Diary of a Building: The New York Life Building

June 15, 2016

Every building is a historical document with its own distinct story. This program follows the New York Life Building, at 20 W. 9th Street, from its original design and construction to its restoration.

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Kansas City’s Architectural History

From humble log structures to today’s contemporary architecture, Kansas City has a truly rich and varied history. Landmark and commonplace are shown in Kansas City’s economic, social, and political evolution.

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Saturday Matinee

Remember the fun of getting all dressed up to go downtown to the movies? Join us in a nostalgic look at Kansas City’s oldest theaters, such as The Empire, The Orpheum and The Royale.

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Postcards of Kansas City 1855-1935

Experience a colorful look at Kansas City’s architectural and cultural past through a unique post card collection. These images show how some things change and others remain the same.

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City of Art

This presentation looks in depth at some of the many distinctive sculptures that beautify Kansas City’s parks and boulevards. Our city is privileged to have these outstanding examples of public art.

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Kansas City Art Deco

Kansas City has a significant collection of Art Deco architecture. This presentation discusses the background of the Art Deco movement as well as surveying numerous local examples of the style.

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Fountains of Kansas City

Kansas City has more fountains than any other city in the world except Rome. The city is known to many as the City of Fountains. Get to know more about the history and creators of the city’s famous fountains.

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