Heritage Conservation Council conducting historic building survey of downtown Baldwin City

photo by: Rochelle Valverde

The west side of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., is pictured on Sept. 23, 2021.

Douglas County’s Heritage Conservation Council is conducting an intensive historic building survey of downtown Baldwin City, the county announced Monday.

The survey’s goal, according to a news release from the county, is to identify architecturally, historically or culturally significant buildings in Baldwin City, with a focus on buildings and structures at least 50 years old.

The study area includes approximately 30 buildings in Baldwin City, bounded by Ninth Street to the west, Sixth Street to the east, Grove Street to the north and the alley south of High Street. The survey work is to be conducted by Stan Hernly, Megan Bruey and Jan Shupert-Arick, all of Lawrence-based architectural design firm Hernly Associates.

The Heritage Conservation Council is hosting a public information meeting with survey consultants at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh St., to provide more details about the survey and answer questions.

Those with questions about the project, or who are property owners with historical information to share about their property, can contact Stan Hernly at 785-749-5806.


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