Urban Explorers: August R. Meyer Residence, Vanderslice Hall
Join us for August’s Members Only Urban Explorers KCAI’s new President Tony Jones will be leading us through the halls of August R. Meyer’s home that is now known as Vanderslice Hall on the Kansas City Art Institute. From the KCAI website, Vanderslice hall was built in 1896. It is a the three-story red-brick mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered an outstanding example of 19th century Flemish Queen Anne-style architecture. Built for the August Meyer family, who lived here for a number of years, the building is named for trustee Howard Vanderslice, who in 1927 arranged for the purchase of the home and surrounding 8.5 acres as a new location for the Kansas City Art Institute.