Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back to Kansas City



The home office of the Kansas City Star newspaper was built in 1911.  The new green glass building was featured in several posts in October.  Ernest Hemingway was a reporter at this building from Oct 1917 to April 1918.  I particularly like the details at the top of the brick and the light fixtures along this side.

William Rockhill Nelson founded the KC Star.  He is also responsible for developing the Art District as shown here and here.  

4 comments:

Irredento Urbanita said...

I can see Hemingway writing his first reports in this place. Lovely place, it has the essence of a time full of past stories.

Regards

Valery

[Barcelona Daily Photo]

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Looks like an interesting place, full of some history

Jack said...

Interesting brickwork. I also like the light fixtures.

Randy said...

Excellent building with some great history. I agree with you about the trim.