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40 years ago: Watkins Museum searches for its missing piece

April 6, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 6, 1973:

  • With the first stages of renovation now under way, the building housing the Elizabeth M. Watkins Museum at 11th and Massachusetts was searching for a missing piece of the puzzle. The building, then 85 years old, was decorated with more than a dozen ceramic spires on the fourth-floor dormer windows, and one of these was missing from a high roof elevation at the rear of the building. Rumor had it that the small decorative piece was perhaps in existence somewhere in Lawrence, but no one seemed to know where. A notice in today's Journal-World asked that anyone having information on the spire please convey it to the Charles Stough, president of the Douglas County Historical Society.
  • As the Midwestern Music Camp at Kansas University entered another season, an article reported on the camp's growth from a modest attendance of 20 students to an institution attracting students from 50 states and from other countries. This year marked the first time that an entire 60-member junior high school band was to attend the camp. About 1,600 students were expected this summer to the camp, which had expanded over the years to include division of journalism, art, speech and debate as well as music.

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