Girish Mahajan (Editor)

Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Built  1888
Restored  1988, 2014
Opened  1888
Added to NRHP  11 March 1987
Built by  James A. McGonigle
NRHP Reference #  82002663
Architecture firm  Cobb and Frost
Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center
Location  123 N. Esplanade St, Leavenworth, Kansas, 66043 USA
Architectural style  Romanesque Revival architecture
Similar  Fort Leavenworth National, Chicago Opera House, Harriet F Rees House

Leavenworth riverfront community center dedication tracks rails ties


Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center was a former Union Pacific railroad station located in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. It is also known as the Old Union Depot when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1987. It is currently known as the Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center.

Contents

History

It was built as a Union Pacific Railroad Depot in 1888 by James A. McGonigle, to a design by the Chicago architecture firm Cobb and Frost.

In 1984, V.B. Greenamyre and Family sold the building to the city of Leavenworth. Using funds from a bond issue, the depot was renovated with a basketball gym, cardiovacular fitness room, weight and strength training room, raquetball courts, an indoor pool, activity rooms, meeting rooms and a 1/10-of a mile indoor walking track. The facility opened to the public in 1988, 100 years after its construction.

A newer South Wing Room was remodeled in 2012. The facility's brick and sandstone exterior began renovations in 2014. The city of Leavenworth received a grant from the Kansas State Department of Transportation in 2010 to replace the sandstone

Current facility

The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department staffs this facility and manages maintenance, room rentals and activity programs. It is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

References

Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Chicago Opera House
John Alkin
Beau Starr
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L