"University Drives the Growth" Top 5 Page for this destination Lawrence by BruceDunning

Lawrence Travel Guide: 188 reviews and 398 photos

Old limestone strucutre

This is one of the old buildings that were built 1866 to late 1900's. These are magnificent structures architectually, and much ornaments on the top and sides of the buildings. To view these and imagine the intricate artistry it took to build these for the US is to imagine how Italian immigrants came along to help and do the work.

Wonderful strip to Wander

They have done a magnificence job of preserving the heritage of the structures. Most are form the late 1800's-1920's. These buildings have restaurants, gift shops, antiques, and bars -all for the tourists and students.

Older than most of the old Courthouses

This was dedicated in 1903. Inside-and if you loo at 'things to do" still has the old architecture style and a wonderful stained glass dome.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Simply a quaint college town-but has flair
  • Cons:Traffic is getting maddening and new sprawl ruins the old
  • In a nutshell:Every trip to here brings back a time when we enjoyed life
  • Last visit to Lawrence: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 10, 2009
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Any visit to Lawrence without a stop at the FreeState Brewpub is incomplete ;-] Appropriately on MA St.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Thanks, Bruce, for a sweet tour. I grew up wanting to live in Kansas with Toto! Ciao, Carol

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Too bad the Bourgeois Pig isn't a BBQ joint, Bruce. What a name! All I saw of Lawrence back in 1994 was the Free State Brewing. My original VT motto came from a T-shirt I bought there (without beer things do not go as well). Love to go back someday.


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