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    UMKC Carriage House

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

    August 16, 2018

    Northeast News – Most Endangered List

    August 16, 2018

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

    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.

    For more on the Most Endangered List story – follow HKC on Facebook daily.

    July 26, 2018

    18th & Vine Design Guidelines

    18th and Vine historically served as the epicenter of African American life within Kansas
    City. Around this intersection, commercial and entertainment activity blended with
    residential life, creating a completely self-sufficient community within the greater Kansas
    City area. It was in this area that Kansas City jazz was born with its own distinctive style
    that draws upon New Orleans jazz and ragtime. Due to this unique association with the
    African American experience in Kansas City and the creation of Kansas City Jazz, the
    18th and Vine District is nationally, regionally, and locally significant.

    June 28, 2018