Stephen F. Jones named his ranch the Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch for the springs found on the hill west of the house. The main ranch house is located two miles north of Strong City, Kansas, facing east. It was built on a hillside with a two-story exposure on the upper side and a three story on the lower level. The architecture represents a blending of Renaissance influence and Plains Vernacular. It is a Second Empire style of 19th century architecture with a mansard roof enclosing the upper story with dormers and projecting mansard gables, cornices, brackets, and stone quoins at the corners of the house.
The builder was Contractor David Rettiger of Strong City, Kansas, co-owner of Emslie, Rettiger & Company. They had "probably the finest quarries in the state." (Strong City Independent, November 2, 1881). Rettiger also built the Montezuma Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico in the mid 1880s according to the Chase County Republican, February 25, 1888. Rettiger worked on the Chase County Courthouse in 1871-72 (Strong City Independent, December 24, 1881).