Watson Library - Kansas - City of Lawrence
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N 38° 57.405 W 095° 14.694
15S E 305481 N 4314373
Quick Description: The Watson Library is the main library for the University of Kansas. It is located at 1425 Jayhawk Blvd. in Lawrence, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2013 8:27:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMGKPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
The WATSON LIBRARY, Campus Drive, west of Fraser Hall, is a three-story Bedford limestone structure, Collegiate Gothic in style and designed by Ray M. Gamble, state architect. Completed in 1924, it contains about 291,900 volumes. It was named for Carrie M. Watson, librarian from 1887 until 1927. --Kansas: A Guide to the Sunflower State, 1939, page 226

My commentary:

This is the main library for the University of Kansas students. The building is a large limestone building. It is a definitely a landmark on top of Mt. Oread.

From the Kansas University website:
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Opened Sept. 11, 1924, this collegiate Gothic-style limestone building was named for Carrie M. Watson, an 1877 and 1880 alumna who was university librarian 1887-1921. It was designed by George L. Chandler and State Architect Ray L. Gamble. Five structural additions were done between 1938 and 1963; chronic crowding and disorganization began to be alleviated by the completion of Spencer Research Library in 1968 and Anschutz Library in 1989.

Watson now houses collections in social sciences, humanities, education, journalism and social welfare; administrative and processing offices; conservation laboratory; and computer classrooms.

The lawn in front of the library was the site of the first Snow Hall, dedicated Nov. 16, 1886, and torn down in 1933.
Book: Kansas

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 236

Year Originally Published: 1939

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