Archive for Sunday, May 3, 1992


May 3, 1992


The KU chancellor's residence, called The Outlook, at 1532 Lilac Lane, will be open only on Sunday, May 10, for the University Place Neighborhood tour.

Home today to Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen, The Outlook was built in 1913 by Lawrence banker Jabez B. Watkins for his wife, Elizabeth.

Mr. Watkins also built what is now the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass., for his bank building. He died a few years after completing The Outlook, but Mrs. Watkins lived in the home for many years.

An early benefactress of the university, she donated the neo-classical revival style house to KU in 1938.

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