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Lane University

Picture of property
Lecompton (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1971-03-24

Architect: unknown
Category: college



Lane-Duncan Stable

Picture of property 1132 W 11th Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 2011-08-13

Architect: undetermined
Category: agricultural outbuilding; secondary structure

The Lane-Duncan stable is built into the eastern slope of a steep hill located along the northern edge of the campus of the University of Kansas. It is oriented to the east and once had a commanding view of downtown Lawrence and the Kansas River valley, but trees and twentieth-century development have obscured that view. Despite exhaustive research of the historical record, much of this building's early history remains unknown. What is known about this building is that its vernacular Gothic Revival limestone architecture is reflective of the settlement period and that it is a rare surviving example of a stone outbuilding within the current city limits of Lawrence. It is located on south half of James H. Lane's original landholdings. Lane, who likely commissioned the construction of the building, was an important political figure in the early history of Lawrence and Kansas, and this property could yield information about his property holdings. Additionally, the property's subsequent owner, Wesley Duncan, comes from another locally prominent family, and further study of the building could yield information about his use of the structure. In the case of both men, this is the earliest extant resource left on their landholdings. The building was nominated for its architecture and potential to yield information important in history.



Lane-Greenlees House

Picture of property 714 Mississippi Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 2009-02-21

Architect: unknown
Category: single dwelling

The Greenlees House, located near the historic Old West Lawrence neighborhood, represents five building phases spanning nearly 50 years. Early Kansas Senator James Lane built the first phase of this house in circa 1863 and sold it to newspaper publisher Charles Faris in 1865 whose family made a small addition and occupied the house until 1880. John Greenlees purchased the house in 1893 and lived there until his death in 1947. Greenlees made his fortune in real estate and developing and managing oil interests, and founded the Mutual Oil Company in 1909. Between 1899 and 1911, Greenlees doubled the size of the house by expanding it west and north. He consolidated the house stylistically into an updated and coherent, early 20th century residence with a new comprehensive roof system, large cross gables, and a large front porch with Classical Revival pillars. The resulting appearance resembled a large four-over-four house type. The property was nominated for its associations with entrepreneur John Greenlees.



Lawrence's Downtown Historic District

Picture of property generally along Massachusetts St., bet. 6th Ave. and S. Park St.
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2004-07-15

Architect: N/A
Category: commercial district



Lecompton Constitution Hall

Picture of property 319 Elmore
Lecompton (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1971-05-14

National Historic Landmark, 5/30/1974

Architect: unknown
Category: meeting hall

During 1857 this building was one of the busiest and most important in Kansas Territory. Thousands of settlers and speculators filed claims in the United States land office on the first floor. Upstairs the district court periodically met to try to enforce the territorial laws. The Lecompton Constitutional Convention met that fall in the second-floor assembly room to draft a constitution to gain statehood for Kansas. Newspaper correspondents from across the country gathered to report on the meetings. Many Americans feared a national civil war if the convention could not satisfy both proslavery and antislavery forces. They created a document that protected slavery no matter how the people of Kansas Territory voted. Eventually the Lecompton Constitution was defeated at the national level. It never went into effect. The building is owned by the State of Kansas and managed by the Kansas Historical Society.



Ludington House

Picture of property 1613 Tennessee
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1971-05-14

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Mackie, George K., House

Picture of property 1941 Massachusetts St
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2009-07-08

Architect: Drake, H. Alexander
Category: single dwelling; clubhouse

George Mackie commissioned this impressive Neoclassical Revival-style residence in 1917. It is located on a large corner lot south of downtown Lawrence on Massachusetts Street. Mackie’s family first settled in Cherokee County in 1883 when he was just 15 years old. He grew up around the coal-mining industry, and in 1906, he organized the George K. Mackie Fuel Company. The Mackie-Clemens Coal Company is still in business in Crawford County. In 1937, Mackie's widow sold the house to the Lawrence Women's Club, which used it as a place for social gatherings and meetings until 1975. The house, designed by H. Alexander Drake of Kansas City, is a textbook example of the Neoclassical Revival style and includes such features as a monumental portico, side wing porch, roofline and front porch balustrades, and heavy window and door surrounds. It was nominated as part of the "Historic Resources of Lawrence" multiple property lubmission for its architectural significance.



Martin, Handel T., House

Picture of property 1709 Louisiana Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2014-10-08

Architect: Unknown
Category: single dwelling

The Handel T. Martin house, built in 1917, is located in the University Place neighborhood on the south slope of Mount Oread in Lawrence. The residence is a well-preserved example of the American Foursquare, a house type commonly found in early 20th century neighborhoods in Lawrence. It features typical Classical and Colonial Revival embellishments. Martin was a long-time employee of the University of Kansas, working as an instructor and a curator at the Natural History Museum from 1912 to 1931. He was an early fossil collector and contributor to the emerging field of vertebrate paleontology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Martin partnered with KU archeologist T. R. Overton to excavate the highly significant Twelve Mile Creek site in Logan County, Kansas in 1895, an excavation considered to be the first systematically excavated Paleoindian site. Martin lived in this residence south of campus until his death in 1931. It is nominated as part of the "Historic Resources of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas" multiple property nomination for its association with Martin and its local significance in the area of architecture.



McCurdy, Witter S., House

Picture of property 909 West 6th Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2001-10-21

Architect: unknown
Category: single dwelling



Miller, Robert H., House

Picture of property 1111 East 19th Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1984-06-14

Architect: Johnston
Category: agricultural outbuilding; secondary structure; single dwelling



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