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Archive for Sunday, March 3, 1996

LAWRENCE HAS HISTORIC TREASURE

March 3, 1996

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The Clinton Town Hall wasn't the only local landmark nominated recently to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Snow House, an 86-year-old home at 706 W. 12th, also was approved for nomination during the Feb. 24 meeting of the Kansas Historical Sites Board of Review.

The board's vote gives the home owned by Carol von Tersch an automatic listing on the state's register of historic places. The home was named to Lawrence's Register of Historic Places in February 1995.

The six-bedroom, 2 1/2 story, wood-shingle home was designed by William A. Griffith. Griffith headed Kansas University's department of painting and design from 1899 to 1920 and helped establish KU's School of Architecture.

Griffith designed the home for Jane Snow, the widow of Francis H. Snow, KU's sixth chancellor.

A decision on whether the home's nomination to the national register will be accepted is expected in about six months.

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