modern soddy" Postal postmark, stamp and manuscript writing on back. Sent to Miss Bessie Brown, Carters Creek, Tennessee.
In good to very good condition. Light edge and corner wear. If you collect postcards, 20th century history, American, Americana, photography images, etc. This is a nice one for your paper or ephemera collection. Bucklin is a city in Ford County, Kansas, United States.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 794. Bucklin was originally called Corbitt and under the latter name laid out about 1885. It was renamed Bucklin in 1887, after Bucklin Township.Bucklin was incorporated in 1909. It was situated at the junction of two railroads. The sod house or "soddy" was an often used successor to the log cabin during frontier settlement of the Great Plains of Canada and the United States. If the prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant and could be used for construction.  Prairie grass had a much thicker, tougher root structure than modern landscaping grass.
Construction of a sod house involved cutting patches of sod in rectangles, often 2'×1'×6 (60×30×15 cm), and piling them into walls. Builders employed a variety of roofing methods. Sod houses accommodated normal doors and windows. The resulting structure was well-insulated and depending on the roof type inexpensive when compared to a wood frame house.
However, sod houses required frequent maintenance and were often vulnerable to rain damage, especially if the roof was also primarily of sod. Stucco was sometimes used to protected the outer walls.
Canvas or stucco often lined the interior walls. Sod was also used to construct animal shelters, corrals and fences. While the influence of the sod house cannot be overlooked, stone or timber was preferred when available. In addition, where railroads existed, framed houses and buildings were used extensively during the settlement period. Sod houses that are individually notable and historic sites that include one or more sod houses or other sod structures include.Skagafjordur Folk Museum, turf/sod houses of the burstabær style in Glaumbær. Addison Sod House, a Canadian National Historic Landmark building, in Saskatchewan. L'Anse aux Meadows, the site of the pioneering 10th-11th century CE Norse settlement near the northern tip of Newfoundland, has reconstructions of eight sod houses in their original locations, used for various purposes when built by Norse settlers there a millennium ago. Cottonwood Ranch, Sheridan County, Kansas. The ranch site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), included a sod stable. Dowse Sod House, near Comstock, Nebraska; NRHP-listed and operated as museum. Heman Gibbs Farmstead, Falcon Heights, Minnesota; the NRHP-listed site includes a replica of the original 1849 sod house. Jackson-Einspahr Sod House, Holstein, Nebraska, NRHP-listed. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Minor Sod House, McDonald, Kansas, NRHP-listed. Page Soddy, Harper County, Oklahoma, NRHP-listed. Pioneer Sod House, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, NRHP-listed. Gustav Rohrich Sod House, Bellwood, Nebraska, NRHP-listed. Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma), also known as Marshall McCully Sod House, NRHP-listed.
Sod House Ranch, Burns, Oregon, (does not include a sod house). Waterman Sod House, Big Springs, Nebraska, NRHP-listed. The item "RARE Real Photo Bucklin KS Kansas Sod House 1913 Soddy RPPC Architecture" is in sale since Saturday, January 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo". The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in Rochester, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.