Archive for Saturday, December 4, 2010

40 years ago: Plans presented for housing project at 18th and Haskell

December 4, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 4, 1970:

  • A drawing of the city’s proposed low-rent, general-occupancy housing project at 18th and Haskell was presented at the annual meeting of the Lawrence Housing Authority. The architect displayed a plan including a community center, neighborhood recreation areas, and an abundance of trees and green space.
  • Ralph Houk, former Lawrence High sports star from Stull, had been named the American League’s baseball manager of the year for his work with the New York Yankees. His former teachers and classmates from the LHS Class of 1938 sent him a card bearing 45 of their signatures. Houk responded, “Without question it was the highlight of the messages I received.”
  • A date had not yet been set for the start of construction for the new $1.5 million Lawrence Public Library. The library was to be bounded by Vermont, Seventh, and Kentucky Streets, and by the Lawrence Police Department on the south end of the property.


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