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Lawrence Kansas Downtown Historical Survey

Call Number: RH MS 403


This collection consists of historic structure data inventory sheets compiled by Dale Nimz for the City of Lawrence for properties located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. Information listed on the sheets may include property type, names of owner(s) and occupier(s), when the building was built, and other brief information about the property. Other documentation, such as information from tax records, may also be associated with an address, but information for most locations is minimal. Photographic prints for most of the properties are available at RH MS-P 403.


  • Creation: 1983 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


4.5 Linear Feet (9 document cases)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized by street address of the property being inventoried. The bulk of the collection focuses on properties located between the 600 and 1000 blocks on Connecticut, Kentucky, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Ohio Streets. Arrangement of the photographic prints associated with each property mirrors the survey form arrangement.

Physical Location

RH MS 403

Physical Location

RH MS-P 403

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Mike Wildgen on behalf of the City of Lawrence, 1995.

Related Materials

Deon Wolfenbarger's Building surveys for the Lawrence Downtown Historic Building Survey, Kansas Collection, RH MS 898, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Old West Lawrence Historical Resources Collection, RH MS 763, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Nimz, Dale. Living with History: A Historic Preservation Plan for Lawrence, Kansas. Unknown publisher, 1983? Available at Spencer Research Library at RH D5866.


Guide to the Lawrence Historical Survey Collection
Lawrence Kansas Downtown Historical Survey
Finding aid prepared by or, 2006; revised by mwh, 2017.
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Lawrence Kansas Downtown Historical Survey, Kansas Collection, RH MS 403, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States