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

Liberty Hall

 
 
Liberty Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCommunications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 38° 58.282′ N, 95° 14.144′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. It is in the Lawrence Cultural District. 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. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(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 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.)
 
Liberty Hall (Bowersock Opera House, c.1912) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
2. Liberty Hall (Bowersock Opera House, c.1912)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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