An Oread house with strong ties to Kansas University is the latest Lawrence home to land on the state’s list of historic places.
The E.H.S. Bailey home at 1101 Ohio was added to the Register of Historic Kansas Places by state historic preservation leaders at a meeting Saturday.
The house — built in 1908 — was the former home of the KU chemistry professor who is the namesake of KU’s Bailey Hall and generally is credited with helping create the “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” chant.
But it was the home’s unique architecture that landed it on the state’s list, said Sarah Martin, the national register coordinator for the state’s historic preservation office.
The house uniquely blends three styles of early 20th century architecture — Dutch Colonial Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Shingle Style — to create a distinctive home, Martin said.
The house currently is the home for state Sen. Marci Francisco.