KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The outside brick wall of a building at 18th and Paseo collapsed Thursday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries. The building is on the city’s ‘Dangerous Buildings’ list. According to Jermaine Reed, city council member, the City took possession of the structure on Friday, Jan. 27th as part of a redevelopment plan. Reed blamed warm and gusty winds for the collapse.
“Nothing can blow the City’s commitment down to revitalize the 18th and Vine District,” Reed said in a news release. “We will continue to monitor the building for structural integrity and deal with it as necessary.”
Reed is councilman in Kansas City’s third district.
The building was built in the 1920s, Reed said and in 1906 was ‘John Schell Grocery.’ It also once housed the office of the Monarch Baseball Club in 1930.