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UMKC Press Release – Carriage House

September 24th will mark the end of the large stately carriage house on the UMKC campus that was built in 1912 by Walter S. Dickey. As the carriage house for what is now known as Scofield Hall, the stone building sits just off Rockhill Road on 51st Street.
The historic structure is being demolished to create an enhanced driveway for a planned addition to the School of Computing and Engineering. The carriage house was part of the 20 acre Dickey estate and served as a garage, power plant and caretaker’s home. The stone was quarried on the site and the architect for the estate was Roger Gilman of Kansas City. Mr. Dickey died in 1931, and William Volker, who was interested in establishing the University of Kansas City (UKC), financed the purchase of the property to be given to the University. The mansion, greenhouse and carriage house were the first buildings operated by the University. In the 85 years of University ownership, the carriage house has been used for classrooms, offices, campus security and maintenance functions.

August 16, 2018

UMKC Carriage House

UMKC planning to demolish historic Carriage House – It’s one of two original buildings that started the UMKC campus

https://www.kmbc.com/article/umkc-planning-to-demolish-historic-carriage-house/22731189

https://www.tonyskansascity.com/2018/08/tkc-breaking-news-umkc-destroying.html

August 16, 2018

Northeast News – Most Endangered List

http://northeastnews.net/pages/historically-speaking/

August 16, 2018

Historic Kansas City Adds Westport To Annual List Of ‘Most Endangered’ Places

http://www.kcur.org/post/historic-kansas-city-adds-westport-annual-list-most-endangered-places#stream/0

August 16, 2018

2017-18 HKC Most Endangered List

HKC announces our 2017 – 2018 Most Endangered list of buildings and other places around Kansas City at risk of being demolished or of crumbling into obscurity. We do this to draw attention to their plight, and in hopes of attracting new owners, developers, or community groups who will commit to restore, repurpose and maintain their unique appeal. These historic places are irreplaceable community assets that tell the story of the city and its development. The list is a non-exhaustive roster in no particular order and is a call for action by all stakeholders.

This year’s list reflects both the diversity of Kansas City’s historic places and the variety of threats they face. From African American sites to Modern Architecture, to historic resources in Westport, the Old Northeast area, the Country Club Plaza, to categories of resources including historic churches, apartment buildings, closed schools, and commercial neighborhood structures, and individual sites such as Epperson House or Sauer Castle.

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July 26, 2018