|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Architect||Charles Ashley Smith|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|MPS||18th and Vine Area of Kansas City MPS|
|NRHP reference No.||91001151|
|Added to NRHP||September 9, 1991|
The Paseo YMCA opened in 1914, when Julius Rosenwald encouraged Kansas Citians to raise $80,000 toward building a new YMCA. In 1920 eight independent black baseball team owners met to form what would become the Negro National League and later, the Negro Leagues. Later, in the 1970s, it closed.
In 2006, an effort was headed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to renovate the museum, called "Thanks a Million Buck". The goal to raise a million dollars was quickly reached when John "Buck" O'Neil died in October 2006.
The YMCA is scheduled to reopen as an extension of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in 2007 and the Buck O'Neil Education Research Center.
The architect of the Paseo YMCA was local architect Charles A. Smith.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- OLD PASEO YMCA | Turning it into a tribute will take money, work
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Announces “Thanks a Million Buck” Grassroots Campaign to Raise Funds For the Buck O’Neil Education & Research Center Archived 2006-11-15 at the Wayback Machine pdf
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