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Green Memorial / "Uncle Jimmy" Green
Front of Lippincott Hall
Lawrence, KS

Daniel Chester French, 1924

James Woods Green (1842-1919) was the first head of the KU Department of Law and the first dean when it became the School of Law in 1889; he served from 1878 until his death Nov. 4, 1919. A group of alumni and friends quickly formed an association to create a statue in memory of the beloved teacher and mentor.

Kansas Union
1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

The need for a central meeting, entertainment and food service building had been discussed for several years before planning began for a union and stadium to honor the students, faculty, staff and alumni who died in World War I. Fund-raising for the Million Dollar Drive began in late 1920, and by late 1921 the first sections of a new stadium were completed on the site of McCook Field below Marvin Grove.

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.

University Press
2502 Westbrooke Circle
Lawrence, KS 66045

The press, which publishes scholarly books for the six state regents institutions, other universities and scholars, dedicated this building on West Campus 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. This redbrick and stone building, designed by Ross & Gadgil of Overland Park, has 6,350 square feet and houses a staff of about 15.

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, formerly KU Printing Services, at 1501 Crestline Drive, southeast of the University Press. It was designed by the Williams Huber Team of Lawrence and opened in 1990.

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.

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. 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 Hall on a base comprising three large slabs of Kansas limestone.

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