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Buttressed Barn Near Lawrence
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Buttressed Barn Near Lawrence, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Douglas County, Kansas, United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/8 x 9 7/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 206.37 x 239.71 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 212.72 x 279.4 mm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0545.a

This lithograph shows an unusual stone barn with massive buttresses. This barn stood near 19th and Iowa streets near the old site of married student housing at the University of Kansas (visitor comments)

On the Brown Diary farm near Kansas University stands this picturesque butressed barn beside an old stone mill, the farmyard surrounded by a crumbling rock wall. Not until several years after the barn was built were the buttresses added to bolster up the sides which had begun to buckle. William Brown came to Kansas in 1859, survived the Quantrill riad in Lawrence and moved out to the farm eight years later.