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Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Liberty Hall

 
 
Liberty Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
1. Liberty Hall Marker
Inscription.

The Herald of Freedom,
Abolitionist Newspaper
published on this site 1855-56
Site of Liberty Hall,
Lawrence's first opera house 1870-1911
The Bowersock Opera House
(Liberty Hall), built in 1912
Designed by Samuel B. Tarbet & Co.
in the Beaux Arts style

 
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
 
Location. 38° 58.282′ N, 95° 14.144′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Street and 7th Street, on the left when traveling south on Massachusetts Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 642-646 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 700-702 Massachusetts Street (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown and the Siege of Lawrence, September 14-15, 1856 (within shouting distance of this marker); Free State Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Lawrence U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Building (about 300
Liberty Hall (Bowersock Opera House, c.1912) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
2. Liberty Hall (Bowersock Opera House, c.1912)
feet away, measured in a direct line); Miller's Hall (about 400 feet away); Lawrence Studio (about 400 feet away); House Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Liberty Hall. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lawrence Community Connections. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bowersock Opera House in Lawrence's Downtown Historic District NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCommunicationsEntertainmentMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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