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Univ. of Kansas campus earns historic designation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- University of Kansas leaders are hailing the designation of the Lawrence campus as a new listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic district of the campus covers the period of 1863 to 1951 and includes the Watson Library, the World War II Memorial Campanile and The Hill overlooking Memorial Stadium.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said in a statement Monday that the listing of the campus district among the nation's historic place would help preserve the area for future generations.

The selection was based on local and statewide significance for education, architecture and landscape architecture.

The National Register of Historic Places in maintained by the National Park Service.