1904 - Present
The Mutual Musicians Foundation Building is located on Highland Avenue between 18th and 19th Street in Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine district. Built in 1904, the building has served multiple different organizations, most notably the Musician’s Union Local 627. The building is associated with many famous musicians who have made an impact on jazz, like Scott Joplin and Count Basie. The Mutual Musicians Foundation Building still serves musicians to this day, hosting jam sessions on Fridays for the community to gather and enjoy. In doing so, the building embodies the spirit of jazz by creating an atmosphere where people can enjoy wonderful music and appreciate part of what has made Kansas City an important cultural site. The Mutual Musicians Foundation building was designated as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
Categories: Arts & Culture
Date: 1904 - Present
Contributing Institution: Springfield-Greene County Library
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Region: Kansas City Metro
Photographer: Ellie Burke
Photograph Date: 2021