Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Free State Hotel
Erected 1940 by Lawrence Rotary Club.
Location. 38° 58.265′ N, 95° 14.171′ 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 north on Massachusetts Street. Touch for map. This marker is along Massachusetts Street halfway along the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 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); Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Hall (within shouting distance of John Brown and the Siege of Lawrence, September 14-15, 1856 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lawrence Studio (about 300 feet away); The First Lawrence U.S. Post Office (about 300 feet away); House Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Regarding Free State Hotel. When the Free State hotel was captured, the male occupants were escorted under a flag of truce to a safe location and survived the raid - per the instructions of William Quantrill himself.
Also see . . .
1. Eldridge Hotel - History. This link from the Eldridge Hotel describes more in depth its history from its founding in 1855. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Lawrence Massacre. This link is to the Wikipedia write-up on the Lawrence Massacre. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Additional keywords. Bleeding Kansas
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.