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St. Andrews Office Facility
1515 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence , KS

PKG Design Group of Lawrence designed this 34,000-square-foot building in 1980 as the corporate headquarters for Maupintour Inc., an international travel agency. The university purchased it for $3.2 million in 1998 to consolidate its continuing education programs and offices.

In 2014, after Continuing Education moved most of its programs to the Edwards Campus, it was renamed; it now houses Design & Construction Management, the Office of Institutional Research & Planning, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.

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St. Andrews Research Facility
1617 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence , KS 66047

KU Center for Research Inc. purchased this 11,700-square-foot building, west of Bob Billings Parkway and Kasold Drive, in 2013 to house the School of Education’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research.

That center is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute, founded in 2012 to build partnerships and programs that support the success of young children, school-aged children, adults, and publicly funded agencies. Its four research centers also support research and job-training opportunities for KU students.

Artwork
St. George and the Dragon
Twente Hall
Lawrence, KS

Marjorie Whitney, 1932

Above the main entry of the former Watkins Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1932, is a large limestone relief depicting St. George slaying the Dragon, representing disease.

It was designed by Professor Marjorie Whitney, a 1929 alumna and chair of KU’s design (1940-68). Other Whitney ornamentations on Twente include a sculpted door and bas-reliefs of animals, garlands and flowers on the tower.

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Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

The building houses the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications; administrative and faculty offices; classrooms; the Bremner Editing Center; the Kansas Scholastic Press Association; the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism; the Kansas Journalism Institute, and the William Allen White Foundation.

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Stephenson Scholarship Hall
1404 Alumni Place
Lawrence, KS 66044

Opened in fall 1951, the hall houses men in two-person suites. Designed by Raymond Coolidge, it was partly funded by Mrs. Lyle Stephenson in memory of her husband, a Kansas City insurance salesman and amateur entomologist. It was built on the eastern edge of the Brynwood estate property obtained from Acacia fraternity by Olin Templin in 1939.

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Stouffer Place Apartments
1835 Ousdahl Road
Lawrence, KS 66047

Stouffer Place Apartments, opened in fall 2018 as part of the Central District development, comprises two buildings designed by Treanor Architects of Lawrence.

It has 708 beds and features either two-bedroom/two-bath or four-bedroom/four bathroom suites, full kitchen with dishwasher, and laundry facilities in each unit. Its budget was $58 million.

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Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Strong Hall is the main administration building for the Lawrence campus. It houses the offices of the chancellor, provost and registrar; the dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; director of Graduate Studies; senior vice provost for academic affairs; and vice provosts for administration and finance, faculty development, student affairs, and undergraduate studies.
 
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Sudler Annex
1132 W. 11th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

This building was originally the garage of the home bequeathed to KU by the estate of Dr. Mervin T. Sudler (1874-1956), Lawrence physician, professor of anatomy, and dean of the Medical School 1921-24.

The adjacent home, built in 1927, is now the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.

This native stone structure was built about 1861 as a stable on property owned by James H. Lane (1814-66), prominent abolitionist and one of Kansas' first senators after statehood in January 1861.

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Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045

When it was dedicated April 9, 1960, this five-story yellow-buff brick building, designed by State Architect John Brink, was notable for the glass curtain wall on its south face. Summerfield was initially designed to house the University Computation Center, superseded in 1978 by the Price Computing Center to the east on Sunnyside Ave.

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Sunflower Apartments
1021 Missouri St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

These 19 two-bedroom units provide one-year housing for new faculty, unclassified staff, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars. The brick duplexes were built in 1955.

Artwork
Tai Chi Figure
Green Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045

Zhu Ming, 1985

This large piece, on the east lawn of Green Hall, was purchased by the Spencer Museum in 1987 with support from the Wescoe Fund, endowed by former Chancellor and Mrs. W. Clarke Wescoe.

The piece honors Barbara Wescoe’s father, Judge Willard M. Benton, a 1920 alumnus of the School of Law. It was dedicated Oct. 31, 1987.

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Templin Residence Hall
1515 Engel Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

This seven-story residence hall, opened in 1959, was extensively remodeled in 1997 into single, two- and four-person suites for men and women. Each floor, or “house,” honors a person or tradition of excellence at KU; an honors program community is based here, and students must maintain a minimum GPA.

In 1998 the cafeteria/dining hall was renovated and expanded for use as the Visitor Center and the Office of Admissions. 

Artwork
The Owl
Spooner Hall
Lawrence, KS

The inscription on the Spooner Hall portico reads: “Whoso findeth wisdom findeth life,” and a sandstone owl, the symbol of wisdom, sits in a niche on the gable.

The owl may have been designed by the Spooner architect, Henry van Brunt (1832-1903), a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., firm of Van Brunt & Howe. He was an 1854 graduate of Harvard University and a student of Richard Morris Hunt, the most notable American proponent of the Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival styles.

