APT Kansas City 2015 - November 1-5 - The Brass on Baltimore

Half Day Field Sessions, Monday

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FS6 and FS7 will have their continental breakfast in the Grand Lobby, The Brass on Baltimore. Plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to start time listed.

FS6
The Evolution of the Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum: Preserving and Managing a National Historic Landmark
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:00–12:00pm, Bus will depart at 7:45am

The Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum is one of the nation’s most compelling monuments constructed to honor those who sacrificed their lives during World War I and a remembrance of those who survived. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, Liberty Memorial is one of the most important landmarks in Kansas City and one of the most commanding memorial sites in the nation. After being closed in 1994 due to the dangerous condition of its structural integrity, Liberty Memorial was rehabilitated in 2000-2002 and rededicated in May 2002. It continues in its historic use as a monument to World War I, with the library, archives and museum in operation. Recent exterior restoration efforts over the last four years have focused on the surrounding site, structures, fountains and the monument itself.

The Liberty Memorial is located in Mid-Town Kansas City, sited on 47.5 acres within Penn Valley Park and directly south of the grand Union Station. Designed by architects Harold Van Buren Magonigle, with Wight and Wight and landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers, George E. Kessler and Hare and Hare, the Liberty Memorial features the imposing central shaft rising from a Memorial Court, flanked by Memory Hall on the east, the Museum Building on the west, and the Great Frieze on the north wall. Other resources associated with Liberty Memorial include the prominent sphinx-like limestone statues placed to the south of the court, paired fountains to the north of the Great Frieze, and the Dedication Wall sited directly south of Pershing Road. Extending for a 1/4 mile, Memorial Mall serves the main entrance to the site at the south. The entire complex, including the ten contributing elements and surrounding landscape, was constructed between 1923 and 1938.

Fee: $60
Capacity: 28
Dress Code: Casual, with good walking shoes
CEUs: 3.0 LU / HSW


FS7
The Country Club Plaza: The Beauty of a Plan   
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:00–12:00pm, Bus will depart at 7:45am

Why does Kansas City have a Spanish/Mediterranean marketplace? Walk through the Country Club Plaza and learn why 'community builder' JC Nichols 1920s plan set the precedent for landscape design, commercial development and urban transportation planning associated with the City Beautiful Movement. Experience the unique ambience of the Spanish/Mediterranean Revivalist architecture, statuary and fountains; while also learning why JC Nichols embraced the automobile but knew it must be concealed from shoppers that came to the marketplace! The Plaza has had its fair share of preservation threats and you will see and hear the good, the bad and the ugly.

Fee: $60
Capacity: 25
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 4.0 LU


FS8 and FS9 will pick up their boxed lunch in the Grand Lobby, The Brass on Baltimore. Plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to start time.

FS8 FULL, waiting list only.
An Architecture of Optimism: Kansas City's Downtown Art Deco        
Monday, November 2, 2015, 1:00–4:00pm, Walking Tour

Explore the Art Deco architecture of downtown Kansas City! This early modern style was internationally embraced by the design and architecture community between 1925 and 1940. The popularity of this style coincided with Kansas City’s downtown building boom and is a defining element of Kansas City’s urban fabric. Kansas City boasts a number of buildings with characteristically embellished hard-edged, low-relief designs, geometric shapes, and stylized floral and sunrise patterns. In addition to viewing Art Deco design on the exterior of many downtown buildings, participants will learn about the preservation tools and challenges related to Art Deco design and materials as explored through tours of City Hall, built in 1937, and Municipal Auditorium—a multi-purpose facility with three halls—built in 1936.

Fee: $60
Capacity: 25
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 3.0 LU


FS9
The Culture and History of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District
Monday, November 2, 2015 12:454:15pm, Bus boards at 12:30pm

The history of 12th and 18th Streets are internationally known as the center for Kansas City’s black commerce, Historic Jazz, Negro League Baseball and Barbecue Districts.  Such names as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neill. The 18th and Vine Historic District continues to reflect Kansas City’s black cultural, economic and religious significance from the late 1800s through the middle of the 20th century.  The area experienced a re-birth in the late 20th century with preservation efforts and new development in the neighborhood continuing today.

The Mutual Musicians Foundation, a service of the Local # 627, was formed to assist jazz musicians with wages and performances. The dance hall and clubhouse located at 1823 Highland Avenue continues to be a center for jazz musicians to rehearse, socialize and perform. The building was honored in 1982 to be listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Hale Woodruff Exhibition at the American Jazz Museum Changing Gallery, which will complement the Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Woodruff (1900-1980) was an acclaimed printmaker, draftsman, painter and founder of the art program at Atlanta University, among others. One of the major Harlem Renaissance painters, Hale Woodruff is perhaps best known for his murals, The Negro in California History, Settlement and Development painted for the Golden State Mutual Insurance Company and the six large-scale Amistad murals at Talladega College, both of which recall the painting style by Thomas Hart Benton.  With family ties to Kansas City, this is the first time Woodruff’s works that he did specifically for his family will be on public display.

Fee: $60
Capacity: 25
Dress Code: Casual, with good walking shoes
CEUs: 3.0 LU / HSW

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