Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
825-827 Massachusetts Street
[Montgomery Ward Building]
Site of various Lawrence bakeries 1860s-1931
J.A. Keeler Stationery and Book Shop 1886-1909
Montgomery Ward Department Store 1931-1968
Wards combined 825 and 827 Massachusetts into this art deco two-part commercial building
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
Location. 38° 58.1′ N, 95° 14.165′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Massachusetts Street south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825-827 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. Wiedemann Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Achning Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Marks Jewelers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridenour & Baker BuildingRound Corner Drug (about 300 feet away); Lucy Hobbs Taylor Building (about 400 feet away); Standard Mutual Life Building (about 400 feet away); Leo A. Beuerman (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Regarding 825-827 Massachusetts Street. Building contributes to the National Register Historic District.
Also see . . . Lawrence's Downtown Historic District NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.