Link Auditorium – Visioning Session 11/14

The Link Auditorium is a historic building at 4504 Westminster. This info is being provided since some WPLNA members may be interested in participating in this upcoming visioning session (NOTE: Our monthly meeting is the same date).
Please join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 for a Community Visioning Session at The Link Auditorium, 4504 Westminster Place at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30). This session, facilitated by the Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program, will seek to solicit community input into the future use of this historically significant building, formerly known as The Learning Center and the original home of the Wednesday Club. The Visioning goal is to meet community needs and desires.

This architecturally stunning building was designed by Theodore Link, having been commissioned by the Wednesday Club in 1908. It is Arts and Crafts style, Link’s first foray into modernism. It holds a 500 seat auditorium with good acoustics and large, inviting rooms on the second floor. It is ideal for events and group meetings. Compare the difference between the Link-designed Second Presbyterian Church across the street. The Church features geometric stone while The Link Auditorium displays a prairie style.

The Wednesday Club of St. Louis was founded in 1890 by leading women of the City who wished to continue their intellectual growth and contribute to the community. Tennessee Williams’ first public performances took place here. In more recent years, the Link Auditorium was acquired by The Learning Center where it became a vibrant teachers’ exchange and resource center, continuing the mission started over 120 years ago.

The mission of The Link Auditorium is to promote an appreciation for various forms of human expression, critical thinking, alternative viewpoints, and a deeper respect for intellectual pursuits. We wish to inspire curiosity, broaden mental horizons, and engage in thoughtful discourse with respect for all. To that end, we encourage our community to discuss with us your ideas, your concerns and topics of interest.

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