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Stony Point Evangelical Lutheran Church

Picture of property 1575 N. 600 Rd.
Baldwin City (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2006-12-20

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility



Strong Hall

Picture of property 213 Strong Hall, University of Kansas, Jct. Jayhawk Dr. and Poplar Ln.
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1998-09-18

Architect: Montrose McArdle
Category: college



Taylor, Lucy Hobbs, Building

Picture of property 809 Vermont Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 1982-02-19

Architect: unknown
Category: single dwelling



Trail Park & DAR Marker

Picture of property NW intersection of E 1700 RD & N 400 RD
Baldwin City (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2013-07-17

Architect: N/A
Category: park

The Santa Fe Trail enters Douglas County at its extreme southeast corner east of Baldwin City and is generally oriented toward the west, but it turns to the northwest as it nears Baldwin City. Maps of this area produced as early as 1857 indicate that this small portion of the trail north of Baldwin City was incorporated into the local road network early in the county's history. Still today, this road is a rare angled thoroughfare in an otherwise gridded road pattern. In 1907, Civil War veteran Isaiah Stickle and his wife Jennie donated to Baker University a small half-acre parcel along this angled roadway to commemorate the trail. It became known as Trail Park. Two local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) partnered to erect a monument at the park, which was unveiled in a ceremony on October 11, 1907. These two chapters, the General Edward Hand chapter of Ottawa and Betty Washington chapter of Lawrence, were among the first to organize in Kansas. Their efforts were part of a larger effort led by the Kansas Society DAR to place 93 granite markers along the 500-mile trail route in Kansas between 1906 and 1914. The park and marker are nominated for their significance in the area of social history.



U.S. Post Office

Picture of property 645 New Hampshire
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2002-10-31

Architect: James Knox Taylor
Category: post office



Union Pacific Depot

Picture of property North Second Street, at Maple and Locust Streets
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 1992-08-22

Architect: Van Brunt & Howe
Category: rail-related



United Presbyterian Center/ Ecumenical Christian Ministries Building

Picture of property 1204 Oread Avenue
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2009-09-29

Architect: Kiene & Bradley Architects
Category: religious facility; civic; meeting hall; education related

Designed by Kiene and Bradley Architects of Topeka and built by B.A. Green Construction of Lawrence, the Modern-style Ecumenical Christian Ministries (ECM) building sits atop Mount Oread one block north of the University of Kansas campus. The building is significant for its Modern architecture. It was planned and created with the innovative use of materials such as concrete, steel, brick, and glass. Key architectural elements include poured concrete panels on the building's exterior that exhibit a curved line pattern with random circles; interior light fixtures made of spun aluminum that resemble flying saucers; and acoustic ceiling tiles imprinted with random circular shapes. The building has a rich social history that encompasses a turbulent era during which many college campuses and communities were politically and socially unstable. The building was nominated for its architecture.



University of Kansas East Historic District

Picture of property Jayhawk Boulevard, Lilac Lane, etc.
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2014-01-08

Architect: Multiple - see nomination
Category: education related

The University of Kansas (KU) East Historic District includes 15 contributing resources (18 total resources) occupying 13 acres on the east slope of Mount Oread, immediately adjacent to the main academic core of the KU campus in Lawrence. The buildings and objects reflect the evolution of the residential and religious facilities designed to support the needs of the students and faculty at KU. Eight of the contributing resources were built as scholarship halls, a type of residential arrangement that was common at state universities across the country. As student enrollment increased at KU, the availability of reputable housing options in Lawrence decreased, especially for women. Elizabeth Miller Watkins donated the funds for KU’s first cooperative dormitory, or scholarship hall, in 1925. The concept caught on at KU, and over the next 30 years, benefactors donated funds for seven more scholarship halls for men and women, all of which were constructed in the same general area of campus. In addition to the residences, the presence of Smith Hall, the Wesley Building, and Danforth Chapel reflect a strong desire to support the social and cultural needs of students. Both Smith and Wesley include classrooms and gathering areas, while Danforth contains meditative and ceremonial spaces. The district was nominated for its local significance in the areas of education and architecture.



University of Kansas Historic District

Picture of property Main Campus
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-16

Architect: see nomination
Category: forest; natural feature; education related; library; college

The University of Kansas (KU) Historic District and its 52 resources occupy 85 acres flanking Jayhawk Boulevard at the heart of the KU campus about one mile southeast of the civic and commercial center of Lawrence. KU was established by the Kansas Legislature in 1863 to provide higher education opportunities in Kansas, with a focus on literature, arts, and sciences. The campus developed on land donated by former Kansas Governor Charles Robinson. The buildings, structures, sites, and objects within the district were constructed between 1878 and 2008 and reflect the primary academic core of the university campus that evolved along Jayhawk Boulevard. The evolution of the campus over a period of nearly 90 years is evident in the variety of architectural styles and landscape design trends present in the district. The district includes 26 contributing and 20 non-contributing resources. Six resources are individually listed in the National Register. It was nominated for its local and statewide significance in the areas of education, architecture, and landscape architecture.



Upper Wakarusa River Crossing

Picture of property 1800 E 1400 Road
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2014-01-08

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

The Upper Wakarusa River Crossing on the combined route of the Oregon and California trails is nationally significant as an intact river crossing of the mid-19th century route. This crossing also is significant for its potential to yield additional information, since the intact cutdowns are a rare feature illustrating methods employed for bringing wagon trains across rivers and streams. Though the Oregon and California trails had different destinations, in Kansas, both Oregon- and California-bound travelers generally used the same routes. As major waterways were encountered, multiple crossings were often available to use, depending on weather and soil conditions. This particular crossing of the Wakarusa River occurs early in the westward journey - about 35 miles from the Kansas-Missouri border in present-day Douglas County.



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