Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building

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Mutual Musicians Foundation Building
Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building is located in Missouri
Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building
Location 1823 Highland Ave., Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates 39°5′25″N 94°33′43″W / 39.09028°N 94.56194°W / 39.09028; -94.56194Coordinates: 39°5′25″N 94°33′43″W / 39.09028°N 94.56194°W / 39.09028; -94.56194
Built 1904
Architect Markgraf,Rudolf
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001372
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 7, 1979[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1981[2]

The Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building is the building in Kansas City, Missouri that was immortalized in the song "627 Stomp". It is also known as the Mutual Musicians Association Building or the Musician's Union Local or the Local No. 627 of the American Federation of Musicians. It was a center of the development of the "Kansas City Style" of jazz. Members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation included Count Basie, Bennie Moten, Jay McShann, George F. Lee, singer Julia Lee, trumpeter Hot Lips Page, tenor saxophonists Dick Wilson, Herschel Evans and Lester Young, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, drummer Baby Lovett, and pianist Pete Johnson.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1981.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Mutual Musicians' Association Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ Edward J. Miszczuk and Cecil N. McKithan (February 20, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1977 PDF (32 KB)