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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Fernand-Strong House

Picture of property 1515 University Drive
Lawrence (Douglas County)
Listed in National Register Jul 2, 2008

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of Lawrence (2001)

The Fernand-Strong House is located near the University of Kansas main campus on land first claimed by one of the prominent early settlers of Lawrence, James S. Emery. The wood frame, Italianate-style main block was constructed about 1872 and includes a large historic addition (ca. 1905). The property has a history intertwined with the university, and notable past owners of the house include former KU Chancellor Frank Strong and James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball. The property is nominated for its associations with local development and Chancellor Strong.

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