- Commerce Trust Building
Commerce Trust Building General information Status Complete Type Commercial offices Location 922 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri Coordinates 39°06′09″N 94°34′57″W / 39.1026°N 94.5824°WCoordinates: 39°06′09″N 94°34′57″W / 39.1026°N 94.5824°W Completed 1906 Height Roof 78.6 m (258 ft) Technical details Floor count 17 Floor area 24,154 m2 (259,990 sq ft) Design and construction Owner Tower Properties Main contractor George A. Fuller Company Architect Jarvis Hunt References 
Commerce Trust Building is a 17-story tower built for Kansas City Missouri's biggest bank Commerce Bancshares in 1906 and was Kansas City's first skyscraper.
It has facade of red granite and white terra cotta tiles and was Missouri's tallest building when it opened.
Formerly on the site was the home of the Kansas City Journal which in turn was taken over by Commerce. Harry Truman worked in the predecessor building.
Its architect Jarvis Hunt also designed Union Station and the headquarters of the Kansas City Star. The construction company George A. Fuller Company which built the Flatiron Building in the New York City and as a company continues to build major skyscrapers around the world.
In 1965 Commerce built a larger adjoining building Commerce Tower but has continued to use the original building.
In 2004 Commerce Bancshares conducted a $48 million renovation of the building expanding its square footage to 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) by filling in the light court between the fourth and 15th floors.
Part of the renovation also included illuminating the lobby's ornate glass ceiling to replicate natural sunlight.street level entrance, with landmark clock and porte-cochère entry on the far right.
Timeline of the tallest buildings in Missouri
Old Courthouse (59 m) (1864) · Union Station (70 m) (1894) · Commerce Trust Building (79 m) (1906) · Railway Exchange Building (84 m) (1914) · 925 Grand (91 m) (1921) · Southwestern Bell Building (121 m) (1926) · Kansas City Power and Light Building (145 m) (1931) · One US Bank Plaza (148 m) (1976) · Hyatt Regency Crown Center (154 m) (1980) · AT&T Center (179 m) (1986) · Town Pavilion (180 m) (1986) · One Metropolitan Square (181 m) (1989)
Timeline of the tallest buildings in Kansas City
New York Life Building (55 m) (1892) · Commerce Trust Building (78.6 m) (1906) · 925 Grand (91 m) (1921) · Oak Tower (116 m) (1929) · Kansas City Power and Light Building (100 m) (1931) · 2345 Grand (107 m) (1977) · Hyatt Regency Crown Center (154 m) (1980) · Town Pavilion (180 m) (1986) · One Kansas City Place (198 m) (1988)Categories:
- Skyscrapers in Kansas City, Missouri
- Buildings and structures completed in 1906
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.