A little over a hundred years ago, if you'd been driving...your horse and buggy...down 9th street out by Emery Rd, you might have seen something like this.
I found two links with information about the windmill, both articles are from the Journal World:
The picture was used in this article from earlier this year about the print room at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Back in 2004, there was this article
about Lawrence landmarks.
Does anyone remember the Windmill apartments that used to be in that area? Now I know where the name came from.