Sudler Annex

(SUDX)
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. He was general of the Kansas Brigade in the Civil War and a chief target of William C. Quantrill's raid on Lawrence in August 1863. He escaped the raiders by hiding in a cornfield near his home at Eighth and Mississippi streets.

From 1975 to May 2010 the building was known as "the Shack" and housed the student radio station KJHK-FM; the station moved to new studios on the third floor of the Kansas Union. Plans call for remodeling the building for offices and meeting space.