U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 05-15-2013, 02:11 PM
Location: Jonesboro
3,263 posts, read 3,232,639 times
Reputation: 3686


It's interesting to learn that the tera cotta was not removed generally but merely covered with stucco. The highly ornamental (from what I remember) pieces on the top of the tower loosely resembled a crown, for lack of a better term.
I wonder if it had accent lighting that highlighted the top when it was new &/or still in prime condition?
On one hand I am sorry to hear that today it's serving as little more than a data center in that there would be very few employees in the building, especially in numbers high enough to generate a bustling sidewalk scene or a need for other businesses to locate in the tower or nearby to service the tenants.
On the other hand, if the present use as a data center is the only thing preventing the building from standing empty & falling into disrepair, then so be it...for now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-29-2016, 01:10 PM
4 posts, read 1,716 times
Reputation: 11
Default Brookside Plaza shops

I know EBT had stores downtown and on the CC Plaza but I seem to remember a small one at the 63rd and Brookside Plaza in the late 50s/early 60s. I think it preceded the Rothschilds in the building that is now labelled "Brookside Bakery & Bath" (really?) on the Google map but a friend from those days thinks it might have been further west near Wornall Rd. Looking online for EBT history shows no evidence for this store but it also has nothing about the Rothschilds shop and I'm sure that was there. Can anyone enlighten us on this?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top