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Massachusetts Street, Lawrence

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Massachusetts Street is a main thoroughfare through the central business district of downtown Lawrence, Kansas. It begins just south of the Kansas River at Sixth Street and continues south until reaching Haskell Indian Nations University. The street was given its name by members of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, most of whom were from Massachusetts. In 2014, Mass Street was named the most popular tourist attraction in Kansas by TripAdvisor.
The 600 through 1200 block of Massachusetts is also listed on the National Register of Historical Places under Lawrence's Historical District. Most of the buildings were built between 1856 and 1953. Listed separately under the National Register are the Eldridge Hotel, the Douglas County Courthouse and Watkins National Bank . Other listings along Mass Street but not located downtown are the Breezedale Historic District, the Goodrich House, the Edward House House, the Mackie House and the Roberts House .
Other historic businesses and sites of interest along Massachusetts Street are Liberty Hall, the Free State Brewing Company, the Round Corner Pharmacy, the House Building, the Replay Lounge, the Granada, South Park, and Liberty Memorial Central Middle School .
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  • Mass Street appeals to students and non-students alike. Lots of unique pubs and coffee shops, unique shopping experiences for almost everything you can imagine. Musicians will hang out and play, lots....  more »
  • This was really the only area in Lawrence that I explored. Nice little stroll to see architecture and do some shopping. Some unique local shopping and eating spots.  more »

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