KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY AT WEBSTER SCHOOL
New life for an old school.
A beacon of the Crossroads, a 135-year-old school is now home to the Kansas City Symphony.
The historic Webster School at 17th and Wyandotte has been an iconic Crossroads landmark for over a century. Formerly hosting an upscale restaurant and boutique shop, the establishment closed its doors in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner and philanthropist, Shirley Helzberg, vowed to give the building a new future – becoming the new headquarters for the Kansas City Symphony.
The lower level has been reconfigured for public gatherings, including recitals, classes, and events along with art and historical displays. An outdoor courtyard was created and the upper two levels were converted into office, performance, meeting, and event spaces.
This renovation is a team effort.
DEVELOPER: SHIRLEY HELZBERG