The First National Bank Building

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Architect Todd Achelpohl and Jonathan Kemper, president of the Library’s board of trustees, discuss how a historic bank building became the new home of the Central Library.
Todd Achelpohl, Jonathan Kemper
Sunday, August 11, 2013
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Architect Todd Achelpohl of infrastructure solutions firm HNTB and Jonathan Kemper, president of the Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees, discuss how after a century as a financial institution the First National Bank Building at 10th and Baltimore became the Central Library.

The 2013 Kansas City Architecture Series examines how historic buildings in Kansas City’s downtown area have been repurposed and given new life.