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Old Windmill of West Lawrence, Kansas drawing

Call Number: RH MS R445


This collection consists of a modern recreation of a drawing of the Old Windmill in Lawrence, Kansas, completed by George. J. Hood on January 21, 1904. The drawing has a note saying the windmill was erected in 1863-64.


  • Creation: January 21, 1904


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of the Old Lawrence Windmill

This windmill, constucted in a Dutch sytle, was built in 1863 in Lawrence, Kansas by business partners John Wilder and Andrew Palmquist. The mill received some damage during William Quantrill's August 1863 raid of the city but was repaired and completed in 1864. The 4-story, octagon-shaped windmill functioned until around 1885 only for a fire to destroy it in 1905.

This modern recreation of an illistration was originally done by George J. Hood, an engineering graduate of the University of Kansas in the early 20th century. He went on to work at firms in Kansas City and release a book of engineering illustrations.


1 oversize folder ; Folder measures 59x90 cm.

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Physical Location

RH MS R445


Guide to the George J. Hood Collection
Old Windmill of West Lawrence, Kansas drawing
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Preferred citation
Old Windmill of West Lawrence, Kansas drawing, RH MS R445, 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