Open House (CON TI N U ED) through funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. Even though the bones of the building were sound, reconstructing it from the inside out was a major project. Patty engaged David Dowell, a principal at El Dorado, Kansas City architects; Don McMican, DGM Consultants, structural engineer; and George Terbovich, to come up with a plan. Don Hendricks of Alma and his crew of Andy Badeker, Rocky Spittles and Sean Umberger did the construction. In October of 2013 the Reeces hosted a party to honor the 100th anniversary of the building and to mark the completion of rubble removal. More than 400 people attended. In 2015 the completed building was awarded a Design Excellence Architectural Citation and the People’s Choice Award by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City. The Store is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Volland Store Fund has been established within the Kansas Rural Communities Foundation (TheKRCF.org) so that anyone can support the cultural and educational work of the Store. Information about upcoming events and loft rental can be found at TheVollandStore.com. Upcoming exhibits include portraits from Scott Stebner’s book, Kansas Farmer, opening on March 6. Proceeds from Stebner’s book go toward scholarships. An exhibition of large-scale works on paper by Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher opens on April 10. 24
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Stephen Anderson at the reception.
Patty and Jerry Reece
The second-floor loft can be rented for overnight stays.
March 2016 Issue of Leawood Lifestyle