Survey of Old West Lawrence

  • 704 Arkansas St
  • 806 Ohio St
  • 838 Arkansas St
  • 809 W 6th St
  • 800 Illinois St
  • 727 Alabama St
  • 624 Alabama St
  • 800 Maine St

Over the past year teams of architects, students, citizens, and professionals have been gathering information about a fantastic, architecturally diverse area just west of downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

The area contains some of the city's finest 19th century homes. The oldest houses were built in 1860 and 1861. Five of these survived Quantrill's Raid of 1863. Half of the houses in the twelve-block area were built during the 19th century, and most of the rest were built before 1930.

The Historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, includes 126 houses but the project area has been expanded to include many nearby streets and blocks.

Architectural Styles
Craftsman 67
Eclectic 40
Colonial Revival 17
Building Types
Four-over-four 52
Two-over-two 34
Cottage 27
Hiram Towne 2
Owner Builder 2
Larry Gisch 1
Domestic building 551
Commercial building 10