Paseo YMCA

The Paseo YMCA is a U.S. historic YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri.

History

The Paseo YMCA was opened in 1914, when Julius Rosenwald encouraged Kansas Citians to raise $80,000 toward building a new YMCA. In 1920 eight independent black baseball team owners met to form what would become the Negro National League and later, the Negro Leagues. Later, in the 1970s, it closed.

Museum renovations

In 2006, an effort was headed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to renovate the museum, called "Thanks a Million Buck". The goal to raise a million dollars was quickly reached when John "Buck" O'Neil died in October 2006.

The YMCA is scheduled to reopen as an extension of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in 2007 and the Buck O'Neil Education Research Center.

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference
    about 6 years ago via Annotator
  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference and added a digital reference
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com