Historic Preservation in the Urban Core

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Congratulations to DaveKCMO for being honored with the I’m a Preservationist award from Historic Kansas City Foundation.

http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-g ... 45959.html

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No doubt. Well deserved.

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grovester wrote:No doubt. Well deserved.
Wow - couple that with streetcar work and DaveKCMO is 2012-2014 MVP

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Congrats, indeed!

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I'm just happy someone other than me cares about such things. :D

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pash wrote:Somebody suggested in another thread that Dave is the white Shaft, but it's getting to the point that we might just as well call Shaft the black Johnson.
I can dig it.

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pash wrote:Somebody suggested in another thread that Dave is the white Shaft, but it's getting to the point that we might just as well call Shaft the black Johnson.

Made my Monday...

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i accept the either white shaft or the black johnson. 8-[

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DaveKCMO wrote:i accept the either white shaft or the black johnson. 8-[
I've heard that!

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KCUR radio does a story on the state of Sauer Castle in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Fate And Future Of Wyandotte County's Sauer Castle
Looking for a future
Paul Berry had only lived in part of the house. When he died in 1985, it was in need of serious repair. In 1988, it was bought by Carl Lopp, a descendent of Anton Sauer.

"Nobody was doing maintenance, so the roof needed work, there were broken windows, it was kind of just deteriorating. So a lot of people wanted to save it," says Wendy Wilson, director of the Rosedale Development Association. She became aware of the house in 1993.

The city cited Lopp for codes violations. A developer submitted a proposal to renovate the castle and build new housing on the grounds. If approved, it meant the city could condemn the house and sell it to the developer. Wilson says that got Lopp’s attention.

"He went before the local Landmarks Commission, he did draft a plan. He did do some work but he never really completed it," she says.

Lopp appealed the code violations and they were reversed by the state supreme court. The developers withdrew their proposal because they were unable to survey the property and give a full financial estimate.

Work on the house stopped. Wilson has found it very frustrating.

"I mean he’s been offered fix it, sell it, we’ll help you. We suggested to him ‘why don’t you sell it. We’ll get a historic society or somebody and fix it up and put your family’s name on it,'" she says. "You know, what better memory of your family than to have this looking nice. And he was unwilling to do that."
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Historic Kansas City releases its' 2015 Most Endangered Building List

No specific order:

1. Sauer Castle, 935 Shawnee Road, Kansas City, KS
2. MGM Film Row Building, 220-224 W. 18th Street, KCMO
3. 18th and Vine District, KCMO
4. 100-118 W. Armour Boulevard apartment buildings, KCMO
5. Midwest Hotel, 20th and Main, KCMO
6. "Nelsonhood" and Kirkwood, 45th and Rockhill Road, KCMO -- the Kirkwood mansion and other homes north of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum.
7. St. John the Divine Church, Kansas City, KS
8. Quindaro Ruins, 27th St. and Sewall, Kansas City, KS
9. Modern Architecture, KCMO -- cited are removal of decorative panels on the Halls department store on the Country Club Plaza, and artwork from the Kansas City Board of Trade building there. Also cited are Kemper Arena and Beth Shalom Religious Center.
10. African American Heritage Sites -- Downs Building at 18th and Prospect, the Rector Mansion at 2000 E. 12th Street, and Wheatley-Provident Hospital at 1826 Forest Avenue. KCMO
11. Francis Willard Elementary School, 5015 Garfield Avenue, KCMO

http://www.historickansascity.org/wp-co ... -List1.pdf

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Kansas City’s restoration boom builds on a strong history of preservation

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 98152.html

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FangKC wrote:Historic Kansas City releases list of most endangered properties for 2014

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/05/50 ... emper.html

• Downs Building, 18th Street and Prospect Avenue. Once home to the Casa Loma Ballroom, the building served “as an important center for African-American political, social and musical events” and is suffering from “demolition by neglect.”

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The Downs Building, which was listed on Historic Kansas City's list of most endangered properties in 2014, has been demolished.

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/on-the- ... id=6482923

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FangKC wrote:
FangKC wrote:Historic Kansas City releases list of most endangered properties for 2014

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/05/50 ... emper.html

• Downs Building, 18th Street and Prospect Avenue. Once home to the Casa Loma Ballroom, the building served “as an important center for African-American political, social and musical events” and is suffering from “demolition by neglect.”

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The Downs Building, which was listed on Historic Kansas City's list of most endangered properties in 2014, has been demolished. The site will be redeveloped as a Family Dollar store.

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/on-the- ... id=6482923

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FangKC wrote:
FangKC wrote:
FangKC wrote:Historic Kansas City releases list of most endangered properties for 2014

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/05/50 ... emper.html

• Downs Building, 18th Street and Prospect Avenue. Once home to the Casa Loma Ballroom, the building served “as an important center for African-American political, social and musical events” and is suffering from “demolition by neglect.”

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The Downs Building, which was listed on Historic Kansas City's list of most endangered properties in 2014, has been demolished. The site will be redeveloped as a Family Dollar store.

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/on-the- ... id=6482923

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so who owns/owned it? isn't that the person we should be demonizing?

unfortunately, prospect falls outside of the greater downtown area plan (and, presumably, the draft TOD policy). thus, it will be a suburban-style pad with a big surface lot and setback.

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Photos of the restoration of the house on the NE corner of E. 9th and Cleveland.

http://hyperblogal.blogspot.com/2016/02 ... ction.html

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When Paseo West is redeveloped, the former Unity Inn building would make a great restaurant.

The Many Lives of 901 Tracy Avenue

http://thegreaterkansascity.org/?p=3337

http://www.weirdstuffantiques.com/901TRACYAVE.html

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FangKC wrote:Historic Kansas City releases its' 2015 Most Endangered Building List

No specific order:

1. Sauer Castle, 935 Shawnee Road, Kansas City, KS
Locals hope to restore KCK’s famous Sauer Castle

https://fox4kc.com/2018/07/16/locals-ho ... er-castle/

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