Historical Timeline

Dec. 23, 1913Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson creates the Federal Reserve.

Nov. 16, 1914Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City opens for business at the R.A. Long Building at 10th and Grand streets.

July 1918We purchase land at 925 Grand Blvd.

May 1920Construction begins our Kansas City headquarters.

Nov. 1921We move into our new $4.3 million facility. The building is 367,000 square feet.
Outside tenants begin renting space in the building a year later.

1967An onsite parking garage with 460 spaces and 56,200 square feet of office space, security and freight docks are constructed along McGee Street.

1969We purchase space north of the building for use as a messenger lot.

Early 1970sWe stop leasing space in the building to outside tenants.

1976Our staff move into an annex building at 915 Grand Blvd., which provides an additional 28,300 square feet.


A surface parking lot along McGee Street is purchased for employee parking, adding 50 parking spaces.

1989We begin leasing 200 to 325 parking spaces one block south of the building for employee use.

2000We move 175 employees to 42,000 square feet of leased office space and related leased parking space at One Kansas City Place.

2001Additional staff are relocated to leased office space nearby.

Jan. 2002We announce we're working on a new headquarters project.

Dec. 2002We receive approval from Board of Governors to continue planning on the project.

May 2003We select Pei Cobb Freed & Partners as the facility designers. Ellerbe Becket will also work on the project.

June 2003The Board of Governors approves the purchase of a 15-acre building site at 28th and Main Streets in downtown Kansas City.

Spring 2005Our ground breaking.

Fall 2005Construction begins.

June 2008We move to new downtown headquarters at 28th and Main Streets.