Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building

Also known as: Mutual Musicians Association Building, Musician's Union Local
1823 Highland Ave., Kansas City, Missouri

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Description 

From the 1920s to the 1940s this building was the home of American Federation of Musicians Local 627, whose members created the Kansas City style of American jazz. The membership of the local has included such jazz greats as "Count" Basie, Hershel Evans, Lester Young, and Charles "Bird" Parker. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1981

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 7, 1979
Reference number
79001372
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Social History; Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Organizational
Current function
Organizational
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1904; 1928; 1940