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The Pioneer
South of Fraser Hall
Lawrence, KS

Frederick C. Hibbard, 1904

The first sculpture on campus, The Pioneer was a 1905 gift of Simeon B. Bell of Wyandotte County, Kan., a physician and real-estate speculator. In memory of his late wife, Bell donated land and funding for the Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., which became the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Kansas Hospital.

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The Victory Eagle
Dyche Hall
Lawrence, KS

Thomas F. Roberts and Otto Widman, consultants, 1920

To honor World War I casualties, the Victory Highway Association began a campaign in 1921 to set a statue of a female bald eagle defending her eaglets at every county line along U.S. 40, then a transcontinental highway. The Douglas County statue, said to be the second in the country, was paid for by donations from local women’s clubs; its base was set on land donated by H.G. Van Neste north of the intersection of U.S. 40 and Kansas 32 at the Douglas-Leavenworth county line and dedicated May 27, 1929.

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Twente Hall
1545 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045

Originally Watkins Memorial Hospital, the building opened in January 1932. It was funded by Elizabeth Miller Watkins, a doctor’s daughter and widow of Lawrence banker/financier Jabez B. Watkins, for whom it was named.

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University Guest House
1525 Pearson Place
Lawrence, KS 66045

This small house on the grounds of the chancellor’s residence, also known as the Rock Cottage, was built in the 1930s of stone left from construction of a retaining wall on the property.

It was designed by architecture professor Verner F. Smith to be used by guests at the Outlook and was part of Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ 1939 bequest to KU.

During the housing shortage after World War II, faculty members lived there. In 1952 the university remodeled it as a guest house, furnishing it from estate bequests and museum holdings. It is managed by Student Housing.

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University Press
2502 Westbrooke Circle
Lawrence, KS 66045

The University Press of Kansas, which publishes scholarly books for the state regents institutions, other universities, and scholars, dedicated this building in the West District Oct. 11, 1991.

Founded in 1946 specifically for KU but expanded in 1967 to other regents' schools, the press had been housed in Stauffer-Flint and Carruth-O’Leary halls.

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University Press Warehouse
1501 S. Crestline Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

The one-floor press warehouse, which has 7,000 square feet, adjoins the Public Safety Building, southeast of the University Press.

It was designed by the Williams Huber Team of Lawrence and opened in 1990 to store books, catalogs and other university publications. The entomological collections and their curatorial staff have moved to the building.

Artwork
University Seal
Budig Hall/Hoch Auditoria
Lawrence, KS

The Class of 1997 gave this reproduction of the University Seal depicting Moses kneeling before the burning bush. The image is surrounded by a Latin inscription that in English reads, “I will see this great vision in which the bush does not burn.”

The bronze medallion is 36 inches in diameter and mounted on a marble slab set on a triangular stone base about 4 feet tall. The whole is set in a large, raised rectangular planter topped by a stone bench in front of Budig Hall/Hoch Auditoria.

Artwork
Untitled: Roughneck
Moore Hall
Lawrence, KS

John Whitfield, 1985

This copper and bronze sculpture by Kansas artist John Whitfield, dedicated Nov. 1, 1985, was financed by state fees that also paid for a 1983 addition to Moore Hall.

Its inscription notes that it is a “memento to the oil-field roustabout who does the nitty-gritty work” of the industry in Kansas.

The piece is 7 feet 3 inches tall and 4 feet 7 inches wide; it is mounted at the south entrance of Moore on a base comprising three large slabs of Kansas limestone.

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Vietnam War Memorial
Memorial Drive
Lawrence, KS

On May 25, 1986, KU's Vietnam War Memorial, the first on-campus commemoration in the nation, was dedicated. It honors 59 students and alumni who died or were declared missing in the conflict.

The 65-foot, L-shaped wall of native Kansas limestone, at the west end of Memorial Drive, was created by Doran Abel, an architecture major; Stephen Grabow, professor of architecture; and Greg Wade, KU’s landscape architect. Student Senate appropriations and donations from students, alumni and veterans funded the memorial.

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Visitor Center
1502 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66045

In 1998 the cafeteria/dining hall of Templin Residence Hall was renovated and expanded for use as the Visitor Center and the Office of Admissions. The center provides brochures, maps, exhibits, tours and other introductory information about KU. The admissions office provides information about application standards and processes, financial aid, credits, etc.

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Wagnon Student-Athlete Center
1555 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Major renovations and additions to the Allen Fieldhouse complex in 2009 enhanced this service center for student athletes, coaches and staff, and KU Athletics. The name honors donor Ken Wagnon.

The facility was built in 1992 and renovated in 1995 and 2005. It houses the offices of the athletics director, men’s and women’s basketball coaches; Olympic sports coaches, including swimming, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, golf, and rowing; equipment and locker rooms; and the Dean Nesmith Training Room.

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Warehouse
1851 Westbrooke
Lawrence, KS 66049

Part of the Facilities Services Complex, the building has offices and shops for carpenters, painters, plumbers, steamfitters, locksmiths, moving crew, storage, recycling facilities, etc.

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