It was seventy years ago that the Kansas City Museum opened to the public. The museum is located in a 100-year-old Beaux-Arts style mansion called Corinthian Hall. It's currently undergoing renovations and an extensive restoration.
Kansas City, MO – Corinthian Hall was formerly the home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family. After Long's death, his daughters gifted the estate to the city of Kansas City to be used for a museum.
KCUR's Laura Spencer recently caught up with Historic House director Christopher Leitch who talked about the Long family's decision to locate Corinthian Hall in the city's Northeast.
The April 16, 2010 history edition of The Walt Bodine Show focused on R.A. Long and Corinthian Hall. Listen to the program here.