Crossroads building is endangered, but not slated for demo

Photo by Mike Sinclair.

(The Midtown KC Post is profiling the buildings on the Historic Kansas City Foundation’s Most Endangered List for 2013. More about our series of stories.)

The Lane Blueprint Building, among the oldest in the Crossroads, is not slated for demolition, a Sporting Kansas City spokesman said today.

The 1889 building at 1520 Main St. is among the 10 most endangered buildings on the Historic Kansas City Foundation list.

The soccer team’s ownership group bought the building along with properties for their new offices at 1511 Baltimore Ave., the historic Lowe & Campbell athletic goods building.

The Lane building was originally to be demolished to provide parking but Sporting Kansas City agreed to reassess after opposition from the Crossroads Community Association, the foundation reported.

But the foundation said that the future of the building remained uncertain.

Kurt Austin, a Sporting Kansas City spokesman, said today that they have moved offices into the building on Baltimore Avenue and are cleaning up the Lane building and using it for storage while they make plans for it.

“Down the road they are hoping to use it for something more,” he said.

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