Midwest Genealogy Center

Project Information

  • YEAR: 2008 & 2019
  • CLIENT: Mid-Continent Public Library
  • SIZE: 52,000 sq. ft.
  • TYPE: New Construction
  • LOCATION: Independence, MO

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Midwest Genealogy Center

A two-story, 52,000+ square foot Genealogy Center rests on a heavily wooded site adjacent to the Great Western Railway. The research library is designed to serve a day-long destination with a collegiate feel, featuring large bay windows and interior accents with a traditional design.

The goal of  Mid-Continent Public Library’s Midwest Genealogy Center was to provide a fitting and appropriate facility to house the library’s nationally recognized, world-class collection. It also has a snack area, expanded research facilities, locker space and private meeting areas. Office areas for private consultations and instruction are also included.

The Midwest Genealogy Center is the largest free-standing public Genealogy Center in the United States providing the nations most resources for family history!

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