Eyewitness

Time capsule: Lake Quivira Clubhouse in 1930

Anderson Photo Co.

This charming hand-cut and hand-glued composite of the Lake Quivira Clubhouse originally ran in The Kansas City Star on Aug. 10, 1930.

Part of the original caption read:

“Workmen imparted last week the finishing touches to this building occupying a beach site at the first of the Quivira lakes. The clubhouse will form a community center for the district of homes beginning to take form on the 1,600-acre Quivira property, which is about 11 miles southwest of the Union Station on the Johnson-Wyandotte County line. A chain of lakes is planned as the central attraction of this suburban colony, and the first of them, between 250 and 300 acres in area, now is in use.”

Original developer Charles Gault’s plans for a much larger lake community did not pan out, but the Lake Quivira Clubhouse continues to be a popular destination for weddings, dinners and other events.

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