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.
Fast forward to today. After 13 years and nearly $330 million, the statehouse, with its French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, has undergone a renovation.
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't look like such an area of prestige.