Local architectural landmarks that have been repurposed are the focus of Old Places, New Spaces, this year's Kansas City Architectural series. All programs are presented on Sundays between July 21 and August 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
July 21, 2013: 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.
August 4, 2013: Cydney Millstein, Kansas City historic preservationist and founder of the consulting firm of Architectural & Historical Research LLC, speaks about the adaptation of the former TWA Corporate Headquarters Building in the Crossroads Neighborhood into office space.
August 11, 2013: Todd Achelpohl, vice president of HNTB, and Jonathan Kemper, president of the Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees, describe the evolution of the former First National Bank Building at 10th and Baltimore into the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library system.
August 25, 2013: Steve McDowell and Rick Schladweiler of BNIM, and Jeffrey Bentley, executive director of the Kansas City Ballet, discuss the development of the century-old Union Station Power House Building at 500 West Pershing Road into the award winning Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.
Admission is free. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407.