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House, Edward, House

Picture of property 1646 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2007-04-18

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling

The Edward House House (c. 1894) is significant as an example of balloon-frame Free Classic Queen Anne residential architecture. The Queen Anne style became the dominant residential style in America from 1880 until 1910. Known for its asymmetry and rich surface textures, the style provided an opportunity for both high-style designers and vernacular builders to incorporate some or all elements of the Queen Anne in residential architecture. Queen Anne features on this house include a steep hipped roof with lower cross gables, tall narrow windows, and decorative eave brackets.



Johnson Block Historic District

Picture of property East side of 800 block of Arkansas St. and West side of 800 Block of Missouri St.
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 2018-11-17

Architect: Various
Category: domestic; secondary structure; single dwelling

The Johnson Block Historic District is a residential district in Lawrence located eleven blocks east of downtown and three blocks north of the University of Kansas. The district encompasses the east side of the 800 block of Arkansas and the west side of the 800 block of Missouri, including an alley between the two streets. It is a mix of residential property types outlined in Section F of the Multiple Property Document Form “Historic Resources of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.” The residences were built during the “A Quiet University Town, 1900-1945” period described in the MPDF. Located in Lane Place Addition, the residential development initiated by Victor Johnson, a prominent Lawrence businessman, is an example of the southern and western expansion of Lawrence.



Kibbee Farmstead

Picture of property 1500 Haskell Avenue
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-16

Architect: unknown
Category: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility; single dwelling; storage
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

Walter and Fannie Kibbee developed a small 15-acre farmstead on the outskirts of Lawrence in the early 20th century. They raised small numbers of cattle, milk cows, poultry, and swine, produced butter and eggs for sale, and farmed a few acres in alfalfa and other crops. They sold the farm in 1920 to Conrad and Bertha Altenbernd, who farmed the property until 1947. The property was annexed by the City of Lawrence in 1959. Today, the collection of six farm buildings is now within the city limits amongst mid-20th century development. The buildings include a Dutch Colonial Revival-style residence, gable-roof barn, chicken house, outhouse, garage, and shed. The farmstead displays an abundant use of concrete, a popular building material on Kansas farmsteads in the 1910s. It was nominated as part of the Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of agriculture and architecture.



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
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of Lawrence (2001)



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
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of Lawrence (2001)

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.



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