Monthly Event Hosted by The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel
October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The site for our next UCG gathering will be located at 3235 Gillham Plaza. This beautiful building was the home for Stine-McClure Funeral Home for almost 87 years. This building was the home to one of Kansas City’s oldest funeral companies.
Edward Stine arrived in Kansas City in 1860. In 1861, Edward began working as an apprentice undertaker to Henning-McLaughlin. In 1861, he took over the business when the partners decided to retire. Propped up by two Cholera outbreaks and the Civil War, the undertaking business started at 503 Main St. In 1886, WF Stine joined the business.
In 1906, the company was renamed Stine-McClure when William McClure joined the firm. They occupied several locations until they moved in 1928 to their iconic Federalist Style location at 3235 Gillham Plaza. Most of the structures built in the 31st and Gillham area were built in and around 1928. Stine-McClure remained at this location until after 2012(?).
In 2015, Jodie and Eric DeLeon purchased this Midtown classic structure and turned it into a gorgeous event center and wedding chapel. This Antebellum style venue offers couples of all ages a less than subtle location to exchange their vows. The DeLeon’s felt this Midtown location would straddle the downtown area with points south.
If you didn’t know what city you were in, you could mistake this address/structure with something in the southeastern part of this country. Jodie has transformed the interior from an all tan monochromatic subdued venue into a stunning and pristine destination, including hand painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers.
They are another example of young visionaries who have chosen to stay in the Urban Core rather than escape to the green edges of the metro. We hope you’ll join us on the 27th of October from 5:30 to 7:30pm for our monthly gathering. It’s directly across the street from Billie’s Groceries.
All the best
Artist, Author, Urban Core Group member and Networking