18McGee, also known as the Interstate Securities Building, sits on the southwest corner of McGee & East 18th Street, adjacent to the History KC Star project The KC Star project plans include future restaurant, grocery and expanded parking for the area. The two-story office building was designed in 1950 by the prominent local architect, Edward Tanner. It is in Kansas City’s historic ‘automobile row’, which is an area immediately south of the downtown business district. The design demonstrates the conservative approach to Modernism in the early to mid-1950s that Tanner took, which he combined traditional building materials with simply geometric ornament and a horizontal emphasis. The building served as company headquarters to Interstate Securities, Winius Brandon Advertising, Barickman & Selders Advertising, Topsy’s International and the Kansas City Star.
While the building has since been re-imagined with contemporary design, it retains sufficient architectural integrity to communicate the era of its construction. The common roof terrace provides unobstructed views of the downtown Kansas City skyline. There are a couple of vacancies available with exterior tenant signage options for a full floor tenant!
215 E 18TH STREET
KANSAS CITY, MO