1899 Queen Anne – Lawrence, KS – (Carnival of Souls)

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Posted January 2018. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown. Added to OHD on 1/11/18 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 17 Comments
516 W 6th, Lawrence, KS 66044

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This historical Lawrence property was home to the infamous George Washington Collamore who was the Lawrence Mayor during Quantrill's Raid. It was then rebuilt for E. Pierson of Pierson Milling Co. Later, the movie Carnival of Souls was filmed there. This house boasts intricate woodwork, moldings, carvings, pocket doors & beautiful stained glass. Lots of historical charm w/ modern amenities. The third floor has been finished offering an open family room, bedroom, and attic storage. Located close to Mass St.
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Amanda Lewis, Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair      (785) 267-2700
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17 Comments on 1899 Queen Anne – Lawrence, KS – (Carnival of Souls)

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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

    Nice home with a horror movie connection as well. I love the “industrial-strength” Eastlake style front porch.

  2. SueSue says: 38 comments

    Lawrence is a great town!

  3. JimJim says: 4010 comments

    Movie free and downloable: http://www.archive.org/details/CarnivalOfSouls1962
    The opening crash scene is not quite believable.

  4. Sue S.Sue S. says: 305 comments

    I would so put a pedestal tub back in the bathroom! IMHO the Michael J. Nelson-riffed version of “Carnival of Souls” is the only way to watch it. 😀

  5. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9794 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This was on the site in 2011, sold since but now back on the market (not a flip.)

    I LOVE Carnival of Souls, cannot even count how many times I’ve seen it. If you are a fan, buy The Criterion Collection release. If you’ve never seen it, JimH has linked a free version above. I added some shots from the movie with the current listing photos.

    • AvatarMaura says: 1 comments

      Will have to get the Criterion version. I watch it every Halloween–love this film and the house!

  6. Avatardkzody says: 280 comments

    This appears to be a great house to live in and also appears to be well-loved.

  7. AvatarMelissa Kradas says: 9 comments

    I would love to see where the old well is, in which the Mayor hid during Quantrille’s raid.

  8. AvatarHistory Buff says: 1 comments

    I’ve been to Lawrence and love the town. As a distant relative of Quantrill, though,they might not return the love!

  9. AvatarAlexandra Lamar says: 3 comments

    So nice to see the Carnival Of Souls home looking great! The actress, Candace Hilligoss, is doing events in Los Angeles and promoting her new book a memoir that got rave reviews. Candace Hilligoss should be flown out to greet whoever purchases this iconic home! Check out her site where you can watch the movie, buy her book and photos autographed:

    • Kelly, Old House Dreams adminKelly, Old House Dreams admin says: 676 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Had no idea she was even still alive. Cool, I’ll add her book to my to read list.

  10. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

    Since I made my previous comment, I now believe this house could very well be a George O. Garnsey design. The Chicago based architect was the editor of the NATIONAL BUILDER magazine and with the assistance of that publication was able to come out with a planbook of designs in the mid-1880’s. I only know of one online accessible copy: http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1279 As for old houses being in the movies, I think because they usually have more dramatic character than newer homes, they are chosen for the role. I liked the Victorian “witch” house in the old TV show CHARMED and later found out it was in Los Angeles, not San Francisco. Lawrence, Kansas has an impressive collection of period homes and is about 40 miles from Kansas City and just under 30 miles to Topeka.

  11. AvatarAlexandra Lamar says: 3 comments

    Hi Everybody!
    This home is so glorious! I have informed the actress Candace Hilligoss the star of Carnival of Souls about the sale. Ms. Hilligoss is blown away at the incredible restoration and if her daughter had enough funds she would purchase it for her. Whoever buys it please keep it preserved? Ms. Hilligoss does speaking engagements so if you want an event at the home please contact her?
    Her public figure page on Facebook is:
    And you may buy her new book a memoir autographed and autographed photos at her site:


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