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I was wondering if the limestone seen on the Kansas University campus was brought in from Douglas County?

Some of KU's limestone was from Douglas County, according to "Historic Mount Oread," a book by Sandra Swanson Wiechert. Most was quarried on Mount Oread or nearby.

Here are the buildings that used local limestone, according to the book: Bailey Hall, Dyche Hall, Facilities Office, Facilities Operations Storage Building, Marvin Hall walls (not trim), Stauffer-Flint Hall, Spooner Hall walls (not trim) and the University Guest House.

The limestone for the campanile and Lindley Hall was quarried in other Kansas locations, including Chase, Cowley and Geary counties.


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