Survey of Old West Lawrence

  • 636 Alabama St
  • 743 Illinois St
  • 801 Arkansas St
  • 746 Louisiana St
  • 736 Maine St
  • 701 Ohio St
  • 601 Louisiana St
  • 820 Arkansas 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
English Cottage Revival 17
Building Types
Four-over-four 52
Two-over-two 34
Cottage 27
Owner Builder 2
Hiram Towne 2
Thomas Guest 1
Domestic building 551
Commercial building 10