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Archive for Monday, November 19, 2012

25 years ago: Local preservationists concerned about Oread development

November 19, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 19, 1987:

  • A large turnout was expected at today's election involving Kansas University faculty. Today was the last day for the faculty to vote on whether they wanted collective bargaining at the university. About 80 to 90 percent of the approximately 1,000 eligible voters were expected to cast a ballot. (A follow-up story the next day revealed that the faculty had voted by a slim margin - about 52 percent - against unionization.)
  • Local preservationists were worried about the plans of a Prairie Village developer to demolish two houses in the Oread neighborhood. Bodine-Asher Builders Inc. had applied to demolish two houses at the northeast corner of 10th and Ohio to make room for new apartments. The buildings, a 19th-century brick house at 946 Ohio and a wood-frame house next door at 412 W. 10th, were in an area where several houses had been renovated. Building new apartments there would undermine the investments in local renovation, according to Oliver Finney, a board member of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance.

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