Title: Historic Trolley Tour
Location: Meet at the front (south) doors of Union Station
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sponsored By:KC CREW and WiD-KC
The WiD-KC Historic Trolley Tour is a first-hand opportunity to experience the legacy of architectural works completed by women in the first half of the twentieth century in Kansas City. Beginning with Mary Elizabeth Coulter’s work at Union Station, the tour highlights many projects of Nelle Peters throughout the Valentine neighborhood and the Plaza, ranging from her multi-family buildings to later hotel and commercial projects. Also included on the tour is the initial real estate corridor developed by Annie J. Scott in Westport, the residential work of Elizabeth Evans Rivard in the Westwood Hills neighborhood, and selected homes designed by Mary Rockwell Hook in the South Plaza area.
Debora Field with the Zimmer Companies will start the tour by giving a background on Union Station. Then, we will load the trolleys (first come, first served) for a riding tour visiting several historic buildings designed by women, and WiD-KC will provide narration.
The early trolley will leave at 5:15 PM and the later trolley will leave at 5:30 PM. The trolley tour should take about 90 minutes. We will have a networking happy hour set up at Union Station for you when you aren’t on the trolley tour (we will do a little networking on the trolley as well). This event is co-sponsored by KC CREW and Women in Design-Kansas City.
$10 for KC CREW and WiD-KC members
$20 for Non-members
Light appetizers, beer and wine will be served
Register online by Monday, October 25th on the KC CREW website.