New England Bank Building

Library District Walking Tour

New England Bank Building

Kansas City, Missouri 64105, United States

Created By: David


21 West 10th Street
Wilder and Wight, (1907)
McKecknie and Trask (1930)
el dorado inc (2004)

As per Wilder and Wight’s drawings, the original plan for the New England Bank Building called for a one-story structure constructed of steel and masonry walls with a main entrance featuring thirteen-foot bronze doors made from a single casting. After years of continued success, the New England National Bank was reorganized and renamed the New England National Bank and Trust Company in April 1925. Subsequently, several plans for a new facility were introduced, including a 28-story replacement office structure. In 1928, all plans for a new building were further stalled when the bank announced a merger. When it was publicized that J. A. Bruening and William Pitt had purchased the property, plans were unveiled for the twelve additional stories later constructed in 1930. The building was rehabilitated in 2004.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Library District Walking Tour


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