An exterior view of The Oread, a new hotel at 12th and Indiana streets.

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love2bike 7 years, 1 month ago

How long before KU decides it needs to buy the Oread?

svenway_park 7 years, 1 month ago

Paulette, next time you should at least use the official KU blue instead of that powder blue paint.

lindseydoyle 7 years, 1 month ago

From that spot on July 20, 1970, the Lawrence Police opened fire on unarmed kids. It looks military. There are a lot of good positions to fire from now.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

"You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts."

jehovah_bob 7 years, 1 month ago

The architect's name was Evo Shandor. I found it in Tobin's Spirit Guide. He was also a doctor, performed a lot of unnecessary surgery. And then in 1920, he started a secret society...

BruceWayne 7 years, 1 month ago

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

The drainage is excellent, I've heard.

Michael Sizemore 7 years, 1 month ago

How much height does one need to BASE jump? Just asking...

gccs14r 7 years, 1 month ago

From a distance it looks like a half-finished shell of a building. Up close, it makes me wish it were half-finished. This, apparently, is as good as it gets. Whoever called it a Soviet shoe factory is spot-on.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 1 month ago

I like it. it looks permanent & timeless. it's mostly stone, which in today's world is out of the ordinary from glass and brick. I'm not sure what the anti-oread's issues really are.. probably afraid of something different. if we were all realistic about not changing historic areas, there wouldn't be a building in sight for miles.

George_Braziller 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice use of the camera angle and cropping to disguise how overblown this place is. Managed to also convienently eliminate those horrific cell phone tower/cannons poking out the top like roman candles on viagra.

classclown 7 years, 1 month ago

It's a fine looking building that helps cover up the blight just to the west of it.

Leslie Swearingen 7 years, 1 month ago

Bea, love your insults. You should insult more. I think the hotel is great. It looks like a castle on a hill.

tubs_of_love 7 years, 1 month ago

I was kinda hoping they would at least put a Yello Sub in instead of a Jimmy Johns. Oh well.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

King of Swamp Castle: "One day, lad, all this will be yours."

Prince Herbert: "What, the curtains?"

King of Swamp Castle: "No, not the curtains, lad, all that you can see stretched out over the valleys and the hills! That'll be your kingdom, lad.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England."

Paul Decelles 7 years, 1 month ago


I think the archers need to be better protected.

feeble 7 years, 1 month ago

Welcome, comrade, to the Hotel Leningradskaya. The Revolution will be televised on channel 10.

gccs14r 7 years, 1 month ago

When New Madrid lets go again, everything will come down fast.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

Relax and have a popsicle, paulette. It's a cool and fruity treat on a winter day. Do they have popsicles in Emporia?

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