The Monogram Building recently underwent a $4 million, 20,000 s.f. restoration by Dan Sight & Spencer Sight with Sight Commercial Realty The building was originally constructed in 1925 and was home to Monogram Pictures distribution as a part of “Film Row.” Monogram Pictures shared the area with major studios like MGM, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and United Artists.
As the only known ‘Film Row’ still intact in the country, this area represents a significant part of Kansas City’s heritage. Old Film Row is unique because most of the original structures built by the motion picture studios have survived, and The Monogram Building is now living its highest and best purpose in modern times.
Our team led by Tyler Hiatt provided design services for the two-level bridal store True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal and for True Vacancy, an eight-room boutique hotel on the 2nd floor.
No Vacancy melds modern amenities with historic touches, such as exposed wooden trusses and original steel fire doors from film storage lockers. Every room is uniquely curated and boasts its own personality.
The restored building features other ground level retail tenants including Birdies, and below ground through the back alley is one of the coolest spaces in the building: the ‘Coal Bin’, a former speakeasy that is now used as an amenity for hotel guests.