Baseball legend Satchel Paige's former KC home destroyed by fire.

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Baseball legend Satchel Paige's former KC home destroyed by fire.

Post by FangKC » Tue May 29, 2018 4:21 pm

Early-morning fire destroys once-home of Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige
The former home of Baseball Hall of Famer and Kansas City Monarch Satchel Paige went up in flames overnight near 28th & Benton Blvd. Nobody was inside. House has been vacant for some time.
https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/ea ... chel-paige

Location: It's mid-block between Prospect and Benton.

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Post by FangKC » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:54 pm

City entity takes ownership of former Satchel Paige home
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Although the house remains in bad shape, work has been underway behind the scenes on the property. In February the Kansas City Homesteading Authority bought the property by paying outstanding debts and liens against it.

"The plan from this point on is to stabilize the structure, clean it up, put a new roof on it and then eventually open it up to RFPs, requests for proposals," Baccala said.
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https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/ci ... paige-home

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Kansas City gets six-figure grant to help restore Satchel Paige’s former home
The effort to restore and preserve the former home of baseball legend Satchel Paige got some extra steam on Friday. Kansas City announced it received a grant of up to $150,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to repair and stabilize the home ruined by fire near 28th and Prospect.
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https://fox4kc.com/2019/07/05/kansas-ci ... rmer-home/

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Re: Baseball legend Satchel Paige's former KC home destroyed by fire.

Post by Steve52 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:28 pm

“We want to move on this fairly quickly because we’re running out of time,” John Baccala told Zac Summers.

Oh the irony considering assessment debacle. Amazing how quickly officials can get it together isn't it? To bad they are not being more vocal and aggressive on assisting taxpayers caught up in the mess.

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Re: Baseball legend Satchel Paige's former KC home destroyed by fire.

Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:43 am

National Trust Awards $1.6 Million in Grants to Help Preserve African American History

https://savingplaces.org/stories/2019-a ... ign=aachaf

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