LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Hobbs Park Memorial


category : Memorials
Hobbs Park Memorial The Hobbs Park Memorial is a new public monument located in historic Old East Lawrence, which builds upon the community's abolitionist roots and reminds our state and nation of the viligance and sacrifice freedom requires. The monument is comprised of an 1860s masonry dwelling, the Murphy/Bromelsick house, which was constructed in the "rebuilding" period in the City's history, after the 1863 sacking, burning and massacre at the hands of William C. Quantrill.

The house, which could not be preserved at its original site at 909 Pennsylvania, was recently moved to a public park, which was the home-site of an important founder of Lawrence, Mr. John Speer. Speer was a leader of the rebuilding of Lawrence after the raid.

The memorial is the first in more than 70 years paying tribute to the vision, perseverance and sacrifices of Lawrence's founders and early residents.


Address: Located in Hobbs Park at 11th and Delaware Streets.

Come visit us in Lawrence, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

The Haskell Cultural Center serves as a Visitor Center for the campus and features exhibits from the university's archival and artifact collections. It provides a learning center for Haskell students, faculty, and the public to understand more about Haskell'

Lawrence, KS Museums

KU Natural History Museum

Established in 1866, this museum is nationally recognized for its public exhibits and collections as well as research and graduate education. The museum's exhibits are housed in Dyche Hall, on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Dyche Hall is listed on the

Lawrence, KS Museums


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

Stan Herd Earth Art

The Medicine Wheel earth art was designed by a Haskell art instructor and Haskell students and built by internationally known crop-artist, Stan Herd (also a Lawrencian). Crop art is a way of planting and growing crops to create a visual image, in this case the medicine wheel. Although a bird'

Lawrence, KS Arts

Things to do Memorials near Lawrence, KS