From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 17, 1971:
Just before its tenancy on the upper floors of the new First National Bank building [at Ninth and Mass], the city of Lawrence had arranged to rent 225 square feet of lobby space. The area, which contained a long counter, originally had been designated for a bill-collecting and information center. However, those uses had been discontinued in May, and now the city was asking to be relieved of its five-year lease. The unused space was costing the city $1,237.50 a year, but a recent request to end the lease had been declined. Now the city was hoping to arrange a subleasing agreement.