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40 years ago: Owners of apartment complexes warned to comply with fire-safety codes

November 25, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 25, 1970:

  • Owners of eight apartment complexes in Lawrence were still in violation of city building code fire safety regulations, and they were being given until February 1, 1971, to remedy the situation. City Manager Buford Watson, while declining to name the complexes involved, said that it was probable that the city would take legal action against the owners if the problems were not fixed before that date.
  • Preliminary costs for the new low-rent public housing project for the elderly had been released. Early plans called for a 120-unit high-rise on the corner of 17th and Massachusetts Streets. The cost figures were estimated at $2.4 million. If approved by the department of Housing and Urban Development by the end of the year, the land could be purchased by Feb. 1.
  • A small fire in the storage area of Kroger's Family Center, 1015 W. 23rd Street, had caused no more than $300 in losses, but water from the building's sprinkler system had caused roughly $10,000 worth of damage to the items in the storeroom. Cause of the fire was under investigation.


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