Pickwick Plaza| Kansas City, MO

Earlier this summer, the much anticipated renovations of the Pickwick Plaza was unveiled in Kansas City. The preservation and architecture teams did a stunning job and we were pleased to be able to provide stone to match the original Napoleon Gray wainscotting.

The large mixed-use complex, located at 9-10th & McGee streets, originally housed the Pickwick Hotel, an office building, a parking garage and one of the largest bus terminals west of the Mississippi. Designed in 1929 by Wight & Wight, the building is one of many prominent civic buildings designed by the Kansas City firm – including City Hall, the Jackson County Courthouse and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.
— Helix KC

The Pickwick Plaza has a fascinating history and we are so excited to see it returned to its former glory. The partnership of Rosin Preservation and Helix Architecture beautifully revitalized the space while maintaining it's unique historical elements. The amazing transformation can be seen below.

 If you're interested in projects and photos like these, Rosin Preservation has a wonderful Instagram account showing of their many amazing project in the KC and regional area.

If you're interested in projects and photos like these, Rosin Preservation has a wonderful Instagram account showing of their many amazing project in the KC and regional area.

Carthage Stoneworks did the beautiful stone restoration and installation work you see in the photos. This is not the first project we've worked on with Carthage and we're sure it is far from the last. Earlier this year they used our stone in the incredible renovation of the Bloch Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum.

For historical photos of the Pickwick Plaza and more details about the project and the building itself, please check out this article from Helix.

History Behind Kansas City's Pickwick Plaza - Opening Today After $65-Million Renovation - Helix Architecture + Design

One of Kansas City's earliest and largest mixed-use developments, Pickwick Plaza has a rich history as a downtown destination and transportation hub. Although the structure was substantially underutilized throughout the late 20th-century, the renovation of this iconic structure to its former glory is celebrating its grand opening today.