A chance to see Union Hill’s past and future

Photo courtesy Kansas City Park Department.

Photo courtesy Kansas City Park Department.

You can tour the historic Union Cemetery and preview a big new apartment building in the renovated neighborhood on Saturday.

The cemetery tour meshes with a new book called “Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery” whose authors include Judy King and Bruce Mathews with other contributors that include Anita Gorman and Crosby Kemper III.

The cemetery established in 1857 is the oldest public one in the city and pioneers and the once prominent are among many buried there.

There will be guided cemetery tours at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The tours start at Sexton Cottage at the cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace.

There will also be a author’s reception for the book at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the McGee Building, 30th Street and Gillham Road.

The 56-unit McGee Building is among the last apartment buildings that complete about three decades of home renovation and infill building in what is among the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

One Comment

  1. Reed says:

    Will the tours be free, ticketed or suggested donation?

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