Old West Lawrence or OWL - like the bird - is one of Lawrence’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. In the town’s early days, this was where the “who’s who” of Lawrence lived.
After Quantrill’s 1863 raid, Old West Lawrence boomed from 1880-1930 with the rebuilding of homes. It has recently reclaimed its prominence as the place for KU professors and deans, doctors, lawyers, and other influential, yet very friendly, Lawrencians. Homes here are eye-catching and memorable for their grandeur and quality craftsmanship; and these Queen Anne, Tutor, and Italianate homes are known across the country.
Many homes in the Old West Lawrence neighborhood have been meticulously maintained or refurbished to their original splendor. Some of Lawrence’s most notable and unique homes still can be found here, even after years of the town’s westward expansion. Interest in the neighborhood as a prime destination continues to be renewed as residents have invested in their homes to preserve their curb appeal, their historical integrity, and their interior beauty.
The pride of ownership here spills into the yards and streets where OWL is known for its friendly neighborliness and sense of place. This area has mostly single-family homes, although some have rooms for rent and others are available on long-term leases.
Stephens Real Estate is ready to help you find your perfect home in your perfect neighborhood. Our agents know the Lawrence market, and they have the experience and the connections to help you find the home that’s right for you. Call us at 785-841-4500 or Contact Us.