Archive for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Society starts fundraising to relocate historical library

This concrete building, sitting in the backyard of a home on Leavenworth Road just east of 155th Street in Basehor, was built more than 100 years ago by Reuben Basehor, the city’s founder, to serve as the young town’s first library. Basehor Intermediate School third-graders visit the small, windowless structure each year as part of a historical tour.

This concrete building, sitting in the backyard of a home on Leavenworth Road just east of 155th Street in Basehor, was built more than 100 years ago by Reuben Basehor, the city’s founder, to serve as the young town’s first library. Basehor Intermediate School third-graders visit the small, windowless structure each year as part of a historical tour.

May 15, 2013

After receiving approval from Basehor City Council and the parks board, members of the Basehor Historical Society will start fundraising to move the Reuben Basehor Library to the city park.

The society must raise $10,000 to move the 12- by 14-foot structure, but it’s already on its way. Basehor Community Library trustees have agreed to donate $2,500 as long as the other $7,500 can be secured from the community.

For more information about the project, or to donate, call 913-724-4022.

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