North College, 1867

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North College, 1867

Description

Starkly seen against the backdrop of early Lawrence and the Kansas River is North College the first building built for the University of Kansas.  This is the earliest known photograph of KU probably taken in 1867.  The building was just 50 feet square with 10 rooms and no central heating.  All university activities were in North College until University Hall (name changed to Fraser Hall) was opened in 1872.

Date

1867

Identifier

RG 0/22/63

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Citation

“North College, 1867,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed October 20, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/6686.