renovation http://kcur.org en What Is That? Kansas City's Vine Street Castle http://kcur.org/post/what-kansas-citys-vine-street-castle <p></p><p></p><p>If you’ve ever driven around the historic 18th&nbsp;&amp; Vine neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Mo., you might have noticed what looks like a castle. It appears as though it housed Missouri royalty, but in fact this four-story structure, chiseled out of yellow limestone, was originally designed as the city jail.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:09:53 +0000 Esther Honig 59370 at http://kcur.org What Is That? Kansas City's Vine Street Castle Kansas' New State Capitol: Bright, Shiny And Majestic http://kcur.org/post/kansas-new-state-capitol-bright-shiny-and-majestic <p></p><p>Work began on the Kansas Capitol in October 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, it was finished. The cost? $3,200,588.92.</p><p>Fast forward to today. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">After 13 years and nearly $330 million, t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">statehouse, with its French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has undergone a renovation.&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:06:31 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 50416 at http://kcur.org Kansas' New State Capitol: Bright, Shiny And Majestic KC History: Friends Of The Sheffield Cemetery Prepare For Ed Asner Fundraiser http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-friends-sheffield-cemetery-prepare-ed-asner-fundraiser <p>The Sheffield Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in the Kansas City area and certainly one of the oldest, but until recently, it didn&#39;t look like such an area of prestige. Thu, 10 May 2012 17:14:58 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 17440 at http://kcur.org KC History: Friends Of The Sheffield Cemetery Prepare For Ed Asner Fundraiser