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Author:  Eronlignod [ Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:42 pm ]
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Hello,

The Manley Popcorn building was converted to seven lofts around 1999 and I own one. My address is 1920 Wyandotte and I have lived here for seven years. I just thought I would post and answer any questions anyone might have.

The building was originally built in 1924 as Berkowitz Printing and this name is still discernible on the north side of the building. Berkowitz later became Tension Envelope, which still exists and is located in a much larger building just a few blocks east of here. Otis Elevator also occupied our building for a while. Manley was still in business up until the building was converted. I used to see Mr. Manley walk to lunch at the nearby Town Topic Hamburgers from time to time in the Nineties. I don't know what became of him.

I can post pictures of the building, if anyone is interested.

Don
Kansas City

Author:  Ross [ Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:45 am ]
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Hi Don,

Thanks for posting. We would love some photos of the building.

Manley Inc. bought 1920 Wyandotte late in WWII, and moved their offices (and mailing address) from 1906 Wyandotte to 1920 Wyandotte after WWII. At one point in time they owned 1900 -1920 Wyandotte. They sold them between 1995 and 1997.

Mr Manley (Charles G Manley) pasted away in 2006. Interesting story on him walking to Town Topic Hamburgers.

Love that they refer to the building as the Popcorn Lofts.

Ross.

Author:  Eronlignod [ Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I live in Manley Popcorn

Front and S. side.

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Author:  Eronlignod [ Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 pm ]
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North side...Note Berkowitz sign.

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Author:  Eronlignod [ Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:47 pm ]
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Sign near coal chute on corner.

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Author:  Ross [ Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:48 pm ]
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The "Manley Inc. The Biggest Name in Popcorn" appears to really be fading away. The business hours sign is great! I have not seen anything about it being Warehouse #4. Makes me wonder where the other warehouses were located.

Thanks for the photos.

Author:  Eronlignod [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:10 pm ]
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We (the condo society) are thinking about having the sign repainted.

Author:  Eronlignod [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:51 pm ]
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...The big sign up high, that is.

Author:  Ross [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:05 pm ]
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I like "ghost" signs, and generally suggest that they aren't repainted. But, this one has faded so much that I would vote for repainting.

Author:  Eronlignod [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:30 pm ]
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Here's what it looked like in 1991...

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