My mother, W. Maud (Orr) Holmes, was born on the original homestead (picture of the house built of sod and rock).  I was also born on the Orr homestead northwest of Woodston, Kansas.  The first picture is of a house with one part sod and the other part rock.  The original house on the homestead was sod.  The rock portion was later added. The next picture is after the sod portion of the house was removed and a 2-story frame addition was attached to the rock portion.  This is the house in which I was born.

Harry Holmes
submitted by Harry Holmes 9 October 2006

Orr Homestead House

Orr Homestead with Frame Section added.