R.A. Long Building

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R. A. Long Building
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R.A. Long Building
R.A. Long Building is located in Missouri
R.A. Long Building
R.A. Long Building is located in the US
R.A. Long Building
Location 928 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates 39°6′16″N 94°34′51″W / 39.10444°N 94.58083°W / 39.10444; -94.58083Coordinates: 39°6′16″N 94°34′51″W / 39.10444°N 94.58083°W / 39.10444; -94.58083
Built 1907
NRHP Reference # 02001683[1]
Added to NRHP January 8, 2003

In 1906, R.A. Long's Long-Bell Lumber Company had outgrown the office space in the Keith & Perry Building. Expanding operations and the need for a larger headquarters resulted in the construction of the R.A. Long Building, completed in 1907. This was the first all-steel framed building in Kansas City, Missouri with 16 stories and over 600 offices. Long's office was located on the 8th floor.

It was the first offices of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1914 to 1921 when it moved across the street to the newly constructed 925 Grand.

The renamed City National Bank & Trust Company[2] opened their headquarters on the first floor in 1934. In 1947 the bank purchased the building.

The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 2003.[3]

In 2000 UMB started major renovations but the 8th and 14th floors were designated historic preservation floors to be restored to as close to original specifications as possible.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ [1] -UMB Financial Corporation
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places listings in Jackson County, Missouri - NRHP
  4. ^ [2] -Building restoration