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Legislation #: 030549 Introduction Date: 5/8/2003
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/8/2003
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Commending Jonathan Kemper and Commerce Bank for the restoration of the National Bank of Commerce Building at 922-924 Walnut Street.

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5/7/2003

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5/8/2003

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RESOLUTION NO. 030549

 

Commending Jonathan Kemper and Commerce Bank for the restoration of the National Bank of Commerce Building at 922-924 Walnut Street.

 

WHEREAS, the Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, created the Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award to be given to those individuals or groups whose contributions constitute a record of achievement in the field of preservation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Landmarks Commission on February 28, 2003, voted unanimously to nominate Jonathan Kemper and Commerce Bank as the recipients of the 2003 Ehrlich Award; and

 

WHEREAS, the National Bank of Commerce Building at 922-924 Walnut Street was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance as an early skyscraper designed by noted architect, Jarvis Hunt; and

 

WHEREAS, the National Bank of Commerce is also significant in the area commerce as Missouris number one ranking financial institution and for more than ninety years has anchored the downtown business district of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Jonathan Kemper, Chairman of Commerce Bank, led the effort for a two-year restoration of the National Bank of Commerce Building according to the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation; and

 

WHEREAS, Jonathan Kemper continues to contribute to the preservation of the built history of Kansas City through a wide range of community activities; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby commend Jonathan Kemper and Commerce Bank for the restoration of the National Bank of Commerce Building at 922-924 Walnut Street; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Jonathan Kemper with the congratulations of the Mayor and Council on receiving the 2003 Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award and for his outstanding contributions to the preservation of the National Bank of Commerce Building in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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