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    Carnegie BuildingThe Carnegie Building was built in 1904 as one of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropic contributions to the growth of cultural opportunities for rural communities. Listed on the National Register of His...
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Carnegie Building

The Carnegie Building was built in 1904 as one of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropic contributions to the growth of cultural opportunities for rural communities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building had housed the Lawrence Arts Center until 2002

Lawrence, KS Carnegie Libraries

Opera House/Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall was rebuilt in 1911 as Bowersock Opera House after fire destroyed the original Liberty Hall. Renovated in the 1980

Lawrence, KS Historic Buildings

Depot and Visitors Center

During its post-Civil War rebuilding, one of Lawrence's main goals was to establish itself as the railroad hub of the Midwest. In 1882, Union Pacific spent $40,000 buying lots in North Lawrence and announced that it would build a new passenger depot. The 1889

Lawrence, KS Railroad History

Lawrence Arts

Lawrence is proud of its artists, arts institutions, galleries, and alternative art spaces. During the 1990s, Lawrence ranked 12th in percentage of artists in the workforce, according to the National Endowment for the arts; ranked number 15 in John Villani's The 100

Lawrence, KS Arts

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:


Things to do near Lawrence, KS

Prairie View Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Western Hills Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Eagle Bend Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Trapping at Perry Reservoir

Trapping: Perry's marshes offer some of the best muskrat, mink, and beaver trapping in northeast Kansas. Raccoons, coy...