Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Haskell Indian Nations University
Haskell Institute circa 1903
The road going into the Haskell grounds, from the left side of picture, is the current Barker Ave. The buildings from left to right are: Hiawatha, Superintendent’s house, Osceola, Sequoyah (far background center), the Guard House (at the arch entrance), Tilicum Lodge (behind the guard house), Keokuk (far background behind Tilicum Lodge) and Winona (large building).
The original entrance to the Haskell grounds was constructed in 1885. The Guard House is to the right of the arched entrance. Tilicum Lodge and Winona buildings are the other buildings in the picture.
“The Shack” was built in 1936 in the area where the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is located. “The Shack” was first used as a social gathering for students, then for employee dining. At one time it was called the Haskell Café and was frequented by Lawrence citizens and Haskell school employees. The building was razed in 1965.
In front of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is the Haskell Veterans Memorial. The War Mothers Memorial sculpture honors the mothers of the men and women who served in the armed forces. The statue was created by Haskell alumnus and artist Barry Coffin. Funds for the project were raised by the Haskell Veterans Club.
Location. 38° 56.433′ N, 95° 13.955′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Barker Avenue south of Pawnee Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is east opposite the Haskell Cultural Center & Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrence KS 66046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Haskell Indian Nations University (here, next to this marker); Haskell Indian Nations University Timeline (here, next to this marker); War Mothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Haskell Celebration 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker); Haskell Stadium Memorial Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiawatha Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tecumseh Hall (about 500 feet away); Haskell Bandstand/Gazebo (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Also see . . .
1. Haskell Indian Nations University. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Haskell Institute National Register Nomination. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.