Sunday, April 28, 2019

Urban Renewal

 Wandered around the backyard today viewing all the new life that's arrived for Spring.  Also, trespassed using a long lens into my neighbors' yard.  Grant and Jessica are understanding.  A 400mm lens gives each photo an impressionistic touch.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What You Find When You Aren't Looking

 While I was photographing a house across the street I spied this architecturally delightful church.  So I had to investigate.  It is Late Gothic Revival built sometime just prior to 1902 as the Benton Boulevard Baptist Church, 2455 Benton Boulevard. .  Part of it's claim to fame is that Harry Truman was baptized there in 1902 when he was working downtown as a bank clerk with his brother Vivian.   The building was sold to the Macedonia Baptist Church in 1955 and that new congregation moved in in 1957.   Macedonia Baptist built a new building at 1700 E. Linwood Blvd. and moved to it in 2011.   The building is currently for sale  - $120,000.   It's on the register of historic places, but really needs help.  Truthfully, I had never seen this amazing building before.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The City From Northeast

The City as seen from the east.  This site is now the campus of Guadalupe Center.  It originated as National College ( I can't find anything online about it, but, I believe it was founded in the 40s ) then became a Methodist Seminary.   Day and night it's a lovely site.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring In Northeast

First warm and leafy day of the new Spring.  North Terrace Lake on Cliff Drive,  Indian Mound, and Kessler Park with it's great view of the skyline.   

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sol Centered

Perfect unintentional timing as I arrived at my previously selected spot to shoot the skyline.  The Sun setting right between City Hall and the old Telephone Building. In cases like these, you don't think about anything just react and let the camera do most of the work.  

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Spring Is Sprunging

                      A few images from Historic Northeast as Spring 2019 is underway.

 Two homes above and below on Gladstone Boulevard. 

The Kansas City Museum fence has seen 119 Springs come and go. 

 The Magnolias are much healthier this year than last.  Last year's weather was awful for them. 

 Below, one of the homes behind the Museum . 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Wards Building To Be New Jail

The old Montgomery Wards Building, 1906, will be renovated to make it the new County/City jail.  The County Legislature and City Council have approved the conversion to be complete in late 2021.  Inmates will also be used to fulfill catalogue orders.