045-3835
Lane-Duncan Stable
1132 W 11TH ST
Lawrence

LOCATION:
County:Douglas
Address: 1132 W 11TH ST
Address Remarks:Located on the University of Kansas's campus.
City:Lawrence
Zip:66045
Parcel ID:067-36-0-10-40-005.00-0
Legal Description: Section 36 Township 12S Range 19E
Legal Description Remarks:
Latitude, Longitude 1:38.96423 -95.25039
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Datum:WGS84
DESCRIPTION:
Historic Name:Lane-Duncan Stable
Alternate Name:KJHK Studio
Historic Function:Agriculture/Subsistence
Subcategory:Agricultural Outbuilding
Historic Function Remarks:This limestone stable is located near the center point of Section 36, Township 12, Range 19 East, which is on the south half of James H. Lane's original preemption claim. Despite exhaustive research of the historical record, much of this building's early history remains unknown. What IS known about this building is that its simple vernacular Gothic Revival limestone architecture is reflective of the settlement period (1855-1863) and that it is a rare surviving example of a stone outbuilding within the current city limits of Lawrence. Importantly, the building itself has the potential to yield information significant in local history. Lane, who likely commissioned the construction of the building, was an important figure in the early history of Lawrence and Kansas, and this property could yield information about his property holdings. Additionally, the property's subsequent owner, Wesley Duncan, comes from another locally prominent family, and further study of the building could yield information about his use of the structure. In the case of both men, this is the earliest extant resource left on their landholdings. Olin Templin purchased this property from Wesley Duncan in 1903. On September 1, 1925, Dr. Mervin T. Sudler purchased the property.
Present Function:Education
Subcategory:Education-Related
Present Function Remarks:After Sudler's death in 1956, the house and the grounds became university property. Students operated a radio station (KJHK) in the converted garage, and, since 1992, the Max Kade Center for Germanic-American Studies (a division of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) has occupied the renovated Sudler House.
Residential/Commercial/Religious Style:Vernacular
Secondary Style:Gothic Revival
Barn Type:Bank
Bridge Type:Not Applicable
Landscape Type:Not Applicable
Physical Description/Remarks:It has the characteristics of a bank barn: it is built into an embankment and features ground-level entrances on two stories. Its other defining characteristics include the use of native limestone and a complex roof form. Its original dimensions are 30'-6" by 20'-8", which remain essentially unaltered, with the exception of a small stone addition on the northwest corner of the structure. The building reflects vernacular elements of the mid-nineteenth century Gothic Revival style primarily in the building's form & the steeply pitched side-gable roof with centered cross gables.
Plan Form:Rectangle
Commercial Building Type:Not Applicable
Roof Form:Gable
Stories:1 1/2
Condition:Good
Principal Material:Stone
Condition Remarks:Limestone walls and foundation
Architect/Designer/Builder:Unknown
Year of Construction:1862
Certainty:Estimated
Date Notes:Believed to have been built between 1855 and 1862.
General Remarks:This building was later a part of the Sudler property at 1120 W 11th. See KHRI entry: 045-3010-00125.
See state register nomination for more information.
Ancillary Structures: None
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OWNER:
Name:State of Kansas - University of Kansas
Address: Lawrence KS 66044
Address Remarks:250 Strong Hall
REGISTER STATUS:
Listed in State Register:Yes
Date of State Listing:08/13/2011
Listed in National Register:No
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Potentially Eligible for National Register: No
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SURVEY INFORMATION:
There is no survey information for this record.
RECORD REVIEW:
Reviewed By:Amanda Loughlin
Review Status:Approved
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Lane-Duncan Stable - south (side) elevation, facing north. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011.

Lane-Duncan Stable - south (side) and east (front) elevations, facing northwest. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - east (front) elevation, facing west. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - northeast corner of building and adjacent driveway, facing northwest. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - east (front) and north (side) elevations, facing southwest. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - north (side) elevation, facing south. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - east (front) elevation, facing south. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - west (rear) elevation, facing east. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - view from building looking east toward downtown Lawrence. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - far right with c. 1929 Sudler House at left. Facing northeast. Photo by S. Martin, 1-8-2011

Lane-Duncan Stable - closeup of window on east elevation at south corner. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - west elevation. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior attic space. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior attic space. 2010.

Lane-Duncan Stable - interior attic space. 2010.
Lane-Duncan Stable. 1132 W 11th St. State Register nomination. 2011. Clark, Shelley Hickman & Baron, Frank.