Kansas City witnessed the last vestiges of the Capri Motel this month, as its iconic sign was taken down June 11-12; the building was demolished in May. KCU purchased the motel this past spring as part of the University’s ongoing investment in our neighborhood and to further our mission to improve the wellbeing of the communities we serve.
KCU donated the sign to the Northeast neighborhood’s Kansas
City Museum, which plans to refurbish it for future exhibit. The mid-century
icon is symbolic of a more thriving era for the Northeast, during which time
the inn served as a favorite stopover for many prominent guests and entertainers
visiting Kansas City. The University has been working to level the lot and is
in the process of returning the land to green space.