John "Buck" O'Neil Center Historical

John "Buck" O'Neil Center Historical (HM1UVA)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64108 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.41', W 94° 33.89'

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This Building was originally constructed as the Paseo YMCA which opened in 1914 to provide Kansas citians of color a place that would specifically allow them a public or private multi-purpose facility serving as a meeting place for community oriented social gatherings, a transi[en]t living quarters, a recreational center promoting activities e[n]hancing youth athleticism and religious ceremonies.
In 1920, the YMCA was host to a significant event in American history. The Negro National Baseball League was created in this building. Now this edifice is renamed the John Buck O'Neil Center. "Buck" as he was afectionally [sic - affectionately] called was a significant figure in Negro League Baseball. He played with numerous teams across the country and was a player and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Buck lived his life as an open book to inspire and motivate.
In 1962 Buck O'Neil signed with the Chicago Cubs as the first person of color to coach in Major League Baseball. He co-founded as well as promoted the Negro
Baseball Museume [sic] in Kansas City. It's often said, History offers us a way to travel into the past but our future allows us to dream of things to come with all of its possibilities. Therefore, let's take this journey together so the dreams of our past can be the reality of our future.
[Mural artist]
Alexander Austin - Thank You "Buck" O'Neil
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Placed ByThe Shriners
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 364666 N 4327948
Decimal Degrees39.09016667, -94.56483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.41', W 94° 33.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 24.6" N, 94° 33' 53.4" W
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Area Code(s)816
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1832 The Paseo, Kansas City MO 64108, US
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