Seasons 52 Façade Redesign

Seasons 52 Façade Redesign

Location: 340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO

Stakeholders: Historic Kansas City, Friends of the Plaza, Kansas City Residents

In August 2011, alarms were sounded by Plaza supporters when roof tiles and gables were removed from the graceful façade of the former Wolff Brothers store at Ward Parkway and Wornall Road.  The next day, metal framing was erected over the building entry, obliterating the lighted star and graceful ornamentation that had become a Plaza landmark.  Historic Kansas City obtained drawings from the City of the restaurant’s plans for the building and posted them on Facebook.  Seasons 52 was inundated with outraged calls, emails and entries on social media sites.  Within 48 hours of the framing going up, Seasons 52 announced it would restore the original appearance of the building.  The following day, the star which had shown for decades over the courtyard fountain was visible again. We thank Seasons 52 for responding quickly to the voice of Kansas City.