DEMOLITION HALTED IN COUNTRYSIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT

DEMOLITION HALTED IN COUNTRYSIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT

Location: 236 W. 54th St Kansas city, Missouri

HKC issued a call to action to stop the proposed demolition of the Georgian-revival style home at 236 W. 54th St., designed by Shepard, Farrar & Wiser, located in the Simpson-Yeomans/Country Side Historic District. The homeowner filed an application with the Preservation Commission to demolish the home so that they could construct a new home on the large corner lot.

HKC’s call to action on social media was overwhelming, reaching over 94,300 individuals and resulted in over 70 individuals submitting comment to the Preservation Commission. The homeowner has withdrawn the application for demolition and is proceeding with interior abatement. Temporary construction fencing has been installed. A potential future application for a rear addition is possible.  Your action helped shift the momentum from demolition to renovation!