Archive for Friday, April 13, 2012

100 years ago: KU girls to hold benefit for dormitory fund

April 13, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 13, 1912:

  • "The Senior girls of the University have been offered the use of the Nickel Theater for Women's Dormitory benefit to be held on Tuesday the 23rd of this month. Mrs. Pattee, after the success of the Humane Society benefit at her theater, made the gratuitous offer which was quickly taken up by the girls. Mr. Gilbons of the Aurora theater has offered his house for the same day. Fifteen hundred tickets have been issued for the two houses and will be sold by the girls at ten cents apiece."
  • "The women who live on the west side of Massachusetts street, south of the Court House, today presented W. T. Carpenter with a fine umbrella. All during the snowy weather, Mr. Carpenter kept the walks clean from his home to the court house and the women wished to show their appreciation."


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 1 month ago

Would this be the same Pattee family who's movie theater was in 8 hundred block Mass. St. where the walk-way on south side of Ernst & Son Hardware is today?? I can't remember what year the fire was that burned this old movie house down, but was a nice theater with a balcony.

Sarah St. John 6 years, 1 month ago

Hiya Flint!

You'll enjoy revisiting this link....

.... just scroll down to ScottyMac's comment. It was very educational for me!

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