Tour de Doors Pt. II
A new season calls for a new set of Instagram-worthy doors. We found another gorgeous assortment to share! Bursting with character, these doors are a perfect way to appreciate the history of our beautiful city and show off your KC pride. Read on to find your new favorite autumn photo op spots!
1. The Made in KC Door | 509 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
With "Kansas City" written out above the door, you know this is the perfect spot for a photo. The Made in KC door is just around the corner from the fourth Made in KC shop location in the Crossroads- the perfect area to explore. You can even rent a scooter to get around! I love the greenery on the wall and am sure it will be beautiful through the fall. This door also has a cute little stoop making for much easier posing!
2. Heim No. 20 Fire Station | 2655 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120
I went down the rabbit hole researching this one! The Heims were a prominent family in Kansas City during the early 20th century, owning and operating businesses such as Heim Brewing Company and Electric City. With a strong presence in the East Bottoms, Heim No. 20 Fire Station came to be. I refer to this doorway as the "Chiefs Door," due to its red and yellow color scheme.
3. The Kansas City Public Library: Central Library | 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
It's almost no surprise that the architects behind the Nelson Art Gallery also designed the incredible First National Bank building in 1906. Boasting 14-ton columns in front, this awe-inspiring building has been home to the Central Library since 2004 and features one of the most impressive doorways in Kansas City.
4. The New England Building| 21 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Just across the street from the Central Library doorway is another incredible set of doors belonging to the New England Building. Constructed in 1887 and one of the few true brownstones in Kansas City, the New England Building has since been converted into lofts that blend historic charm and modern amenities. The unique patina that has developed on the doors over time makes their intricate design stand out even more. Oh, and because these doors are no longer in service you can pose for photos all day without having to worry about interrupting someone trying to enter or exit the building!
5. The Old KC Star Doors | 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Originally the home of the Kansas City Star, this imposing building, constructed in 1911, still stands tall at 17th and Grand. The building is currently being converted into a mixed-use property, featuring offices, a data center, a marketplace with groceries and food vendors, and a 5,000 sq. ft. rooftop patio. I stumbled upon these doors on accident while exploring the Crossroads. They're a bit hidden around the corner in the courtyard.