Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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missingkc wrote:Does anyone have any idea of where The Defenders got its name? Very strange. Kind of comic book stuff.
moderne wrote:It originally had a different name. I remember being in the building in the late eighties on a social work visit to a client, but do not recall when it was torn down. I remember the exterior as having a lot of terra cotta in a gothic deco style.
The Defenders sign was atop the former Lasalle Hotel. Defenders was a national religious organization.
moderne wrote:Hope it does not go the way of The Defenders across the street. That was the tallest building between DT and the Plaza and the sign on top was almost as familiar as the Western Auto.
Wow I’ve never even heard of this building. Any pictures?
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Wow, what a loss