This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the construction of The Boley Building, an architectural treasure that now serves as the home of Andrews McMeel Universal. We had a little shindig yesterday, complete with cake, cola and a bunch of balloons. Pretty good time, too. If you're in town in March 2109, you should definitely drop by for the bicentennial bash. I hear there's going to be pizza.
In reading about the building, I wound up learning a few interesting facts about the place that I hadn't heard before.
-- In 1917, one person was killed in the Boley Building when an acetylene gas tank used by jeweler exploded
-- In 1971, the Boley Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places
-- In 2009, an assistant editor spilled an entire cup of coffee all over himself and the Boley Building carpet after the lid came off in his hand and he lost his grip.
As you can see, the place has quite a history, thanks in no small part to architect Louis Curtiss, a groundbreaking and eccentric architect whose structures can be seen in this flickr pool.
Also, another chapter in the Boley Building's history was officially marked when new Andrews McMeel signage was installed last week. Looks nice, doesn't it?