Thursday, August 25, 2011

Webster House


Webster House is a restored schoolhouse built in 1885.  Manual Diaz designed the Romanesque Revival style schoolhouse, considered modern in it's time.  The construction used scientific principles for interior arrangement, heating, lighting, ventilation and seating for the children.  The school closed in 1932 as the area became more commercial.  In 2002 this became Webster House Antiques and Restaurant.  This is one of my favorite places to visit and sits right next to the Kauffman Center.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

that place is huge! would love to check out the antiques inside!

Halcyon said...

Looks really fancy for an old schoolhouse. :D

Leif Hagen said...

What a handsome brick palace! Wonderfully restored!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful building in a classic school-house style. Seems like a perfect place for an antique store and restaurant.

Jack said...

This place is really cool. I would definitely check it out.

RedPat said...

Wonderful building - no wonder it is one of your favourites!

Kansas City Lens said...

I've been to a reception there and it's a really cool building. Definitely worth checking out.

Randy said...

What an amazing building. Happy Friday!