Wednesday | April 11 | 5:30-7:00
Portfolio Kitchens and Home
215 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Join WiD-KC on April 11th for this year’s Founder’s Day Event, a signature Women in Design Historic Trolley Tour + Happy Hour! The Happy Hour will be held at Portfolio Kitchens and Home starting at 5:30 and there will be two opportunities to board the Trolley, departing from Portfolio at 5:45 and 7:00. This event will cost $20 per person and all proceeds will benefit WiD-KC’s Scholarship Fund. Please bring cash or check to pay at the door. Please click here to RSVP and indicate in the comments section which Trolley time you prefer. Those taking the 5:45 Trolley are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Happy Hour. Those taking the 7:00 Trolley can enjoy the Happy Hour before their tour.
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.