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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Oread Historic District

Picture of property Roughly between W 9th & 12th Sts. & the Alleys behind Louisiana & Kentucky Sts.
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register Oct 10, 2007

Architect: Not listed
Category: domestic; religious facility; education related
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of Lawrence (2001)

Located directly west of the downtown commercial area and east of the University of Kansas campus, the majority of the Oread Historic District falls within the Original town plat, and thus represents one of Lawrence's oldest residential neighborhoods. Not only did it provide easy access to downtown and campus, several churches were either adjacent or located within its boundaries. Central School and later a high school were located on the two south corners of Kentucky and 9th streets. The district contains a variety of residences that represent changing tastes, fashions, and construction methods in American architecture. There are good examples of the large fashionable homes, several more modest National Folk type residences of the working class, and later examples of residential styles that were popular in the early twentieth century.

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