Located in historic Old East Lawrence, the Hobbs Park Memorial is a new public monument that builds upon the community's abolitionist roots. The monument is comprised of an 1860s masonry dwelling constructed in the "rebuilding" period in the city's history, after the 1863 sacking, burning and massacre at the hands of William Quantrill. The house, which could not be preserved at its original site, was recently moved to a public park, which was the home site of an important Lawrence founder, John Speer. Speer was a leader of the rebuilding efforts after the raid. The memorial is the first in more than 70 years paying tribute to the vision, perseverance and sacrifices of Lawrence's founders and early residents. Located in Hobbs Park at 11th and Delaware streets.