Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
746 Massachusetts Street
Merchants National Bank was housed on this site in a three story building with clock tower 1888-1930
John G. Haskell, architect
First National Bank remodeled in 1830 and was its occupant until 1970
Verner F. Smith, architect
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 38° 58.17′ N, 95° 14.145′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Street and 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on Massachusetts Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 746 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. Leo A. Beuerman (here, next to this marker); Round Corner Drug (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridenour & Baker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); House Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence StudioMarks Jewelers (about 300 feet away); Standard Mutual Life Building (about 300 feet away); Miller's Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Regarding 746 Massachusetts Street. Building is a key contributor to the National Register Historic District.
Also see . . . Lawrence's Downtown Historic District NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on August 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,276 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.