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

Miller's Hall

 
 
Miller's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
1. Miller's Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Built for Josiah Miller, Free State Party activist and Lawrence's first state senator

Construction began late 1850's; partially destroyed during Quantrill's Raid; reconstruction completed 1864

Third floor served as early meeting hall for many social groups
 
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 58.223′ N, 95° 14.166′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Massachusetts Street south of 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 723-725 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. Lawrence Studio (a few steps from this marker); Anderson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); House Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Free State Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 700-702 Massachusetts Street
Miller's Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
2. Miller's Hall and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 746 Massachusetts Street (about 300 feet away); Leo A. Beuerman (about 400 feet away); Liberty Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
 
Regarding Miller's Hall. Building is a key contributor to the National Register Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lawrence's Downtown Historic District NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Josiah Miller Bio at Kansas Memory. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Guide to the Josiah Miller Collection, University of Kansas Library. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Sep. 18, 2020