"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
~~Muhammad Ali~~
Lawrence Preservation Alliance
805 Ohio

The Historic Jacob House House, named after its first owner Jacob House who built the home in 1883, offers three one-bedroom apartments in Historic Downtown Old West Lawrence. Just 4 blocks north of KU Campus, and three blocks west of Historic Downtown Massachussettes Street, The Jacob House House offers the finest and most elegant Historic apartments in the City of Lawrence. Featuring eleven foot ceilings, marble fireplaces in every room, original woodwork, huge windows offering incredible views, and best of all, the quiet solitude of an enormous brick structure in a quiet neighborhood.

Known for its numerous uses from Lawrence's first private hospital, The Simmons Hospital, to a fraternity house through 1963, The Jacob House House is by far one of the most reconized homes in the City of Lawrence.
During the fraternity years and the three decades to follow The Jacob House House fell into serious neglect landing it on the Kansas State Historic Preservation Offices list of homes to be "demolished due to neglect".

In 1994, Dan and Ken Riedemann purchased the mansion with a dream of preserving it for future generations by the only reasonable means available, adaptive re-use. Known for the first century of its existence as the largest home in Lawrence, it had reached the point where maintenance and the modern costs to heat and cool such an enormous structure left it with no single family buyers. Therefore the plan was presented to turn the property into upscale apartments.

After several years of renovation, The Jacob House House offers its residents the security that only a structure of its proportions could possibly offer, as well as an amazing history and incredible charm.

Units rent for $750.00 per month, one year leases only. All utilities paid by landlord.

Residents are screened by owners who live on-site in the building to assure a proper fit to the lifestyle the house affords it's residents.

For leasing information contact:
Sherri Riedemann (785)-979-5667
sherririedemann@hotmail.com