We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring a small project with big ties to women’s history in Kansas City. Located on the National Register of Historic Places, the Athenaeum Club House has been home to women’s organizations dedicated to community service and charitable fundraising for more than 100 years.

In 1914, the women of the Kansas City Athenaeum constructed the Athenaeum Club House on the corners of Linwood Boulevard and Campbell Street. After a suspicious fire at their regular meeting location, the women chose to use cast concrete and stone building materials to protect the building from fire. Throughout the years, the Athenaeum has advocated for social issues such as electricity, women’s rights and prohibition. The women of the Athenaeum were also responsible for putting street signs on every corner in Kansas City.

A3G Architects participated in a more recent project at the Athenaeum Club House for a former resident, TNK Children’s Foundation. TNK utilized the building’s commercial kitchen to prepare meals for families facing the crisis of a critically ill child. A3G designed renovations to bring the existing kitchen up to current code standards.

Have a historic space in need of renovations? A3G can help you navigate any requirements. Contact us.