more than just an event space
Our beautiful venue has a long history encompassing more than a century.
From agriculture to automobiles, the building has served many purposes across a variety of industries. Now, it’s home to some of the most unique events in Kansas City.
1895: New Ownership
Keystone Implement Co. takes over the building and adds the sixth floor, finished in 1898.
1898: more agriculture
The building is bought by Parlin and Orendorff Co., established around the same time to manufacture Canton plows, cultivators, harrows, and other agriculture equipment.
The now-six-story masonry building remains in excellent shape and still displays much of its original features, including the upper-level fenestration, cornice, and centrally-located recessed entrance.
1945: aviation age
Westinghouse Electric Corporation opens its Aviation Gas Turbine Division in Kansas City, using the building for the production of turbo-jet gas turbine engines for the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics until the division closed in 1960.
2015: destination restoration
After decades of sitting vacant and collecting dust, our family purchased the building with the hopes of restoring the space to its original beauty. This was no easy task. Floors, walls, and doors were damaged, and vacancy took its toll.
But now, after years of work and almost a decade of continuous love and care, we can display many of the original features of the building in all their glory.