The rehabilitation of the Lee’s Summit Post Office into Bridge Space, a coworking space, is a great example of a creative adaptive re-use of a common building type that exists in most communities. The post office is on the edge of the central business district in the suburban community of Lee’s Summit, approximately 20 miles southeast of Kansas City. The building is adjacent to, but outside of the boundaries of the existing downtown commercial historic district. Listing the building on the National Register was the first step to access historic tax credits for the project. Completed in 1962, the Modern Movement post office embodies the “Thousand Series” Modern style post office property type. It served as the community’s post office from 1962 until 2016, during which time it had a few alterations. Reversing those alterations during the rehabilitation revealed extant features of its original design that were successfully incorporated in the rehabilitation, including a historic stone wall in the lobby.
210 Southwest Market Street, Lee's Summit, MO