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June 19, 2015 | Awesome
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1817 Grand History

About halfway down one of Kansas City’s major boulevards, Grand Boulevard, you will find 1817 – also know as The World Headquarters of Awesome. Our cozy Crossroads studio of 1,813 square feet was first built in 1900. A lot can change in a more than a century. We did some digging and and came up with a quick timeline of history before REACTOR. There are some gaps in the history (from what we were able to find), but we like a little mystery!

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(Photo taken in 1894 of the first asphalt paving of Grand)

 

1900 – Built

1920 – Jake Bresel Shoe Repair

1935 – Cords Kansas City Co

2000 – Reavis Wheel Co Auto Repair Shop

2008 – Kevin Sink Photography

2013-Present – REACTOR Design Studio

 

Then and now:

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(Photo taken in 1940 for tax assessment)

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(Photo taken in 2015 with Clifton)

 

Works Cited: Photos retrieved from Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri. Timeline information gathered from Polk City Directory from 2000 and Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri.