Old Places, New Spaces

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Old Places, New Spaces

Sundays in August 2013
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

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


The TWA Headquarters Building - Cydney Millstein
Sunday, August 4, 2013 • Program: 2 p.m.
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Architectural historian & preservation consultant Cydney Millstein examines how the TWA Headquarters Building at 18th and Main streets became the home for the Berkley advertising agency. Millstein is the founder and principal of Architectural & Historic Research, LLC, the oldest cultural resources consulting firm in Missouri. She is co-author of Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940.

The First National Bank Building - Todd Achelpohl, Jonathan Kemper
Sunday, August 11, 2013 • Program: 2 p.m.
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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 Union Station Power House - Steve McDowell, Rick Schladweiler, Jeffrey Bentley
Sunday, August 25, 2013 • Program: 2 p.m.
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Steve McDowell and Rick Schladweiler of the architectural firm BNIM and Kansas City Ballet executive director Jeffrey Bentley explore how the century-old Union Station Power House Building was transformed into the award-winning Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.