Old Places, New Spaces

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Historic preservationist Annette Thomas looks at the transforation of the old Kansas City Public Library (1897-1960) on 9th Street into the Ozark National Life Insurance Building.
Annette Thomas
Sunday, July 21, 2013
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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

For the first program Annette Thomas, member of the Historic Kansas City Foundation, discusses the transformation of the old Kansas City Public Library (1897-1960) on 9th Street into the Ozark National Life Insurance Building. This was the topic of her 1997 master’s thesis at UMKC.