Historic Northeast http://kcur.org en The Story Behind Kansas City's House Of Cards http://kcur.org/post/story-behind-kansas-citys-house-cards <p>Have you ever driven through the Historic Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo., and seen a building with playing cards instead of windows?&nbsp;</p><p>That's the house of cards, an abandoned apartment building at 7th and Indiana streets, that community members used to create public art. After a couple of years of dormancy, there's now some renewed interest to continue the effort.</p><p>Here's the story of how that project began:&nbsp;</p><p>A couple years back, the Historic Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo., had a problem.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:52:50 +0000 Cara McClain 58599 at http://kcur.org The Story Behind Kansas City's House Of Cards School Slated For Demolition In The Historic Northeast Gets Community Support http://kcur.org/post/school-slated-demolition-historic-northeast-gets-community-support <p>A rusted metal "No Trespassing" sign hangs on a post outside the boarded-up Thacher School in the Historic Northeast in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>On the other side of the tall fence, the grass is neatly trimmed and the empty parking lot is litter-free. The brick exterior, once a popular canvas for graffiti artists, has been scrubbed mostly clean. A single blue doodle is the only evidence of vandalism neighbors say was once common at the vacant school.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:37:58 +0000 Elle Moxley 57976 at http://kcur.org School Slated For Demolition In The Historic Northeast Gets Community Support Cliff Drive Began With Aristocratic Kansas City Family http://kcur.org/post/cliff-drive-began-aristocratic-kansas-city-family <p>Cliff Drive in Kansas City, Mo., hugs the limestone bluffs that separate the stately turn-of-the-century mansions in the Historic Northeast neighborhood from the industry and train tracks of the Missouri River bottoms.</p><p>The road was purchased from the estate of Reverend Nathan Scarritt&nbsp;around&nbsp;1900.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:56:54 +0000 Laura Ziegler 57965 at http://kcur.org Cliff Drive Began With Aristocratic Kansas City Family Historic Northeast Neighborhoods: People, Art, Food http://kcur.org/post/historic-northeast-neighborhoods-people-art-food <p>As part of KCUR's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/beyond-our-borders">Beyond Our Borders</a> series, <em>Central Standard</em> met with a handful of residents of Kansas City's historic Northeast to hear about the people and projects shaping the future of that part of town. In particular, artist Hector Casanova told us about his project working with students to transform a boarded-up old school building in the neighborhood by treating its surfaces as a giant canvas.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:12:49 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 56887 at http://kcur.org Historic Northeast Neighborhoods: People, Art, Food The Best Eats In Kansas City's Historic Northeast http://kcur.org/post/best-eats-kansas-citys-historic-northeast <p>This year, KCUR is embarking on a project called "<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/beyond-our-borders">Beyond Our Borders</a>," an attempt to take a closer look at the cultural and geographical borders in Kansas City.</p><p>The first border we are examining is&nbsp;Troost Avenue, which acts as a racial and socioeconomic diving line in Kansas City's urban core.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:42:12 +0000 Cody Newill 56862 at http://kcur.org The Best Eats In Kansas City's Historic Northeast St. Paul's Plans Sale To Social Service Organization http://kcur.org/post/st-pauls-plans-sale-social-service-organization <p>Sources affiliated with Saint Paul School of Theology say the school has negotiated a contract to sell its Truman Road campus to a prominent local social service agency. The seminary is negotiating with the Guadalupe Center&rsquo;s Inc. to move into their old building.</p><p>The future of the Truman Road campus had become controversial after the &nbsp;leader of a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington D.C.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">coalition of social service agencies known as KC CASE filed for zoning changes in order to move into the seminary.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:32:55 +0000 Laura Ziegler 44987 at http://kcur.org Home For Prostitutes Creates Controversy Over Future Of Theology School http://kcur.org/post/home-prostitutes-creates-controversy-over-future-theology-school <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When St. Paul’s School of Theology moved to Johnson County, Kansas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last year, it left a beautiful, 19-acre campus in Northeast Kansas City, Mo. vacant.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, the campus could become home to recovering prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts, and at-risk boys.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:08:07 +0000 Laura Ziegler 43795 at http://kcur.org Home For Prostitutes Creates Controversy Over Future Of Theology School Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast http://kcur.org/post/corner-corner-pt-ii-northeast <p>Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:35:24 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29860 at http://kcur.org Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast