A Foundation of Stone

The University of Kansas City opened to students in 1933 but it took more than a year before it began to visibly grow… in the form of the first original building built for campus.

The Science Building, now Mannheim Hall, was the first addition to the campus – finished in 1935 and built of local stone in order to pair well with the Dickey Mansion (Scofield) across the lawn.

Here we have a rare picture of Mannheim Hall still under construction but nearing completion:

Under Construction