Returning this week to Thursday Doors with a share from Lawrence, Kansas. This is the historical home of Samuel A. Riggs. Built in Italian Villa style popular in the East during the time. It shares company with a very small number that survived the raid of Quantrill and his raiders in 1863. It was under construction at the time and had not been occupied. The brick walls stood the test of the fire and the owner repaired it and was able to move into it a year later in 1864. It was their residence for the next 50 years. Moving to Michigan in later years, they still retained ownership until 1931. In its history it was also a hospital during WWI and has only been sold once, still owned by the widow of KU Professor, Austin Turney. For more interesting reading on the history of this beautiful home, check out kshs.org. So much to tell. If only these doors could talk!
The next time we drive by here, I’ll hopefully get a good picture of the view down the road this home is on. There is a perfect view of Frazier Hall on the KU campus and it really appears very striking in the distance. Traffic just was not letting this happen on this particular day unfortunately.
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy forefathers have set.”
Sunflowers are historically know for being happy flowers. So a little sun on your shoulders is just the thing to send cheer someone’s way. Which is the inspiration for my latest item on Katy Trail Creations on Etsy.
And then of course it helps that my daughter is enjoying these beauties in person in the Sunflower State.
Entering into a well-traveled road phase in life between home and Lawrence, Kansas. Last week there was a day we were pretty thankful that the daughter had one of these doors at her place. And I decided I’d take a picture of it and let you know that in our part of the world, tornado season is Not over.
Now to share a little view of ‘the drive’.
This was our clue that things may get interesting. And I don’t mean the Integrity sign. However, maybe that was a message from above?
It’s gonna get even better.
That, dear readers, is what a black sky looks like.
This is what rotation looks like when frozen in a photo. Or when you’re driving to get the heck outathere. No zoom used in this shot FYI.
Even with the spots on the windshield, that sunset is a welcome sight!
I have been admiring from afar the Thursday Door posts for quite some time. There are so many great ones out there. I’m about to hop aboard with one of my own. I’ll hope to make it a regular feature and try to be half as good as the challenge host. Thanks by the way for such great inspiration!
Entrance to Rachel’s house.
Last Monday and Tuesday were spent moving furniture and belongings to my daughter’s first apartment. She’s off to grad school and we are so-o-o-o proud around here.
Momma Brag moment #1 million.
The home is divided into apartments and was built around 1902. Lots of character inside! Lawrence Kansas, you’d better be good to my little girl.