The Gaslight Tavern was located at 1241 Oread (as in 13th & Oread on The Hill), just off the University Of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas, and was right next (west) to the Abington Book Shop (the "City Lights" of the midwest) that was owned by the beat poet, John E. Fowler (publisher of GRIST) and wife Sara. The Gaslight was a popular hangout for students and non-students alike over several decades, from the peaceful times of the Silent Generation to the more turbulent times of the Counter Culture.
The Gaslight has been featured in poetry and fiction. During the era of Folk music, the Gaslight opened the stage to local artists. Later, beat poet George Edward Kimball held 'court' at the Gaslight.  George was noted for running for Douglas County sheriff in 1970 and losing the race; however, Phillip Hill was voted in, and removed from his office, as justice of the peace.
KU student Nick Rice  was shot to death in front of the Gaslight  by local police during an anti-war riot in Summer 1970. On the night of July 16, 1970, KU freshman, Rick "Tiger" Dowdell was shot in downtown Lawrence.
The building burned in the 70s, under suspicious conditions.  The original location of the Gaslight is now a parking area for the KU Student Union which was burned in the 1970 riots.
In its heyday, the Gaslight, as a bar and grill, offered varieties of near beer and adequate hamburgers. Entertainment consisted of juke-box music, pin-ball machines, and a pool table (and conversation). Live entertainment was not a regular event.
The Gaslight Gardens reopened on March 17, 2012 and uses a "European beer garden motif."
Earlier, the establishment was known as Gaslight Tavern for several years, operated in north Lawrence, Kansas as a bar and coffeehouse  and offered live entertainment on a regular basis. While the interior only offered a capacity of 39, there was an unusually large patio area.
- John Fowler on James McCrary
- GRIST On-line from GRIST
- John E. Fowler
- Monhollon, R.L. ()"This is America"" The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas
- The Beat Generation in the Heartland
- Heritage of the Great Plains, Kansas History website
- George Kimball
- November 3, 1970 - Yippie wins election for Justice of the Peace in Douglas County -- (2006) via Douglass County Law Library
- KU History July 16, 1970 A long weekend in a long hot summer
- ktka dot com /news/2010/apr/21/1970-racial-unrest-sparked-deadly-violence/ 1970: Racial unrest sparked deadly violence - stale
- LJ World July 15 25 Years Ago
- LJ World 1970: Memories of violence in city still strong
- kansan dot com /archives/2005/04/27/counterculture-at-ku/ _counterculture/ Counter culture at KU - stale
- mobile.ljworld dot com /news/1991/apr/18/hippie_tales/ Hippie Tales - stale
- Lawrence wants to have a say
- Turn on the Gaslight (includes photos of the current and the original Gaslights)
- Gaslight Tavern
- kansan dot com /news/2008/sep/30/gaslights/?news Extinguishing the last flame - stale
- lawrence dot com /news/2009/jun/29/re-ignited/ Reignited - stale
- lawrence dot com /places/gaslight/ The Gaslight Tavern - stale
- Brick's Cafe, prior establishment, CORE attempted to integrate in 1948
- Long weekend in a host summer (1970), has photo of Nick Rice
- Photos from 1970, LJWorld.com: GEK III, Gaslight, Student Union burning, Lawrence High protest
- A Generation Ablaze The University Daily Kansas, 20 Apr 2010
- The 60s
- Current website